A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. The TLD is the letters immediately following the final dot in an Internet address. For example, in the domain name www.ispsystem.com, the top-level domain is com. There are the following categories of TLDs:
- Country-code top-level domains (ccTLD) (e.g., .uk for United Kingdom),
- Generic top-level domains (gTLD) include the most common and familiar TLDs, such as, .com for commercials, org. for non-governmental organizations .edu for educational organizations, etc,
- Infrastructure top-level domain - There is only one TLD in this group, ARPA (Address and Routing Parameter Area). The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) manages this TLD for the IETF.
- Sponsored top-level domains (sTLD)- these are controlled by private organizations. For example, .museum is regulated by the Museum Domain Management Association is reserved for museum websites.
- Unusual domains (.post is a TLD that is used for postal services).
This classification is not complete and you can find many other TLDs categories on the Internet.
Before you start registering domains in BILLmanager, you need to correctly configure top-level domains via this module. The table contains a large number of domain names. We would recommend that you delete unnecessary TLDs that You are not going to use.
See also BILLmanager initial setup.
View a list of TLDs
- ID - top-level domain unique identifier.
- Name - top-level domain name.
- Registrar - name of the registrar of this domain zone.
Create new TLD
To create a new TLD, click the "New" icon and fill out the form fields:
- Name - enter a top-level domain name. Normally, this is the extension, such as net, org, edu.
- Registrar - enter the name of the registrar that will manage domain registration and receive payments. More information about registrar management can be found here.
- Minimum length - provide the minimum length of a domain name.
- IDN - specify whether this top level domain supports IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) or not.
- Only IDN - is used for .edu domains;
- Supports - is used for .com domains;
- Does not support - is used for. org domains.
- Registration lengths is one year at most - select the check box if the maximum length of registration or renewal of this top level domain is one year.
- Transfer without renewal - select the check box, if you do not want to this top level domain to be renewed upon transfer from one registrar to another.
- Document verification - select the check box if you want to verify domain contacts.
- Whois host name - enter the host name for the Whois server.
- Whois response - this response will be used for searching a domain name. If the specified line is found, a selected domain is available. For example, no match.
To edit a TLD, locate the one you wish to edit, click the "Edit" icon and modify the settings you want to change.
To delete a top-level domain, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you wish to delete the top-level domain by clicking OK on the following form.