meaning of different domain name extension

Do you want to know the meaning of .COM, .BIZ, .ORG, .NET .GOV, .MOBI, .INFO, .JOBS and other domain name extension?


Finding the right domain name is the very important first step in building your brand and identity on the web, primarily domain name represents your company name on the web and choosing the right domain extension helps your audience define what your website is all about. If you are here to learn what domain extension fits your website then you are in the right page. I will be discussing what are the meaning of different domain extension like .COM, .INFO, and etc.

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Every year new top level domains are introduced by a body known as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) which is in charge of domain names and IP address. ICANN does this with the help of Internet Assigned Numberd Authority(IANA) which is in charge of assigning the operator of TLDs.

.COM is the most popular domain extension on the web and most name are already not available or already have been taken, in that case if you think your chosen name for your domain will bring you to success then the only solution is choose a different domain extension.

Most of the time the domain name which has the fastest potential to rank faster in search engines are domain name which only consist of one word. Meaning one word get easily notice and easily remember and if you are thinking in choosing .COM as your domain extension then expect its going to be difficult for you to use your chosen name, and if you want to get a bigger chance of having a one word domain name then you should choose an alternative domain name extension.

Meaning Of Different Domain Name Extension

Universal Domain Extension
  • .COM (Commercial)
  • .BIZ (Business)
  • .EDU (Education)
  • .DEV (Developer)
  • .ORG (Organization)
  • .NET (Network)
  • .GOV (Government)
  • .MOBI (Mobile)
  • .JOBS (Employment)
  • .INFO (Information)
Countries Domain Extension
  • .DE (Germany)
  • .CN (China)
  • .UK (United Kingdom)
  • .NL (Netherlands)
  • .EU (European Union)
  • .RU (Russia)
  • .CA (Canada)
  • .NG (Nigeria)
  • .IN (India)

These are the following popular domain name extension that are most used and popular. Now that you have the idea what are the meaning of these extensions, you are now ready to choose the right domain name extension for your business.

If there are domain name extension that you think that I miss, please leave a comment below and I will be happy to include it in my list.  Thank you for having time reading on my page and good luck to you!
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