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Domains Explained

One of the most crucial requirements for setting up a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will perceive first when they visit your web site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

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A domain traditionally has two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine prior to picking the domain you desire. Your selection should rest on the intention of your website and on its target viewers. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common TLDs aimed to denote a particular function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should select the one that would express the intention of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra requirements to show that you are eligible to register such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many people would rather buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for example, opting for a .ca domain could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Redirects

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can send your site's visitors to a certain web site like, for example. This would raise the traffic and decrease the likelihood of somebody pinching your website visitors by using the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can change the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and come across good website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new company's DNSs immediately.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific set of NSs, all its domain name server records will lead to the same web hosting provider. Some hosting suppliers, however, enable you to edit given DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which web hosting server your web page is hosted, while the MX records show which web hosting server handles the email aliases associated with your domain name. For example, if you engage a new site designer and he build an .ASP site that will be hosted on his private Windows hosting server, you may wish to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, will direct to the Windows server, but your mail accounts or any sub-domain names such as or will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is devised by Microsoft and requests a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.

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Just a number of web hosting providers enable you to edit given domain name records and very often this an extra paid service. With us, you get an immense variety of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all records or redirect the domain names through a forwarding tool at no added cost.