ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a nonprofit corporation charged with managing the assignment of domain names and addresses. Established in 1998 to assume responsibilities formerly held by the U.S. government, ICANN oversees the allocation of domain names, IP addresses, port assignments, and more. Learn more.
In computer terms, to install means to set up a program or software on your computer and, often, configure the software to work with your system. Often programs that require installation must first be downloaded, or copied to your computer; you can also install programs in your hosting account. Many downloadable programs, such as Yahoo! SiteBuilder, use step-by-step wizards to help automate the installation process, making it quick and easy to get started using the software.
The Internet is a complex system of many interconnected computer networks that communicate with each other using a data transmission protocol called TCP/IP. The Internet is not the same as the World Wide Web; in fact, the Web is only part of the Internet, along with email, FTP, and other communication and data routes.
InterNIC is a web site run by ICANN that provides the public with information about domain name registration and related topics. From the InterNIC web site, located at http://www.internic.net/, you can review WHOIS and registrar information, learn more about domain name registration, and file complaints or error reports about registrar or WHOIS details.
If you have a Merchant Solutions plan, you can set up inventory alerts to automatically notify you when your inventory falls below a specified level and when it's time to reorder. Learn more about managing your inventory.
inventory by options
With our inventory by options feature, Merchant Solutions users can view their inventory levels at a very detailed level, analyzing the total number of each item they have in stock, as well as the number in a particular color or style. For example, a T-shirt seller can see how many pima cotton T-shirts are in stock, and then find out how many are available in Men's XL Navy Blue. Learn more about managing your inventory.
An IP address is the unique address of a computer connected with the Internet. Much as your postal address provides a way for letters to reach you, your computer's IP address tells the Internet's networks where and how to send relevant requests and information, such as web pages or emails. IP addresses are strings of numbers (such as 22.214.171.124) that, with DNS, can be represented by easier-to-remember domain names.
Your ISP, or Internet Service Provider, is the company through which you gain access to the Internet, typically using a dial-up or broadband connection (a connection through your phone line or another dedicated data route from your home or office). Some ISPs might provide services such as email, disk space, or web hosting in addition to Internet access. Although Yahoo! Small Business includes these services and many more, it does not provide Internet access; you will need to continue service with your ISP to access the Internet and your Small Business plan.