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Domain Name Extensions

One of the most common questions we receive from our clients involves the meaning behind domain name extensions. The extensions are basically Categories of internet domain names.

So, what do the different extensions mean? The list below provides details on the most commonly used domain name extension.

  • .com represents the word "commercial". It's the most widely used extension in the world. Most businesses prefer a .com domain name because it is a highly recognized symbol for having a business presence on the Internet.
  • .net represents the word "network," and is most commonly used by Internet service providers, Web-hosting companies or other businesses that are directly involved in the infrastructure of the Internet. Additionally, some businesses choose domain names with a .net extension for their intranet Websites.
  • .org represents the word "organization," and is primarily used by non-profits groups or trade associations.
  • .biz is often used for small business Web sites.
  • .info is for credible resource Web sites and signifies a "resource" web site. It's the most popular extension beyond .com, .net and .org.
  • .us is for American Web sites and is the newest extension. It has the largest amount of available names in inventory.
(Also see the Domain Name Registration page for details regarding finding and registering available domain names.)

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LJg: Understanding Domain Name Extensions | .com .net .us .org .info
Details regarding the most common domain name extensions when searching for available domains to register. Use the LJg Domain Registration Page to search for website domain names for your new site!