One of the most important requirements for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will notice first when they discover your web site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the site is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain usually contains 2 constituents - 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 and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you select the domain you wish. Your selection should be based on the goal of your web page and on its target spectators. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names aimed to show a specific function - .com (business establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would describe the objective of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional requirements to ascertain that you qualify to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many guys would prefer to buy goods or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web site.
You can register several TLDs, which can send your web site's visitors to a given site like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the chance of somebody pilfering your website visitors by using the same name with another TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can swap the NSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and detect good website hosting packages someplace else later, you can point your domain to the present provider's name servers straight away.
Domain Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain utilizes a specific pair of name servers, all its DNS records will point to the same web hosting vendor. Some hosting distributors, however, enable you to edit given NS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records disclose which server tackles the email accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new web page designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be situated on his private Windows web hosting server, you may wish to edit solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your mailboxes or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more dependable.
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