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Domains Defined

One of the most crucial preconditions for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will perceive first when they discover your site and what they will relate 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)

A domain typically consists of 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (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. There are a couple of categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you select the domain you wish. Your selection should be built upon the intention of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's have a gaze at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains meant to express a specific function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should opt for the one that would designate the objective of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional steps to demonstrate that you are eligible to own such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would elect to buy commodities or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register different TLDs, which can send your visitors to a certain website such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the probability of someone pinching your web page visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with another 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) disclose where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and detect good website hosting plans somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers immediately.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a given set of DNSs, all its domain name server records will lead to the same web hosting vendor. Some web hosting vendors, though, enable you to edit certain NS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which hosting server your website is located, while the MX records indicate which web server tackles the e-mail addresses related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new website designer and he constructs an .ASP web page that will be accommodated on his private Windows server, you may wish to edit solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

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Just a number of web hosting companies enable you to modify specific DNS records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get an extensive array of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all domain name records or redirect the domains using a forwarding tool at no additional cost.