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Domains Explained

One of the most vital prerequisites for establishing a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will see first when they stumble upon your web site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your website's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain traditionally contains two 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 SLD. There are a few categories of TLDs that you should examine prior to selecting the domain you want. Your selection should be built upon the intention of your site and on its target viewers. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names meant to express a given intention - .com (business enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would express the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional requirements to prove that you are eligible to own such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many guys would elect to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web page.

URL Redirects

You can register a number of domain names, which can forward your web page's visitors to a particular website such as, for example. This would raise the traffic and decrease the risk of somebody snatching your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain 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, also known as DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can modify the DNSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and detect decent website hosting packages somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new provider's name servers at once.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given pair of name servers, all its domain name records will lead to the same website hosting firm. Some website hosting providers, however, permit you to modify certain DNS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which web server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records exhibit which hosting server handles the e-mail box accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web site designer and he sets up an .ASP web page that will be accommodated on his private Windows web hosting server, you may wish to modify only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, will direct to the Windows server, but your e-mail boxes or any sub-domains such as or will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be far more reliable.

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Only a few web hosting suppliers permit you to modify specific domain records and very often this an extra paid service. With us, you get a big array of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no added charge.