What are TLDs and what are the differences?

Labeled as information in Domain Extensions, started by Jessica_APLegal, Nov 27, 2018


  1. Jessica_APLegal

    Jessica_APLegal Established Member Escrow.Domains

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    A TLD or Top Level Domain is the last portion of the domain name, what comes after the “dot” ( . )

    There are two main catagories that TLDs fall into.

    · The 2 letter country-code TLDs or “ccTLDs”

    · The 3 or more letter “generic” TLDs or “gTLDs”

    o gTlds can be either Sponsored or Unsponsored ( I’ll explain the difference below)

    According to the ICANN archive, in the 1980s there were 7 gTLDs created. Three of these (.com, .org, and .net) could be registered without restriction. The other four (.gov, .edu, .mil, and .int) have limited purpose. The basic explanations for the common gTLDs are as follows:

    · .com – Usually commercial businesses

    · .net – Network organizations

    · .org – Organizations

    · .gov – U.S. government agencies

    · .edu – Educational facilities

    · .mil – Military

    For the most part, an unsponsored TLD functions under the policies established by ICANN.

    A sponsored TLD is more specialized in that it has a sponsor representing a narrower group of people that are most affected by the TLD. The sponsor is the one who would carry out the delegated formulation of policies and responsibilities over the many matters concerning the TLD.

    While new TLDs continue to emerge, there becomes more possibilities for the plethora of domain names.
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  2. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Account Closed (Requested) VIP

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    * .Technology - Technology related

    * .Domains - To include internet domains ( or domains in relation to computer networks.

    * .Services - Services, not goods

    * .App - All applications, including but not limited, to computer applications, web apps, native apps etc.
  3. viniproject09

    viniproject09 Established Member

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    What extensions can be in future by 2030 ? Do you think .tom .rom .om can be good extensions in future ?

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