What are the available URL extensions?

What are the available URL extensions?

The original domain name extensions

  • .com. The com in dot-com is short for commercial.
  • . edu.
  • . net.
  • . gov.
  • . mil.
  • . org.
  • Generic top-level domains. Generic top-level domains are the most commonly used extensions.
  • Country code top-level domains.

What is the best website extension?

This is the primary reason why, when you’re discussing top-level domain extensions, .com is always going to be the winner. The .com TLD, standing for “commercial” as opposed to educational (. edu), governmental (. gov), or what have you, is the default for many, many people.

How many .coms are there?

There are currently 137 million .com domain names registered. Of these, roughly 1/3 are in use (businesses, personal websites, email, etc.), another 1/3 appear to be unused, and the last 1/3 are used for a variety of speculative purposes.

What is URL extension?

A domain extension is the top-level part of the domain name (TLD), such as .com, or . net. A majority of sites use .com, making it easy to forget that at their inception, each domain extension had a specific intended purpose. Well, that rings true today, even though the lines have been somewhat blurred.

How many extensions are there?

As you can see we have 280 domain extensions in total. The two main groups are the so-called gTLDs (generic top-level domains) and the ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). We will go into more detail about gTLD and ccTLD registration numbers later.

Which domain is the most popular?

Most popular top-level domains worldwide as of April 2021

Characteristic Share of global TLD
.com 52.3%
.ru 5.9%
.org 4.4%
.net 3.3%

What do domain name extensions mean?

Definition: A top-level domain (TLD), also referred to as a domain extension, is the suffix that follows the domain name in a web address; the most widely-used is “.com”. TLDs are managed by the Domain Name System of the Internet, which controls how domain names are translated into Internet Protocol, or IP, addresses.

What do the different domain extensions mean?

Domain Name 101: What Do the Various Domain Extensions Mean? Everyone knows.COM, the unrestricted domain extension for companies or commercial enterprises that is the most recognized TLD (top level domain) on the web. Most people in our country also recognize.CA, the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain Name) that represents Canada.

What is the best domain extension for an informational website?

.INFO (Informational) – This gTLD is generally used as an extension for informational websites. I believe that other than .COM, .NET & .ORG, it’s the most popular domain extension used. If you are developing an informational website it’s definitely a domain extension that I’d register.

What domain extensions should I register for commercial use?

People will register .NET domains for commercial use, generally if the .COM extension isn’t available or if they’d like to protect their main .COM domain by registering all available extensions. .ORG (Organization) – This domain extension was originally intended for non-profit or trade organizations.

What are the different types of URL shorteners?

.LY (actually Libya but used for popular URL shorteners like bit.ly or ow.ly) .CC (actually Cocos Islands but used for “commercial companies” “community colleges” “creative commons” and more)