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Domain Names Defined

One of the most important requirements for creating a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will observe first when they come across your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name typically contains 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you select the domain name you wish. Your pick should be based on the purpose of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's investigate the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular TLDs intended to designate a specific purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should select the one that would express the aim of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional procedures to verify that you are eligible to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many guys would sooner buy goods or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Forwarding

You can register different domain names, which can forward your website's visitors to a given web site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and decrease the probability of someone stealing your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) indicate where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using now. You can modify the DNSs of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and discover good website hosting solutions somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the present company's name servers straight off.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a particular pair of NSs, all its name server records will direct to the same web hosting distributor. Some web hosting companies, though, permit you to modify certain name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which web hosting server your web site is situated, while the MX records designate which hosting server handles the electronic mail accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new site designer and he designs an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his own Windows server, you may want to modify solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your electronic mail accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux web server would be way more stable.

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