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Domain Names Explained

One of the most crucial requirements for setting up a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will mark first when they come across your web site and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your web site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name usually consists of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are several categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate prior to picking the domain name you want. Your pick should be built upon the intention of your site and on its target spectators. Let's have a glance at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domains meant to indicate a particular intention - .com (business entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most spheres of life, so you should select the one that would portray the aim of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include extra steps to show that you qualify to own 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 name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would want to purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web page.

URL Forwarding

You can register a number of TLDs, which can send your web site's visitors to a particular web site such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the possibility of somebody stealing your visitors by using the same name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and find good website hosting packages someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the present provider's DNSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a particular pair of NSs, all its domain name server records will lead to the same website hosting vendor. Some web hosting distributors, though, permit you to edit given name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which hosting server your site is situated, whereas the MX records demonstrate which hosting server handles the email box accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web page designer and he sets up an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his own Windows web hosting server, you may want to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is developed by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web server would be way more reliable.

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Just a number of web hosting providers permit you to modify given domain name server records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get a vast selection of TLDs to select from and you can modify all domain records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no extra charge.