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What are Domains

One of the most crucial preconditions for creating a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will observe first when they chance upon your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your website's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain usually has two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider before you select the domain you want. Your selection should rest on the aim of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular TLDs aimed to indicate a particular purpose - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should go for the one that would denote the intention of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra steps to confirm that you are eligible to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a particular country. Many visitors would prefer to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, opting for a .ca domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register different TLDs, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a certain web page such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the risk of someone pinching your website visitors by using the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can change the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and come across good website hosting plans somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's name servers right away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a particular pair of NSs, all its NS records will point to the same website hosting company. Some web hosting vendors, though, allow you to modify specific records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which server your website is situated, whereas the MX records indicate which hosting server tackles the email mailbox accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web designer and he devises an .ASP web page that will be located on his private Windows web server, you may want to edit solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your electronic mails 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 environment is built by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows server, although a Linux web server would be far more dependable.

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Just a few web hosting vendors allow you to modify particular domain name records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a wide array of TLDs to select from and you can edit all domain name records or forward the domains through a forwarding tool at no additional cost.