What Is A Top Level Domain

Here is a list of some common top-level domains (TLDs), categorized by their purpose or geographic association:

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs):

  1. .com – Commercial (Originally intended for commercial entities, now widely used)
  2. .net – Network (Originally intended for network infrastructure providers)
  3. .org – Organization (Originally intended for non-profit organizations)
  4. .edu – Education (Restricted to accredited post-secondary institutions)
  5. .gov – Government (Restricted to U.S. government entities)
  6. .info – Information (Open for registration, intended for informative websites)
  7. .biz – Business (Intended for business or commercial use)
  8. .name – Personal (Intended for individuals’ personal use)
  9. .mobi – Mobile devices (Intended for websites catering to mobile devices)

South African Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs):

  1. .za – South Africa (general ccTLD)
  2. .co.za – Commercial entities in South Africa (most popular)
  3. .org.za – Non-profit organizations in South Africa
  4. .net.za – Network infrastructure providers in South Africa
  5. .web.za – Open for general use in South Africa

South African Sponsored Top-Level Domains (sTLDs):

  1. .joburg – Johannesburg (specific to the city of Johannesburg)
  2. .capetown – Cape Town (specific to the city of Cape Town)
  3. .durban – Durban (specific to the city of Durban)
  4. .africa – Represents the African continent (not specific to South Africa, but widely used)

Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs):

  1. .za – South Africa
  2. .us – United States
  3. .uk – United Kingdom
  4. .ca – Canada
  5. .au – Australia
  6. .de – Germany
  7. .jp – Japan
  8. .fr – France
  9. .cn – China
  10. .in – India
  11. .br – Brazil

New Generic Top-Level Domains (new gTLDs):

  1. .tech – Technology-related
  2. .online – General use, online presence
  3. .store – Online stores or e-commerce
  4. .blog – Blogs and blogging platforms
  5. .app – Mobile applications
  6. .shop – Online shopping sites
  7. .club – Clubs, groups, or communities
  8. .design – Design-related websites
  9. .media – Media-related content
  10. .photography – Photography portfolios

These are just a selection of the many TLDs available today, each serving specific purposes or indicating geographic location. The internet domain space continues to evolve with new TLDs being introduced regularly to cater to diverse needs and interests.

Reach out to us today, and let us assist you in getting the perfect TLD for your new project

Grant Orbell
Digital Marketing Specialist
Ipcoweb Digital


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