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Domains Defined

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually consists of 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate prior to selecting the domain name you desire. Your selection should rest on the intention of your web site and on its target audience. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names aimed to show a particular function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would denote the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional steps to verify that you are eligible to keep such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many guys would elect to buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your site's visitors to a specific website such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and decrease the likelihood of someone stealing your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another 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, also known as DNS records) reveal where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can alter the DNSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and encounter decent website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the new company's name servers at once.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its domain records will lead to the same hosting vendor. Some website hosting providers, though, allow you to modify specific NS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which displays on which web server your website is located, whereas the MX records demonstrate which web server handles the mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web page designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be situated on his own Windows server, you may wish to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your e-mail box accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and calls for a Windows server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.

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Just a few web hosting distributors enable you to modify given domain name records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get a large array of TLDs to select from and you can modify all domain name records or forward the domains through a redirection tool at no additional cost.