The most popular domain extensions (also called ‘top-level domains’ or ‘TLDs’ for short) have been available on the Internet for over thirty years. Millions of websites have opted for these endings. Country-specific domain extensions are up high in the top 10 list – is the .us extension there, too?
The .com domain extension is the most used domain ending to specify web addresses. But what is .com and when did the top-level domain emerge? Find out what a .com domain is, why it is popular, and how you can register your own domain with .com.
When discussing web addresses, you’ll often come across terms like top-level domain, second-level domain, sub domain, ccTLD (country code top-level domains), and gTLD (generic top-level domains). What do all these different domain types mean and how many domain endings even exist? Our guide will help you find the right domain type for your project.
A distinctive web address that is optimally tailored to your business or project is one of the most important building blocks for online success. As an alternative to classic endings such as .com or .net, the domain .io has also attracted attention in recent years. But what does .io actually stand for? And who would benefit from registering this domain extension?
What should you do if your desired domain has already been taken? The range of available .com or .org domains has decreased over the years. Now there is a solution to this problem: new top-level domains! Instead of using complicated and unclear abbreviations, choose short and concise domains from the new TLDs. Local companies can especially profit from nTLDs.
What do the first registered domains from 1985 have in common? They all end with generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Unlike TLDs, which are country-specific, gTLDs focus on international web addresses. There were originally less than 10 different gTLDs, but this number has risen to several hundred thanks to new generic top-level domains.
With the rapid global expansion of the internet, an incredible 200 different country domains are now in existence. These are known as country code top-level domains (or ccTLDs for short), and the 200 figure surpasses even the number of countries officially recognised by the United Nations. However, among the existing domain extensions, there are some that are no longer in use. In this top-level...
ICANN manages a list of different top-level domains specific to varying geographic regions. The guidelines these country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) follow (examples: .us (USA), .ca (Canada), or .mx (Mexico), are individually determined by their respective countries, leading to some substantial differences in how they are managed. But what other ccTLDs are out there? And what are the...
What should you do if your perfect .uk domain is unavailable? What are the alternative domain extensions? New top-level domains provide an answer to these questions. These recently introduced domain extensions give website owners many new, interesting possibilities, meaning you no longer have to rely on the classics like .com, .net, or .co.uk.
The past few years have seen a range of new domain endings emerging on the scene. Top-level domains like .cafe, .nyc, and .education not only introduce variety and individuality into the internet’s address book, but also allow users to identify companies easily – either thematically or geographically. The new .swiss domain ending allows Swiss businesses and institutions to communicate their...