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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Getting Your Blog Domain Name

As discussed in earlier chapters, every website, blog, and page on the web has a specific address, called a URL (uniform resource locator), you can type into your web browser toolbar to access that site, blog, or page. The primary part of any web address is the domain. For example, one of my websites (which happens to be built on WordPress.org) has a domain of SusanGunelius.com. The URL for the home page is http://www.SusanGunelius.com. Subpages of the site are identified with extensions to the primary domain, which create a URL like http://www.SusanGunelius.com/about/ and leads you to the About page on that site.
 
The blog or website you build using WordPress.org needs to have a domain, and choosing a domain ...

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