In the dimensions of web hosting services, a Domain Name is used to identify one or more IP addresses and URLs to identify particular Web pages. In a very non-technical language, a domain name is a representation that you see in your favorite browser after ‘www’ and before sign ‘@’ in an e-mail. In standard conditions, a domain name comprises two components namely Top Level Domain (TLD) and the Second Level Name that is also known as the actual name. In Brain Pulse.com, .com is the top-level domain and BrainPulse is a second-level name or mid-level domain.
There are a number of TLDs available in the marketplace.
- Generic TLDs or (gTLDs)
- Country Code TLDS (ccTLDs)
gTLDs: A generic or gTLD is a top-level domain that denotes a specific type of organization. These are three or more letters long, and fit for any organization. Some primarily used gTLDs are:
- .com - for commercial organizations
- .edu - educational establishments
- .gov - for governments and their agencies
- .info - for informational sites
- .net - originally for network infrastructures
- .org - originally for organizations
- .mobi - for sites catering to mobile devices
- .travel - for travel agents, airlines, hoteliers, tourism bureaus, etc.
ccTLDs: A country code top-level domain or ccTLD is a top-level domain used for a country or a dependent territory. The rules of using ccTLDs are standard across the countries with some customized exceptions. Find below some of the very famous country code TLDs:
- .ca - Canada
- .af – Afghanistan
- .in – India
- .pk- Pakistan
- .nz - New Zealand
- .tr – Turkey
- .uk- United Kingdom
- .us-United States