To put it simply, a domain name is an address to simplify an Internet Protocol, or IP, address on the Internet. An IP address, often in the case of IPv4, comprises 4 numbers separated individually with a decimal point in between. Each
number ranges between 0 to 255, and each combination will represent a destination on the Internet, hence the address.
It is not intuitive to remember, and usually erroneous to key in all 4 numbers to visit a website on the Internet. Therefore, the domain name is purposed to help users to land on a website correctly all the time without the hassle of
remembering the numbers.
To demonstrate, let’s take Google as an example. One can visit google.com just by keying in the address, or through the hard way, 18.104.22.168. See the incredible difference a domain name makes!