domain

   A description of a single computer, a whole department, or a complete site, used for naming and administrative purposes.
   Top-level domains must be registered to receive mail from outside the organization; local domains have meaning only inside their own enterprise. Depending on the context, the term can have several slightly different meanings:
   • In Microsoft Windows NT, a group of computers, users, and network peripherals managed with a single set of account descriptions and security policies. A user can log on to the local computer and be authenticated to access just that one system, or a user can log on to a domain and be authenticated to access other servers within that domain.
   • In Lotus Notes, a domain is one or more Notes servers that share the same Public Name and Address Book database. This database contains information about the users within the domain, including their email addresses and other information.
   • On the Internet, a domain is part of the Domain Name Service (DNS). In Novell NetWare, a domain is a special area of memory where a new NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) can be tested without the risk of corrupting the operating system memory. In IBM's Systems Network Architecture (SNA), a domain represents all the terminals and other network resources controlled by a single processor or processor group.
   See also domain name.

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