Although they don’t get as much attention as the domain name itself, domain name suffixes are an essential part of a URL, and they are about to become even more so. That’s because a whole host of new domain name suffixes is about to be opened up to website creators.
Even though domain name suffixes have been a part of the domain name since the beginning, they generally do not get as much attention as the domain name itself. In addition, they tend to be less well understood. Alternative terms for domain name suffix are top-level domains and domain name extensions. These are important, because, without them, the domain name itself could not exist.
When you register a domain name, in addition to choosing the name itself you are required to choose a suffix. While this used to be limited, the range of options in recent years has grown considerably.
The domain name suffix is an important part of domain name functioning because it allows visitors to a site to recognize its nature. It describes the type of organization that controls the site and is known as a generic top level domain. Continue Reading »Coming: A World Of New Domain Name Extensions