Type of site
|Owner||Internet Assigned Numbers Authority|
|Alexa rank||11,775 (Global 10/2016)|
|Launched||1 January 1999|
The second-level domain label example for the top-level domains .com, .net, and .org, was reserved in 1999 by the Internet Engineering Task Force in RFC 2606, Section 3, while it was reserved for the .edu domain by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) since 2000.
By implementing the reservation, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) made available domains for use in technical and software documentation, manuals and sample software configurations. Thus, documentation writers can be sure to select a domain name without creating naming conflicts if end-users try to use the sample configurations or examples verbatim.
- .example – Top-level domain name reserved for documentation purposes
- .local – Pseudo-TLD with no meaning in the DNS for use with local zeroconf networking only
- Fictitious domain name
- IPv4 § Special-use addresses – some special-use IPv4 address ranges are reserved for documentation and examples
- Reserved top-level domains