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What are Domains

One of the most crucial requirements for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will perceive first when they stumble upon 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 web page's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain typically contains 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (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. There are a few categories of TLDs that you should examine prior to selecting the domain you wish. Your decision should be built upon the aim of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common TLDs aimed to denote a specific intention - .com (business establishments), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should choose the one that would describe the intention of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional procedures to confirm that you are eligible to keep such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would elect to buy commodities or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Redirection

You can register a number of TLDs, which can forward your website's visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone stealing your web page visitors by using the same name with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and detect good website hosting packages somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the new company's DNSs straight off.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a particular pair of name servers, all its records will lead to the same website hosting firm. Some web hosting companies, though, permit you to edit certain NS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which server your website is hosted, while the MX records designate which server handles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new site designer and he constructs an .ASP website that will be hosted on his personal Windows server, you may wish to edit just 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 hosting server, but your e-mails or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is created by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

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Just a number of web hosting providers enable you to modify certain name server records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get an immense array of TLDs to select from and you can modify all domain name records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no additional charge.

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