Sunday, February 04, 2007

Choosing a File Extension for a Domain Name

Dear Girl Geek,

What are the advantages over the different file extensions (.com, .net, .org, etc.) and how does one know which to use when choosing a domain name?

Thank you.

Hi Pam,

The file extensions are actually designated for certain types of websites. Obviously .com is the most popular one because it is familiar to everyone. Here's my understanding of the uses for each:

.com = commercial sites
.net = internet sites
.org = non-profit sites
.edu = educational institutions
.gov = government only sites
.ws = website
.tv = television related sites

So choosing a file extension kinda depends on what kind of site it will be referring to.

Hope this helps.
Thanks for asking!

Annette Vaillancourt
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