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.net Domain Name

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 the word network, indicating it was originally intended for organizations involved in networking technologies, such as Internet service providers and other infrastructure companies. However, there are no official restrictions and the domain is now a general-purpose namespace. It is still popular with network operators and the advertising sector, and it is often treated as an alternative to .com.

IntroducedJanuary 1, 1985
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
Intended useNetwork infrastructure
Actual useUsed for general purposes and ISPs or Network Operators and when desired name is not available in .com.
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations at second level permitted.
DocumentsRFC 1591; ICANN registry agreement
Dispute policiesUDRP
Author: cyberspace

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