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.com, .net, .be, .info, what's the difference?

Post by Noyb » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:50 am

I was just wondering - there are all these different domain types for websites, but what's the point of them? What's the difference between .com, .net, .be, .info, etc.?
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Post by statm1 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:36 am

Well supposedly... They were broken up into groups. .com for Commercial, .net for Networks, .org for Non-profit Organizations, etc.. More info, here.
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Post by abfan123 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:05 pm

.be=Belgium domain name just like co.uk=United Kingdom & .us=United State's.
All the others (com/net/org/biz/info) are "generic" domains.
.com domains are the most "valuable" domains, Even though their cost is the same as net & org.
btw, There are some confusions sometimes:
For example : .ws domains are of West Samoa, Not WebSite.
.tv=Tuvalu, Not TeleVision.
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Post by Noyb » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:33 pm

That's interesting. Thanks, statm1 and abfan! :)
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Post by statm1 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:40 pm

abfan123 wrote:btw, There are some confusions sometimes:
For example : .ws domains are of West Samoa, Not WebSite.
.tv=Tuvalu, Not TeleVision.
Didn't those countries give up their rights to the TLD and the tv one at least actually is considered to be television now.
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Post by addonsfan » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:27 am

yeah I always thought TV was television, because I've seen it a couple times for $60 per year vs $7 per year.

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Post by statm1 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:40 am

$60? They must of doubled then. Because, I have always seen it at around $30 a year.
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Post by abfan123 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:57 pm

.tv domains are now for sale @ GoDaddy for $19.99
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Re: .com, .net, .be, .info, what's the difference?

Post by addonsfan » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:36 am

yeah, but that was a few years ago on GoDaddy. they've gone down a bit.

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