.NET - Network
.NET is Top level domain (TLD) originally for network providers, Web-hosting companies or other businesses that are directly involved in the infrastructure of the Internet. However, restrictions were never enforced and the domain is now a general purpose name space. Webmasters registers .NET domains for commercial use, generally if the .COM extension isn’t available.
It is one of the most common extension that you’re probably familiar with. Other Top level domains are .COM & .ORG.
.NET - Dot NET Framework (by Microsoft)
The .NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft for developing Web, Windows and Mobile Applications. Microsoft has also developed an integrated development environment, we call Visual Studio largely for dot NET software development.
Features of .NET Framework :-
- Common Language Runtime engine
- Language independence
- Base Class Library