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Types of Websites

Types of Websites

What is the website's domain?

DOMAIN PURPOSE
.com A business or commercial site. Many company websites end in .com ( example ).
.uk Websites from other countries have a country code at the end. For example Great Britain is .uk and Canada is .ca ( example ).
.org The purpose of this type of website is to advocate an individual's opinion or a group's point of view. Many organizations have websites that end in .org. ( example ).
.edu A website affiliated with a higher education institution in the USA ( example ).
.gov A federal government site. ( example ).

Think of this as "decoding" the URL or internet address. The origination of the site can provide indications of the site's mission or purpose. The most common domains are:

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