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  • #16
    Choosing Your Top Level Domain


    Once you have figured out a name for your ‘domain’ it can be really confusing trying to decide on what should go after the “dot” (i.e. com, net, org, etc…) in your domain name. This part of the domain name is referred to as a top-level domain (TLD) and knowing the difference between each top-level domain is important when choosing your domain name.

    Below are the descriptions of the best known top-level domains:

    .com – This is the most popular TLD. It is used mainly for US commercial organizations. BUT, in its capacity, it represents the highest standing for any domain name. Anyone can have a ‘.com’, but it is more difficult to think up a unique name that hasn’t already been registered.

    .net – This is the second most popular TLD. It generally describes the entity owning the domain name as a network and is used mainly by organizations that provide network connection services.

    .gov – Generally used for government agencies.

    .int – Intended to be used for sites relating to International Treaties or containing international databases. For this reason, it is not widely used.

    .mil – Mainly used by military organizations of the US government.

    .org – In general, non-profit organizations tend to use this extension.

    .name – This is a new TLD and is intended to allow individuals to register their names (i.e. firstname.lastname.name) as a personal domain name on the Internet.

    .biz – This is a new TLD for businesses; ‘.biz’ is intended to be an alternative to the ‘.com’.

    .info – This is also new, and is freely available to anyone with a business, government or non-commercial site.

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    • #17
      What's the difference between multiple domain hosting and subdomains?
      With multiple domain hosting you can use the same account with a host for two domains or more. Lets assume that you have registered two domains: www.m-6.com and www.6-m.com. With multiple domain hosting you will be given one directory/folder on your webhost server where you would upload your HTML files/pages.But the webhost company will configure your website so that if someone types m-6.com or 6-m.com into their web browser, that person will be taken to the one and same site. In other words, both domain points to your one web account on your server.

      Subdomains are the third level domains in the sense they are used to organise your website content. They are just folders under your root directory but to access them a special url is used.
      For instance, http://www.m-6.com is a regular URL without a subdomain.
      http://features.m-6.com is an URL with subdomain"features".
      Here the
      .com is the first level domain
      m-6 is the second level domain
      features is the third level domain

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      • #18
        What is multiple domain hosting?
        Many times you will see that a web host offers multiple domain hosting. In simpler words it means that on buying an account you will have the ability to get multiple websites. For instance, if the plan provides you with five domain names, you can use one domain for your website and you will still have four domain names leftover to use. The advantage of this scenario is that you can resell these four domain names to your clients.

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        • #19
          Just as an added bit of information (I know this thread is old, but it's still relevent), but multiple domains are also known as "add-on domains" and "sub-domains".

          Peg
          Cat-herder Extraordinaire

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          • #20
            Free Hosting? You get what you pay for...

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            • #21
              Phirefast, this is a basic information thread on what's required for a web site, not a place for you to put your unsolicited ads.

              Peg
              Cat-herder Extraordinaire

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              • #22
                Sorry, buddy. I've changed it.

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                • #23
                  Very nice. Didn't read most of it but should be good for new comers.

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                  • #24
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                    • #25
                      Web hosting

                      So where you put your web page is called “HOSTING”. Web hosting is all about requirement of space . It including how to manage the space,database mangement and also manage the scripting as well. And those who are experts and having knowlede of hosting obviously they no need to knowing all requirement, but those are new they definitely have to need gaining the knowledge of the hosting.
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