What are the Different Types of Domains? (Learn More)

Choosing a perfect domain name is essential for anyone who wants to create a personal blog or a business website. Usually, A domain name will be referred to a brand and if you want to get succeeding your online visibility then you must need to find a brandable and memorable domain name. There are different types of domain name extensions for various purposes. In this article, we are going to describe about different types of domains and hope this post will give you some ideas to get the right domain name for your targeted website.

What is Domain Names?

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Top-Level Domain

Each home or office has an address. Similarly, A domain name is also the same as a web address. Domain name referred to a web address that people search on the browser address bar to get your website. Usually, all the domain name extension is unique and no one can’t buy with the same name. When you buy a domain then it will face your website and your business will get more popular.

What Are the Different Types of Domains?

When someone takes a decision to built a website, generally they think with .COM domain. It’s most common and also a popular extension than others. If you find through a domain name search tool then you will get multiple domain extension around there. Generally, there are five different types of domains extension that we highlighted below.

Top-Level Domain (TLD)

Top-level domain is one of the hierarchy domains among all the domain name system of the internet. There are many top-level domain names such as

  • .com – commercial business (the most common TLD)
  • .net – network organizations
  • .info – information 
  • .org – organizations (typically, nonprofit)
  • .gov –  government agencies
  • .edu – educational institutions
  • .mil –  military

In a recent couple of years, ICANN opens up a new TLD registration. So, anyone can choose and register the unique TLDs. Here’s a full list of the few top-level domains that currently we offer for registration here at IT Nut Hosting.

Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD)

Country Code Top Level Domain is a two-letter domain extension, such as .uk .au .ca or .us, which is reserved for a country, sovereign state, or dependent territory identified with a country code. If you run a local business website based on a specific country then this domain extension should be the best one to get targeted visitors.

Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD)

Generic Top-Level Domains are one of the categories of top-level domains these can be registered by anyone, anywhere in the world. The core group of generic top-level domains consists of the .com, .info, .net, and .org domains. However, some of the new gTLD’s more recently released have various restrictions.

Second Level Domain (SLD)

A Second-Level Domain is a domain that is directly assigned below a top-level domain (TLD). For example, itnuthosting.com is a top-level domain and here, “itnuthosting” is the second-level domain of the .com TLD. There are also country code second-level domains,  such as…

  • .co.au – Companies in Australia commonly use this.
  • .gov.us – This is used by government agencies throughout the United States.
  • .gov.ca – Government agencies across Canada use this.

Third Level Domain (TLD)

A third-level domain name is the part of a domain name or a website address that comes before the second-level domain name. Usually, the third-level domain name includes the second-level domain name. For example, “itnuthosting.com” is a second-level domain, and if you need to further distinguish your second-level domain name, you can use a third-level domain name, such as “blog.itnuthosting.com.”

Typically a third-level domain name is used to refer to different services for different departments of a company.

There are more refers to new top-level domain names that are used as brand organizations or services, which might look like the following:

  • .club
  • .me
  • .asia
  • .best
  • .tv
  • .ninja
  • .cat  etc.

How to Choose a Perfect Domain Name?

Choosing the best domain name for your website is quite critical and one kind of big deal because it is the key element of your website.  Here we are going to share some key points that might help you to choose the perfect domain as well.

  • Choose it Brandable, and Memorable
  • Keep it Shot and Unique
  • Make it easy to type
  • Use TLD (.COM/.NET/.ORG) .COM is the best.
  • Avoid Numbers and Hyphen
  • Stay away with trademark infringement
  • Pick a trustworthy Domain Register

Ready to choose a perfect domain name that you are might be thinking? Hopefully, the above information has given you the proper ideas that will help you choose the right type of domain for your personal blog or a business website.

We all know one thing that is Time and Domain is not waiting for none. So don’t be late to get register your domain with IT Nut Hosting today!

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