What is a TLD?
“A top level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet.”
— Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-level_domain
The best example of a TLD is the most common, popular and well known TLD: .com.
In the example of www.alpineweb.com, the .com portion is the Top Level Domain. It follows then that alpineweb.com is a second level domain and www.alpineweb.com is a third level domain.
So why are there new TLD’s?
The short answer is to increase your website naming options.
The king of TLD’s, .COM is approaching it’s 30th birthday and many of the most common and valuable domain names are already registered. For many business owners finding a suitable domain name is difficult and often requires a less than optimal compromise.
Many new TLD’s are specific to interests, locations and industry. Your web address can let people know what you do or where you might do it. Unique and memorable TLD’s are easy to remember and can make it easy for your website to be found online.
With hundreds of TLD’s now available and more being introduced every year, now is the time to acquire the perfect domain for you, your organization or business.
Some examples of new TLD’s are:
AlpineWeb will be adding new TLD’s on a monthly basis and will occasionally offer promotional pricing.
Choosing New Domain Names
Finding the right Domain Name is essential. Seek a Domain Name that is easy to remember, easy to spell and specific to your website.
Using real words rather than alternative spellings or made up names is more effective in being found online.
To Search for your new TLD visit the Domain Checker page: