Domain names are the way we organize, navigate and understand the Web. Without domain names, URLs would be a series of numbers, or IP addresses, that would be difficult to remember. However, a domain name gives us an address that is easier to recall.
A domain name is key to doing just about anything on the Internet, from setting up a website, to sending and receiving email, to building an online store. Verisign enables companies -- big and small -- to increase their online visibility, expand their businesses into new markets and promote their brand, connecting more than 133 million .com and .net domain names and resolving more than 119 billion queries daily without fail. Discover below how a domain is essential to what we do online. Get the full story on domain names.