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Domain Names Defined

One of the most crucial preconditions for establishing a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will discern first when they discover your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your web site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain typically has two components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to picking the domain you desire. Your pick should be based on the goal of your site and on its target viewers. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common TLDs aimed to designate a particular intention - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should choose the one that would signify the aim of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain extra procedures to prove that you qualify to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would want to buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, opting for a .ca domain could increase the visits to your web page.

URL Forwarding

You can register several Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your visitors to a specific site like, for example. This would raise the traffic and decrease the possibility of somebody pilfering your web site visitors by using the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at present. You can modify the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting solutions someplace else later, you can point your domain to the new company's NSs right away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a given set of NSs, all its NS records will lead to the same web hosting vendor. Some web hosting companies, however, permit you to edit specific domain records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which demonstrates on which server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records designate which web server handles the email addresses associated with your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web page designer and he sets up an .ASP web page that will be situated on his own Windows web hosting server, you may desire to change just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, will direct to the Windows server, but your mail address accounts or any sub-domains like or will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux server would be way more stable.

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Only a number of web hosting providers enable you to modify particular domain name server records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have a huge array of TLDs to select from and you can modify all records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra charge.