Introduction to Internet Domains

Peter Don't you ever wonder where a certain computer host is located, when you are surfing through the web? I mean: If you see a certain URL, don't you ever wonder in which country the computer you are using at that moment - the host - is located?

On this pages you can find some answers for that question. You will find a list of 2 character country codes. The same codes are used on the internet.

Click here to jump to the world map, so that you can select an area to learn about its countries and their country codes.


Here is an example: If you see this address:

http://www.pajtroon.dds.nl/

or something like this: pajtroon@dds.nl

you are able to know that both adresses are located in the Netherlands, since .nl stands for The Netherlands.

This is the syntax for an email adress:

user@hostname.domain

This is the syntax for a HTTP URL:

http://servername.hostname.domain/~username

For most internet adresses this is the syntax:

servername.hostname.domain

Most domain names are equal to the country codes. There are a few exceptions, which I will mention here:

Click on the map below to see the country codes in a certain area.

Europe Europe Europe Europe Europe Europe Europe Middle East Europe Middle East Middle East Middle East Middle East Middle East Asia Asia Asia Asia Asia Asia Australia Australia Europe Africa Africa Africa Africa Africa Africa Africa Anctarctica Africa Africa Caribbean Caribbean South America Caribbean South America Caribbean Caribbean North America North America Asia North America Europe Caribbean Caribbean Africa Anctarctica North America Asia Asia Asia South America South America

Internet Domains

Map of the World

If you feel that the information on this page not is complete or correct, please feel free to send your comments to pajtroon@dds.nl.

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