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Some Top-level Domain(TLD) name you may have never heard of

The Top-level Domain(TLD) name identifies the type of site at which the host machine resides. Some TLD names you main have never heard of:

.aero A site associated with the aviation industry
.coop A cooperative or cooperative service organization
.museum A museum or professionally affiliated personnel
.name a non-commercial site associated with a private individual
.pro A site associated with a certified professional or professional organization

There are many other TLD names identify geographical locations by country, these domain names make URL shortener services available,  such as one from Google is, the TLD gl represents the region name  Greenland.

The original set of domain names (.com, .org and .net) quickly became overloaded, and a larger set of TLDs was needed, and a nonprofit organization named ICANN was created in 1998 to expand and manage the domain name system. ICANN reviewed proposals for new TLDs in 2000, and seven new TLDs were approved out of over 180 proposal. By year 2008 when it's 10th birthday of ICANN, the number of Internet's generic top-level domains has been expanded from three to 16, including .info, .biz, .cat, .asia, .mobi and .name.


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