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Domain Names Defined

One of the most vital prerequisites for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what people will perceive first when they discover your site and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your website's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally is composed 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 TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to picking the domain name you wish. Your pick should rest on the goal of your site and on its target spectators. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common TLDs aimed to indicate a specific function - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (certain walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should select the one that would describe the purpose of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional requirements to ascertain that you are eligible to keep such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

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. Picking such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would want to buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web page.

URL Forwarding

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can redirect your visitors to a particular site like domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the risk of someone stealing your visitors by registering the same name with another TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can substitute the name servers of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new provider's name servers immediately.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its name server records will lead to the same web hosting distributor. Some web hosting firms, however, permit you to edit certain NS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which details on which hosting server your site is hosted, while the MX records indicate which server tackles the mail addresses associated with your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web site designer and he creates an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his own Windows server, you may want to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more secure.

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Only a number of web hosting vendors enable you to edit specific domain name records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a huge selection of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all NS records or redirect the domain names using a redirection tool at no extra charge.