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What is a URL?
A URL (uniform resouce locator) is the address of a website. A URL is typed in the browser to locate a website. For example, the URL for this website is

What is a domain name?
A domain name is a specific web site address. It needs to be registered. For example, our domain name is

What is hosting?
Content and images need to be stored in a location the web can access. This storage and access is called web hosting. There are a number of reliable companies that provide this service.

Why isn't my site listed in the search engines?
Your website will need to be submitted to the major search engines. Once that is done it can take weeks to months to show up depending on each search engine. Search engine optimization is an ongoing process and your site will need to be reviewed on a regular basis to increase your search engine rank.