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Domains Explained

One of the most crucial preconditions for having a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they stumble upon your site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain typically contains 2 components - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several sets of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you choose the domain you desire. Your decision should depend on the intention of your web page and on its target audience. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names intended to designate a specific function - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would signify the purpose of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional steps to verify that you are eligible to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many individuals would want to buy goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for example, choosing a .ca domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register different TLDs, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone pinching your visitors by using the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can modify the name servers of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and detect good website hosting solutions somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the present company's NSs right away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a certain pair of NSs, all its name server records will lead to the same website hosting firm. Some web hosting firms, though, permit you to modify specific DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which shows on which server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records disclose which web server handles the e-mail aliases related to your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web page designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his personal Windows server, you may desire to alter solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your email mailboxes or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

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Just a number of web hosting suppliers enable you to edit particular domain name records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a vast selection of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can edit all domain name records or forward the domain names via a forwarding tool at no added charge.