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Domains Explained

One of the most essential prerequisites for creating a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will observe first when they visit your site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain usually is composed of 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you choose the domain you desire. Your selection should depend on the purpose of your site and on its target visitors. Let's take a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains intended to designate a specific intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific walks of life), etc. As you can see, these TLDs cover most fields of life, so you should choose the one that would depict the aim 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 register such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many individuals would want to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

URL Forwarding

You can register different domains, which can forward your site's visitors to a specific site like domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone stealing your website visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can swap the NSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting plans somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the new provider's name servers at once.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific set of DNSs, all its DNS records will point to the same web hosting provider. Some web hosting distributors, though, allow you to edit certain domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which indicates on which hosting server your website is situated, while the MX records demonstrate which web hosting server handles the email aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web page designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be hosted on his private Windows web hosting server, you may desire to alter solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your email address 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 invented by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be far more secure.

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Only a few web hosting suppliers enable you to edit specific name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a huge array of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain name server records or forward the domains through a forwarding tool at no additional charge.