Encyclopedia - Domain

    What is a domain?
    The domain represents both the web address of your website and the name your site visitors will use to refer to your website.


    Custom MX and A Records
    Having control over the A and MX Records of a domain name through a DNS management interface, domain owners can easily point their hosts and emails, respectively, to an IP address and mail server of their choice.


    Registrar Lock
    With a registrar lock option enabled for your domain you can avoid any unauthorized transfer of your domain and any accidental changes to its current settings. It is either set by default or after the domain is registered.


    Top level domain -TLD
    The TLD (short for Top-level Domain) is a key element of your website address and is one of the key factors in shaping the image and boosting the popularity of your online presence.


    Subdomains
    Subdomains help organizations and companies to better organize their website contents in accordance with their hierarchy or structure of products and services offered.


    Domain Aliases?
    Domain Aliases allows you to assign more than one domain name to one web site with Action you can have an unlimited number of domains pointing to a single web site.

    For example, if you have the domain "mydomain.com" set up as an alias to the hosting account for "myotherdomain.com," anyone browsing to "mydomain.com" will go to the "myotherdomain.com" Web site.

    Note: Using Domain aliases can have a negative impact on your site raking in many search engines and thus you run the risk of losing a lot of traffic from visitors to your site who follow a search engine link. To avoid this you can use 301 redirect which is also supported by Action. Search engine spiders will transfer your page rank and update any back links to the old page onto the new page when you use a 301 redirect. The code "301" is interpreted as "moved permanently."


    WHOIS Information
    WHOIS is an easily acessible domain name information database, which contains important details about the person or organization, owning the domain. The Whois information for a certain domain can be retrieved using various Whois tools.


    ID protection
    With IP protection enabled domain owners can mask their personal or company details listed by default in the WHOIS of their domains. They can now rest calm that their private information will be protected against any type of online or offline abuse.


    EPP Transfer Protection
    The EPP key is used by domain registrars to protect domains against unsolicited transfer attempts. It represents a randomly generated unique combination of characters, familiar to the domain registrar and the registrant only.