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What are Domains

One of the most crucial prerequisites for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will notice 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 notifies your web page's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain traditionally is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain (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 SLD. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you select the domain you wish. Your pick should depend on the goal of your website and on its target audience. Let's study the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains intended to indicate a given purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should select the one that would explain the purpose of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra requirements to demonstrate 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 Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a given country. Many guys would elect to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for example, opting for a .ca domain could increase the visits to your site.

URL Forwarding

You can register different Top-Level Domains, which can send your web page's visitors to a specific web site such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and lower the probability of someone swiping your web site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can swap the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and come across good website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's NSs right away.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a specific set of NSs, all its name server records will direct to the same web hosting company. Some web hosting companies, however, permit you to edit certain name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records exhibit which web hosting server handles the e-mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new site designer and he sets up an .ASP site that will be situated on his private Windows server, you may desire to modify just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your e-mail accounts 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 environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

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Just a few web hosting vendors enable you to edit certain domain name server records and quite often this an extra paid service. With us, you get a huge selection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all name server records or forward the domain names via a forwarding tool at no additional cost.