HTML | DOM Location hostname Property

The Location hostname property in HTML is used to return the hostname of the current URL. The Location hostname property returns a string which contains the the domain name, or the IP address of a URL.


  • location.hostname

    It returns the hostname property.

  • location.hostname = hostname

    It is used to set the hostname property.

Below program illustrates the Location hostname property in HTML:


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Location hostname Property</title
            h1 { 
            h2 {
                font-family: Impact;
            body { 
        <h2>DOM Location hostname Property</h2
        <p>For returning the hostname of the current URL, 
        double click the "Return hostname" button: </p>
        <button ondblclick="myhost()">Return hostname</button>
        <p id="hostname"></p>
            function myhost() 
                var h = location.hostname;
                document.getElementById("hostname").innerHTML= h; 



After click on the button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by Location hostname property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer

This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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