What is a Domain?
www.dictionary.reference.com says that a domain is: “a group of computers and devices on a network that are administered under the same protocol” or, “the top level in a name, indicating the type of organization, geographical location, or both, and officially designated in the suffix, as .com for commercial enterprises in the U.S.”
There are two components of a domain: the entire domain name (e.g. www.swiftweb.co.ke) and the latter part, the suffix (.co.ke), which also determines which top level domain (TLD) the particular suffix belongs to.
Initially, there existed only a limited number of TLDs , some that you may have come across, others, perhaps not.
For instance, we at Swift Web Technologies can provide the following suffixes in Kenya:
.com; .net; .org; .biz; .go.ke; .ac.ke; .sc.ke; .info.ke; .me.ke; .mobi.ke; .co.ke; .ne.ke; .or.ke.
There is an article on our blog that might help you understand the concept of a domain better.
- .co.ke - for Companies
- .or.ke - for Not-for-Profit-Making Organisations or NGO's
- .ne.ke - for Network Devices
- .go.ke - for Government Entities. Requires Supporting Documents
- .ac.ke - for Institutions of Higher Education. Requires Supporting Documents
- .sc.ke - for Lower and Middle Institutes of Learning. Requires Supporting Documents
- .me.ke - for Personal names
- .mobi.ke - for Mobile content
- .info.ke - for Information
Swiftweb Technologies began offering the full range of .UG domains in the
third quarter of 2013.
.co.ug - Commercial entities
.ac.ug - Educational Institution offering Diplomas, Degrees and higher Academic awards
.sc.ug - Primary, secondary and lower educational branches
.go.ug - Government Agencies and independent authorities under government
.ne.ug - Network providers or special equipment for network provision
.or.ug - Non Governmental Institutions
.org.ug - Non Governmental Institutions
.com.ug - Commercial entities
As well as providing all other domains eg .com/.net/ .biz.
Swiftweb Technologies began offering the full range of .TZ domains in the
third quarter of 2013.
.ac.tz: schools granting baccalaureate degrees
.go.tz: governmental entities
.or.tz: not-for-profit organizations
.mil.tz: exclusively for Tanzania Military entities recognized by the Ministry responsible for Defense
.sc.tz: schools that are elementary, primary and secondary level institutions
.ne.tz: network infrastructure