Domain Names Defined
One of the most important prerequisites for establishing a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will perceive first when they discover your site and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the web page is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain name traditionally is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to picking the domain name you want. Your selection should depend on the goal of your website and on its target spectators. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains intended to signify a particular purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would portray the intention of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve extra requirements to ascertain that you qualify to keep such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a certain country. Many people would like to buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.
Domain Name Forwarding
You can register several TLDs, which can forward your website's visitors to a certain site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and lower the likelihood of somebody stealing your web page visitors by registering the same name with another TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can switch the name servers of your domain at all times. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and stumble upon good website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the present provider's NSs instantly.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a certain set of NSs, all its records will direct to the same web hosting provider. Some web hosting companies, however, allow you to edit specific domain name 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 server your site is situated, whereas the MX records indicate which web server tackles the e-mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new site designer and he constructs an .ASP website that will be hosted on his private Windows server, you may wish to modify solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, even though a Linux web server would be way more stable.
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Just a small number of web hosting vendors enable you to modify particular name server records and very often this an extra paid service. With us, you get a huge selection of TLDs to choose from and you can modify all domain records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no added charge.