Web extensions are the last part of a website's domain name. Each Web extension has a specific meaning which serves to categorise the site and provide certain information about it.
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Web extensions can mean a website is for commercial purposes. These commonly include .com (commercial), .biz (small businesses) and .net (network).
Some web extensions indicate the country of the site's origin. For example, these can include .us (United States), .uk (United Kingdom), .de (Germany) or .cn (China).
The extension that means a website belongs to a non-profit or other similar organisation is .org.
The web extension .info indicates a site is considered a reputable source of information.
A domain name ending in .edu (for education) means the website is operated by a school, usually a college or university.
Other Common Extensions
Other web extensions seen regularly include .mobi for sites optimised for mobile browsing devices and .tv for multimedia sites, often belonging to entertainment companies.
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