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What are Domains

One of the most vital requirements for building a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will spot first when they stumble upon your site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain traditionally is composed of two fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of sets of TLDs that you should consider prior to picking the domain you want. Your choice should rest on the intention of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names meant to express a particular intention - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should pick the one that would describe the intention of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve extra procedures to prove that you qualify to have such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a given country. Many visitors would elect to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Redirection

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domains, which can send your website's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the chance of somebody pilfering your site visitors by registering the same name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain 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 supplier whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can replace the NSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting packages somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers straight off.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a certain set of NSs, all its records will direct to the same web hosting firm. Some web hosting suppliers, though, allow you to edit certain DNS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which web hosting server your web site is located, whereas the MX records indicate which web hosting server handles the email aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web page designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be situated on his own Windows server, you may desire to modify only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your email mailbox accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

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Only a small number of web hosting providers enable you to modify particular records and quite often this an extra paid service. With us, you get an immense variety of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all domain name records or forward the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra charge.