Your domain name consists of different elements. However, TLD also known as Top-Level Domain is the last part of your domain name. As Top-Level Domain is located at the end of the domain name, therefore, it is also called Domain Suffix.
For example, a top-level domain .edu represents that the website is meant for educational purposes. or it is owned by any educational institute.
To understand more about TLD, let’s dig into details of a domain name structure below:
Any domain name consists of a series of letters or numbers that are connected with dots. However, each dot in the domain name is representing a separate domain name element. Furthermore, each segment of a domain name is known to be a different level.
For Example, in my.work.com, you can see three words that are separated by two dots. Each dot here is representing a separate section which makes it easier for web browsers to find your requested content more effectively.
However, in this domain name:
Even though TLD is a little piece of your domain name but it’s highly important for your brand. Besides helping your business in branding, TLD also plays a vital role in DNS (Domain Name System).
There are three different categories of TLDs assigned by ICANN/IANA. Let’s know about these below:
Even though most of the websites find their success using .com TLD mainly because it is the most common yet familiar TLD by the public. However, over time some site owners have started using TLDs such as .org, .net. These three are the most commonly used TLDs in the real world.
While people now have also experimented with the tons of other options available in this regard.