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Glossary of TLDs

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Last Updated: November 6, 2015 4:07 PM

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You can use the following glossary to learn more about the different types of domain names that exist.

NOTE: Not all of the domain name types listed here are available for registration through us.

TLD

A top-level domain name (TLD) is the last part of a domain name. For example, in coolexample.com, the TLD is the “.com”. A gTLD is a generic top-level domain name. These are not linked to geographical regions or special authorities. gTLDs are typically used to describe organizations and businesses.

A

  • .aero — Aviation Community members only
  • .asia — Companies and individuals based in the Asia-Pacific region

B

  • .biz — Intended for business use

C-G

  • .com — Considered commercial and is the most widely used TLD on the Internet
  • .coop — Reserved for cooperative businesses
  • .edu — Available to higher learning educational institutions that grant degrees
  • .gov — Reserved for U.S. government agencies

H-M

  • .info — Used for informational purposes
  • .jobs — Used for employment and job-related websites
  • .mil — Reserved for use by the U.S. Military
  • .mobi — Dedicated to sites that are made for mobile device use
  • .museum — Reserved for museums

N-R

  • .name — For individual use generally using a first and last name
  • .net — Usually used by Network Providers, but used widely by businesses and individuals for other purposes
  • .org — Commonly used by non profit organizations
  • .pro — Used for specific professions, usually intended for licensed professions. Examples include: Attorneys, Doctors etc.

S-Z

  • .sch — Reserved for schools
  • .tel — Internet Communication Services
  • .travel — Reserved for the travel and tourist industry and must be verified as a legitimate travel-related entity

Open TLD

Open TLDs are top-level domain names that are open to the general public for registration.

A-G

  • .biz — Intended for business use
  • .com — Intended for Commercial use and the most popular domain name extension on the Internet.

H-M

  • .mobi — Dedicated to sites that are made for mobile device use

N-R

  • .name — For individual use, generally using a first and last name
  • .net — Usually used by network providers, but used widely by businesses and individuals for other purposes
  • .org — Commonly used by non-profit organizations

S-Z

ccTLD

ccTLDs are country-code top-level domain names. They are two letters long instead of three and are active sometimes even if the country the ccTLD was created to represent no longer exists.

A

  • .ac — Ascension Island
  • .ad — Andorra
  • .ae — United Arab Emirates
  • .af — Afghanistan
  • .ag — Antigua and Barbuda
  • .ai — Anguilla
  • .am — Armenia
  • .an — Antigua and Barbuda
  • .ao — Angola
  • .aq — Antarctica
  • .ar — Argentina
  • .as — American Samoa
  • .at — Austria
  • .auAustralia
  • .aw — Aruba
  • .az — Azerbaijan

B

  • .ba — Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • .bb — Barbados
  • .bd — Bangladesh
  • .be — Belgium
  • .bf — Burkina Faso
  • .bg — Bulgaria
  • .bh — Bahrain
  • .bi — Burundi
  • .bj — Benin
  • .bm — Bermuda
  • .bn — Brunei Darussalalm
  • .bo — Bolivia
  • .br — Brazil
  • .bs — Bahamas
  • .bt — Bhutan
  • .bv — Bouvet Island
  • .bw — Botswana
  • .by — Belarus
  • .bz — Belize

C-D

  • .caCanada
  • .cc — Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • .cd — Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • .cf — Central African Republic
  • .cg — Republic of the Congo
  • .ch — Republic of Switzerland
  • .ci — Cote dlvoire
  • .ck — Cook Islands
  • .cl — Chile
  • .cm — Cameroon
  • .cn — China, mainland
  • .co — Colombia
  • .cr — Costa Rica
  • .cu — Cuba
  • .cv — Cape Verde
  • .cx — Christmas Island
  • .cy — Cyprus
  • .cz — Czech Republic
  • .de — Federal Republic of Germany
  • .dj — Djibouti
  • .dk — Denmark
  • .dm — Dominica
  • .do — Dominican Republic
  • .dz — Algeria

E-F

  • .ec — Ecuador
  • .ee — Estonia
  • .eg — Egypt
  • .er — Eritrea
  • .es — Spain
  • .et — Ethiopia
  • .eu — European Union
  • .fi — Finland
  • .fj — Fiji
  • .fk — Falkland Islands
  • .fm — Federated States of Micronesia or radio related websites in general
  • .fo — Faroe Islands
  • .fr — France

G-H

  • .ga — Gabon
  • .gb. — United Kingdom, not used as widely as .uk
  • .gd — Grenada
  • .ge — Georgia
  • .gf — French Guiana
  • .gg — Guernsey
  • .gh — Ghana
  • .gi — Gibraltar
  • .gl — Greenland
  • .gm — Gambia
  • .gn — Guinea
  • .gp — Guadeloupe
  • .gq — Equatorial Guinea
  • .gr — Greece
  • .gs — South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia
  • .gt — Guatemala
  • .gw — Guinea-Bissau
  • .gy — Gyana
  • .hk — Hong Kong
  • .hm — Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • .hn — Honduras
  • .hr — Croatia
  • .ht — Haiti
  • .hu — Hungary

I-J

  • .id — Indonesia
  • .ie — Ireland
  • .il — Israel
  • .im — Isle of Man
  • .inIndia
  • .io — British Indian Ocean Territory
  • .iq — Iraq
  • .ir — Iran
  • .is — Iceland
  • .it — Italy
  • .je — Jersey
  • .jm — Jamaica
  • .jo — Jordan
  • .jp — Japan

K-L

  • .ke — Kenya
  • .kg — Kyrgyzstan
  • .kh — Cambodia
  • .ki — Kiribati
  • .km — Comoros
  • .kn — Saint Kitts and News
  • .kp — North Korea
  • .kr — South Korea
  • .kw — Kuwait
  • .ky — Cayman Islands
  • .kz — Kazakhstan
  • .la — Laos
  • .lb — Lebanon
  • .lc — Saint Lucia
  • .li — Liechtenstein
  • .lk — Sri Lanka
  • .lr — Liberia
  • .ls — Lesotho
  • .lt — Lithuania
  • .lu — Luxembourg
  • .lv — Latvia or popularly known as "Las Vegas"
  • .ly — Libya

M

  • .ma — Morocco
  • .mc — Monaco
  • .md — Moldova
  • .me — Montenegro and also a domain name for personal websites
  • .mg — Madagascar
  • .mh — Marshall Islands
  • .mk — Republic of Macedonia
  • .ml — Mali
  • .mm — Myanmar
  • .mn — Mongolia
  • .mo — Macau
  • .mp — Northern Mariana Islands
  • .mq — Martinique
  • .mr — Mauritania
  • .mt — Malta
  • .mu — Mauritius
  • .mv — Maldives
  • .mw — Malawi
  • .mx — Mexico
  • .my — Malaysia
  • .mz — Mozambique

N

  • .na — Namibia
  • .nc — New Caledonia
  • .ne — Niger
  • .nf — Norfolk Island
  • .ng — Nigeria
  • .ni — Nicaragua
  • .nl — Netherlands
  • .no — Norway
  • .np — Nepal
  • .nr — Nauru
  • .nu — Niue
  • .nz — New Zealand

O-P

  • .om — Oman
  • .pa — Panama
  • .pe — Peru
  • .pf — French Polynesia
  • .pg — Papua New Guinea
  • .ph — Philippines
  • .pk — Pakistan
  • .pl — Poland
  • .pm — Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
  • .pn — Pitcairn Islands
  • .pr — Puerto Rico
  • .pt — Portugal
  • .pw — Palau
  • .py — Paraguay

Q-R

  • .qa — Qatar
  • .re — Reunion
  • .ro — Romania
  • .rs — Serbia
  • .ru — Russia
  • .rw — Rwanda

S-T

  • .sa — Saudia Arabia
  • .sb — Solomon Islands
  • .sc — Seychelles
  • .sd — Sudan
  • .se — Sweden
  • .sg — Singapore
  • .sh — Saint Helena
  • .si — Slovenia
  • .sj — Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
  • .sk — Slovakia
  • .sl — Sierra Leone
  • .sm — San Marino
  • .sn — Senegal
  • .so — Somalia
  • .sr — Suriname
  • .st — Sao Tome and Principe
  • .su — The former Soviet Union
  • sv — El Salvador
  • .sy — Syria
  • .sz — Swaziland
  • .tc — Turks and Caicos Islands
  • .td — Chad
  • .tf — French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • .tg — Togo
  • .th — Thailand
  • .tj — Tajikistan
  • .tk — Tokelau
  • .tl — East Timor
  • .tm — Turkmenistan
  • .tn — Tunisia
  • .to — Tonga
  • .tp — East Timor
  • .tr — Turkey
  • .tt — Trinidad and Tobago
  • .tv — Tuvalu and popularly used for television-related sites
  • .tw — Taiwan
  • .tz — Tanzania

U-V

  • .ua — Ukraine
  • .ug — Uganda
  • .ukUnited Kingdom
  • .us — US territories
  • .uy — Uruguay
  • .uz — Uzbekistan
  • .va — Vatican City State
  • .vc — Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • .ve — Venezuela
  • .vg — British Virgin Islands
  • .vu — Vanuatu

W-X

  • .wf — Wallis and Futuna
  • .ws — Western Samoa and also promoted for general use as “website”

Y-Z

  • .ye — Yemen
  • .yt — Mayotte
  • .yu — Yugoslavia
  • .za — South Africa
  • .zm — Zambia
  • .zw — Zimbabwe