TLD (Top-Level Domain)

What is a Top-Level Domain?

A top-level domain (TLD) is the final segment of a domain name, which appears after the last dot. For example, in the domain name "", the TLD is "com". It is the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System (DNS) and is used to indicate the purpose or type of the website.

Generic TLDs, like ".com", ".org", and ".net", are unrestricted and can be used for any purpose. Country code TLDs, like ".uk" for the United Kingdom or ".ca" for Canada, are reserved for use by entities associated with that country.

Using a relevant TLD is important for SEO and can affect search engine rankings. For example, a website with a ".edu" TLD is typically associated with educational institutions and may be given higher priority in search results for academic content.

In summary, choosing the appropriate TLD can impact the visibility and perception of a website and should be considered carefully during domain name selection.

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