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Domain Glossary

Learn the lingo associated with the domain name industry. This comprehensive Domain Glossary comprises the most common (and less common) domain terms and their definitions.

  



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a

ACPA (Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act)
Ad Server
Administrative Contact
AdSense
Adwords
Affiliate Link
Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate networks
Affiliate Sites
AGP (Add Grace Period)
AREC (A-Record)
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
ASP (Application Service Provider)
Authentication
Auto-Responders
Avatar

b

Back-links
Back-Order
Backbone
Bandwidth
Billing Contact
Black-Hat SEO
Black-Listed
Blogs
Browser

c

Cache
Case-Sensitive
ccSLD (Country Code Second Level Domain)
ccTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain)
Cease and Desist Letters
Click-Through
CMS (Content Management Systems)
CNAME (Canonical Name Record)
Control Panels
Cookies
CTR (Click-Through-Rate)
Cybersquatting

d

Domain Hijacking
Data Transfer
Databases
Direct Traffic
Disk Space
Disk Transfer
DNS (Domain Name System)
Domain Auctions
Domain Broker
Domain Extension
Domain Kiting
Domain Name
Domain Name Affiliate
Domain Name Aftermarket
Domain Name Registrant
Domain Name Registrar
Domain Name Registration
Domain Name Registry
Domain Name Reseller
Domain Parking
Domain Parking Companies
Domain Tasting
Domainer
Download
Drop Catching
Drop Lists
Dropped Domain
Dynamic Content
Dynamic IP Address

e

Ecommerce
Email
Email Address
Email Forwarding
EPC (Earnings-Per-Click)
Escrow Services
Expired Domain

f

Forum
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

g

gTLD (Generic Top Level Domain)

h

Hits
Home Page
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
HTML Editor
HTTP (Hyper-Text Protocol)
Hyperlinks

i

IANA
ICANN
IDN (Internationalized Domain Names)
IP Address

l

Landing Page
Link Farm
Long-Tail Domain Names

m

Mail Server
MX Record

n

New TLDs
Newbie
Name-Server (or Nameserver)
Nameprep

o

Overture Tool

p

PPA (Pay-Per-Action)
PPC (Pay-Per-Click)
Punycode

r

Reverse Domain Hijacking
Registrant
Reciprocal Links
Redemption Period
RFC
Round Robin DNS
RPC (Revenue-Per-Click)
RPM (Revenue-Per-Thousand)

s

Search Engine (SE)
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
SLD (Second-Level-Domain)
Social Bookmarks
Social Networks
Spam
Split-Testing
Static Content or Page
Static IP Address
sTLD (Sponsored Top-Level Domains)
Sub-Domain

t

Technical Contact
Text Editor
TLD (Top-Level-Domain)
Trademark Infringement
Type-In Traffic
Typo-Squatting

u

UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy)
Unicode
Unique-Visitors
Upload
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
USPTO
uTLD (Unsponsored Top-Level Domain)

w

Web Hosts
Web Server
Web Site Redirect
Web Site Statistics Programs
Web Traffic
Whois Privacy
Whois Record
Whois Server
WWW (World Wide Web)
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
Web Analytics