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What are Domain Names

One of the most essential preconditions for establishing a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they stumble upon your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain name as a rule contains two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you desire. Your decision should be built upon the purpose of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains aimed to denote a given purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informational websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would signify the objective of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve extra procedures to ascertain that you are eligible to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a particular country. Many individuals would rather purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for example, picking a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can send your web site's visitors to a particular web site such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the chance of someone stealing your site visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can substitute the name servers of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and discover good website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the present provider's DNSs instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular set of NSs, all its records will lead to the same web hosting company. Some web hosting companies, however, enable you to edit given records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which discloses on which web server your site is located, whereas the MX records exhibit which server handles the mail addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new site designer and he build an .ASP website that will be hosted on his private Windows hosting server, you may wish to edit solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your emails 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 platform is developed by Microsoft and demands a Windows web server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more reliable.

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Just a small number of web hosting providers allow you to modify particular records and very often this an additional paid service. With us, you get an immense array of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all name server records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no extra cost.


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