So the next time one of your relatives asks you what you’ve learned over the summer, you can pull out a tablet and write some python code as a neat party trick. This will also immediately label you as a tech-person of the family, so take that advice with a grain of salt.
Notice, when you identified a domain name, the last few characters at the very end of a domain name.
These final component of a domain name, or domain name endings are called TLD (top-level domain). So lets refer to those last parts of a domain name as TLD, from now on.
Let’s try identifying this thing called TLD, in the domain names we discussed on the previous post (What is a Domain name?).
- gmail.com – here TLD is .com
- outlook.com – here TLD is .com
- london.ac.uk – here TLD is .uk ( let’s not get diverted in to what .ac is about, at least for now!)
- icrc.org – here TLD is .org
I suppose, you could identify the TLD in “iluvsg.com”, by now.
Now you know that, there are 3 different TLDs. Well, that’s not all. There are lot of TLDs available now. We will list out all available TLDs in another post. At least, you should be able to identify the TLD when you see a domain name. When you want to buy/take ( i.e. register ) a domain name for your personal use or for your business, you will need to decide which TLD, you want to use.