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What are Domains

One of the most essential requirements for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will spot first when they discover your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain usually is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should consider before you select the domain you desire. Your selection should be built upon the purpose of your site and on its target visitors. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names meant to show a particular purpose - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should pick the one that would portray the intention of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve extra steps to show that you are eligible to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many individuals would like to purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca domain could increase the visits to your web site.

URL Redirects

You can register a number of domains, which can forward your website's visitors to a certain site like, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the risk of someone pinching your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can replace the name servers of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new company's name servers right away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a certain set of name servers, all its records will direct to the same website hosting distributor. Some website hosting providers, however, enable you to modify specific domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which server your web site is located, whereas the MX records exhibit which server tackles the mail addresses associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web page designer and he build an .ASP site that will be hosted on his private Windows web hosting server, you may want to modify solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, will direct to the Windows web server, but your e-mailboxes 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 calls for a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be far more stable.

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Only a few web hosting providers allow you to modify certain domain name server records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have an enormous assortment of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all domain name records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no added cost.