Domain Name Extentions Information.

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Domain Name Extension Information

The Meaning of Domain Name Extensions 

What is the meaning of a domain name extension? The domain name extensions or suffixes are called Global Domain Names or Generic TLDs.  Intended to denote a specific type of website anywhere in the world.

What is a Top Level Domain?

A Top Level Domain (TLD) refers to the suffix attached to Internet domain names. A TLD is either a global (generic) top level domain (gTLD) or a country code top level domain (ccTLD). A gTLD reflects the purpose of the domain name holder while a ccTLD corresponds to a country, territory, or other geographic location.

.com (commercial)

The .com domain extension is generally intended for commercial use and is a generic top-level domain (gTLD).  It was one of the original top-level domains, established in January 1985, and has grown to be the largest TLD in use. It is often pronounced as a word, dot-com.

.co.uk (United Kingdom)

The .co.uk domain name extension is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Kingdom.

.eu (European)

The .eu domain name extension TLD is the first Top Level Domain introduced exclusively for use of the European Union.

.mobi (Mobile)

The .mobi domain extension, is a mobile top-level domain extension(mTLD) introduced September 2006. DotMobi is dedicated for mobile device useage and intended for the Internet via Mobile Web devices.

.net (Network)

The .net domain extension is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) and was one of the original top-level domains, created in January 1985. It was initially intended for use by network oriented companies and Internet Service Providers.

.org (Organisation)

The .org domain extension, is a generic top-level domain (gTLD).  .org is sometimes pronounced in word form as dot-org when spoken.  The .org was one of the original top-level domains, established in January 1985, originally intended for use by organisations that did not meet the requirements for other gTLDs.

.org.uk (UK Organisation)

The .org.uk is similiar to .org but specific to UK.

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