List of Domain Name Suffixes

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List of Domain Name Suffixes
List of Domain Name Suffixes

An Overview of Domain Names

A domain name is a method of identifying internet websites designed to help people tell the difference between sites on the internet or world wide web. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes.

The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains (TLDs), including the generic top-level domains, such as the .com, .net and .org, and the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs).

Below the top-level domains are the second-level and third-level domain names that can be reserved end-users that wish to connect local area networks to the Internet, run websites, or create other publicly accessible Internet resources.

The registration of domain names is usually administered by domain name registrars who sell their services to the public. Individual Internet host computers use domain names as host identifiers, or hostnames. Hostnames are labels in the domain name system usually without further subordinate domain name space.

Hostnames appear as a component in Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for Internet resources such as web sites (e.g., www.einvestigator.com).

An important purpose of domain names is to provide easily recognizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources.

Resources for Looking Up Domain Names

The following are resources for looking up and verifying domain names, determining ownership, etc. These sites are offered both for those who are interested in registering their site, and for detectives who need to conduct research into the ownership of a particular website.

List of Domain Name Suffixes

Domain name suffixes are the extensions found at the end of a website address (URL) or e-mail address that signify the category of a particular web site. The list of extensions is constantly growing. The information may be helpful in conducting investigations related to website hacking, identity theft and online bullying.

.ac = educational network (same as .edu).
.ad = Andorra
.ae = United Arab Emirates
.af = Afghanistan
.ag = Antigua and Barbuda
.ai = Anguilla
.al = Albania
.am = Armenia
.an = Netherlands Antilles
.ao = Angola
.aq = Antarctica
.ar = Argentina
.arpa = ArpaNet sites
.as = American Samoa
.at = Austria
.au = Australia
.aw = Aruba
.az = Azerbaijan
.ba = Bosnia/Herzegovinia
.bb = Barbados
.bd = Bangladesh
.be = Belgium
.bf = Burkina Faso
.bg = Bulgaria
.bh = Bahrain
.bi = Burundi
.bj = Benin
.bm = Bermuda
.bn = Brunei Darussalam
.bo = Bolivia
.br = Brazil
.bs = Bahamas
.bt = Bhutan
.bv = Bouvet Island
.bw = Botswana
.by = Belarus and Byelorussia
.bz = Belize
.ca = Canada
.cc = Cocos Islands – Keelings
.cf = Central African Republic
.cg = Congo
.ch = Switzerland
.ci = Ivory Coast
.ck = Cook Islands
.cl = Chile
.cm = Cameroon
.cn = China
.co = Colombia
.com = commercial Internet sites
.cr = Costa Rica
.cs = Czechoslovakia (former)
.cu = Cuba
.cv = Cape Verde
.cx = Christmas Island
.cy = Cyprus
.cz = Czech Republic
.de = Germany
.dj = Djibouti
.dk = Denmark
.dm = Dominica
.do = Dominican Republic
.dz = Algeria
.ec = Ecuador
.edu = educational sites
.ee = Estonia
.eg = Egypt
.eh = Western Sahara
.er = Eritrea
.es = Spain
.et = Ethiopia
.fi = Finland
.firm = Business websites
.fj = Fiji
.fk = Falkland Islands/Malvinas
.fm = Micronesia
.fo =Faroe Islands
.fr = France
.fx = Metropolitan France
.ga = Gabon
.gb = Great Britain
.gd = Grenada
.ge = Georgia
.gf = French Guiana
.gh = Ghana
.gi = Gibraltar
.gl = Greenland
.gm = Gambia
.gn = Guinea
.gov = used for a U.S. government website.
.gp = Guadeloupe
.gq = Equatorial Guinea
.gr = Greece
.gs = South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
.gt = Guatemala
.gu = Guam
.gw = Guinea-Bissau
.gy = Guyana
.hk = Hong Kong
.hm = Heard and McDonald Islands
.hn = Honduras
.hr = Croatia/Hrvatska
.ht = Haiti
.hu = Hungary
.id = Indonesia
.ie = Ireland
.il = Israel
.in = India
.int = international institutions
.io = British Indian Ocean Territory
.iq = Iraq
.ir = Iran
.is = Iceland
.it = Italy
.jm = Jamaica
.jo = Jordan
.jp = Japan
.ke = Kenya
.kg = Kyrgyzstan
.kh = Cambodia
.ki = Kiribati
.km = Comoros
.kn = Saint Kitts and Nevis
.kp = North Korea
.kr = South Korea
.kw = Kuwait
.ky = Cayman Islands
.kz = Kazakhstan
.la = Laos
.lb = Lebanon
.lc = Saint Lucia
.li = Liechtenstein
.lk = Sri Lanka
.lr = Liberia
.ls = Lesotho
.lt = Lithuania
.lu = Luxembourg
.lv = Latvia
.ly = Libya

.ma = Morocco
.mc = Monaco
.md = Moldova
.mg = Madagascar
.mh = Marshall Islands
.mil = U.S. military sites
.mk = Macedonia
.ml = Mali
.mm = Myanmar
.mn = Mongolia
.mo = Macau
.mp = Northern Mariana Islands
.mq = Martinique
.mr = Mauritania
.ms = Montserrat
.mt = Malta
.mu = Mauritius
.mv = Maldives
.mw = Malawi
.mx = Mexico
.my = Malaysia
.mz = Mozambique
.na = Namibia
.nato = NATO sites
.nc = New Caledonia
.ne = Niger
.net = administrative sites
.nf = Norfolk Island
.ng = Nigeria
.ni = Nicaragua
.nl = Netherlands
.no = Norway
.nom = personal site
.np = Nepal
.nr = Nauru
.nt = Neutral Zone
.nu = Niue
.nz = New Zealand (Aotearoa)
.om = Oman
.org = organizational sites in the U.S.
.pa = Panama
.pe = Peru
.pf = French Polynesia
.pg = Papua New Guinea
.ph = Philippines
.pk = Pakistan
.pl = Poland
.pm = St. Pierre and Miquelon
.pn = Pitcairn
.pr = Puerto Rico
.pt = Portugal
.pw = Palau
.py = Paraguay
.qa = Qatar
.re = Reunion
.ro = Romania
.ru = Russian Federation
.rw = Rwanda
.sa = Saudi Arabia
.sb = Solomon Islands
.sc = Seychelles
.sd = Sudan
.se = Sweden
.sg = Singapore
.sh = Saint Helena
.si = Slovenia
.sj = Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
.sk = Slovakia
.sl = Sierra Leone
.sm = San Marino
.sn = Senegal
.so = Somalia
.sr = Suriname
.st = Sao Torme and Principe
.store = retail business
.sv = El Salvador
.sy = Syria
.sz = Swaziland
.tc = Turks and Caicos Islands
.td = Chad
.tf = French Southern Territory
.tg = Togo
.th = Thailand
.tj = Tajikistan
.tk = Tokelau
.tm = Turkmenistan
.tn = Tunisia
.to = Tonga
.tp = East Timor
.tr = Turkey
.tt = Trinidad and Tobago
.tv = Tuvalu
.tw = Taiwan
.tz = Tanzania
.ua = Ukraine
.ug = Uganda
.uk = United Kingdom
.um = U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
.us = United States
.uy = Uruguay
.uz = Uzbekistan
.va = Vatican City State
.vc = Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
.ve = Venezuela
.vg = British Virgin Islands
.vi = U.S. Virgin Islands
.vn = Vietnam
.vu = Vanuatu
.web = About the web
.wf = Wallis and Futuna Islands
.ws = Samoa
.ye = Yemen
.yt = Mayotte
.yu = Yugoslavia
.za = South Africa
.zm = Zambia
.zr = Zaire
.zw = Zimbabwe

What is multiple domain hosting?

Multiple domain hosting is offered by many web hosting companies. Under most hosting plans, users an host multiple domains under the same hosting account. There is no need to have a separate hosting account for each domain name.

What is Domain Parking?

If you are planning to build up a website and have decided on a name for it you then must purchase that a name from a registrar: i.e. your internet name gets placed on a name server so that you can use it later on. This is known as domain parking.

Even if your website content is not ready, it’s better to park your desired name.  Otherwise, it might be possible that in future somebody else acquires that particular web location.

What are sub domains?

Sub-domains are ‘third level’ websites in the sense that they are used solely to organize your website content. They are simply folders under your root directory, but to access them a special URL is used.  For example, www.einvestigator.com is a regular URL without a sub-domain.  https://directory.einvestigator.com  is a URL with the sub-domain name: “features”.

Generally when you register an address it is registered for a minimum of one year. However, you can register it for more years, as there is no hard and fast rule as such.

What is Domain Renewal?

After one year you need to renew your internet name so that your website doesn’t get lost. Generally when your domain is about to expire your registrar will send you a reminder mail regarding the renewal.

What happens when your name expires?

When your web name expires you can renew it within one month. If you don’t renew it in this period it goes into a redemption phase. It stays in this redemption phase for 15 to 30 days before it is then available for purchase again at a normal price. Getting an address out of redemption phase is like buying fifty as it can cost around $200.

What is a WhoIs record?

WhoIS record is a domain name search engine/Internet program where users can enter an Internet entity (e.g., a network, some hosts) and it will give detailed information on the registrar, the owner, and respective DNS records.

Questions

If you have any questions about this list of domain name suffixes, please post a comment below. Also, please let us know if we’re missing anything.

Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including eInvestigator.com. Michael created eInvestigator.com more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at Amazon.com.

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