What's in a URL?

Every web page has its own address called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Much like the address on an envelope with a name, street address, city, state, and zip code, each part of a URL provides information about the web page.

Move your mouse over the URL below and answer these questions:

  • What's the domain name?
  • What's the top domain name?
  • What's a subdomain?
  • What's the path?

 

 

http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/Local.html