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Domains Defined

One of the most important preconditions for creating a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they stumble upon your site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your website's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually is composed of 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you select the domain name you wish. Your decision should rest on the aim of your website and on its target viewers. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains aimed to express a given intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should select the one that would explain the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain extra steps to show that you are eligible to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would want to purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register different TLDs, which can send your web site's visitors to a given web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and reduce the chance of somebody snatching your web site visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can change the name servers of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and discover decent website hosting solutions someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the new provider's NSs straight off.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular pair of name servers, all its records will point to the same web hosting distributor. Some web hosting suppliers, though, enable you to edit given name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which demonstrates on which web hosting server your site is hosted, while the MX records exhibit which hosting server handles the e-mail aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new website designer and he sets up an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his private Windows web server, you may desire to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your mailboxes or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is devised by Microsoft and requires a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be far more reliable.

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Only a number of web hosting providers permit you to edit particular domain records and quite often this an extra paid service. With us, you get a large assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can edit all domain name records or redirect the domains using a forwarding tool at no extra charge.