Complete List Of Domain Extensions

Looking to register a domain name but you don’t know the right extension for your website. As widely accepted, first choice should always be to pick a .com but this might not be the case if your web site happens to be of a particular type of field or industry. Choosing the right domain is never easy but if you need to you can use other extensions when you register a domain name.  iReadySites.com has created a list of almost all known domain extensions you can choose from and what they are used for:

TLD Domain Names Extensions

  • .aero Aviation
  • .arpa A top-level domain name used for ArpaNet sites.
  • .biz Business Organizations
  • .cat Catalan language and culture
  • .com A top-level domain name used for commercial Internet sites in the United States
  • .coop Co-Operative Organizations
  • .edu A top-level domain name used for educational sites in the United States
  • .firm An ending of an address for an Internet site for a business
  • .gov A top-level domain name used for a U.S. government site on the Internet
  • .info Open TLD
  • .int A top-level domain name used for international institutions
  • .jobs A top-level domain name for Jobs
  • .mil A top-level domain name for a U.S. military site on the Internet
  • .mobi A top-level domain name for a sites made for mobile phones
  • .museum A top-level domain name for Museums
  • .name A top-level domain name for Personal Names
  • .nato A top-level domain name used for NATO sites
  • .net A top-level domain name used for Internet administrative sites in the United States
  • .org A top-level domain name for organizational Internet sites in the United States
  • .pro A top-level domain name for professionals
  • .store An ending of an address for an Internet site that is for a retail business
  • .travel A TLD for Travel related sites
  • .web An ending of an address for an Internet site that is about the World Wide Web

Worldwide Registry List of ccTLDs

  • .ac Ascension Island
  • .ad Andorra
  • .ae United Arab Emirates
  • .af Afghanistan
  • .ag Antigua and Barbuda
  • .ai Anguilla
  • .al Albania
  • .am Armenia
  • .an Netherlands Antilles
  • .ao Angola
  • .aq Antarctica
  • .ar Argentina
  • .as American Samoa
  • .at Austria
  • .au Australia
  • .aw Aruba
  • .az Azerbaijan
  • .ax Aland Islands
  • .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 Darussalam
  • .bo Bolivia
  • .br Brazil
  • .bs Bahamas
  • .bt Bhutan
  • .bv Bouvet Island
  • .bw Botswana
  • .by Belarus
  • .bz Belize
  • .ca Canada
  • .cc Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • .cd Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
  • .cf Central African Republic
  • .cg Congo, Republic of
  • .ch Switzerland
  • .ci Cote d’Ivoire
  • .ck Cook Islands
  • .cl Chile
  • .cm Cameroon
  • .cn China
  • .co Colombia
  • .cr Costa Rica
  • .cs Serbia and Montenegro
  • .cu Cuba
  • .cv Cape Verde
  • .cx Christmas Island
  • .cy Cyprus
  • .cz Czech Republic
  • .de Germany
  • .dj Djibouti
  • .dk Denmark
  • .dm Dominica
  • .do Dominican Republic
  • .dz Algeria
  • .ec Ecuador
  • .ee Estonia
  • .eg Egypt
  • .eh Western Sahara
  • .er Eritrea
  • .es Spain
  • .et Ethiopia
  • .eu European Union
  • .fi Finland
  • .fj Fiji
  • .fk Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • .fm Micronesia, Federal State of
  • .fo Faroe Islands
  • .fr France
  • .ga Gabon
  • .gb United Kingdom
  • .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 Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • .gt Guatemala
  • .gu Guam
  • .gw Guinea-Bissau
  • .gy Guyana
  • .hk Hong Kong
  • .hm Heard and McDonald Islands
  • .hn Honduras
  • .hr Croatia/Hrvatska
  • .ht Haiti
  • .hu Hungary
  • .id Indonesia
  • .ie Ireland
  • .il Israel
  • .im Isle of Man
  • .in India
  • .io British Indian Ocean Territory
  • .iq Iraq
  • .ir Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • .is Iceland
  • .it Italy
  • .je Jersey
  • .jm Jamaica
  • .jo Jordan
  • .jp Japan
  • .ke Kenya
  • .kg Kyrgyzstan
  • .kh Cambodia
  • .ki Kiribati
  • .km Comoros
  • .kn Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • .kp Korea, Democratic People’s Republic
  • .kr Korea, Republic of
  • .kw Kuwait
  • .ky Cayman Islands
  • .kz Kazakhstan
  • .la Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • .lb Lebanon
  • .lc Saint Lucia
  • .li Liechtenstein
  • .lk Sri Lanka
  • .lr Liberia
  • .ls Lesotho
  • .lt Lithuania
  • .lu Luxembourg
  • .lv Latvia
  • .ly Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • .ma Morocco
  • .mc Monaco
  • .md Moldova, Republic of
  • .mg Madagascar
  • .mh Marshall Islands
  • .mk Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
  • .ml Mali
  • .mm Myanmar
  • .mn Mongolia
  • .mo Macau
  • .mp Northern Mariana Islands
  • .mq Martinique
  • .mr Mauritania
  • .ms Montserrat
  • .mt Malta
  • .mu Mauritius
  • .mv Maldives
  • .mw Malawi
  • .mx Mexico
  • .my Malaysia
  • .mz Mozambique
  • .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
  • .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 Island
  • .pr Puerto Rico
  • .ps Palestinian Territories
  • .pt Portugal
  • .pw Palau
  • .py Paraguay
  • .qa Qatar
  • .re Reunion Island
  • .ro Romania
  • .ru Russian Federation
  • .rw Rwanda
  • .sa Saudi Arabia
  • .sb Solomon Islands
  • .sc Seychelles
  • .sd Sudan
  • .se Sweden
  • .sg Singapore
  • .sh Saint Helena
  • .si Slovenia
  • .sj Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
  • .sk Slovak Republic
  • .sl Sierra Leone
  • .sm San Marino
  • .sn Senegal
  • .so Somalia
  • .sr Suriname
  • .st Sao Tome and Principe
  • .sv El Salvador
  • .sy Syrian Arab Republic
  • .sz Swaziland
  • .tc Turks and Caicos Islands
  • .td Chad
  • .tf French Southern Territories
  • .tg Togo
  • .th Thailand
  • .tj Tajikistan
  • .tk Tokelau
  • .tl Timor-Leste
  • .tm Turkmenistan
  • .tn Tunisia
  • .to Tonga
  • .tp East Timor
  • .tr Turkey
  • .tt Trinidad and Tobago
  • .tv Tuvalu
  • .tw Taiwan
  • .tz Tanzania
  • .ua Ukraine
  • .ug Uganda
  • .uk United Kingdom
  • .um United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • .us United States
  • .uy Uruguay
  • .uz Uzbekistan
  • .va Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • .vc Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • .ve Venezuela
  • .vg Virgin Islands, British
  • .vi Virgin Islands, US
  • .vn Vietnam
  • .vu Vanuatu
  • .wf Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • .ws Western Samoa
  • .ye Yemen
  • .yt Mayotte
  • .yu Yugoslavia
  • .za South Africa
  • .zm Zambia
  • .zw Zimbabwe ?

What is a Domain Name

What is a Domain Name (aka Domain)?

A domain name is an alias for an IP address. Now what is an IP address? An IP address is a numeric code that tells computers where to look through the Internet for content or more rightly a website. An example of an IP address would be 70.85.248.194. Rather than typing in a kind of complex and easily forgotten IP address, a domain name helps you by typing an easily remembered name to access the same site. For example, in the URL http://www.ireadysites.com/index.html, the domain name is ireadysites.com.

Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:

  • gov – Government agencies
  • edu – Educational institutions
  • org – Organizations (nonprofit)
  • mil – Military
  • com – commercial business
  • net – Network organizations

The domain name represents your web site (e.g. residential, commercial, reverse mortgage, or real estate website). It provides a means for connectivity with your web hosting. It must be unique and no two people or companies can have the same domain for their site.

There are Two Types of Domain Names:

  • INTERNIC Domain Names / TLDs
  • Country Domain Names / SLDs

INTERNIC Domain Names:

These are used for international purpose, like you have an online store or information website which is for international and local online visitors. One thing which is very important to know is the INTERNIC Domain Names are mostly quite cheap as compare to other types. Some Internic Domain Names are also very expensive (i.e. .edu) and also need lots of documents and approvals before registration.

In easy words you can say – TLD stands for Top Level Domain. This includes any domain names which suffix is .com, .net, .org, .biz, .us, .info

Country Domain Names:

These kinds of domain names represent the website topic for any specific region or country, it doesn’t mean that these website will not be display in other countries. The websites which having the country domain names just represent the subject and relation of website.

Again putting it simply – SLD stands for Second Level Domain. This includes any domain names which suffix is .co.in, .com.pl, .com.cn, .co.uk, .org.tw and .co.at

A word of advice though, don’t buy domain name before consultation with regards to your need and requirements of your web site because most of the companies providing web hosting and domain registration service together also offer free domain name with hosting.

Another very important thing is that when you buy web hosting from the company who is offering you free domain registration, then ask who will have the authority of domain name. Because such companies mostly do not give you authority and details if you need to transfer you domain name to some other registrar.

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