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Domains Defined

One of the most important prerequisites for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will notice first when they stumble upon your site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule has two components - 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 categories of Top-Level Domains that you should consider before you select the domain you desire. Your decision should be based on the aim of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains aimed to signify a particular purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would signify the aim of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional requirements to demonstrate that you qualify to register such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a certain country. Many individuals would prefer to purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Redirects

You can register different domains, which can send your web site's visitors to a given site such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the probability of somebody swiping your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can change the NSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and come across good website hosting plans somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the current provider's name servers instantly.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific pair of name servers, all its domain name server records will point to the same web hosting company. Some website hosting firms, however, allow you to modify given domain name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which displays on which web server your web site is situated, whereas the MX records indicate which web hosting server handles the mailbox accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web site designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his own Windows server, you may wish to edit just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your emails or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is created by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web server would be way more secure.

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Only a few web hosting companies permit you to edit specific records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a huge selection of TLDs to select from and you can edit all name server records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no extra cost.