The URLUtils.hostname property is a DOMString containing the domain of the URL.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.


string = object.hostname;
object.hostname = string;


// Let's an <a id="myAnchor" href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/URLUtils.hostname"> element be in the document
var anchor = document.getElementByID("myAnchor");
var result = anchor.hostname; // Returns:'developer.mozilla.org'


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'URLUtils.hostname' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported [1] 22 (22) [1] Not supported [1] Not supported [1] Not supported [1]
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported [1] Not supported [1] 22.0 (22) [1] Not supported [1] Not supported [1] Not supported [1]

[1] Though not grouped in a single abstract interface, this method is directly available on the interfaces that implement it, if this interface is supported.

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