Location: hostname

The hostname property of the Location interface is a USVString containing the domain of the URL.


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


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


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
hostnameChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 22IE Full support YesOpera No support NoSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 22Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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