The origination of the site can provide indications of the site's mission or purpose.
- .org :An advocacy web site, such as a not-for-profit organization.
- .com : A business or commercial site.
- .net:A site from a network organization or an Internet service provider.;
- .edu :A site affiliated with a higher education institution.
- .gov: A federal government site.
- .il.us :A state government site, this may also include public schools and community colleges.
- .uk (United Kingdom) : A site originating in another country (as indicated by the 2 letter code).
- ~:The tilde usually indicates a personal page.