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What are Domains

One of the most vital preconditions for building a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will discern first when they visit your site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the web page 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 Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of groups of TLDs that you should consider prior to picking the domain you want. Your pick should depend on the purpose of your website and on its target viewers. Let's have a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names intended to denote a given purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web pages), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would designate the objective of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra requirements to verify that you are eligible to have such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

URL Redirects

You can register different TLDs, which can forward your site's visitors to a specific site such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and reduce the risk of somebody snatching your web page visitors by using the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using 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 company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can modify the DNSs of your domain at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and find decent website hosting packages somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers straight away.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its DNS records will point to the same web hosting provider. Some web hosting providers, however, enable you to edit specific domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which web server your web page is situated, while the MX records disclose which web server handles the e-mail addresses associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new web site designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be hosted on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may desire to alter just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is devised by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more reliable.

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Only a small number of web hosting distributors allow you to modify given domain name server records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a huge collection of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all NS records or forward the domains using a redirection tool at no extra charge.