Domain Name Extensions
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Domain name extensions, also known as top-level domains (TLDs), are the suffixes at the end of a domain name that indicates the type of organization or purpose of the website. Some of the most common TLDs include:
.edu (educational institution)
In addition to these generic TLDs, there are also country-specific TLDs, such as .us (United States), .uk (United Kingdom), and .au (Australia).
There are also new TLDs that have been introduced in recent years, such as .blog, .shop, and .app, which are known as “not-com” TLDs. These TLDs offer a wider variety of options for domain names and can help businesses and organizations stand out and be more easily recognized.
When choosing a domain name, it’s important to consider the type of organization or purpose of the website and select a TLD that reflects that.
- If you’re starting a commercial website, a .com TLD may be the best choice.
- If you’re starting a non-profit organization, a .org TLD may be more appropriate.
- An educational website may have a .edu TLD.
You can view the most complete list of available Top Level Domains on the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) website.