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15 Facts about .net domain names

15 Facts about .net domain names

.net is the 2nd most popular generic domain extension in the world, after .com

The domain name net is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The name is derived from network, indicating its originally intended purpose was for organizations involved in networking technologies, such as Internet service providers and other infrastructure companies. However, restrictions were never enforced and the domain is now a general purpose name space. It is still popular with network operators, and is often treated as an alternative to com.

As .net crosses the 15 million domain registrations globally, here are 15 facts about .net domain names:

15 facts about .net domains

What’s more? Web4Africa is accredited to register/transfer/manage .net domains and we have been proudly using .net for our main website, since 2002!


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2 thoughts on “15 Facts about .net domain names”

On August 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm Alex Nartey says:

please what is the difference in the domain names, for example .com, .net, .org etc
any particular difference between them.

thanks a lot for your time..

On August 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm Web4Africa says:

.com – typically for businesses and other commercial interests
.net – meant for network operators but popular as an alternative to .com
.org – wildly popular among not-for-profit organizations

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