Domain Extensions and their Meaning – Listed
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We are very often with .com, .net, .org, .co.in etc but what exactly do they stand for?
They are called as Domain Extensions and here list of Domain Extensions:
- .com: short for “commercial”; most popular Web extension.
- .org: short for “organization”; mostly non-profits, but can be used for any type of organization.
- .gov: short for “government”; usually a federal site, but also can indicate a state site.
- .edu: short for “educational”; most domains with an .edu extension are education-related.
- .net: short for “network”; many ISPs (Internet Service Provider) and networks use a .net extension.
- .int: used for international institutions.
- .info: is for credible resource Web sites and signifies a “resource” web site.
- .me: A personal website.
- .tv: In my opinion it’s used primarily for media, Television, Video related sites.
- .in: country code for India.
- .co.in:for company in India.
- .jobs: is designed to be added after the names of established companies with job to advertise.
- .mil: is limited to use by US military.
- .ac: used for educational network (same as .edu).
- .mobi: a site made for mobile phones.
- .store: for an Internet sites that for retail businesses.
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