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Domains Defined

One of the most crucial prerequisites for establishing a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will mark first when they chance upon your site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain traditionally contains two fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several groups of TLDs that you should contemplate before you select the domain you wish. Your selection should depend on the goal of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names intended to express a particular purpose - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass 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 contain extra steps to confirm that you are eligible to have such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

URL Redirects

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can send your website's visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the chance of someone pinching your site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can alter the NSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and stumble upon good website hosting solutions someplace else later, you can point your domain to the new provider's name servers instantaneously.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a given pair of NSs, all its NS records will lead to the same website hosting distributor. Some web hosting firms, however, permit you to edit given name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which specifies on which server your web site is located, whereas the MX records disclose which web server tackles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new website designer and he devises an .ASP web site that will be situated on his own Windows web server, you may desire to alter solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your email box accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be way more dependable.

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Just a few web hosting providers enable you to edit given domain name server records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you get a large array of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain records or redirect the domain names through a forwarding tool at no additional cost.