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June 28, 2016updated 07 Feb 2017 9:36am

What is a URL?

Every single one of the 4 billion pages available on the internet has one.

By Joao Lima

A URL is commonly known as a web address, with the acronym standing for Uniform Recourse Locater.

A URL is normally displayed in the address bar at the top of a browser, with a typical URL being shown in the following format:

Technically, it is a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network. essentially corresponds to a file’s unique address which is available on the internet.

URLs are part of the uniform resource identifier (URI) portfolio, which is a set of characters used to give resources an identification. A URL is typically made up two main components – these are usually ‘http’, which is known as the protocol identifier, and ‘’, which is know as the resource name.


Which Knight of the realm first defined URLs?

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