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What are Domains

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

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain typically has 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (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 TLDs that you should consider before you choose the domain you desire. Your decision should be built upon the aim of your site and on its target visitors. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains intended to indicate a given function - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would describe the intention of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional steps to demonstrate that you are eligible to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a particular country. Many guys would want to purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a number of domains, which can redirect your site's visitors to a specific web site like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the risk of somebody stealing your website visitors by registering the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can change the name servers of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and find good website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new company's NSs straight off.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a certain set of name servers, all its domain name records will direct to the same web hosting supplier. Some website hosting vendors, however, allow you to edit given DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which hosting server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records disclose which web hosting server tackles the email addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web page designer and he constructs an .ASP web page that will be hosted on his own Windows web server, you may desire to change just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mail box accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is developed by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux server would be far more secure.

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Only a number of web hosting vendors permit you to edit given records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you have a large array of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no additional charge.