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Domains Explained

One of the most essential preconditions for running a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will discern first when they chance upon your site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain traditionally has 2 constituents - 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 categories of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to picking the domain you desire. Your choice should rest on the goal of your web page and on its target spectators. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread TLDs intended to denote a given intention - .com (business enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative resources), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should select the one that would describe the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional requirements to show that you qualify to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a specific country. Many people would rather buy goods or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirects

You can register different TLDs, which can send your web page's visitors to a particular web page like, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the risk of someone pinching your website visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can replace the DNSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and stumble upon good website hosting services somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's NSs instantaneously.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a specific set of DNSs, all its DNS records will point to the same web hosting provider. Some web hosting companies, though, allow you to edit specific domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records indicate which server tackles the mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new site designer and he creates an .ASP site that will be located on his own Windows hosting server, you may want to change just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, will point to the Windows web server, but your emails or any sub-domains like or will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more reliable.

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Only a few web hosting suppliers enable you to modify particular domain name records and quite often this an extra paid service. With us, you get a huge assortment of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can edit all name server records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no extra cost.