23 Aug

10 Domain Names and Their Origin

  1. .com– Its name is derived from the word commercial. Introduced in 1985.
  2. .net– The name is derived from network. Introduced the same year as .com.
  3. .org– The name is truncated from organization. Introduced in 1985.
  4. .tk– This domain name is the Internet country code top-level domain for Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand located in the South Pacific. Introduced in 1997.
  5. .eu– .eu is the country code top-level domain or the European Union. Introduced in 2005.
  6. .co– The domain name is the Internet country code top-level domain assigned to Colombia. Introduced in 1991, but without registration restrictions it is available for anyone to register since 2010.
  7. .us– .us is the Internet country code top-level domain for the United States. Introduced in 1985.
  8. .biz– It is intended for registration of domains to be used by businesses. Introduced in 2001.
  9. .me– .me is the Internet country code top-level domain for Montenegro. Replaced the .yu (Yugoslavia) domain. Introduced in 2006.
  10. .it – This domain name is the Internet country code top-level domain for Italy. Introduced in 1987.
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