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Domains Defined

One of the most important preconditions for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they chance upon your web site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain typically is composed of two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you pick the domain you desire. Your choice should rest on the goal of your website and on its target visitors. Let's take a gaze at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains meant to indicate a specific intention - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informational sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would portray the objective of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional procedures to ascertain that you qualify to have such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

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

Domain Redirection

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can forward your web page's visitors to a given site such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and reduce the possibility of somebody pilfering your web page visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different 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, a.k.a. DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can modify the NSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting plans somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the current provider's name servers right away.

Domain Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a certain set of DNSs, all its domain name server records will lead to the same web hosting supplier. Some website hosting suppliers, though, enable you to modify specific domain records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which designates on which web hosting server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records disclose which web hosting server handles the mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web site designer and he build an .ASP web page that will be located on his private Windows web hosting server, you may desire to modify just the IP 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 e-mail accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is developed by Microsoft and requests a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

Affordably Priced Top-Level Domain Names Supplied by 'Bester Host'

Only a small number of web hosting companies allow you to edit given name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a large collection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no added cost.