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Domains Explained

One of the most important preconditions for having a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will note first when they come across your web page and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain typically is composed of two fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are several categories of TLDs that you should contemplate before you pick the domain you desire. Your selection should depend on the aim of your web site and on its target audience. Let's take a gaze at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains aimed to express a particular intention - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (certain walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should select the one that would depict the purpose of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional steps to prove that you qualify to have such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

Domain Name Redirection

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your web site's visitors to a certain web page like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and reduce the possibility of somebody snatching your web page visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can change the DNSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and stumble upon decent website hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present provider's DNSs straight away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a particular set of NSs, all its domain name server records will direct to the same web hosting company. Some web hosting vendors, however, enable you to modify specific NS 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 web site is situated, whereas the MX records demonstrate which web server handles the mail address accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web site designer and he designs an .ASP web page that will be situated on his private Windows web server, you may desire to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your mail address accounts 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 created by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more secure.

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Only a small number of web hosting suppliers allow you to edit given domain records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get a huge collection of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all domain name server records or redirect the domains through a forwarding tool at no extra charge.