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Domains Explained

One of the most crucial preconditions for running a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they discover your site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your web page's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain traditionally contains 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (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 couple of categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider prior to choosing the domain you desire. Your selection should depend on the purpose of your website and on its target visitors. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names aimed to signify a particular function - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most spheres of life, so you should go for the one that would describe the intention of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain extra procedures to prove that you are eligible to keep such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

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

URL Redirects

You can register a number of Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your visitors to a specific website such as, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the possibility of someone stealing your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can switch the DNSs of your domain at all times. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and detect decent website hosting plans somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers instantaneously.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a certain pair of NSs, all its name server records will point to the same website hosting vendor. Some web hosting distributors, however, permit you to modify certain domain records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which details on which server your web site is situated, while the MX records exhibit which hosting server tackles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web site designer and he constructs an .ASP web page that will be hosted on his private Windows server, you may desire to edit only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your mails or any sub-domains such as or will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is devised by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more stable.

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Just a number of web hosting vendors allow you to modify particular name server records and quite often this an extra paid service. With us, you get a wide variety of TLDs to select from and you can edit all NS records or forward the domains via a forwarding tool at no additional cost.