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I think it's just a matter of categorisation and organisation Like the .com, .fr, .org etc. And a way of having a site only for them because some organisations need to create a site that has it's name and the common users can't have the .gov .edu extentsons I think!talk2me wrote:While surfing through net I notice that there is a difference in the extensions being used for different web addresses. In some sites it will be .com while some others use extensions like gov, edu, net, mil etc. What is the use these different types of extensions? Do they show anything about the identity or security of the site?
to add on the same:John Donovan wrote:As others said, apart from the ones indicating the country (such as .co.uk for the United Kingdom and, say, .jp for Japan), the other present the type of website.
.com means commercial.
.org means organization.
.gov means government
.edu means educational
That's pretty much all of them. I hope I didn't miss any important ones!
it plays a very big role to know who you are working with @pwarbi. for instance,there are so many online scams, a website may con people of their hard earned cash pretending to be a government institution. you will be relieved to know that an ordinary website can not acquire a .Gov extension.Sunflogun wrote:Yep, this is a good description, at the same time I do wonder what's the practical point of all this? Sure, it's important to know that it's a governmental page of course.
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