Second-Level Domains

In the Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy, a second-level domain (SLD) is a domain that is directly below a top-level domain (TLD). For example, in example.com, example is the second-level domain of the .com TLD.Second-level domains commonly refer to the organization that registered the domain name with a domain name registrar. Some domain name registries introduce a second-level hierarchy to a TLD that indicates the type of organization intended to register an SLD under it. For example, in the .uk namespace a college or other academic institution would register under the .ac.uk ccSLD, while companies would register under .co.uk.
Posts about Second-Level Domains
  • .now and .realestate will be restricted, but Donuts keeps .tires open

    … withdrawn their bids. Amazon’s application for .now envisages a closed registry in which all the second-level domains belong to the company’s intellectual property department. Also this week, the NAR, which already has the dot-brand .realtor under its belt, beat Donuts, Minds + Machines and Uniregistry to the complementary generic .realestate…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • .nz second-level names now available

    … 551,024 domains across all .nz SLDs at the end of August. Related posts: Nominet to revise second-level .uk proposal after domainer outrage Nominet approves direct second-level .uk domains Nominet brings back second-level .uk proposal …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
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