URL and “domain name” are more or less synonymous. Let’s use an example:

http://www.powerupproductions.tv

This is a URL and it is also our domain name. However, there a few differences that are helpful to understand:

Domain Name

Domain name refers to the whole site in general: powerupproductions.tv and any of it’s sub-pages.

When you are starting a brand new website, the first thing you need to do is buy a domain name, if you haven’t already. Companies like GoDaddy sell domain names. The person who sells you your domain name is your “registrar“.

URL

URL refers to a specific page on a website:

http://www.powerupproductions.tv

http://www.powerupproductions.tv/about

http://www.powerupproductions.tv/portfolio

Each of these are unique URLs. If someone asks you for the URL to a page on the website, this is what they’re looking for.

The easiest way to get the URL of a web page is to go to it in your browser and copy the url from the top of the browser, from the box where you type URLs/domain names into. Then paste that where you need it.