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Domains Explained

One of the most essential preconditions for having a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will spot first when they come across your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name usually has two 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 SLD. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to choosing the domain name you want. Your decision should be based on the aim of your site and on its target audience. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names meant to express a particular purpose - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative web sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would designate the purpose of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional procedures to verify that you qualify to keep such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

URL Redirection

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can forward your site's visitors to a given site like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody snatching your website visitors by using the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) specify where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can switch the NSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current provider's name servers immediately.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular set of NSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same website hosting vendor. Some hosting vendors, however, enable you to edit given domain records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which indicates on which web server your web site is located, whereas the MX records demonstrate which server tackles the email aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his private Windows hosting server, you may wish to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mail address accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and demands a Windows server, although a Linux web server would be way more dependable.

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Just a small number of web hosting vendors enable you to modify certain domain records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get a big array of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all domain name records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra cost.