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Domain Names Defined

One of the most vital requirements for creating a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will see first when they stumble upon your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name typically is composed of 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine prior to picking the domain name you desire. Your choice should be built upon the purpose of your website and on its target audience. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular TLDs intended to express a specific intention - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would indicate the objective of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional requirements to ascertain that you qualify to own such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would sooner buy goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for example, registering a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Forwarding

You can register a number of Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your visitors to a specific website like, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the chance of somebody swiping your web page visitors by registering the same name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) demonstrate where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can change the DNSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and stumble upon decent website hosting packages somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the current provider's DNSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain set of name servers, all its domain name server records will lead to the same web hosting supplier. Some hosting vendors, however, permit you to edit certain NS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which discloses on which web server your site is situated, whereas the MX records indicate which server tackles the e-mail address accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new website designer and he develops an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to edit only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, will point to the Windows hosting server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domains like or will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more secure.

Reasonably Priced Top-Level Domains Distributed by ''

Only a small number of web hosting suppliers allow you to modify specific NS records and very often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a huge collection of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all DNS records or forward the domains using a forwarding tool at no added charge.