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Top Level Domain


The top level domain is the part of the URLthat specifies what exactly that site is part of (institution, government, business, etc.). It's also easy to remember since it's always after the "." in the Web address, i.e., .com, .edu, and more. There are many different types of domains, including:

  • .com: commercial domains, now the largest presence on the Web
  • .org: organization, can be any type of organization
  • .gov: government agency, usually federal, but can be state
  • .edu: educational institution
  • .net: Internet Service Provider or network

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