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Domains Defined

One of the most vital prerequisites for setting up a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will notice first when they discover your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule has 2 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 a few categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you pick the domain you desire. Your decision should depend on the purpose of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains intended to show a given intention - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informative web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain walks of life), etc. As you can see, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should pick the one that would describe the objective of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional requirements to verify that you qualify to register such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a given country. Many visitors would rather purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for example, picking a .ca domain could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register different Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your site's visitors to a specific web page like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody swiping your visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) show where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can substitute the NSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and come across decent website hosting solutions somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present company's NSs right away.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a specific set of NSs, all its NS records will lead to the same website hosting provider. Some website hosting firms, however, allow you to modify certain DNS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which server your site is hosted, while the MX records display which web server handles the email mailbox accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web designer and he build an .ASP web page that will be hosted on his personal Windows server, you may wish to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and requests a Windows server, even though a Linux server would be way more dependable.

Low-Priced Domains Supplied by 'Golden Delta'

Just a few web hosting vendors enable you to edit certain domain name records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you have a vast collection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can edit all NS records or redirect the domains through a redirection tool at no extra charge.