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What are Domains

One of the most important prerequisites for running a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will notice first when they come across your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your web site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain typically has 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several categories of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to selecting the domain you desire. Your pick should be based on the aim of your website and on its target spectators. Let's take a glance at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names aimed to designate a given purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (qualified professionals), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would depict the objective of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra procedures to verify that you qualify to keep such a domain name (.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. Selecting such a domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a certain country. Many individuals would sooner purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirection

You can register different Top-Level Domains, which can forward your site's visitors to a specific site like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the possibility of someone pilfering your web site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can substitute the NSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and discover good website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain to the present provider's NSs right away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific pair of NSs, all its domain records will direct to the same hosting supplier. Some website hosting vendors, though, enable you to modify certain name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records demonstrate which web hosting server tackles the electronic mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web page designer and he creates an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his private Windows web hosting server, you may want to alter just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your mails or any sub-domains like 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 hosting server, even though a Linux server would be far more dependable.

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Just a few web hosting providers permit you to modify specific name server records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a large variety of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no additional charge.