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Domains, how do they work?

DomainsWe all use them all the time, but what is a domain, really?

Alot of people ask me who sells a domain? Isn’t it just a made up string? How can anyone claim to own any made up string and sell it as a product?

Well, compare it to the address of your home. It’s not a “thing” you buy. You buy the house, and the address is attached to the house – or rather, your property. As with domains you could just make up an address, but it would be of no use if nobody recognized the made up address as an actual address.. Well, this metaphore only gets us so far.

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