In domain name system terminology, the naming authority is the entity responsible for the allocation and distribution of domain names. A naming authority is often restricted to a particular level of domains such as .com, .net, or .edu.
See “Registering a Domain Name” and “Understanding Internet Governance” in the Did You Know…? section of
- domain name registrant
The person, company or entity who owns or holds a domain name. When corporations and companies register a domain name, the registrant should be the company name (not an individual employee within the company) to ensure the business maintains ownership of the domain name. See “Registering a Domain Name” and “Understanding Internet Governance” in the […]
- domain name renewal
Domain names need to be renewed on a yearlybasis. Some registrars offer discounts when a registrant renews a domain name for periods of 2, 3 or 5 years. When you renew a domain name you should also verify that the contact information is up-to-date.
- domain name resolvers
Also called resolvers, domain name resolvers are the names given to computers, commonly located with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or institutional networks that are used to respond to a user request to resolve a domain name. These computers translate a domain name into an IP address. Also called DNS resolvers. See “Registering a Domain Name” […]
- domain parking
Same as DNS parking.
A device that attaches to a computer to control access to a particular application. Dongles provide the most effective means of copy protection. Typically, the dongle attaches to a PC’s parallel port. On Macintoshes, the dongle sometimes attaches to the ADB port. The dongle passes through all data coming through the port so it does […]