An example of a URL.
A URL is a unique address for a file on the Internet. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. Meaning, URLs can locate a resource like a Web page, picture, or sound file.
You no doubt have seen URLs in the address bar of your Web browser as you browse the Web. A typical example of a URL is shown here.
Most of the time you use URLs to link to files on the World Wide Web, like this one. However, you might also use URLs to link to files on an organization's intranet site or network server.