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Domain Names Defined

One of the most essential requirements for running a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they discover your website and what they will relate 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 Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule has 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you select the domain you want. Your selection should be built upon the aim of your site and on its target visitors. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names intended to express a given function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative resources), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most spheres of life, so you should pick the one that would denote the intention of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional procedures to prove that you qualify to register such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a certain country. Many folks would elect to buy goods or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

URL Redirection

You can register different domains, which can redirect your visitors to a certain website like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the possibility of somebody stealing your web page visitors by registering the same name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can substitute the NSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and find decent website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the new company's DNSs instantaneously.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a certain pair of NSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same web hosting vendor. Some web hosting companies, however, enable you to modify given domain name records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which demonstrates on which web hosting server your web page is situated, while the MX records exhibit which web server handles the electronic mail accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web site designer and he creates an .ASP web page that will be hosted on his own Windows server, you may want to modify only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mail box accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is developed by Microsoft and requires a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux server would be far more secure.

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