29Mar, 2022

Guide for types of domains

We’ve already covered domain names in several of our blog articles on how to choose the right one or gather the benefits of domain extensions. Now let’s go back to the beginnings and introduce the different types of domains.

Top-Level domains (TLDs)

The URL of each website has different parts, in the case of our website, the top-level domain at dotroll.com is .com. There is also a growing need for custom domains, a particular TLD runs out of capacity. It is a collective group of several types.

ccTLDs is the country code top-level domains

We can register the country code domains in certain countries and under certain conditions. Everyone knows the ccTLDs. This type also includes the .hu domain, which is the official country code domain of Hungary. This category also includes German .de or French .fr. With these domains, they usually target the community of a particular nation, for example, many companies use different country code domains if they want to target various countries.

Some ccTLDs are used as gTLDs. The best example of this is .io, the domain of the British Indian Ocean Territory, yet open to everyone, popular with technology companies.

General top-level domains (gTLDs)

Everyone knows the general top-level domains, even if you haven’t heard the term. These include .com, .net, .info, .org, and more. There are currently hundreds of unique domain extensions to choose from. The most popular is the .com, but many websites also use the .org and .net domains. These extensions are old, so users have already included plenty of options, but in 2015 the list was expanded to include .blog or .online.

Previous collections:

Environmental domain – infographics

Domain extensions in art topic – infographics

Domain for services – infographics

Our favourite domain extensions in the food-drink topic

Unique domain extensions for webshops – infographics

[Prices in our previous collections may not be the latest, so if you’re interested in one of the domain extensions, check the latest price in our domain extensions database.]

Technically, the category of generic TLDs includes geoTLDs that are intended to represent a particular country or culture. For example, .berlin, .london or similar .tokyo are available here.

sTLD, the sponsored top-level domain

Domain extensions are sponsored by individuals, businesses, or the government. If someone wants to register an sTLD, the domain must follow specific rules. The most common sTLDs are .edu for educational purposes, .gov, which is used by U.S. government agencies and agencies, and .mil for primarily U.S. military websites.

Second-level domains (SLD)

SLD is what directly foregoes the TLD. It is very important to choose the SLD properly as this will be remembered by people. It is usually a good idea to choose an SLD first and then experiment with what kind of domain extensions.

Second-level public subdomains

Second-level public subdomains include for example .co.hu, .konyvelo.hu, .bolt.hu or .utazas.hu, which domains are already registered, but we may require domain registration. If you want to register the mintawebshop.hu, but this domain isn’t free, you can choose the mintawebshop.bolt.hu domain instead. You can view the list of second-level public subdomains on domain.hu.

Premium domain names

Premium domain names usually consist of popular words and phrases, making them easy to remember. These popular domains are more expensive, so you don’t have to pay the usual domain price for it.