Every computer, which is connected to the web has a unique IP-address. These long number sequences make it possible for the different devices to identify each other.
The main function of the domain names is to replace these sequences, with words that, unlike hexadecimal digits, we are able to recall.
When we type an URL into our browser’s address bar, our device at first connects to a server, that transforms this text into an IP address.
Our computer is only able to locate the server which hosts the website that we are trying to reach once it received the appropriate number sequence from the primary server.
Although web addresses always contain domain names they can have other parts too.
For example in the http://www.webymon.com/blog address, http refers to a protocol, while /blog specifies a subfolder on the server.
The domain name in this example is webymon.com, which also has distinct parts.
“Com” is a top level domain. They are, in most cases, used to identify a country or a function while the expression that precedes them generally refers to a brand or a company.
Even though the name in our example had only two parts, domain names can have several more and can contain subdomains referring to certain parts of a website and second and third level domains too.
You can find the list of domains that you monitor with WebyMon right after login. If you’d like to add a new domain to this list, just paste its address into the field on the top of the page.
Our application is able to monitor subdomains too, so you can add them to this list as well.