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top-level domains

top-level domain (plural top-level domains)

  1. (computing, Internet) The last component of a domain name, such as .com, .edu, .gov, .net, .org, .mil or any of the newer generic top-level domains, or any of the ccTLDs. Abbreviated TLD.

Simple English

A top-level domain or (TLD) are the letters that follow the final dot of the domain names.

There are several kinds of TLDs:

  • Infrastructure: One TLD, the .arpa[1]
  • Countries: Usually they are codes with two letters according to the ISO 3166.
  • Sponsored: They are promoted by collectives, organizations, the USA government or territories with its own language and culture.
  • Generic: They are .com, .net, .org and .info.
  • Generic restricted: .edu, .gov, .mil


  1. IANA -- .ARPA Zone Management - Retrieved December 10, 2010
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