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Comparison of Top-Level Domains:
Generic Top-Level Domain, Country Code Top-Level Domain, Country Code Second-Level Domain
GENERIC TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN (gTLD)
A generic top-level domain (gTLD) is a top-level domain used (at least in theory) by a particular class of organization. These are three or more letters long, and are named for the type of organization that they represent (for example, .com for commercial organizations).
Transfer
Ins
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
ID Protect Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Registration 1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
Preconfi gure Yes No No No No No No No No Yes
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.ASIA .BIZ .COM .INFO .MOBI .NAME .NET .ORG .PRO .TEL
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COUNTRY CODE TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN (ccTLD)
A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ccTLD identifi ers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs. Creation and delegation of ccTLDs is performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), and with certain exceptions noted below corresponds to the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes maintained by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency.
Transfer
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No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
ID Protect No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
Registration 1
yrs
1
yrs
1
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-5
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-5
yrs
1-10
yrs
1
yrs
1
yrs
1-5
yrs
1
yrs
1
yrs
1
yrs
Preconfi gure Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Additional
Info
.AC .AT .BE .BZ .CA .CC .CM .CN .CO .DE .EU .GS .IN .IO .IT .JP
Generic Top-Level Domain cont.
Transfer
Ins
No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
ID Protect No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
Registration 1
yrs
1-10
yrs
1
yrs
1
yrs
2-10
yrs
1
yrs
1
yrs
1
yrs
10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
2
yrs
1
yrs
1-10
yrs
Preconfi gure No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Additional
Info
.LA ME .MS .NL .NU .NZ .SH .TC .TM .TV .TW i .UK .VG .WS
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COUNTRY CODE SECOND-LEVEL DOMAIN (ccSLD)
A country code second-level domain (ccSLD) is a second-level domain to a country code top-level domain. It may be set apart by the domain name registry for the registration of third-level domains or registered to a third party as a subdomain. Many registries reuse common top-level domain names at the second-level such as “com”, “net” and “org”, e.g. .com.sg.
Transfer
Ins
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
ID Protect No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Registration 1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-10
yrs
2
yrs
1-10
yrs
1-5
yrs
Preconfi gure No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Additional
Info
.BR.COM .CN.COM .DE.COM EU.COM .HU.COM .NO.COM .QC.COM .RU.COM .SA.COM .SE.COM .UK.COM .US.COM .UY.COM .ZA.COM .COM.MX .UK.NET .SE.NET .KIDS.US
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