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Domains Explained

One of the most essential prerequisites for running a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will discern first when they discover your website and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name typically has two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate prior to selecting the domain name you want. Your selection should be built upon the aim of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names meant to signify a particular function - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can see, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should select the one that would describe the intention of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional procedures to prove that you are eligible to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many visitors would elect to buy goods or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your website.

URL Redirection

You can register a number of Top-Level Domains, which can send your web site's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the possibility of someone pilfering your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can change the name servers of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and detect decent website hosting packages someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the present provider's name servers straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a particular set of NSs, all its name server records will lead to the same web hosting firm. Some website hosting providers, however, enable you to edit given domain records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which hosting server your site is located, while the MX records exhibit which server tackles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new site designer and he build an .ASP site that will be hosted on his private Windows hosting server, you may desire to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your mail address accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is devised by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

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Only a number of web hosting vendors allow you to edit given domain name records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you have an immense selection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can edit all records or redirect the domains through a forwarding tool at no additional charge.