What are Domains
One of the most important requirements for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will see first when they chance upon your web page and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the web site is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
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A domain as a rule consists of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of TLDs that you should examine prior to selecting the domain you desire. Your selection should be built upon the purpose of your website and on its target visitors. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names intended to signify a particular intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should choose the one that would designate the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra steps to confirm that you are eligible to keep such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a given country. Many folks would rather purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web page.
You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domains, which can send your visitors to a certain website like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the chance of somebody stealing your site visitors by using the same SLD with another TLD - if you are not using a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) show where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can alter the name servers of your domain at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's DNSs instantly.
Domain Server Records (NS Records)
In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain set of DNSs, all its records will lead to the same website hosting vendor. Some web hosting vendors, however, enable you to edit certain domain name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which web server your web page is situated, while the MX records exhibit which web server handles the mail addresses related to your domain name. For example, if you take on a new site designer and he sets up an .ASP web page that will be located on his private Windows web server, you may wish to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your email box accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web server would be far more secure.
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Only a number of web hosting suppliers permit you to modify particular domain records and very often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a vast assortment of TLDs to select from and you can edit all name server records or forward the domain names using a redirection tool at no additional charge.