What are Sponsored Top-Level Domain Names?

Domain Names

Sponsored Top-Level Domains (TLD) are specialized top-level domain names that are ased on ethnic, geographical, professional, technical or other theme proposed and sponsored by private agencies or organizations that establish and enforce rules restricting the eligibility of registrants to use the TLD. Here are some:

  • .aero – Members of the air-transport industry
  • .app – Developer companies, professionals and enthusiast developers
  • .asia – Companies, organisations and individuals in the Asia-Pacific region
  • .cat – Catalan linguistic and cultural community
  • .coop – Cooperative associations
  • .dev –  Developer companies, professionals and enthusiast developers
  • .edu – Post-secondary institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • .gov – United States Government
  • .int – Organizations established by international treaties between governments
  • .jobs – Human resource managers
  • .mil – United States Military
  • .mobi – Providers and consumers of mobile products and services
  • .museum – Museums
  • .post – Postal services
  • .tel – For businesses and individuals to publish contact data
  • .travel – Travel agents, airlines, hoteliers, tourism bureaus, etc.