• TLD is the suffix attached to domain names (eg: .com, .org, etc). It is used in URLs to identify particular web pages and is at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet
  • Originally, the top-level domain space was organized into three main groups: countries, categories, and multiorganizations
  • There are 22 generic TLDs consisting .gov, .edu, .com, .mil, .org, .biz, .info, .names, .pro and .net.
  • Of these domains .edu, .gov, .int, and .mil are now considered sponsored top-level domains
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body which manages the world wide web’s address system allowed suffices for .com and new generic domain names in 2011 like .jobs, .Africa, .med, .gay and several others.
  • This has alarmed countries with the launch of domains like .xxx (for pornography) and .jesus