top-level domain

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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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In June 2011 ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) board voted to end many of the restrictions on the generic toplevel domain names (gTLD) from the 22 currently available.
NSI (now part of veriSign) has registered most existing domain names for the major toplevel domain names (LTD)--.com, .net, .org, and .edu--over 10 million to date.
There were few to choose from - and most were countries such as .uk and .fr - with only 22 other toplevel domains up for grabs such as .com, .biz, or .jobs.