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What are Domains

One of the most essential requirements for building a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will notice first when they stumble upon your site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain usually contains 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain you wish. Your decision should depend on the purpose of your site and on its target spectators. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names meant to denote a specific function - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most spheres of life, so you should choose the one that would designate the intention of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional steps to prove that you are eligible to own such a domain (.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 site visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would elect to buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for example, opting for a .ca domain could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Redirects

You can register several Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your site's visitors to a given site like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and decrease the risk of somebody 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)

Each domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can change the DNSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and detect good website hosting packages somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers immediately.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a given pair of DNSs, all its domain name server records will lead to the same web hosting company. Some website hosting vendors, however, permit you to edit specific DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which server your web site is situated, while the MX records display which web hosting server tackles the e-mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new site designer and he develops an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his own Windows hosting server, you may desire to alter solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your email box accounts 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 built by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more reliable.

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Just a few web hosting providers permit you to edit particular DNS records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a huge array of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domains through a redirection tool at no additional cost.