Domain Register: What is the difference - .com, .org, .net, .biz & .info & all the others?

What is the difference - .com, .org, .net, .biz & .info & all the others?

World Wide Generic Domains: InterNIC definitions
Originally, it was suggested that .COM be used primarily for commercial businesses, .NET for network related organizations and .ORG for nonprofit groups. This quickly became unworkable and consequently, in the case of .COM, .NET and .ORG, a decision was made to rely on registrants to choose the TLD (Top Level Domain) they wish. In fact, many registrants (domain owners) order their domain name as .COM, .NET and .ORG.

.COM, .NET and .ORG are unrestricted open domains.
More info on .com
More info on .net
More info on .org

.INFO is the internet's first unrestricted top level domain since .COM Around the globe, .INFO is synonymous with information. Anyone can register a .INFO.
More info on .info

.BIZ is the internet's first top level domain just for businesses. Anyone can register a .BIZ.
More info on .biz

.MOBI is the internet's first top level domain just for mobile devices. .MOBI is an open domain, meaning anyone can register a .MOBI.
More info on .mobi

.XXX is the internet's first top level domain specifically designed for the benefit of the global online adult entertainment industry. .XXX is an open domain, meaning anyone over 18 years of age can register a .XXX. Available to non-adult industry brands who do NOT want to host a live website using the .XXX extension. The intention is for the applicant to protect their intellectual property for personal domain names, company domain names, product domain names
More info on .xxx

.ASIA is for individuals or companies. Enhance your Asian presence with a .ASIA domain. .ASIA is an open domain.
More info on .asia

.EU is for individuals or companies with a European Union presence. Any European Union citizen or company can register a .EU domain.
More info on .eu

.NAME is for individuals. .NAME is an open domain, meaning anyone can register a .NAME.
More info on .name

.US is for individuals or companies. Any US citizen or company can register a .US domain.
More info on .us

.CO.UK is for companies for United Kingdom, and is an open domain.
.ORG.UK is for non-profit organizations for United Kingdom, and is an open domain.
.ME.UK is for individuals for United Kingdom, and is an open domain.
More info on .uk domains

.CO is an open domain (Columbia)
.COM.CO for commercial entities.
.NET.CO for network entities.
.NOM.CO for individuals.
More info on .co domains

.MX is for Mexico, and is an open domain.
.COM.MX is for commercial purposes, and is an open domain.
More info on .mx domains

.TW is for Taiwan, and is an open domain.
.COM.TW is for commercial purposes.
.ORG.TW is for organizations.
More info on .tw domains

.IN is for India, and is an open domain.
.CO.IN is for commercial entities for India.
.NET.IN is for network entities for India.
.ORG.IN is for nonprofit organizations for India.
.FIRM.IN is for firm or company for India.
.GEN.IN is for general use for India.
.IND.IN is for individual for India.
More info on .in domains

.NZ is for New Zealand
.CO.NZ is an open domain for New Zealand
.NET.NZ is an open domain for New Zealand
.ORG.NZ is an open domainfor New Zealand
More info on .nz domains

.AC is an open domain (Ascension Island) More info on .ac domains

.AG is an open domain (Antigua and Barbuda) More info on .ag domains

.AM is an open domain (Armenia) More info on .am domains

.AT is an open domain (Austria) More info on .at domains

.BE is an open domain (Belgium) More info on .be domains

.BZ is an open domain (Belize) More info on .bz domains

.CC is an open domain (Cocos (Keeling) Islands) More info on .cc domains

.CH is an open domain (Switzerland) More info on .ch domains

.CX is an open domain (Christmas Island) More info on .cx domains

.CZ is an open domain (Czech Republic) More info on .cz domains

.DE is the domain for Germany. This domain is reserved for web sites with a German presence. More info on .de domains

.FM is an open domain (Federated States of Micronesia) More info on .fm domains

.GS is an open domain (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands located near Antarctica) More info on .gs domains

.HN is an open domain (Honduras) More info on .hn domains

.IO is an open domain (British Indian Ocean Territory) More info on .io domains

.JP is an open domain (Japan) More info on .jp domains

.LA is an open domain (Laos) More info on .la domains

.LC is an open domain (Saint Lucia) More info on .lc domains

.LI is an open domain (Liechtenstein) More info on .li domains

.ME is an open domain (Montenegro) More info on .me domains

.MN is an open domain (Mongolia) More info on .mn domains

.MS is an open domain (Montserrat) More info on .ms domains

.NL is an open domain (Netherlands) More info on .nl domains

.NU is an open domain (Niue) More info on .nu domains

.PL is an open domain (Poland) More info on .pl domains

.SC is an open domain (Seychelles) More info on .sc domains

.SG is an open domain (Singapore) More info on .sg domains

.SH is an open domain (Saint Helena) More info on .sh domains

.TK is an open domain (Tokelau) More info on .tk domains

.TV is an open domain (Tuvalu) More info on .tv domains

.VC is an open domain (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) More info on .vc domains

.COM & .NET 2nd level domains: - More on 2nd level .com & .net domains
AR.COM is an alternate domain for Argentina. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
BR.COM is an alternate domain for Brazil. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
CN.COM is an alternate domain for China. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
DE.COM is an alternate domain for Germany. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
EU.COM is an alternate domain for European Union. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
EU.COM is an alternate domain for European Union. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
GB.COM is an alternate domain for Great Britain. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
GB.NET is an alternate domain for Great Britain. The .net portion of the extension represents the word “network” and is most commonly used by businesses that are directly involved in providing Internet services.
HU.COM is an alternate domain for Hungary. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
JPN.COM is an alternate domain for Japan. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
KR.COM is an alternate domain for Korea. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
NO.COM is an alternate domain for Norway. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
QC.COM is an alternate domain for Quebec. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
RU.COM is an alternate domain for Russia. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
SA.COM is an alternate domain for Saudi Arabia. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
SE.COM is an alternate domain for Sweden. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
SE.NET is an alternate domain for Sweden. The .net portion of the extension represents the word "network", and is generally used by internet infrastructure providers.
UK.COM is an alternate domain for United Kingdom. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
UK.NET is an alternate domain for United Kingdom. The .net portion of the extension represents the word "network", and is generally used by internet infrastructure providers.
US.COM is an alternate domain for United States. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
UY.COM is an alternate domain for Uruguay. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.
ZA.COM is an alternate domain for South Africa. The .com portion of the extension indicates that the domain is a commercial entity.


WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR .EDU?

Formerly, the .EDU domain was reserved for 4-year, degree-granting colleges and universities.

Now, Eligibility for a .EDU domain name is limited to regionally-accredited, degree-granting institutions of higher education that are accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accrediting agencies. Each such institution may hold only a single name in the .EDU domain.

This change means that community colleges, are now eligible for .EDU names.

Please register .edu domains here.


WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR .GOV?

Registration in the .GOV domain is available to official governmental organizations in the United States including Federal, State, and local governments, and Native Sovereign Nations.

Please register .gov domains here.






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