Do Not Get Confused By These Hosting Terms Anymore – Part 2



By Miriam David

Following up on our last educative newsletter about what some web hosting terms mean, I will be simplifying what a few more web hosting terms mean below.

Addon domain: Don’t get confused. An Addon domain is different from a sub domain. An addon domain is a domain name that you host within an existing hosting account. For example, you have a hosting account for the domain name which has its own functioning website but you also have another domain name with its own website. Instead of buying a new hosting account for, you can choose to host it under as an addon domain. However, you need to be aware that both domain names will be sharing the same hosting resources.

Parked domain: These are placeholder domains. When you park a domain on your hosting account, it displays the same content on the website you park the account on. They are especially useful if you have common misspellings of your domain name that you have registered.

TLD – Top Level Domains There are three types of top-level domains that are classified by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

▪ TLD – These are the most common extensions that you’re probably familiar with. They are made up of .COM, .NET & .ORG domains.
▪ ccTLD – These are country code domain name extensions and they are generally used for a specific country or dependent territory and made up of 2 characters. Some of the ccTLD extensions that you’re probably familiar with are .NG for Nigeria, .US for United States, .CA for Canada, .JP for Japan and .CN for China.
▪ gTLD – These are generic TLDs and are generally made up of 3 or more letters. Some of the gTLD domain extensions that you may be familiar with are .AFRICA, .BIZ, .INFO, .NAME & .MOBI.

Miriam David works with Whogohost

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