Writing an essay and need reliable sources? Doing research for a project? Are you curious about news sources? Internet domain extensions can give you an idea of the type of resource you’re looking at. Be wary though! Some unreliable domain names are very similar to more reputable domain names. Some have the exact same domain name but simply add “com.co” or “.lo” extensions

Internet domain name extensions:

—.com = commercial

—.edu = higher education institution

—.org = nonprofit organization or trade association

—.gov = government

—.mil = military

—.net = Internet Service Providers

—.biz = small business