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I don't understand the difference between a domain, a website and a web host.

We like to use the "Car / Garage / DMV" analogy.

Your domain is like the license plate for your car. With it, you can be identified and located on the world wide web.

You can't get a license plate for your car until you register it, nor can you have a domain until you register it, either.

A domain registrar is like the DMV of the internet. You use a registrar to register your domain for a period of time - 1, 2, 5 or more years.

Once you have registered your domain, you need a place to park it - a "garage". A web host is where you do that.

Now that you have registered your domain, and have a place to host it, you need to set up your website - your "car" - for all the world to see.

Website - Car
Registrar - DMV
Domain Registration - Registration
Domain - License Plate
Web Host - Garage

More Domain Services questions...

1.) What is my domain name?

2.) I don't understand the difference between a domain, a website and a web host.

3.) Why is my domain registration renewal billing notice different than my other invoices?

4.) I don't want to deal with renewing/registering my domain. Can you renew my domain for me, and then bill me?

5.) I've lost the password to access my domain account, what do I do?

6.) I've lost my login information for my domain management account and the email address on my account is no longer valid. What do I do?

7.) I received a domain registration renwal notice in the mail from Domain Registry of America, but I thought my registration was with you. What's going on?

8.) (Authorization Codes) I am trying to transfer a domain into or out of your service and I am being asked for an "authorization code". What is that and where do I find it?

9.) How do I change the contact information for my domain(s)?

10.) What should I use for my nameservers when I register my domain?

11.) What is 'URL Forwarding'?

12.) What is 'TransferLock'?

13.) How do I remove or turn off the TransferLock for my domain?

14.) Why did I receive an ICANN Whois Update Notice?

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