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WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME? A domain name is identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. For example, in the domain name, the top-level domain is com. .COM Domain name com is a top-level domain. Its name is derived from the word commercial, indicating its original intended purpose for domains registered by commercial organizations. However, eventually the distinction was lost when .com, .org and .net were opened for unrestricted registration. 119,484,806 .NET The domain name net is a generic top-level domain. The name is derived from network, indicating it was originally intended for organizations involved in networking technologies. However, restrictions were never enforced and the domain is now a general purpose namespace. 15,057,259 .ORG .ORG is a generic top-level domain. The name is truncated from organization. It was one of the original domains established in 1985 and operated by the Public Interest Registry since 2003. It is commonly used by schools, open-source projects, and communities as well as by for-profit entities. 10,648,121 MOST EXPENSIVE .COM DOMAIN NAMES This is a list of some of the highest prices paid for domain names as noted in the news and media. INTERNET.COM $18 million INSURANCE.COM $35.6 million VACATIONRENTALS.COM $35 million PRIVATEJET.COM $30.18 million SEX.COM for $14 million HOTELS.COM $11 million When registering your domain name, make sure you come up with something unique, catchy and short. You never know, maybe the next most expensive domain is yours! ;) START UP YOUR BLOG Resources:

What is a Domain Name? -

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