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What are Domain Names

One of the most crucial preconditions for having a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they come across your website and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

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A domain name as a rule contains two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate prior to selecting the domain name you want. Your decision should be built upon the intention of your site and on its target spectators. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains meant to designate a given purpose - .com (business entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can see, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should pick the one that would portray the aim of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional requirements to show that you are eligible to register 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 particular country. Many persons would elect to purchase commodities or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for example, registering a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register different domain names, which can forward your web page's visitors to a certain web site like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the likelihood of somebody stealing your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can modify the name servers of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and come across good website hosting packages someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the new provider's name servers at once.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a specific pair of name servers, all its domain name server records will point to the same hosting supplier. Some web hosting distributors, though, allow you to modify given records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which hosting server your site is situated, whereas the MX records specify which hosting server handles the e-mail accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new site designer and he devises an .ASP web site that will be located on his private Windows hosting server, you may want to alter solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your email mailbox accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be far more stable.

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