The BIG Technical Jargon Guide

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URL website address

What is a URL?

A website URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the address used to locate a specific web page or resource on the internet. It typically consists of three parts: the protocol (such as HTTP or HTTPS), the domain name (such as, and the path to the specific resource on the website (such as /technical-jargon/online-safety). For example, the URL for our jargon guide page is URLs can be entered manually into the address bar of a web browser or accessed by clicking on links from other websites, emails, or search engine results pages.