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What is a TLD?

TLD (short for Top Level Domain) is the last and most significant suffix in an Internet Fully Qualified domain name.  The common ones are

  • com - commercial businesses; this is the most common TLD
  • gov - U.S. government agencies
  • edu - Educational institutions such as universities
  • org - Organizations (mostly nonprofit)
  • mil - Military
  • net - Network organizations

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