The URL (acronym for Uniform Resource Locator) is an alphanumeric sequence that allows all content on the Internet, such as images, videos, text, pages and websites, to be uniquely identified. It can often also be described as a web address.

Each user can view the URL of an Internet resource in the address bar, located above the web page they are visiting. The “Glossary” section of Young Platform, for instance, will have the URL “https://youngplatform.com/glossary/”. 

Although they may have some similarities, it is important not to confuse domain names with URLs. The former translates the IP address of an online resource into an easily memorable and understandable name, while the URL describes the path the browser will have to take to find a specific item on the web. 

Each URL incorporates within it a number of elements that provide detailed information about the associated web resource. The most relevant components, proceeding from left to right, include:

  • The network protocol used by the browser to request a given resource. In a nutshell, this is the set of rules that allows two machines to exchange information and which dictates the rules for proper communication. The two most commonly used protocols are HTTP and HTTPS, but this string can often be omitted (assigning the default HTTP protocol). In the example cited earlier, the protocol is ‘https://’;
  • The internet domain, i.e. the text string consisting of domain name, top-level domain (or TLD) and subdomain. In our case, the domain name is “youngplatform“, the top-level domain “.com” and the sub-domain “www.” (not specified and therefore allocated by default);
  • The path (also called slug), which is the sequence beginning with ‘/’ and immediately following the top-level domain. This component is used to direct the browser to a defined resource within the website. In our example, the path is associated with ‘/glossary‘. 

Correlated words


'Hard' monetary policies aimed at raising interest rates to combat inflation.


Monetary policy characterised by low interest rates and higher levels of employment aimed at fostering economic growth.


Organisations that manage all information relating to top-level domains.

IP address

Numeric strings that uniquely identify every resource to the network

Web 3.0

A term often associated with the idea of the 'Semantic Web' and data interoperability, it represents the next phase of the Internet.


Organisation that manages domain names on the Internet and assigns IP addresses.


Organisation that deals with the sale and registration of domain names.


Hierarchical server system that, on the Internet, associates each domain name with an IP address.


The domain extension placed at the end of a URL address,located at the highest point in the DNS hierarchy.

Financial Market

The financial market is a regulated space where financial securities can be bought and sold.


Cashback involves a partial reimbursement of funds spent in a transaction.


Third historical phase of the web, during which the economic and technological system of the internet changes thanks to the tools offered by blockchain.


The longest-lived cryptocurrency on the market and the first application of blockchain.

Wallet address

The string of characters that identifies a cryptocurrency wallet.


Cryptocurrencies pegged to the price of a stable asset such as a fiat currency or precious metal.


Managing one's wallet by knowing its private key

White Paper

Technical and informative document used by cryptocurrency projects to present their technological proposal.


Software that allows you to send, receive and store your cryptocurrencies.

Virtual Currency

Term used in legislation to define cryptocurrencies.

Fiat Currency

Legal tender, i.e. the official currency adopted by a government.


Digital unit of value based on a third-party protocol.

Satoshi Nakamoto

The pseudonym of the creator or group of Bitcoin developers. Their true identity is unknown and they no longer have an online presence.


Open-source software is public and available for anyone to reuse.


Identity verification procedure required by European regulations for exchanges.

Hard Fork

A division of the blockchain due to the incompatibility of the new version of the protocol with the previous one.

Hot Wallet

A cryptocurrency wallet connected to the internet.


The halving of the reward given to miners for producing Bitcoin blockchain blocks.


A sector that combines finance and technology, where companies develop technologically innovative financial services.


The branch of computer science that studies secure communication methods.


Virtual currency based on cryptography and blockchain.


A cryptocurrency that is natively based on its blockchain

Public Key

Cryptographic code that identifies a wallet on the blockchain.

Private Key

Cryptographic code that gives access to a wallet.


Tools that simplify the development of apps and web services.


Cryptocurrencies that followed Bitcoin as alternative solutions.


Anti-money laundering regulations prevent illegal activities on centralised exchanges.


The procedure applied to solve a problem.


Services facilitating the purchase and sale of digital assets based on daily market prices.

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