What are domain name extensions?

domain name extensions

Domain name extensions are the endings on your domain name.
Domain names always have an extension.

  • 280 internet domain name extensions
  • .com and .net account for 50% of all domain names registered worldwide

Generic top-level domains:
Examples .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .gov, edu
Country code top-level domains:
Examples .nl, .eu, .uk, .de

Important to know

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain name space. It authorizes domain name registrars, through which domain names may be registered and reassigned.

Choose your domain name and its extension carefully. Your domain name is very important, because it can have an impact on your branding and search rankings.