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What are Domains

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain typically contains 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider prior to picking the domain you wish. Your choice should rest on the goal of your web site and on its target visitors. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common TLDs aimed to show a particular intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most spheres of life, so you should go for the one that would denote the purpose of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional procedures to show that you qualify to possess such a Top-Level 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 Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would rather purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for example, picking a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Redirection

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can send your site's visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and lower the probability of somebody pinching your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) show where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can change the NSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting services someplace else later, you can point your domain to the new company's NSs immediately.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a particular pair of DNSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same web hosting supplier. Some web hosting vendors, though, enable you to edit given NS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which web server your website is located, whereas the MX records designate which web hosting server handles the email aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web page designer and he devises an .ASP website that will be situated on his private Windows hosting server, you may wish to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is devised by Microsoft and requests a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux web server would be way more stable.

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Just a small number of web hosting providers allow you to edit specific domain name server records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you have an enormous selection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains using a forwarding tool at no added charge.