Technical data >> Domains
Use the Domains report to identify which domains are the most popular for accessing your site. Generally speaking, these are country TLDs (top-level-domains) although the list may also be headed off by entries like .net, .com, .edu, etc.
Using the calendar, you can select any date range required. The date range is displayed in the Options bar as the ‘selected period’.
The columns in the table are; No. Domains, Graph, Users, Percentage.Exlanation: the report displays a list of top level domain names (.com, .net, etc.) indicating the routers through which your visitors access the internet.
Use these stats to determine the popularity of the top level domain names routing access to your site. Interesting examples of domain names are .gov, .mil, and .edu, – these routers are located in governmental, military and educational networks.
‘No reverse dns lookup’: Means that it was not possible to match the visitor’s IP address / gateway to a domain name. Reverse dns lookup: Reverse DNS turns an IP address into a hostname. The process involves identifying a host name that corresponds to an IP address using the Domain Name System. To do this, IP addresses are entered into a DNS database and thus resolved to domains, if possible.
Domain: (in this case of router / DNS lookup) The last component / suffix of a router address is the top-level domain e.g. ‘.com’, ‘.net’, ‘.gov’, ‘.uk’, etc.
Router: A device in a network that handles message transfer between computers.
A typical list may start like this:
The Domains report displays all visits to your site filtered by domain.
Visually, the report is made up of a list of all domains used to visit your site, in order of popularity.
The information is displayed in a table.