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Domains Defined

One of the most vital prerequisites for having a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will notice first when they discover your site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually consists of two parts - 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 Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of groups of TLDs that you should contemplate before you select the domain name you want. Your pick should be based on the purpose of your website and on its target audience. Let's have a gaze at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names aimed to designate a given intention - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would show the intention of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional procedures to show that you qualify to own such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a given country. Many people would elect to buy goods or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for example, getting a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirects

You can register a number of TLDs, which can forward your visitors to a particular web page like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the likelihood of someone swiping your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can change the DNSs of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting solutions somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the present provider's name servers right away.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a specific set of NSs, all its records will direct to the same web hosting company. Some web hosting providers, however, enable you to edit given domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which displays on which web server your web page is located, while the MX records indicate which server tackles the e-mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you hire a new web site designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his private Windows server, you may desire to edit just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mailbox accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requests a Windows server, although a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

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Only a small number of web hosting suppliers enable you to modify certain domain name records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get a huge collection of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can edit all domain name records or redirect the domains through a redirection tool at no additional cost.