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Domain Names Extensions and there Meanings
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We often get asked what does each domain name extension mean, so we have complied a list of domain names and there meanings.

NOTE: This is not a complete list.

.ASIA 1-10 yrs 5 days Requires a Charter Eligibility Declaration (CED). Open to anyone who can meet the CED requirement.

.BIZ 1-10 yrs 5 days gTLD dedicated exclusively to the business community. The .BIZ domain can only be used for a "bona fide business or commercial use".

.COM 1-10 yrs 5 days Short for .commercial. Domain names with the .com extension are by far the most popular, and can be purchased by any individual or business.

.INFO 1-10 yrs 5 days The first unrestricted top-level domain since .com, .info domains are available to the general public.

.MOBI 1-10 yrs 5 days .Mobi is the only TLD dedicated to the unique needs of mobile web users. Visitors can trust that a website is compatible with their mobile device if it ends in .mobi.

Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)

A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs. Creation and delegation of ccTLDs is performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), and with certain exceptions noted below corresponds to the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes maintained by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency.

.NAME 1-10 yrs 5 days Available to the general public, .name email addresses are listed as firstname@lastname.name or lastname@firstname.name, while Web sites are listed as http://www.firstname.lastname.name.

.NET 1-10 yrs 5 days Short for .network, this domain extension was originally designed to be used by technical Web sites. However, domains using this extension can be registered by anyone.

.ORG 1-10 yrs 5 days When you buy a .ORG, your organisation is linked to a well established brand of trust and integrity. One of the original top-level domains (TLDs), .ORG became the registry of choice for organsations dedicated to serving the public interest, and today .ORG is considered one of the most trusted domains on the internet.

Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)

A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs. Creation and delegation of ccTLDs is performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), and with certain exceptions noted below corresponds to the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes maintained by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency.

.AC 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.AT 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.BE 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.BZ 1-10 yrs The country-coded Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for the country of Belize. Anyone in the world can register a .bz name.

.CA 1-10 yrs Canada's ccTLD. There are additional contact attributes required for the Canadian ccTLD.

.CC 1-10 yrs Top level domain for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Anyone in the world can register a .cc domain for any purpose.

.CN 1-10 yrs One of the hottest and fastest growing ccTLDs in the world is the .CN domain. As of January 2008, .CN has over 9 million registrations and ranks as the 4th largest TLD. According to figures reported by CNNIC in June, 2007, China now has 162 million Internet users or 12.3% of the country's total population, up from 137 million users in 2006.

.DE 1-10 yrs Germany's ccTLD The administrative contact must have a street address or P.O. box within Germany. .DE names require a minimum of 2 name servers. Please review our Registration Agreement for .DE specific legal information.

.EU 1 yr To register a .EU domain name, you must meet one of the following requirements:

Undertakings having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European community; Organisations established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law; iii) Natural persons resident within the European Community

.GS 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.IN 1-5 yrs Top level domain for India. Anyone in the world can register a .in name.

.IO 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.IT 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD. Individual registrants may only register one .IT domain. Companies may register more, but must provide a tax ID number. Registrants must reside in the European Union.

.JP 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD. Please see terms and conditions during the registration process.

.LA 1 yr Open TLD, great for Los Angeles residents and businesses. Totally open TLD.

.ME 2-10 yrs 2 days One of the fastest growing ccTLDs of 2008 is the new .ME domain. .ME is used to personalize your web presence and make a statement by a name. Plus it is a great tool for both individuals and businesses to help people remember where to find them online.

.MS 1 yr WHOIS changes must be made at the Registry.

.NL 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD. You must fax in info after purchase to complete registration.

.NU 2-10 yrs "NU" means "NOW" in some European countries and is a very popular TLD. No restrictions and can be registered by anyone.

.NZ 1 yr The ccTLD for the country of New Zealand. There are no residency restrictions, these domains can be registered by anyone. These domains have special renewal restrictions. Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.SH 1 yr Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.TC 1 yr WHOIS changes must be made at the Registry.

.TM 10 yrs Trade Mark

.TV 1-10 yrs 5 days .tv is the address for rich and dynamic

Country Code Second-Level Domain (ccSLD)

A country code second-level domain (ccSLD) is a second-level domain to a country code top-level domain. It may be set apart by the domain name registry for the registration of third-level domains or registered to a third party as a subdomain. Many registries reuse common top-level domain names at the second-level such as "com", "net" and "org", e.g. .com.sg.

.TV 1-10 yrs 5 days .tv is the address for rich and dynamic media on the web.

.TW 1-10 yrs 5 days Taiwan's ccTLD

.US 1-10 yrs 5 days Note: You must meet all the .US Nexus registration requirements to register a name in the .US TLD.

CO.UK 2 yrs 5 days Currently, contact information modifications are not immediate. .UK names require a minimum of 2 name servers. Name servers hanges/updates may take up to half an hour. A renewal cannot be issued until at least five (5) months prior to the domain's expiration date and effects of a renewal do not occur instantly.

.VG 1 yr WHOIS changes must be made at the Registry.

.WS 1-10 yrs The country-coded Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for the country of Western Samoa but branded as WebSite. Anyone in the world can register a .WS name.

.BR.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Brazil.

.CN.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for China.

.DE.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Germany.

.EU.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Europe.

.HU.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Hungary.

.NO.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Norway.

.QC.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Quebec.

.RU.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for the Russian Federation.

.SA.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Saudi Arabia.

.SE.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Sweden.

.UK.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for the United Kingdom.

.US.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for the United States.

.UY.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for Uruguay.

.ZA.COM 2yr 2nd Level Domain for South Africa.

.COM.MX 2 yrs Special renewal terms exist for this TLD.

.UK.NET 2 yrs 2nd Level Domain for the United Kingdom.

.SE.NET 2 yrs 2nd Level Domain for Sweden.

.KIDS.US 1-5 yrs .KIDS.US.
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