Understanding the different domain extensions

Domain extensions refer to the different categories of Internet domain names that are currently available. A domain name is normally comprised of the website name and the domain extension.

for example google.com where google is the name of the website and .com is the domain extension.

There are several of types of domain extensions to choose from namely:

  • .com - This extension represents the word "commercial," and is the most widely used extension in the world. Most businesses prefer a .com domain name because it is a highly recognized symbol for having a business presence on the Internet.
  • .net - This extension represents the word "network," and is most commonly used by Internet service providers, Web-hosting companies or other businesses that are directly involved in the infrastructure of the Internet. Additionally, some businesses choose domain names with a .net extension for their intranet Websites.
  • .org - This extension represents the word "organization," and is primarily used by non-profits groups or trade associations.
  • .info - This extension is for credible resource Web sites and signifies a "resource" web site.
  • .biz - This extension is used for small business Web sites

Here are some extensions reserved for different types of websites in uganda;

  • .ug - This extension is for Uganda. The ug stands for Uganda
  • .co.ug - This extension has 2 potions. The .ug portion of the extension is for the country code that is Uganda and the .co portion of the extension indicates the domain name is for commercial purposes (similar to a standard .com extension).
  • .org.ug - This extension has 2 potions. The .ug portion of the extension is for the country code that is Uganda and the .org portion of the extension indicates the domain name is for an organization (similar to a standard .org extension).
  • .ac.ug - This extension has 2 potions. The .ug portion of the extension is for the country code that is Uganda and the .ac portion of the extension indicates the domain name is for an academic institution.
  • .go.ug - This extension has 2 potions. The .ug portion of the extension is for the country code that is Uganda and the .go portion of the extension indicates the domain name is for a government body.

These different domain extensions are unrestricted and may be registered by anyone, from any country all they need to do is purchase and register them with a domain name reseller so even a Ugandan like me can get a .co.uk website extension.

Last modified on Sunday, 06 September 2015 00:18

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