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Domains Defined

One of the most crucial preconditions for having a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will discern first when they chance upon your site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your website's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain typically contains 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider before you choose the domain you want. Your decision should be based on the purpose of your site and on its target spectators. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular TLDs aimed to show a particular purpose - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational web pages), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would denote the intention of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional procedures to show that you qualify to keep 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 Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many individuals would elect to purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

URL Redirects

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can send your visitors to a specific web page like, for instance. This would raise the traffic and reduce the likelihood of someone stealing your visitors by registering the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can modify the name servers of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain name 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 plans somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the current provider's NSs at once.

Domain Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific pair of NSs, all its name server records will lead to the same web hosting vendor. Some web hosting distributors, though, enable you to edit specific domain name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which web hosting server your website is located, while the MX records display which server handles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new site designer and he build an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his own Windows web hosting server, you may desire to alter just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, will point to the Windows server, but your e-mail address accounts or any sub-domains like or will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

Modestly Priced Domain Names Furnished by 'Holt Technology Corporation'

Just a number of web hosting companies allow you to modify given records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With us, you get a huge selection of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all DNS records or forward the domains via a redirection tool at no extra charge.