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Top-level domain

one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet.

A top-level domain, or TLD, are the letters that follow the final dot of the domain names.

There are several kinds of TLDs:

  • Infrastructure: One TLD, the .arpa[1]
  • Countries: Usually they are codes with two letters according to ISO 3166.
  • Sponsored: They are promoted by collectives, organizations, the US government or territories with its own language and culture.
  • Generic: They are .com, .net, .org and .info.
  • Generic restricted: .edu, .gov, .mil

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  1. IANA -- .ARPA Zone Management - Retrieved December 10, 2010