While our local network hosts can be referenced with names such as
db, on the internet, hosts use a special Domain Name format:
The purpose of this format is to group similar things together. The last portion of the domain (
.com) is called the top-level domain.
www is the subdomain - of which google has many (
When you try to reach
maps.google.com, the process by which you get an actual IP address that corresponds to this domain is called DNS Resolution.
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