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The domain name mil is the sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) in the Domain Name System
Domain Name System
of the Internet
Internet
for the United States
United States
Department of Defense and its subsidiary or affiliated organizations. The name is derived from military. It was one of the first top-level domains, created in January 1985.[1] The United States
United States
is the only country that has a top-level domain for its military, a legacy of the United States' military role in the creation of the Internet. Other countries often use second-level domains for this purpose, e.g., mod.uk for the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence. Canada
Canada
uses norad .mil with the United States
United States
as they jointly operate the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Despite having a dedicated top-level domain, the US military also uses com domains for some of its recruitment sites, such as goarmy.com, as well as for the Defense Commissary Agency's website www.commissaries .com
.com
and most non-appropriated fund instrumentalities such as military MWR organizations and military exchanges. Also, the military uses edu domains for its service academies: the United States Military
Military
Academy, United States
United States
Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, and the United States
United States
Air Force Academy can all be reached using either an edu or a mil domain name. The official athletic program sites of the three academies that are members of NCAA Division I (Army, Navy, Air Force) use com domains, as well as Coast Guard, which is a member of NCAA Division III. The Department of Defense itself uses gov for its home page, with at least three second-level domains within mil (defense, dod, and pentagon) redirecting to its domain name www.defense.gov. The United States
United States
Coast Guard, like other military services, uses the mil domain, although during statutory peacetime the service falls under the United States
United States
Department of Homeland Security.[2] References[edit]

^ Postel, J.; Reynolds, J. (October 1984). "RFC 920 - Domain Requirements". The Internet
Internet
Engineering Task Force. RFC 920 .  Missing or empty url= (help) ^ " United States
United States
Coast Guard Regulations 1992" (PDF). US Coast Guard. 

External links[edit]

IANA .mil whois information List of Mil Domains

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List of generic top-level domains

Current

General

.bar .bible .biz .church .club .college .com .design .dev .download .eco .eus .google .green .hiv .info .kaufen .kiwi .lat .lgbt .moe .name .net .ninja .ngo .one .ong .ooo .org .pro .wiki .wtf .xyz

Sponsored

.aero .asia .cat .coop .edu .gov .int .jobs .mil .mobi .museum .post .tel .travel .xxx

Geographic

.africa .alsace .amsterdam .berlin .brussels .bzh .cymru .frl .gal .gent .irish .ist .istanbul .kiwi .krd .london .miami .nyc .paris .quebec .rio .saarland .scot .tokyo .vlaanderen .wales .wien

Infrastructure

.arpa

Deleted/retired

.nato

Reserved

.example .invalid .local .localhost .onion .test

Proposed

Locations

.bcn .lat .бг

Language and nationality

.eng .sic .бг

Technical

.geo .mail .web

Business

.shop

Other

.art .kid .kids .music

Country code

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