What about all of these domain extensions?

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You can use the following glossary to learn more about the different types of domain names that exist.

What is a Top-Level Domain?

A top-level domain name (TLD) is the last part of a domain name. For example, in coolexample.com, the TLD is the “.com”.

What is a gTLD?

A gTLD is a generic top-level domain name. These are not linked to geographical regions or special authorities. gTLDs are typically used to describe organizations and businesses.

A top-level domain name (TLD) is the last part of a domain name. For example, in coolexample.com, the TLD is the “.com”. A gTLD is a generic top-level domain name. These are not linked to geographical regions or special authorities. gTLDs are typically used to describe organizations and businesses.

A

  • .aero — Aviation Community members only
  • .asia — Companies and individuals based in the Asia-Pacific region

B

  • .biz — Intended for business use

C-G

  • .com — Considered commercial and is the most widely used TLD on the Internet
  • .coop — Reserved for cooperative businesses
  • .edu — Available to higher learning educational institutions that grant degrees
  • .gov — Reserved for U.S. government agencies

H-M

  • .info — Used for informational purposes
  • .jobs — Used for employment and job-related websites
  • .mil — Reserved for use by the U.S. Military
  • .mobi — Dedicated to sites that are made for mobile device use
  • .museum — Reserved for museums

N-R

  • .name — For individual use generally using a first and last name
  • .net — Usually used by Network Providers, but used widely by businesses and individuals for other purposes
  • .org — Commonly used by non profit organizations
  • .pro — Used for specific professions, usually intended for licensed professions. Examples include: Attorneys, Doctors etc.

S-Z

  • .sch — Reserved for schools
  • .tel — Internet Communication Services
  • .travel — Reserved for the travel and tourist industry and must be verified as a legitimate travel-related entity

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