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top-level domain

The final portion of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), commonly known as a website address. Top-level domains include country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), for example “.uk” (United Kingdom), and “.jp” (Japan), as well as international suffixes such as “.com” and “.net.”
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BRS Media has pioneered the 'multimedia' domain space since launching the .FM & .AM Top Level Domains in 1998.
StartingDot manages three new top level domains (TLDs), including .ARCHI, .BIO and .SKI.
On the one hand, this proliferation forces the searcher community to be ever more vigilant and aware of changes to top level domains, some utilizing scripts with which many of us may have but a limited familiarity.
The new domain joins the likes of .com, .net and .org as one of the generic top level domains (gTLDs) on the internet, and companies can now apply for an address through registrars including openprovider, lexsynergy and instracorporation among others.
Top level domains have historically been English language terms such as ".com" or ".gov." Those cleared to manage new domains must now give companies or organisations with trademark claims the first chance at registering website addresses.
Radix FZC is a Directi Business whose mission is to become the registry operator of a variety of top level domains. Radix will be an active participant in ICANN's process to expand the Internet naming system, and will aim to obtain rights to operate several new generic domains.
Bill Doshier formed Arkansas-based dotStrategy in February 2012 for the purpose of applying to ICANN for the top level domains .buzz and .fun.
Baroness Fritchie said: "We believe that the new top level domains will help to create a vibrant and trusted online home for Wales.
Most internet users are quite used to the long established '.com', '.info', '.net' and '.org' top level domains, as well as the country specific ones like '.co.uk'.
Names.co.uk, a UK's top domain name registrars, has argued that the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) could lead to a privatisation of the web.
Around 1900 organisations applied to ICANN, the US-based global organisation responsible for assigning various top level domains.
According to Directi, its secure Top Level Domains (TLDs) under ICANN s programwould expand the web's addressing system.