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Domain Names Defined

One of the most crucial prerequisites for having a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they discover your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name typically is composed of 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of TLDs that you should consider prior to picking the domain name you want. Your decision should depend on the aim of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical TLDs meant to indicate a particular intention - .com (business establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (qualified professionals), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would describe the purpose of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional steps 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 TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would sooner purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register a bunch of domains, which can send your visitors to a particular site like domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the probability of someone pinching your web site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using now. You can swap the name servers of your domain at all times. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and discover good website hosting services 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)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of NSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same website hosting supplier. Some web hosting providers, though, permit you to modify specific domain name server records, including 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 web page is situated, whereas the MX records exhibit which server handles the email accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new website designer and he build an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may want to change only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your electronic mails or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is devised by Microsoft and requests a Windows server, even though a Linux web server would be far more dependable.

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Only a few web hosting suppliers permit you to edit particular records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have a big collection of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all domain name server records or redirect the domain names using a forwarding tool at no extra cost.