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Domain Names Explained

One of the most crucial requirements for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will observe first when they discover your website and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain usually is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should examine before you pick the domain you desire. Your choice should depend on the purpose of your site and on its target spectators. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names intended to designate a particular function - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would explain the objective of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional steps to demonstrate that you qualify to register such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a specific country. Many people would elect to buy goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can send your visitors to a particular site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and decrease the possibility of somebody pilfering your website visitors by registering the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using now. You can substitute the NSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and find decent website hosting packages someplace else later, you can point your domain to the current company's NSs instantly.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a particular pair of NSs, all its NS records will direct to the same website hosting company. Some website hosting distributors, however, allow you to modify specific DNS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which hosting server your web site is located, whereas the MX records indicate which hosting server tackles the e-mail aliases associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new web designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his own Windows web server, you may want to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your email boxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, even though a Linux server would be way more secure.

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Just a small number of web hosting distributors allow you to modify particular domain name server records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you get a vast assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no additional cost.