All about Domains on Ecomz Ecomz Technical Support August 12, 2021 23:04 Updated Learn what is a domain name, DNS and its branches, the difference between all domain classifications and the definition of SSL certificate on Ecomz. Quick Terminology Guide The domain, also known as URL, is the website address that your customers will use to visit your online store. ■ In this guide: Quick terminology guide: Domain name Domain name systems - DNS Domain classification SSL certificate The process of acquiring a domain name, pointing it to your online store, then managing it may not be an easy one but on the plus side, you’ll only do it once! ⭐Tip: You can buy a custom domain name as well as business emails through Ecomz domain store. If you already own one, redirect it to your Ecomz store! Note: To access your domain page, click on My Store in the admin menu, then click on Domains. On this page, you can: Set your primary domain. Manage related options. ■ Domain name As previously mentioned, a domain name is the specific IP-linked address that appears in the top search bar of the web browser. This address allows your customers as well as any interested user to visit your online store. ■ Domain Name Systems - DNS This is the database of all domain names; however, each domain has a specific DNS entry related to it. The DNS allows all users to access a website through its name and not through its complicated IP address made from a hard-to-remember sequence of numbers. Several important settings branching out of the DNS: A record The A record helps in determining if there’s a specific IP address linked to the domain name. CNAME record This setting is useful for pointing subdomains to other domain names. ■ Domain classification ■ Primary domain This is the domain name which will be visible in the browser’s address bar while users surf through your online store. Only 1 primary domain can be chosen independently from its type. ■ Root domain This is the domain name purchased directly from Ecomz or any third-party domain provider. The prefix is not included since you have to set it up later on but the suffix is there. For example ecomz.com is a root domain. ■ Subdomain This type of domain is an added prefix to the root domain and it’s used to classify the website’s information in a way that users can easily find what they’re seeking. A good example is www.ecomz.com in which www. is the subdomain. ■ SSL certificate When this security protocol is activated, the secure padlock will be visible at the beginning of the address bar in the browser meaning that all information exchanged between the user and the server is secured and the connection is safe. SSL Certificate on Ecomz That's all about domains on Ecomz! Got further questions, or simply want to say hi, our 24/7 support team is always there! Head to our live chat, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Community forum to discuss and share ideas and thoughts with Ecomz creative community! Was this article helpful? Yes 0 No 0 comments Have more questions? Submit a request Return to top Related articles Verification using DNS Dashboard on Ecomz 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.