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Domain Names

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are several categories of TLDs that you should consider prior to picking the domain name you wish. Your decision should rest on the purpose of your website and on its target viewers. Let's study the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names meant to indicate a specific intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should choose the one that would denote the intention of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional requirements to prove that you qualify to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would elect to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain could boost the visits to your site.

URL Redirection

You can register several Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your visitors to a particular web page like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and reduce the possibility of someone snatching your site visitors by using the same name with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) specify where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can switch the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and detect decent web space hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current company's DNSs right away.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific pair of name servers, all its domain name records will point to the same webspace hosting supplier. Some hosting vendors, however, enable you to edit certain DNS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which web hosting server your web site is hosted, whereas the MX records display which web server handles the mail addresses associated with your domain. For instance, if you appoint a new web page designer and he sets up an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his private Windows server, you may wish to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your email mailboxes or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux webspace hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more dependable.

Affordably Priced Top-Level Domains Furnished by Lonex Hosting

Only a small number of webspace hosting companies enable you to edit certain DNS records and quite often this an additional paid service. With Lonex Hosting, you have a huge collection of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains through a forwarding tool at no added charge. For that reason, Lonex Hosting would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain names and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.