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The Domain Name System acts like a phone book for the Internet by translating IP addresses into user-friendly computer hostnames, or domain names, which are the suffixes found at the end of website URLs.

Domain Suffix 

.com

Commercial
Represents the word "commercial," and is the most widely used extension in the world.

.net

Network
Was originally intended for sites related to the Internet, but now used for a variety of sites.

.org

Organization
Originally intended for non-commercial "organizations", but now used for a wide variety of sites.

.edu

Educational
Used for educational institutions like universities and colleges.

.biz

Business
Used for business sites, usually small businesses.

.gov

Government
Used for U.S. Government sites, formerly only federal government but later expanded to state and local.

.mil

Military
Used for U.S. Military sites, including army, navy, air force, etc.

.int

Intergovernmental 
Used for registering organisations established by international treaties between or among national governments.

 

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