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PHP TLD Domain Name: Determine the Top Level Domain from a given URL

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This class can determine the Top Level Domain from a given URL.

It can parse a given URL to extract the respective domain name.

The class can lookup a domain definition file retrieve from the Mozilla site to determine the actual part of the URL domain that is the top level domain.

It can also retrieve an updated version of the the top level domain definition file from the Mozilla file, so the TLD definition is determined more accurately.

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The top level domain is the part of a domain name that defines the end of a domain.

In some cases it is easy to determine the top level domain because it is the name after the last point in the domain name. In many other cases it is no so easy because it is not after the last point and there is no rule to determine it.

This class can determine what is the top level domain of most known domain names using a Mozilla domain file.

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AUTHOR
    Artur Barseghyan (artur.barseghyan@gmail.com)

LICENSE
    MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1

DESCRIPTION
    Extracts the top level domain (TLD) from a URL given. List of TLD names is taken from
    http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/netwerk/dns/src/effective_tld_names.dat?raw=1

USAGE EXAMPLE
    To get the top level domain name from the URL given:
        require 'tld/utils.php';
        echo Tld::getTld("http://www.google.co.uk")

    To update/sync the tld names with the most recent version run the following from your terminal:
        php -f tld/update.php

    To run tests:
        php -f tld/tests.php
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