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What are Domains

One of the most vital requirements for establishing a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will mark first when they stumble upon your website and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain typically has 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several sets of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to selecting the domain you desire. Your selection should rest on the aim of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains aimed to denote a given purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would express the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve extra requirements to verify that you qualify to register such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would like to buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your aim is Canada, for example, registering a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web page.

URL Redirects

You can register a number of domains, which can forward your web page's visitors to a given website such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the possibility of someone pilfering your web site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) demonstrate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can swap the name servers of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and find good website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain to the present provider's NSs straight away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific pair of NSs, all its NS records will point to the same website hosting supplier. Some web hosting suppliers, however, enable you to edit specific domain name records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which web hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records specify which hosting server tackles the electronic mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to modify just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your email mailboxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more reliable.

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Just a few web hosting vendors permit you to edit given domain records and very often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a vast assortment of TLDs to choose from and you can edit all domain name server records or redirect the domains using a redirection tool at no additional charge.