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What is a Domain Extension


The most common question is "What do the different extensions mean?" The newest web extensions are explained below.


The definition of a domain extension is the notation at the end of a web address that specifies an Internet category or a country code.


a. An example of a domain extension which is an Internet category is .com for commercial, .org for organization, .gov for government, .edu for all educational institutions, .mil for military or .net for a network.





b. An example of a domain extension which is a country code is .us, .uk or .de.


Extensions are categories of Internet domain names. There are several of them to choose from:

> .com represents the word "commercial," and is the most widely used extension in the world. Most businesses prefer a .com domain name because it is a highly recognised symbol for having a business presence on the Internet.


> .in was originally designated as the country code for INDIA,


> .net represents the word "network," and is most commonly used by Internet service providers, Web-hosting companies or other businesses that are directly involved in the infrastructure of the Internet. Additionally, some businesses choose domain names with a .net extension for their intranet Websites.


> .org represents the word "organization," and is primarily used by non-profits groups or trade associations.


> .biz is used for small business Web sites.


> .info is for credible resource Web sites and signifies a "resource" web site. It's the most popular extension beyond .com, .net and .org.


> .mobi (short for "mobile") is reserved for Web sites built for easy viewing on mobile devices.


> .tv is for rich content/multi-media Web sites, commonly used within the entertainment or media industry.


Rahul Mishra