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Domains Explained

One of the most essential prerequisites for creating a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will see first when they discover your web page and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name usually is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate prior to choosing the domain name you wish. Your choice should be built upon the intention of your web page and on its target audience. Let's check out the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains meant to indicate a particular function - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would portray the intention of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional procedures to ascertain that you are eligible to keep such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many persons would like to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Redirection

You can register a number of domain names, which can send your visitors to a certain site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and decrease the possibility of somebody snatching your web site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with a different TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, also known as 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 company and get the hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting plans somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new provider's NSs instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain pair of DNSs, all its records will point to the same website hosting provider. Some web hosting suppliers, though, permit you to modify given DNS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which demonstrates on which hosting server your website is located, while the MX records disclose which server handles the email aliases associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new website designer and he devises an .ASP web site that will be located on his own Windows hosting server, you may wish to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your mailbox accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is developed by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

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Only a small number of web hosting suppliers enable you to modify particular DNS records and very often this an additional paid service. With us, you get an immense selection of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can edit all name server records or forward the domains using a forwarding tool at no added cost.