Domain Extension Meaning
Below you'll find some of the more
popular domain extensions and the domain extension
- Generally intended for commercial use. By far the most
recognized domain name extension.
.NET (Network) -
This was originally intended for network
oriented sites such as internet service providers. This
definitely isn't the case any longer. People will
register .NET domains for commercial use, generally if
the .COM extension isn't available or if they'd like to
protect their main .COM domain by registering all
.ORG (Organization) -
This domain extension was originally
intended for non-profit or trade organizations. Again,
this is no longer the case and is generally registered
by anyone looking to protect their main domain by
registering all available domain extensions or simply
because a better extension isn't available for
.IN (India) -
This is the official Top-level domain in India. With a
.IN Domain, your business can develop a presence in
India, develop Indian consumers confidence and trust,
Get more qualified Indian leads, Companies, individuals,
and organizations in India and abroad also. Proud of
yourself by using a .IN domain name -- The symbol of
India's future! Different types of .IN domains are: .in
- .co.in - co.in - .net.in - .org.in
- .firm.in - .gen.in -
is the official Top-level domain for India. With a .IN
Domain your business can; Develop a presence in India,
develop Indian consumer confidence and trust, Get more
qualified Indian leads, Companies, individuals, and
organizations in India and abroad are eligible. Show
your pride by using a .IN domain name -- the symbol of
India's future! Different type of .in domain are:- .in -
.co.in - .net.in - .org.in - .firm.in
- .gen.in -
.INFO (Informational) -
This gTLD is generally used as an
extension for informational websites. I believe that
other than .COM, .NET & .ORG, it's the most popular
domain extension used. If you are developing an
informational website it's definitely a domain extension
that I'd register.
.MOBI (Mobile) -
This domain extension, as of this
writing, is fairly new. Although majority of the domain
name owners registered their domain name with the .MOBI
domain name to protect their brand, it is primarily
reserved for website built for displaying on mobile
- In my opinion it's used primarily for media, primarily
video, related websites.
- This is actually a ccTLD for Western Samoa but was
converted to a domain extension commonly used as an
acronym for 'website'. Although it seems that it would
be a great extension I don't feel that it really ever
took off and you can find very good domains available
with the .WS extension.
.ME (ME) - This is the newest domain, as of this
writing. It was originally the ccTLD of Montenegro but
would generally be used for personal related websites
such as family websites or blogs another option would be
to pose your resume or even artwork that you may have
done. The other use would be to create a very memorable
personal email address.
- This is a gTLD that's intended for personal use.
You'll find that this extension is used for personal /
family websites or simply used for name related email
.US (United States) -
This ccTLD generally refers to US based
companies. Although the domain has been out for quite
some time now it's possible to find some very good
domain names with this extension.
- This is a ccTLD that is generally reserved for
Canadian based businesses.
.CO.UK (United Kingdom)
- This country code domain is generally reserved for
commercial related websites based in the United Kingdom.
Although it's not restricted to just UK based business,
I see very little value in registering the domain
extension unless you plan on doing some sort of business
in the UK.