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Domains Explained

One of the most vital requirements for building a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will mark first when they discover your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the website is about.

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A domain as a rule consists of two constituents - 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 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 want. Your selection should depend on the intention of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's investigate the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular TLDs meant to signify a specific purpose - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would signify the intention of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra steps to confirm that you are eligible to keep such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, 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 certain country. Many visitors would elect to purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Redirects

You can register a number of Top-Level Domain Names, which can forward your visitors to a specific website such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the probability of someone stealing your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can switch the NSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting packages someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's name servers immediately.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a specific set of name servers, all its DNS records will lead to the same website hosting distributor. Some web hosting distributors, however, enable you to modify certain domain name records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which designates on which server your web site is situated, while the MX records indicate which server tackles the e-mailbox accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he creates an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows hosting server, you may wish to alter just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more secure.

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Only a few web hosting vendors permit you to edit certain domain name records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get an immense assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all domain name server records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no additional charge.