Absolute URL


URL (uniform resource locator) is a website address. An absolute URL uses the full-path address, such as http://www.domain.com/page1.htm to link to a webpage.[1][2]

An absolute URL typically takes the following form: protocol://domain/path.

The protocol is usually http:, but can also be https:, ftp:, gopher: or file:.

The domain is the name of the website. (For example, the domain name of Indiana University’s central web server is www.indiana.edu. The domain of this website is marketing-dictionary.org)

The path includes directory and file information. You must use absolute URLs when referring to links on different servers.[3]



  1. ^ SEMPO, SEM Glossary.
  2. ^ American Marketing Association, AMA Dictionary.
  3. ^Indiana University, Indiana University Knowledge Base.

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