What is Domain?

What is a domain?

The term domain can refer either to a local subnetwork or to descriptors for sites on the Internet (e.g., http://www.youcomputers.com.pk).

Local subnetwork domains

On a local area network (LAN), a domain is a subnetwork made up of a group of clients and servers under the control of one central security database. Within a domain, users authenticate once to a centralized server known as a domain controller, rather than repeatedly authenticating to individual servers and services. Individual servers and services accept the user based on the approval of the domain controller.

The most advanced type of domain for domain controllers running Windows 2000 or later. There are many administrative differences between Active Directories and earlier domain types, but for the user the experience is mostly the same.

Internet domains

On the Internet, a domain is part of every network address, including web site addresses, email addresses, and…

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