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What are Domain Names

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name usually has two fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you pick the domain name you wish. Your choice should rest on the purpose of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular TLDs meant to indicate a specific function - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would show the objective of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain extra steps to prove that you qualify to possess such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

URL Forwarding

You can register a number of domain names, which can send your website's visitors to a particular web site like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and lower the chance of someone swiping your website visitors by using the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) reveal where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can substitute the NSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and encounter good website hosting solutions somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the present company's NSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a specific pair of NSs, all its records will lead to the same web hosting provider. Some web hosting firms, however, enable you to modify given DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which web hosting server your site is located, whereas the MX records show which web server tackles the email address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web designer and he devises an .ASP website that will be located on his own Windows web hosting server, you may wish to modify only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your mailboxes 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 environment is developed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more stable.

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Only a small number of web hosting suppliers permit you to modify given records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have a wide assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can edit all domain name server records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no additional cost.