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What are Domains

One of the most essential preconditions for establishing a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will discern first when they come across your web page and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain as a rule is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few categories of TLDs that you should consider before you choose the domain you wish. Your selection should be built upon the goal of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical TLDs meant to designate a particular purpose - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would describe the objective of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional steps to demonstrate that you qualify to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would rather purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a number of domain names, which can send your site's visitors to a certain site like domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and decrease the chance of someone stealing your website visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can replace the name servers of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and find good website hosting solutions somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current provider's DNSs straight away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a given set of name servers, all its DNS records will direct to the same website hosting firm. Some web hosting distributors, though, allow you to edit certain domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which web server your website is situated, whereas the MX records indicate which server handles the e-mail accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web site designer and he build an .ASP web site that will be situated on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your mailboxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows server, even though a Linux server would be way more dependable.

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Just a small number of web hosting providers permit you to modify particular domain records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have a wide selection of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can edit all domain name server records or forward the domain names via a forwarding tool at no added cost.


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