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What are Domain Names

One of the most vital requirements for building a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will discern first when they come across your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain name traditionally has 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few categories of TLDs that you should consider before you pick the domain name you want. Your selection should be based on the goal of your web site and on its target visitors. Let's study the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains aimed to designate a particular purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would indicate the objective of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include extra steps to demonstrate that you are eligible to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many visitors would sooner buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Redirects

You can register a number of Top-Level Domains, which can send your web site's visitors to a given website like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the risk of someone pinching your site visitors by registering the same name with a different TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can alter the DNSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting services someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new provider's name servers instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a certain pair of DNSs, all its NS records will direct to the same website hosting vendor. Some web hosting companies, however, allow you to modify specific name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which discloses on which server your web page is hosted, while the MX records disclose which hosting server tackles the electronic mail accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new website designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his private Windows server, you may desire to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your electronic mails or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

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Only a small number of web hosting companies permit you to modify certain domain name server records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With us, you have a vast collection of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can edit all domain name records or redirect the domain names through a forwarding tool at no added cost.