Types of domains
All first (top) level domains can be divided into two groups - generic and national. Generic domains (gTLDs - generic top-level domains) include COM, NET, ORG, etc. And national two-letter domains (ccTLDs - country code top-level domains) are allocated for a specific country or region (DE, EU, UK, etc.).
New international top-level domains (new gTLDs) or thematic domain zones are domain extensions that indicate a site's affiliation with a particular subject or activity. Top-level domain zones (TLDs) with a thematic focus can add uniqueness and thematic relevance to your website.
Here are some examples of popular themed domain zones and how you can use them:
- .store or .shop - suitable for commercial Internet projects representing retail stores and chains or online shops;
- .services - for sites offering various services, from technical support and consulting to customer service and other types of services;
- .health - for information on healthy living and fitness;
- .tech - news and reviews of the latest technological achievements or information on start-ups and innovative projects;
- .design - portfolios and services for interior design or the creation of graphics and design for websites;
- .gallery - a virtual gallery for displaying artwork or a personal blog with travel photos;
- .media - suitable for sites related to media content such as news, photos, video, audio and other multimedia material.
- .photo - suitable for sites dedicated to photography, photo galleries and professional photographers.
- .education - Used for educational purposes for websites of educational institutions, online courses, learning platforms and others.