A List of Popular Domain Name Extensions

In this post, I will share a long list of popular domain name extensions that are widely used around the world.

Here is a list of popular domain name extensions, other than the most popular .com, .net and .org, that are used around the world for certain types of websites.

ExtensionUseExplanation
.aeroAir-Transport IndustryEligibility for registration must be verified.
.arpaInfrastructureInfrastructural identifier spaces.
.asiaAsia Pacific RegionRestricted to Asia and Asia Pacific region.
.bizBusinessAny person or entity can register.
.catCatalanReserved for the Catalan community.
.co*CompaniesAny person or entity can register.
.comCommercialAny person or entity can register. Personal or commercial use.
.coopCooperativesReserved for cooperative associations.
.eduEducationalLimited to specific educational institutions.
.govGovernmentalLimited to US governmental entities.
.infoInformationAny person or entity can register.
.intInternational OrganizationsLimited to international organizations.
.jobsCompaniesReserved for international human resource management community.
.me*PersonalAny person or entity can register.
.milMilitaryLimited to US military.
.mobiMobile SitesAimed for mobile compatible sites.
.museumMuseumsCan be registered by verified museums.
.nameIndividualsAimed for individuals.
.netNetworkAny person or entity can register.
.orgOrganizationAny person or entity can register.
.proProfessionsLimited to certified professionals such as lawyers and physicians.
.telCommunicationTo serve contact data of businesses or individuals.
.travelTravel IndustryLimited to verified travel and tourism entities.
.tv*TelevisionFor television and video related websites.
.ws*General UseAny person or entity can register.

* Although these domain extensions are originally country-code top-level domain extensions, they are now used for various purposes and can be registered by anyone in the world.

You can find a list of country code top-level domains here. You can also check the official site of IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) to see the database of domain extensions they maintain.

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