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Domain Names Defined

One of the most important requirements for having a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will note first when they chance upon your website and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your website's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain usually is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (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 Name. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you pick the domain you wish. Your pick should rest on the intention of your site and on its target visitors. Let's have a gaze at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread TLDs meant to denote a particular function - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informational web pages), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would denote the objective of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain extra steps to confirm that you qualify to register such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a particular country. Many visitors would sooner purchase commodities or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can redirect your website's visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the possibility of someone pilfering your visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's DNSs at once.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a particular set of DNSs, all its DNS records will point to the same website hosting distributor. Some web hosting vendors, however, permit you to modify certain DNS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which indicates on which web hosting server your web page is hosted, whereas the MX records indicate which server tackles the mail aliases associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web site designer and he sets up an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to change just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your e-mail accounts 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 devised by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, even though a Linux server would be far more dependable.

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Just a number of web hosting suppliers permit you to modify particular DNS records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you have an extensive assortment of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all DNS records or forward the domains via a redirection tool at no extra cost.