Introduction to Domains
The domain name of a website (for example: "wit.edu") is unique to the organization or individual who hosts that website. The top-level section of the domain name (for example: ".edu") will usually depend on the type of organization or the country that is hosting the website.
However, many top-level domains are unrestricted (meaning that they can be used for any type of website). So a website with a ".org" domain is not necessarily a legitimate organization.
There are hundreds of top-level domains. These are the most common ones:
|.com||Used for businesses (unrestricted)|
|.edu||Used for colleges and universities (restricted)|
|.gov||Used for government entities within the U.S. (restricted)|
|.mil||Used for military entities within the U.S. (restricted)|
|.net||Used for network infrastructures (unrestricted)|
|.org||Used for other types of organizations (unrestricted)|