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Domains Defined

One of the most important preconditions for creating a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they discover your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule has two fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider before you select the domain you want. Your decision should be based on the intention of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names intended to indicate a given function - .com (business entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should choose the one that would depict the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional steps to verify that you qualify to keep such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

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

Domain Redirection

You can register several domain names, which can forward your site's visitors to a particular site such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the risk of somebody snatching your visitors by registering the same name with another TLD - 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) display where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can substitute the name servers of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and encounter good website hosting plans someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present company's DNSs right away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a given pair of DNSs, all its name server records will direct to the same web hosting distributor. Some web hosting suppliers, though, allow you to modify certain domain records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which specifies on which server your website is located, while the MX records exhibit which server handles the mail addresses associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web site designer and he creates an .ASP website that will be situated on his private Windows web server, you may want to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your mail accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be way more reliable.

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Only a small number of web hosting suppliers enable you to edit specific DNS records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a huge selection of TLDs to choose from and you can edit all domain records or forward the domains via a forwarding tool at no added cost.