The domain is the Windows NT or 2000 network to which your computer will be talking. Think of a domain like a family. In a family we have members. To talk to a domain you must become a member.
In a typical domain there are also subsets of the family that can be thought of like cousins. These subsets are known as groups. Picturing a family tree will assist in understanding the concept. In a family tree there are main or immediate family members. There are also branches of the family. These branches are the groups.
A domain can also be thought of like an area code. To an area code we add prefixes to further identify a local calling area. To this number we typically add another 4 digits to identify the specific line or computer.
A domain name is used in a client server model.
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