What is a Top-level domain?
A top level domain represents the top level in the Domain Name System hierarchy. It is the part located at the very end of URL after the last dot. Top level domains are given by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is operated by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
There are multiple groups of top-level domains. The most common are country-code top-level domains (ccTLD), generic top-level domains (gTLD), sponsored top-level domains (sTLD), unsponsored top-level domains and infrastructure top-level domains (.arpa).
Frequently asked questions
Which top-level domain is the best?
Some of the most popular top-level domains include .com, .net, and .org, but there are many others to choose from. It really depends on what you are looking for in a domain name and what your specific needs are.
How can I choose the perfect top-level domain?
The perfect top-level domain (TLD) depends on the purpose of the website. For example, if the website is for a business, then the TLD should be .com. If the website is for a non-profit organization, then the TLD should be .org.