A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a user friendly way to specific address of an internet resource, like a webpage.

In fact, web pages (and all resources on the Internet) are actually found using an Internet Protocol address (IP address) which is a number which looks like or 2001:db8:3333:4444:5555:6666:7777:8888 that is used by your computer, laptop, phone etc. to locate resources using something called the “Internet Protocol (IP).

Since remembering and typing in these address is somewhat cumbersome, a system called the Domain Name System (DNS) is used to enable us to type in easier to remember, “friendly” addresses which it uses to find the IP address.

You can see the URL of the webpage you’re on in the address bar at the top of your browser’s window.

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