Monday, January 21, 2019

Long ReadHere UsingJoomla.com lists, alphabetically, a number of Generic Top Level Domain extensions. Also referred to as: gTLD.

Since the original generic Top Level Domains came into existence, many more have been born.

The original TLDs predate the formation of ICANN - the International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers

Some domain extensions have no restrictions on who can register the domain, while other domain names have their domain name authority place restrictions on who can register domains within their control.

If there is any restriction - we place a superscript restricted (e.g: coop restricted ) against the TLD

Before deciding on a generic specific domain extension you are advised to find out what, if any, restrictions are applicable.

Food for thought:

If you are able to register a generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) you might consider your association with, or expertise in the what the domain represents.

For example, if you have a beauty business, would yourname.beauty (yourname [dot] beauty) be suitable for you? Of course - replace "yourname" with your given name. For example, if your name is Sarah: sarahs.beauty

Or, if you run a cafe, perhaps something along the lines of yourname.cafe (your name [dot] cafe, might be an option, for example if your name is David: davids.cafe

You might want to choose a generic Top Level Domain if you have an affinity with a target market.

Please note that not all of the following gTLD extensions are available to register immediately, and not all Domain Registrars are able to accommodate registration of some, any, or all domain extensions. So if you have an interest in a particular generic Top Level Domain (gTLD or TLD) you may find it necessary to shop-around a number of Domain Registrars.

The purpose of providing this list here is to give you some "food-for-thought" in what might be possible.

The gTLD extension usually appears at the end of your domain name.

New Domain Names are being launched at any given time.

The Domain Name launching process is typically in three phases - each phrase can be given different names but typically you will see, or hear, of the following three phase names:

  1. Sunrise Phase (also known as the:Trademark Holder Phase) - lasting at least 30 days. This gives Trademark holders (as registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse) to register a Domain Name that matches their trademark;
  2. Landrush Phase (also known as: Early Access Period, or Pre-registration period) - this usually follows the Landrush Phase giving non-trademark holders an opportunity to register a domain name. If more than one person, business, company, or entity attempts to register the same domain name an auction can be held to determine who is able to finally be the registrant. This phase may sometimes run at the same time as (that is: parallel with) the Sunrise Phase. This phase is not mandatory and the launch process may go straight to the General Availability Phase after the Sunrise Phase;
  3. General Availability Phase - This is an open ended phase and is when Domain Names are generally registered on a first-come-first-served basis.

This article is provided in good faith and believed to be correct at time of writing. We shall update this article as we become aware of additions or changes.

At time of writing, some of the Top Level Domain names listed are in different stages of the Domain Name process - not all are in the General Availability Phase so if something is attractive to you then you might need to pay a premium to secure your preferred Domain Name.

We also have a separate list of geographic Top Level Domains (geoTLD) - but we list those here in this list as well and have super-scripted them geoTLD


Alphabetical index: select a letter to go straight to that lettered section.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Original Top level Domains (TLDs)

Extension Use
.com Commercial
.edu Education
.gov USA Government Agencies
.int International Organisations
.mil USA Military
.net Network
.org Organisation


A

.abogado * restricted
.abudhabi geoTLD
.academy
.accountant
.accountants
.active
.actor
.ads
.adult restricted
.aero restricted
.africa geoTLD
.agency
.airforce
.alsace geoTLD
.amsterdam geoTLD
.analytics
.and
.android
.antivirus
.apartments
.app
.aquitaine * * geoTLD
.arab geoTLD
.archi restricted
.are
.army
.art
.arte
.asia geoTLD
.associates
.attorney
.auction
.audible
.author
.auto
.autoinsurance
.autos

* .abogado Spanish, translates to "attorney".
* * .aquitaine geoTLD, French Region of Aquitaine (region d'Aquitaine).
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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B

.baby
.band
.bank restricted
.banque restricted
.bar
.barcelona geoTLD restricted
.barefoot
.bargains
.baseball
.basketball
.bayern geoTLD
.bcn
.beats
.beauty
.beer
.berlin geoTLD
.best
.bestbuy
.bet
.bible
.bid
.bike
.bingo
.bio
.biz restricted
.black
.blackfriday
.blockbuster
.blog
.blue
.boats
.bom *
.boo
.book
.booking
.boots
.boston geoTLD
.bot
.boutique
.box
.broadway
.broker
.brussels geoTLD
.budapest geoTLD
.build
.builders
.business
.buy
.buzz
.bzh restricted

* .bom Portuguese, translates to "good".
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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C

.cab
.cafe
.call
.cam
.camera
.camp
.cancerresearch
.capetown geoTLD
.capital
.car
.caravan
.cards
.care
.career
.careers
.carinsurance
.cars
.casa *
.case
.cash
.casino
.cat geoTLD
.catalonia geoTLD
.catering
.catholic
.center
.ceo
.cern restricted
.cfd
.channel
.charity
.chat
.cheap
.christmas
.church
.cipriani
.circle
.city
.claims
.cleaning
.click
.clinic
.clinique * *
.clothing
.cloud
.club
.coach
.codes
.coffee
.college
.cologne geoTLD
.community
.company
.compare
.computer
.condos
.construction
.consulting
.contact
.contractors
.cooking
.cool
.coop restricted
.corp
.corsica geoTLD
.country
.coupon
.coupons
.courses
.credit
.creditcard
.cricket
.cruise
.cruises
.cymru * * * geoTLD

* .casa Italian, translates to "home" or "house"
* * .clinique French, translates to "hospital".
* * * .cymru Welsh, translated to "Wales".
restricted = registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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D

.dad
.dance
.data
.date
.dating
.day
.dds geoTLD
.deal
.dealer
.deals
.degree
.delivery
.democrat
.dental
.dentist
.desi
.design
.dev
.diamonds
.diet
.digital
.direct
.directory
.discount
.dish
.diy
.docs
.doctor
.dog
.doha geoTLD
.domains
.dot
.download
.drive
.dubai geoTLD
.duck
.durban geoTLD

geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain

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E

.earth
.eat
.eco restricted
.education
.email
.energy
.engineer
.engineering
.enterprises
.epost *
.equipment
.esq restricted
.estate
.eus
.events
.exchange
.expert
.exposed
.express

* .epost German, translates to "e-mail"
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.

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F

.fail
.faith
.family
.fan
.fans
.farm
.farmers
.fashion
.fast
.feedback
.film
.final
.finance
.financial
.financialaid
.fire
.fish
.fishing
.fit
.fitness
.flights
.florist
.flowers
.fly restricted
.foo
.food
.foodnetwork
.football
.forsale
.forum
.foundation
.free
.frl *
.frontdoor
.fun
.fund
.furniture
.futbol * *
.fyi * * *

* .frl GeoTLD targeting the Frisian people of Friesland, The Netherlands, Frisians living in other parts of The Netherlands and living abroad who identify themselves with the Frisian culture.
* * .futbol Spanish, translates to "football".
* * * .fyi has references to "For Your Information".
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.

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G

.gal * geoTLD
.gallery
.game
.games
.garden
.gay
.gdn
.gent * * geoTLD
.gift
.gifts
.gives
.glass
.global
.gmbh
.gold
.golf
.got
.graphics
.gratis * * *
.green conditions
.gripe
.grocery
.group
.guide
.guitars
.guru

* .gal = Galacia, regions between Central and Eastern Europe
* * .gent = City of Gent, Belgium.
* * * .gratis Spanish, translates to "free".
conditions = Conditions apply.
geoTLD = geographical Top Level Domain.

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H

.hair
.halal
.hamburg geoTLD
.hangout
.haus *
.health
.healthcare
.heart
.help
.helsinki geoTLD
.here
.hiphop
.hiv
.hockey
.holdings
.holiday
.home
.homegoods
.homes
.homesense
.horse
.hospital
.host
.hosting
.hot
.hotel
.hoteles * *
.hotels
.house
.how

* .haus German, translates to "house"
* * .hoteles Spanish, translates to "hotels".
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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I

.ice
.icu
.ieee
.immo
.immobilien *
.inc
.indians
.industries
.ink
.institute
.insurance
.insure
.international
.investments
.irish * *
.islam
.ismaili
.istanbul geoTLD

* .immobilien German, translates to "Real Estate".
* * .irish could be used to promote an Irish brand, or the Irish culture and/or community.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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J

.jetzt *
.jewelry
.jobs restricted
.joburg * * geoTLD
.jot
.joy
.juegos * * *

* .jetzt German, translates to "now".
* * .joburg = Johannesburg, South Africa
* * * .juegos Spanish, translates to "games".
restricted = Restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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K

.kaufen *
.ketchup
.kid
.kids
.kim
.kinder * *
.kitchen
.kiwi * * * geoTLD
.koeln * * * * geoTLD
.kosher
.krd * * * * * geoTLD

* .kaufen German, translates to "buy" or "to buy".
* * .kinder German, translates to "children"
* * * .kiwi = colloquial name given a New Zealander / person of New Zealand.
* * * * .koeln = Cologne (Germany).
* * * * * .krd Aimed at Kurdistan region of Iraq
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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L

.land
.lat
.latino
.law restricted
.lawyer
.lds
.lease
.legal
.lgbt restricted
.life
.lifeinsurance
.lifestyle
.lighting
.like
.limited
.limo
.link
.live
.living
.law restricted
.llc
.llp
.loan
.loans
.locker
.lol
.london geoTLD
.lotto
.love
.ltd
.ltda
.luxe *
.luxury

* .luxe French, translates to "luxury".
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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M

.madrid geoTLD
.mail
.maison *
.makeup
.man
.management
.maori.nz * * geoSLD
.map
.market
.marketing
.markets
.matrix
.mba
.med
.media
.medical
.meet
.melbourne restricted geoTLD
.meme
.memorial
.men
.menu
.miami geoTLD
.mint
.mls
.mma
.mobi restricted
.mobile
.mobily
.moda * * *
.moe
.moi * * * *
.mom
.money
.mormon
.mortgage
.moscow geoTLD
.moto
.motorcycles
.mov
.money
.music
.museum restricted

* .maison French for house
* * .maori.nz this is a deviation from Top Level Domains in that it is a Second Level Domain but put here because of its connection with the indigenous people of New Zealand
* * * .moda Italian, translates to "fashion"
* * * * .moi French, translates to "me".
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoSLD = geographic Second Level Domain.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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N

.nagoya geoTLD
.name conditions
.navy
.network
.new
.news
.ngo restricted
.ninja
.now
.nrw
.nyc * geoTLD

* .nyc = reference to New York City.
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
conditions = Conditions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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O

.observer
.off
.office
.okinawa geoTLD
.one
.ong restricted
.onl
.online
.ooo
.open
.orange
.organic restricted
.origins
.osaka geoTLD

restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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P

.page
.paris geoTLD
.partners
.parts
.party
.pay
.passagens *
.pet
.pets
.pharmacy restricted
.phd
.phone
.photo
.photography
.photos
.physio restricted
.pics
.pictures
.pid
.pin
.ping
.pink
.pizza
.place
.play
.plumbing
.plus
.poker
.porn
.post restricted
.press
.prime
.pro restricted
.productions
.prof
.promo
.properties
.property
.protection
.pub

* .passagens = Portuguese, translates to "passes" or "tickets".
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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Q

.qpon
.quebec geoTLD

geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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R

.racing
.radio
.read
.realestate
.realtor restricted
.realty
.recipes
.red
.rehab
.reise *
.reisen * *
.reit restricted
.ren
.rent
.rentals
.repair
.report
.republican
.rest
.restaurant
.restaurants
.retirement
.review
.reviews
.rich
.rio * * * geoTLD
.rip * * * *
.rocks
.rodeo
.roma * * * * * geoTLD
.room
.rsvp * * * * * *
.rugby
.ruhr
.run

* .reise German, translates to "travel"
* * .reisen German, translates to "traveling" or "to travel".
* * * .roma = Rome, Italy.
* * * * .rio = Rio de Janiero.
* * * * * .rip = Rest In Peace. Potential use for remembrance.
* * * * * * .rsvp French "Répondez s'il vous plaît" translating to "Respond please" in English.
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.>br />geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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S

.saarland geoTLD
.safe
.safety
.sale
.salon
.save
.sarl *
.scholarships
.school
.schule * *
.science
.scot
.search
.secure
.security
.select
.services
.sex
.sexy
.shia
.shiksa
.shoes
.shop
.shopping
.show
.showtime
.silk
.singles
.site
.ski
.skin
.sky
.sling
.smile
.soccer
.social
.software
.solar
.solutions
.song
.soy * * *
.spa
.space
.sports
.spot
.spreadbetting
.srl * * * * restricted
.stockholm geoTLD
.storage
.store
.stream
.studio
.study
.style
.sucks
.supplies
.supply
.support
.surf
.surgery
.swiss
.sydney restricted geoTLD
.systems

* .sarl French: Société à responsabilité limitée translated into English as: "Limited Liability Company"
* * .schule German, translates to "school"
* * * .soy Spanish, translates to "I am".
* * * * .srl srl is the abbreviation for “Sociedad de Responsabilidad” or “Società a Responsabilità Limitata”. SRL Domains are only available to companies which are administered as Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada or Società a Responsabilità Limitata.
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographical Top Level Domain.

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T

.taipei geoTLD
.talk
.tattoo
.tax
.taxi
.team
.tech
.technology
.tel restricted
.tennis
.thai
.theater
.theatre
.tickets
.tienda *
.tips
.tires
.today
.tokyo geoTLD
.tools
.top
.tours
.tow
.town
.toys
.trade
.trading
.training
.travel restricted
.travelerinsurance
.travelers
.trust
.tube
.tunes

* .tienda Spanish, translates to "store" or "shop".
restricted = registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain

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U

.uconnect
.university
.uno *

* .uno Spanish, translates to "one".

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V

.vacations
.vegas * geoTLD
.ventures
.versicherung * *
.vet
.viajes * * *
.video
.villas
.vin
.vip
.vision
.vlaanderen * * * * geoTLD
.vodka
.vote restricted
.voting
.voto * * * * *
.voyage
.vuelos * * * * * *

* .vegas = Las Vegas.
* * .versicherung German, translates to "insurance".
* * * .viajes Spanish, translates to "travels".
* * * * .vlaanderen = Flanders, Belgium.
* * * * * .voto Italian, translates to "vote".
* * * * * * .vuelos Spanish, translates to "flights".
restricted = Restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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W

.wales geoTLD
.wang
.watch
.watches
.weather
.web
.webcam
.webs
.website
.wed restricted
.wedding
.whoswho restricted
.wien * geoTLD
.wiki
.win
.wine
.winners
.work
.works
.world
.wow
.wtc
.wtf

* .wien = Vienna, Austria.
restricted = Registration restrictions apply.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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X

.xxx
.xyz

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Y

.yachts
.yoga
.yokohama geoTLD
.you

geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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Z

.zero
.zone
.zuerich * geoTLD

* .zuerich = Zurich, Switzerland.
geoTLD = geographic Top Level Domain.

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