A Domain Name or a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), otherwise called Website Address is a unique ‘name’ given to every website on the Internet. This name is unique for each website and it is assigned by an international body to avoid duplication and for that matter, confusion.
To be able to have a website or put content unto the internet, one needs a Domain Name to begin with. It is usually of the format; www.khayatiinfotech.net or www.yourdomain.com other domains may end with .org – for organizations, .gov – for governmental institutions and various others.
One can register a domain name for a minimum period of 1 year and can be registered for as long as one wants. However your domain name can be given to someone else if you default in paying for extensions of the period.
Without hosting, you will not see any information when you type the registered domain name into a web browser.