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Domains Defined

One of the most important requirements for building a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they visit your web site and what they will link you with. The domain name 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)

A domain name as a rule is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (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 Name. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should consider before you choose the domain name you desire. Your choice should be based on the purpose of your website and on its target viewers. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains aimed to indicate a given purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would portray the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional procedures to prove that you qualify to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many folks would elect to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Redirection

You can register different TLDs, which can send your website's visitors to a particular web page such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the risk of someone swiping your web page visitors by registering the same name with another TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can modify the name servers of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and encounter good website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the present provider's DNSs at once.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular set of NSs, all its NS records will direct to the same web hosting firm. Some web hosting distributors, however, permit you to edit given domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which indicates on which hosting server your site is located, whereas the MX records designate which web server handles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web page designer and he develops an .ASP website that will be situated on his own Windows hosting server, you may want to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your e-mail address accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux hosting account. The .ASP platform is designed by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be way more reliable.

Affordably Priced Top-Level Domains Supplied by 'Cloud Service'

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