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Domains Explained

One of the most essential preconditions for building a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what people will notice first when they stumble upon your web page and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your website's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name typically has 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domains that you should consider before you pick the domain name you want. Your pick should rest on the goal of your web site and on its target audience. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names aimed to denote a given intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informative web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most fields of life, so you should select the one that would designate the purpose of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain extra requirements to ascertain that you are eligible to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a given country. Many people would want to buy goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a number of domains, which can forward your website's visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and reduce the possibility of somebody snatching your site visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can swap the NSs of your domain at all times. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting solutions someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the present company's NSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a given pair of DNSs, all its DNS records will direct to the same web hosting provider. Some web hosting distributors, however, enable you to modify certain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which details on which web hosting server your web site is situated, whereas the MX records indicate which web hosting server handles the electronic mail accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web page designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be located on his personal Windows hosting server, you may desire to change only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your email boxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and demands a Windows server, although a Linux web server would be far more stable.

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Only a number of web hosting companies permit you to edit particular DNS records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get a large selection of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all records or redirect the domain names via a forwarding tool at no added charge.