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TLD Domain Ventures


Domain names are the addresses of the Internet. Just like a postal address, a Domain Name is divided into parts, each part separated by a dot ( . ).
The letters to the right of the rightmost dot are called the Top Level Domain (TLD). There can be a slash ( /) followed by a maze of other characters after the TLD which will direct the browser (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox) to sections or "pages" within the website. For example:

Company.SLD.TLD/pages


A Second Level Domain (SLD) can be placed to the left of the TLD, separated by a dot. The same procedure can be used by webmasters to create secondary websites within their site, called Sub-Domains. Names ending in subdomains are sometimes marketed as independent domain names, .US.COM is an example of such a private SLD.

A common source of confusion is the use of the words "Name" and "Extension". The above example is a third level name, "SLD" is a second level extension, and "TLD" is a top level extension. A Domain Name with only a top level extension would be a second level name:

Company.TLD/pages


Capital letters have the same value as small letters in domain names, however this is not the case with characters to the right of the first slash after the TLD.

There are three types of Top Level Domains. Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD's) are world-wide. Unsponsored TLDs (uTLDs) are gTLDs such as .COM that are not restricted. Anyone may buy and use a .COM name and .COM's are popular with companies all over the world.

Sponsored Top Level Domain Names (sTLD's) are a sub-group of Generic TLD's and are also worldwide, but are supposed to be restricted to use within a particular industry or other group by a governing body. .TRAVEL is an example of a sponsored TLD. Many sponsored TLDs lose their restrictions as the reality of making a profit sets in.

Country Code Top Level Domains (CC TLDs or ccTLD's) are for each country. The United States has .US Domain Names for use by those in the USA, Canada has .CA. Country Code top level domains always have two letters.

Some countries promote their CC domains as if they were generic domains, while other countries are very restrictive regarding who they allow to buy their country code domain names.


For Information on how the domain name system works, from registration of a new name to finding a website on the internet, and a list of definitions, see the FAQ and Information page.

For a list of the country code top level domains (CCTLDS) by domain name click: Country Codes.

For a list of the country code top level domains (CCTLDS) by country name click: Country Names.



Generic and Sponsored Top Level Domain Extensions:


.aero = aviation ... DETAILS

.arpa = Internet infrastructure ... DETAILS

.asia = Asian business and individuals ... DETAILS

.biz = business ... DETAILS

.cat = Catalan community ... DETAILS

.com = Open, generally commercial ... DETAILS

.coop = cooperatives ... DETAILS

.edu = postsecondary education ... DETAILS

.eu = European Union (considered a Country Code) ... DETAILS

.gov = United States Government ... DETAILS

.info = Open, generally information ... DETAILS

.int = organizations established by treaties ... DETAILS

.jobs = employment ... DETAILS

.mil = United States Military ... DETAILS

.mobi = mobile electronics ... DETAILS

.museum = museums ... DETAILS

.name = individuals ... DETAILS

.net = Open, generally Internet ... DETAILS

.org = Open, intended for non-profits ... DETAILS

.post = Post Offices Worldwide. Approved, only a few domains registered

.pro = professionals ... DETAILS

.tel = Telephone/Communications ... DETAILS

.travel = travel industry ... DETAILS

.xxx = Adult

A single text file exists in a TLD named .root, apparently placed there by Verisign. Nobody knows why...



Country Code Top Level Domains:


For a alphabetical list click:
list by country name.

.ac = Ascension Island ... DETAILS

.ad = Andorra ... DETAILS

.ae = United Arab Emirates ... DETAILS

.af = Afghanistan ... DETAILS

.ag = Antigua and Barbuda ... DETAILS

.ai = Anguilla ... DETAILS

.al = Albania ... DETAILS

.am = Armenia ... DETAILS

.an = Netherlands Antilles ... DETAILS

.ao = Angola ... DETAILS

.aq = Antarctica - no registrar

.ar = Argentina ... DETAILS

.as = American Samoa ... DETAILS

.at = Austria ... DETAILS

.au = Australia ... DETAILS

.aw = Aruba - no registrar

.ax = Aland Islands ... DETAILS

.az = Azerbaijan - no registrar

.ba = Bosnia and Herzegovina ... DETAILS

.bb = Barbados ... DETAILS

.bd = Bangladesh - no registrar

.be = Belgium ... DETAILS

.bf = Burkina Faso - no registrar

.bg = Bulgaria ... DETAILS

.bh = Bahrain ... DETAILS

.bi = Burundi ... DETAILS

.bj = Benin ... (little info) DETAILS

.bm = Bermuda ... DETAILS

.bn = Brunei Darussalam ... DETAILS

.bo = Bolivia ... DETAILS

.br = Brazil ... DETAILS

.bs = Bahamas ... DETAILS

.bt = Bhutan ... DETAILS

.bv = Bouvet Island - not in use

.bw = Botswana - no registrar

.by = Belarus ... DETAILS

.bz = Belize ... DETAILS

.ca = Canada ... DETAILS

.cc = Cocos (Keeling) Islands ... DETAILS

.cd = The Democratic Republic of the Congo ... DETAILS

.cf = Central African Republic - no registrar

.cg = Republic of Congo ... DETAILS

.ch = Switzerland ... DETAILS

.ci = Cote d'Ivoire ... DETAILS

.ck = Cook Islands ... DETAILS

.cl = Chile ... DETAILS

.cm = Cameroon - no registrar - wildcarded

.cn = China ... DETAILS

.co = Colombia ... DETAILS

.cr = Costa Rica ... DETAILS

.cs = (former) Serbia and Montenegro - no registrar - see: .me
(.cs was also formerly the ISO_3166-1 code for Czechoslovakia, now .cs is closed.)

.cu = Cuba - no registrar

.cv = Cape Verde - no registrar

.cx = Christmas Island ... DETAILS

.cy = Cyprus ... DETAILS

.cz = Czech Republic ... DETAILS

.dd = East Germany (obsolete)

.de = Germany ... DETAILS

.dj = Djibouti - no information

.dk = Denmark ... DETAILS

.dm = Dominica ... DETAILS

.do = Dominican Republic ... DETAILS

.dz = Algeria - no registrar

.ec = Ecuador ... DETAILS

.ee = Estonia ... DETAILS

.eg = Egypt - DETAILS

.eh = Western Sahara - no registrar

.er = Eritrea - no registrar

.es = Spain ... DETAILS

.et = Ethiopia ... DETAILS

.eu = European Union - DETAILS

.fi = Finland ... DETAILS

.fj = Fiji ... DETAILS

.fk = Falkland Islands (Malvinas) ... DETAILS

.fm = Micronesia, Federal State of ... DETAILS

.fo = Faroe Islands ... DETAILS

.fr = France ... DETAILS

.ga = Gabon - no registrar

.gb = Great Britain (United Kingdom) - reserved, see .uk

.gd = Grenada ... DETAILS

.ge = Georgia ... DETAILS

.gf = French Guiana ... DETAILS

.gg = Guernsey ... DETAILS

.gh = Ghana ... DETAILS

.gi = Gibraltar ... DETAILS

.gl = Greenland ... DETAILS

.gm = Gambia ... DETAILS

.gn = Guinea ... DETAILS

.gp = Guadeloupe - no information

.gq = Equatorial Guinea - no information

.gr = Greece ... DETAILS

.gs = South Georgia and the
South Sandwich Islands ... DETAILS

.gt = Guatemala ... DETAILS

.gu = Guam ... DETAILS

.gw = Guinea-Bissau - no registrar

.gy = Guyana - no registrar

.hk = Hong Kong ... DETAILS

.hm = Heard and McDonald Islands ... DETAILS

.hn = Honduras ... DETAILS

.hr = Croatia/Hrvatska ... DETAILS

.ht = Haiti - no registrar

.hu = Hungary ... DETAILS

.id = Indonesia - no information

.ie = Ireland ... DETAILS

.il = Israel ... DETAILS

.im = Isle of Man ... DETAILS

.in = India ... DETAILS

.io = British Indian Ocean Territory ... DETAILS

.iq = Iraq - no registrar

.ir = Islamic Republic of Iran ... DETAILS

.is = Iceland ... DETAILS

.it = Italy ... DETAILS

.je = Jersey ... DETAILS

.jm = Jamaica - no registrar

.jo = Jordan ... DETAILS

.jp = Japan ... DETAILS

.ke = Kenya ... DETAILS

.kg = Kyrgyzstan - no registrar

.kh = Cambodia ... DETAILS

.ki = Kiribati ... DETAILS

.km = Comoros ... DETAILS

.kn = Saint Kitts and Nevis - no registrar

.kp = Democratic People's Republic of Korea
(North) - no registrar

.kr = Republic of Korea (South) ... DETAILS

.kw = Kuwait - no registrar

.ky = Cayman Islands ... DETAILS

.kz = Kazakhstan ... DETAILS

.la = Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos)
... DETAILS

.lb = Lebanon ... DETAILS

.lc = Saint Lucia ... DETAILS

.li = Liechtenstein ... DETAILS

.lk = Sri Lanka ... DETAILS

.lr = Liberia ... DETAILS

.ls = Lesotho - no registrar

.lt = Lithuania ... DETAILS

.lu = Luxembourg ... DETAILS

.lv = Latvia ... DETAILS

.ly = Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya) ... DETAILS

.ma = Morocco ... DETAILS

.mc = Monaco ... DETAILS

.md = Moldova ... DETAILS

.me = Montenegro ... DETAILS

.mg = Madagascar ... DETAILS

.mh = Marshall Islands ... DETAILS

.mk = Macedonia ... DETAILS

.ml = Mali - no information

.mm = Myanmar (formerly Burma) - no registrar

.mn = Mongolia ... DETAILS

.mo = Macau ... DETAILS

.mp = Northern Mariana Islands ... DETAILS

.mq = Martinique - no information

.mr = Mauritania ... DETAILS

.ms = Montserrat ... DETAILS

.mt = Malta ... DETAILS

.mu = Mauritius ... DETAILS

.mv = Maldives - no registrar

.mw = Malawi ... DETAILS

.mx = Mexico ... DETAILS

.my = Malaysia ... DETAILS

.mz = Mozambique - no registrar

.na = Namibia ... DETAILS

.nc = New Caledonia ... DETAILS

.ne = Niger - no information

.nf = Norfolk Island ... DETAILS

.ng = Nigeria ... DETAILS

.ni = Nicaragua ... DETAILS

.nl = Netherlands ... DETAILS

.no = Norway ... DETAILS

.np = Nepal ... DETAILS

.nr = Nauru ... DETAILS

.nu = Niue ... DETAILS

.nz = New Zealand ... DETAILS

.om = Oman - Omantel.net.om not functioning

.pa = Panama ... DETAILS

.pe = Peru ... DETAILS

.pf = French Polynesia - no registrar

.pg = Papua New Guinea - no registrar

.ph = Philippines ... DETAILS

.pk = Pakistan ... DETAILS

.pl = Poland ... DETAILS

.pm = Saint Pierre and Miquelon - not available

.pn = Pitcairn Island ... DETAILS

.pr = Puerto Rico ... DETAILS

.ps = Palestinian Territories ... DETAILS

.pt = Portugal ... DETAILS

.pw = Palau ... DETAILS

.py = Paraguay ... DETAILS

.qa = Qatar ... DETAILS

.re = Reunion Island ... DETAILS

.ro = Romania ... DETAILS

.rs = Serbia - no registrar

.ru = Russian Federation ... DETAILS

.rw = Rwanda ... DETAILS

.sa = Saudi Arabia ... DETAILS

.sb = Solomon Islands ... DETAILS

.sc = Seychelles ... DETAILS

.sd = Sudan ... DETAILS

.se = Sweden ... DETAILS

.sg = Singapore ... DETAILS

.sh = Saint Helena ... DETAILS

.si = Slovenia ... DETAILS

.sj = Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands - not in use

.sk = Slovak Republic ... DETAILS

.sl = Sierra Leone ... DETAILS

.sm = San Marino ... DETAILS

.sn = Senegal - no registrar

.so = Somalia - no registrar

.sr = Suriname ... DETAILS

.st = Sao Tome and Principe ... DETAILS

.su = Soviet Union ... DETAILS

.sv = El Salvador ... DETAILS

.sy = Syrian Arab Republic ... DETAILS

.sz = Swaziland ... DETAILS

.tc = Turks and Caicos Islands - no registrar

.td = Chad - no registrar

.tf = French Southern Territories - no registrar

.tg = Togo ... DETAILS

.th = Thailand ... DETAILS

.tj = Tajikistan ... DETAILS

.tk = Tokelau ... DETAILS

.tl = Timor-Leste ... DETAILS

.tm = Turkmenistan ... DETAILS

.tn = Tunisia ... DETAILS

.to = Tonga ... DETAILS

.tp = East Timor - Closed. See: Timor-Leste

.tr = Turkey ... DETAILS

.tt = Trinidad and Tobago ... DETAILS

.tv = Tuvalu ... DETAILS

.tw = Taiwan ... DETAILS

.tz = Tanzania ... DETAILS

.ua = Ukraine ... DETAILS

.ug = Uganda ... DETAILS

.uk = United Kingdom ... DETAILS

.um = United States Minor Outlying Islands
- Withdrawn, no domains exist.

.us = United States (USA) ... DETAILS

.uy = Uruguay ... DETAILS

.uz = Uzbekistan ... DETAILS

.va = Holy See (Vatican City State)- no registrar

.vc = Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ... DETAILS

.ve = Venezuela ... DETAILS

.vg = British Virgin Islands ... DETAILS

.vi = U.S. Virgin Islands ... DETAILS

.vn = Vietnam ... DETAILS

.vu = Vanuatu ... DETAILS

.wf = Wallis and Futuna Islands - no registrar

.ws = Western Samoa ... DETAILS

.ye = Yemen - no registrar

.yt = Mayotte - no registrar

.yu = Yugoslavia ... DETAILS Withdrawn in favor of .me and .rs

.za = South Africa ... DETAILS

.zm = Zambia - no registrar

.zr = Zaire - Obsolete
now: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (.cd)

.zw = Zimbabwe - no registrar


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