What is it?

URL stands for uniform resource locator and means an internet address. It may be a webpage, a document, or another resource on the internet.

How does it work?

A URL is a complete web address, and can simply be a domain name, as well as other extensions from that domain. For instance, www.wikipedia.org is a URL and a domain name, whereas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School is a separate URL.

Why is it useful?

A URL is helpful because it is a full address of an internet location. A domain is like the location of a building, but a URL can be the location of a room on a floor in that building.

What do you need to keep in mind about your child and URLs?

See the entry for "Domain".

Want to know more?

To learn more visit webopedia.com.

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