What is The Web Domain And Domain Extension?


A Domain is a unique name that is given to a website or digital project.
The main function and for which internet domain names stand out is to show the IP of a web service in a friendly and intuitive way.

Example: You have a web host with main IP 19.123.321.934, but so that your clients do not have to write this IP number in the URL, a new domain name is acquired, which will hide the IP and show the domainname.com or with another domain extension (.net, .org, .info or other). If you want to see the extensions available at Webhospedaje.com, then enter here.

Difference between domain name and domain extension


What is a Domain Extension?

A domain extension or top-level domain (TLD), is the termination of alphabetic characters that are found after the domain name and at the end of the URL of a website, for example: In the domain domainname.net, the extension domain is .net.
It should be noted that in most cases, domain extensions allow identifying the country of origin and the activity to which the website is dedicated. This will be of great help when generating trust and security in the user.

  • Example of the item in the domain extension: A law agency can hire a domainname.law, which ".law" delivers the item to which the web page is dedicated.
  • Example of the country in the domain extension: A company registered in Russia, has yourdomain.ru, where the ".ru" gives information that is from that country.


What are the 10 most used domain extensions in the world?

Table 1:


52,8 %



5,6 %



4,4 %



3,2 %



1,9 %



1,9 %



1,7 %



1,6 %

United Kingdom


1,2 %



1,1 %


*Data in "Table 1" was obtained from W3Techs.com, Date: 25/07/2021. W3Techs provides information on the use of various types of technologies on the web.

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