The German top level domain. It is primarily intended for German people, companies, and organizations.
These domains can be registered by everyone worldwide.
Among them are the »classics« .com, .net, and .org, which
have been in use for more than 25 years.
Somewhat younger are the generic top level domains
.info, .biz and .name.
They offer many Internet users the possibility to register
»their« name, even if it is already taken for
other generic top level domains.
In addition, in further phases
more than 2,000, so-called
new generic top level domains
This category consists of more than 240 endings which are assigned to countries and areas.
For example, »de« stands for Germany, »fr« for France, and »ag« for Antigua and Barbuda.
This list has even grown in the recent past, when some country code top level
domains that used to be restricted have become available for public registration.
Among them are
»us« for the United States of America, »cn« for China, and »tw« for Taiwan.
Europe's domain. It is seen as the European counterpart of the .com TLD
This moves the business location Europe into the focus of attention
while catching up a competitive advantage of the American companies
at the same time.
Sponsored domains are designated for particular user groups. At the moment,
these are the aeronautical industry (.aero), museums (.museum),
the adult entertainment industy (.xxx), and
operators of websites for mobile devices (.mobi). Fruther representatives
of this type are .asia and .tel, two very interesting and promising TLDs
Among these are the top level domains »int«
(international, mostly UNO-related organizations),
»edu« (universities in the USA), »gov« (governmental authorities
in the USA), as well as »mil« (American military). These domains cannot be registered.
ENUM is an abbreviation for
»tElephone NUmber Mapping«.
It bridges internet domain names and the system of phone numbers.