domain name tells you the type of organization sponsoring a page.
It is a three-letter code that is part of the URL and preceded by
a "dot." Here are the most common domains.
Even though a page comes from an educational institution, it does
not mean the institution endorses the views published by students
or faculty members.
Companies advertise, sell products, and publish annual reports and
other company information on the Web.
Many online newspapers or journals also have .com names.
Federal and state government agencies use the Web to publish legislation,
census information, weather data, tax forms and many other documents.
Nonprofit organizations use the Web to promote their causes. These
pages are good sources
to use when comparing different sides of an issue.
for internet service providers
Recently, the division between these top-level domains became blurred.
Sometimes non-profit organizations and educational institutions
are now found under .com or .net. This makes it more difficult to
determine the organization that is publishing the
number of top-level domains is increasing. New domain names include
.museum, .info, and .biz. The origin of some international sites
can be determined by country
found in the URL.