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Domains Defined

One of the most vital prerequisites for building a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they chance upon your web page and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally has 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate prior to picking the domain name you desire. Your selection should depend on the goal of your website and on its target viewers. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular TLDs meant to express a specific function - .com (business enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative web pages), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should select the one that would depict the objective of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include extra steps to ascertain that you qualify to register such a Top-Level 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. Selecting such a domain name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would elect to buy goods or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a number of Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your web site's visitors to a given web site such as, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the likelihood of someone pinching your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can switch the name servers 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. In this way, if you register your domain name and detect good website hosting packages somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the current company's name servers at once.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a particular set of name servers, all its domain name records will lead to the same web hosting provider. Some web hosting vendors, however, allow you to modify certain records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which web hosting server your web page is hosted, whereas the MX records demonstrate which web hosting server handles the e-mail accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web page designer and he creates an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his personal Windows hosting server, you may want to edit solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, will point to the Windows server, but your e-mail address accounts or any sub-domains such as or will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is created by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be far more stable.

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Only a few web hosting vendors enable you to modify given domain records and quite often this an extra paid service. With us, you have an immense variety of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all domain records or forward the domains through a redirection tool at no additional charge.