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What are Domains

One of the most important prerequisites for establishing a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will observe first when they discover your website and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your web site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain as a rule has two parts - 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 Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are several groups of TLDs that you should examine prior to choosing the domain you wish. Your choice should be based on the intention of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's check out the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular TLDs aimed to show a particular purpose - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should select the one that would show the aim of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional steps to verify that you qualify to have such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a certain country. Many guys would rather buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for example, opting for a .ca domain could boost the visits to your site.

URL Redirection

You can register different domains, which can forward your web page's visitors to a given web page such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the possibility of somebody snatching your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name 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 distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can swap the NSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and find decent website hosting services someplace else later, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers instantly.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a particular set of NSs, all its domain name records will lead to the same web hosting firm. Some web hosting providers, though, enable you to edit specific DNS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which server your web page is located, while the MX records show which hosting server tackles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web page designer and he sets up an .ASP web page that will be accommodated on his personal Windows server, you may wish to change 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 server, but your email mailbox accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is developed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more dependable.

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Just a few web hosting distributors enable you to modify given domain name server records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get an extensive collection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can edit all domain name records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no additional cost.