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Top Level Domain Names

Top Level Domain Names

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No doubt you have come across many of these top level domain names on the 'Net. Here is a brief guide to what they stand for.


.com - A company, often based in the USA

.org - A non-commercial organisation

.net - Often reserved for networks

.co.uk - A company in the United Kingdom

.org.uk - An organisation in the United Kingdom

.gov - Sites run by US government departments

.gov.uk - Sites run by UK government departments, or councils

.ac.uk - Academic sites, run by colleges, universities or libraries in the United Kingdom

.edu - US educational sites


Children's Internet Guide
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