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Domain Names Defined

One of the most vital preconditions for setting up a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will observe first when they stumble upon your web site and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule has 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you choose the domain name you want. Your selection should be built upon the intention of your web page and on its target audience. Let's study the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical TLDs aimed to designate a specific purpose - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would signify the intention of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional procedures to confirm that you are eligible to have such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a given country. Many persons would want to purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, getting a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your website.

URL Forwarding

You can register several domain names, which can redirect your visitors to a given website like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and reduce the likelihood of someone snatching your web page visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can replace the name servers of your domain at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and come across decent website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new company's name servers immediately.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a given pair of DNSs, all its records will direct to the same web hosting distributor. Some hosting firms, though, permit you to edit certain NS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which demonstrates on which server your site is located, whereas the MX records disclose which web server handles the email accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web page designer and he develops an .ASP web page that will be located on his private Windows web server, you may wish to modify 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 e-mailboxes or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is devised by Microsoft and requires a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more dependable.

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Only a small number of web hosting distributors enable you to modify given domain records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have an enormous assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can edit all NS records or forward the domain names using a forwarding tool at no added cost.