A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative right, autonomy, or control on the Internet. Generally, a domain name represents an Internet Protocol resource, such as a computer owned by an individual to access the internet, a server hosting a web site, or a website or any other service found on the internet. Domain names are used to indentify one or more IP Addresses and additionally are used in URLs to identify specific web pages. For example, in the URL http://www.Mycommunity.com , the domain name is "Mycommunity.com." Because the Internet is based on IP addresses, not domain names, every Web server requires a Domain name system (DNS for short) server to translate domain names into IP addresses. Domain names can be purchased via the internet, and are usually licensed to the purchaser for periods of 1 year or more.