How to Choose a File Type Extension
File types are identified by a file name extension. Before defining a new file type, you should first choose a file name extension.
Choose a long file name extension that you want to use to identify the file type. For more information, see File Type Handlers.
Check the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) MIME database to determine whether the file name extension is already associated with another application.
Define a MIME type when defining a new public file type, and register it with the IANA.