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What are Domains

One of the most crucial prerequisites for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will see first when they come across your web page and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain traditionally consists of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are several sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider before you choose the domain you wish. Your decision should rest on the intention of your site and on its target audience. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common TLDs intended to express a specific intention - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web pages), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should opt for the one that would depict the objective of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain extra procedures to show that you are eligible to have such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a certain country. Many visitors would want to purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for example, registering a .ca domain could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Forwarding

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can forward your web page's visitors to a certain site such as, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the possibility of someone swiping your site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can substitute the DNSs of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting packages somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers at once.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular pair of NSs, all its domain name records will lead to the same web hosting firm. Some web hosting distributors, though, allow 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 discloses on which server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records reveal which web server tackles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be situated on his own Windows web server, you may wish to alter 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 mails or any sub-domain names such as or will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and requests a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more stable.

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Just a few web hosting vendors allow you to modify specific records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have an immense assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no added cost.