Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)
Definition - What does Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) mean?
A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is a top-level domain name that is used to define the domain for a particular country or a geographical area. Every country has a domain name reserved for it; this is generally denoted by a ccTLD, which is generally two letters long.
Techopedia explains Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)
Every country, geographical area, sovereign state or a dependent territory has its own two-letter code that defines its country code top-level domain.
Some of the most common ccTLDs are:
- .us for the United States
- .ca for Canada
- .uk for the United Kingdom
- .in for India
- .au for Australia
However, organizations often choose to use top-level domain names like .com, .net and .org rather than using their country's ccTLD.