Top-Level Domain Name (or TLD)

Glossary of Web Design Terms

The top level domain name, or TLD, is the part of the domain name of a web site after the last period.

Top-Level Domain Name (or TLD)

The top-level domain name, or TLD, is the part of a domain name that is after the last "dot." For example, the "com" in "" is the top level domain name for our domain.

Why Does This Matter to Me?

When you register a domain name for the web site for your business or organization, choosing a top level domain name is part of that decision process.

You will need to choose whether you want to stick with a ".com" name, which is very popular - and which many internet users assume will be in your domain name, or if you want to stick with a preferred name and maybe choose a less commonly used TLD, like ".org" or ".info."

Of course, choosing a different TLD for your domain name can also provide information about your organization. Global Top-Level Domain Names are intended to reflect the purpose of your site, while Country-Code Top-Level Domain Names indicate which country you are intending to do business in.

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