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How many domain extensions are there?

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From generic domain extensions like .com and .aero to ccTLDs like .fr, there are a lot of domain extensions out there. Making things even more complicated, new ones are introduced every year. But just how many are there right now?

According to ICANN, the answer is 280. Of these, 248 are country-code names, 11 are in testing, and 20 are generic TLDs. Finally, there’s one extension, .arpa, that is used exclusively to run the Internet’s DNS system.

With the introduction of the new gTLD system next year, expect to see a large increase in the number of extensions.

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