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What are Domains

One of the most essential requirements for building a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they discover your website and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain as a rule has 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 TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of categories of TLDs that you should contemplate prior to choosing the domain you desire. Your decision should be built upon the goal of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains intended to show a given purpose - .com (business enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would explain the objective of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve extra steps to confirm that you are eligible to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a specific country. Many people would elect to buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register a number of Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your website's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and reduce the possibility of somebody pinching your visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can swap the NSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and encounter good website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's name servers right away.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a certain set of NSs, all its domain name records will lead to the same website hosting firm. Some website hosting companies, though, enable you to edit specific NS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which server your site is situated, whereas the MX records demonstrate which web server handles the e-mailbox accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web site designer and he build an .ASP web page that will be hosted on his private Windows hosting server, you may want to alter solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your mail accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, although a Linux server would be far more stable.

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Only a small number of web hosting companies permit you to edit given records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a wide variety of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can edit all name server records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no extra charge.