Domain Names Defined
One of the most important requirements for building a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will notice first when they come across your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your website's visitors what the web site is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain name as a rule is composed of two components - 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 few categories of TLDs that you should contemplate prior to selecting the domain name you wish. Your decision should be based on the aim of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's check out the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names aimed to signify a specific intention - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would designate the objective of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain extra procedures to confirm that you qualify to own such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a certain country. Many folks would like to buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web page.
You can register a number of Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your web page's visitors to a specific site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the probability of somebody pinching your visitors by registering the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using now. You can swap the name servers of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting services somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the new provider's DNSs immediately.
Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)
In general, as long as your domain uses a certain pair of NSs, all its DNS records will direct to the same web hosting vendor. Some website hosting vendors, though, allow you to modify specific domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which displays on which hosting server your web site is situated, while the MX records exhibit which web server tackles the e-mail address accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web designer and he devises an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his private Windows web hosting server, you may wish to edit only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your email mailbox accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is devised by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, although a Linux web server would be far more reliable.
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