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What are Domains

One of the most crucial prerequisites for setting up a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will note first when they chance upon your web page and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain usually is composed of two fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you choose the domain you desire. Your selection should be based on the goal of your website and on its target spectators. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names intended to express a specific purpose - .com (commercial organizations), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should select the one that would depict the purpose of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain extra procedures to prove that you are eligible to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a given country. Many visitors would want to buy goods or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Redirects

You can register several domains, which can redirect your visitors to a given web page such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the chance of someone stealing your visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can switch the name servers of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and find good website hosting solutions someplace else later, you can point your domain to the present provider's NSs instantly.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its DNS records will direct to the same web hosting supplier. Some web hosting firms, however, permit you to edit given DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records designate which web server handles the mail aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web site designer and he build an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows web server, you may desire to alter just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mailbox accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, although a Linux server would be way more dependable.

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Only a small number of web hosting providers allow you to modify specific domain name server records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a wide array of TLDs to select from and you can edit all DNS records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no extra cost.