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Top-Level Domain

Overview#

Top-Level Domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet.

Top-Level Domains were originally defined in RFC 920 as: Initial Set of Top-Level Domains (TLD):

  • .arpa- Temporary The current ARPA-Internet hosts.
  • .gov - Government, any government related domains meeting the second level requirements.
  • EDU - Education, any education related domains meeting the second level requirements.
  • COM - Commercial, any commercial related domains meeting the second level requirements.
  • MIL - Military, any military related domains meeting the second level requirements.
  • .org - Organization, any other domains meeting the second level requirements.
  • Countries - The English two letter code (alpha-2) identifying a country according the the ISO Standard for "Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries"

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