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What should you know about domains?
What is a domain?
A domain name is, quite simply, the name of your website. The domain can be found in the URL and is used in order to locate the website of a specific person or organization. Each domain name or URL directs users to a specific IP address. Domains are easier to remember than a long and complicated IP address, which takes the form of a series of numbers. A domain can be divided up into three different elements: a subdomain, a domain name, and a top level domain (TLD). Take about.1and1.com as an example: the 'about' element is the subdomain, the '1and1' element is the domain name itself and the '.com' part of the URL is the top level domain. It is also possible to have multiple subdomain levels, info.about.1and1.com for example, which you can use to segment your website into separate categories. The length limit of a complete domain name is 255 characters. With 1&1, you can choose a domain name that best suits you or your business, or you can transfer an already existing domain over to 1&1. Next, customers can select a TLD from a wide variety of domain extensions on offer. When choosing a domain name, it is important to select something that properly reflects the ethos of your business in a concise and catchy way. A good domain should be memorable, brandable, and should have a suitable extension.
How does domain privacy work?
When purchasing a domain, an important part of the process is passing on all necessary contact information to the ICANN WHOIS directory. Usually, the company you buy the domain from will pass on the information to the directory for you – as is the case with 1&1. This process ensures that for each website, there is a clear record of the owner. Depending on who you register your new domain with, and how, your contact information may be easily accessed by anyone. With 1&1, users can opt for a private domain name registration, which makes the generic 1&1 contact details open to the public rather than your personal information.
What are NTLDs?
NTLD stands for new top level domains. These will be issued by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in different phases. The new domains are an exciting departure from the classic extensions such as .com, .co.uk, .org and .net. The main features of NTLDs are as follows:
- The new batch of top level domains are usually based off of certain categories like location (.nyc), brand (.cocacola), community (.center) and industry (.fashion).
- Over a thousand new extensions are set to be released in different phases over the coming years.
- The new domains provide more diversity and flexibility, allowing organizations to personalize their domains.
What is SSL?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is a protocol that transmits information securely over the internet in an encrypted form. Each website with an SSL certificate can be identified by the 'https' element and a padlock icon in the URL. With 1&1, you can assign an SSL certificate to your domain in order to ensure a secure connection from the user's computer to a browser. This is an especially important element for websites that require personal information.
How are domain names structured?
There's a lot of terminology associated with domain names, which may seem daunting at first, but is actually quite simple. These terms help explain how domain names are structured. For example, the three components of www.order.1and1.ca include a third level domain, a second level domain, and a top-level domain (TLD), in that order. So "order" is our third level domain, "1and1" is our second level domain; and ".ca" is our TLD. The table below should help illustrate these components further, including the fourth level domain, which isn't shown in our example above:
|.com, or .ca||are both top level domains (TLD)|
|website.ca||is a second level domain name (SLD)|
|feature.website.ca||is a third level, or three-part domain name|
|project.feature.website.ca||is a fourth-level, or four-part domain name|
The examples in the table above are just the domain names, which don't include the server name. Once the server name is included (such as www.) then this address is complete and becomes a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). An FQDN is the full address of a website, including the server.
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