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Domains Explained

One of the most important prerequisites for building a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will perceive first when they come across your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your web page's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name as a rule consists of 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you select the domain name you wish. Your pick should rest on the intention of your web page and on its target audience. Let's study the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular TLDs meant to denote a specific function - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative resources), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would show the purpose of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional steps to show that you are eligible to keep such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

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

Domain Name Redirects

You can register several Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your web page's visitors to a particular web page like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the probability of somebody pinching your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. 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 utilizing at present. You can switch the DNSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and come across decent website hosting packages someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the new company's DNSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a given set of NSs, all its DNS records will direct to the same web hosting company. Some website hosting distributors, though, allow you to edit certain DNS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records show which server tackles the email addresses related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new site designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to modify just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your mails 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 platform is devised by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux server would be far more secure.

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Just a small number of web hosting companies enable you to edit specific NS records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you get an enormous variety of TLDs to choose from and you can edit all domain records or redirect the domain names using a redirection tool at no added cost.