The term for domains which are at the highest level of the internet Domain Name System. These will typically either reflect countries (e.g. “za” for South Africa or “uk” for the United Kingdom”) or be generic Top Level Domains (e.g. “gov”; “edu”; “org”; “net”). Lower-level domain names (such as company website name) will always carry a label at the end which reflects the Top Level Domain. Management of Top Level Domains is usually delegated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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