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The term domain can refer either to a local sub network or to descriptors for sites on the Internet.

In computing and telecommunication in general, a domain is a sphere of knowledge identified by a name. Typically, the knowledge is a collection of facts about some program entities or a number of network points or addresses.

On the Internet, a domain consists of a set of network addresses. This domain is organized in levels. The top level identifies geographic or purpose commonality (for example, the nation that the domain covers or a category such as “commercial”). The second level identifies a unique place within the top level domain and is, in fact, equivalent to a unique address on the Internet (an IP address).

Domain Extensions (TLDs)

Generic domains (gTLDs) you must be all familiar with the most popular domain extensions on the web - .COM, .NET, .INFO, .ORG, .BIZ, .NAME, .MOBI, etc. They are all known as generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and are open for registration to all users worldwide, regardless of their citizenship, residence or age.

All international domains have their formal purpose, for instance, .COM is intended for commercial sites, .NET for network companies, .ORG for non-profits, .BIZ for businesses, .NAME for personal pages, .MOBI for mobile-device optimized sites. Nevertheless, most of them, with the exception of .MOBI, can be used for any type of websites. Their growing popularity and easy-to-spell syntax have made them a preferred choice among users.

Country-code domains (ccTLDs) If you are wondering why there are so many (over a hundred) domain extensions on the web, the answer are that almost any country in the world, including small islands, has its own top-level domain. The list is really impressive. You can find extensions from .US for United States to .NU for the island of Niue. The country domains are a great way for companies and organizations to target their local audiences more closely. It is important to know that each country has specific registration rules for its official domain, so you should always check them before you choose your country domain.

However, many country domains like .CC, .ME, .TV, .WS, .BE, .NL have appeared to be really attractive for registration, due to their speaking-for-itself spelling. For that reason, most of their countries have granted registrars the right to promote their domains as international extensions and even as new fresh alternatives to the popular but ‘running out of stock’ generic domains. Thus, most people today do not even know that these domains were originally intended to be country-code domains!

A domain with NTC Hosting

Choosing to use the services of NTC Hosting gives you to possibility to register almost any generic or country-code domain available. Each domain registration or transfer is equipped with loads of domain control options, integrated into the Domain Manager tool of your web hosting Control Panel. Some of the most important domain management options include: Custom DNS Records, ID Protection, Full Who is Management, Domain Parking etc. If you choose to register any of the generic top level domains, you will be able to take advantage of our free domain option. Also, you will have the option to register multiple domains and manage them from one place.

Your privacy is protected

When you register a .eu domain name, your details, such as name and address, are recorded in the database along with the domain name. The date and time that you registered the name are also recorded. These data are publicly available for anyone via the WHOIS lookup service provided by EURid. For privacy reasons EURid only publishes your email address and language if you are a private individual.

The domain name is registered for one year at a time. Depending on your agreement with your registrar it may be automatically renewed or it may only be renewed after your registrar has received payment.

Once your domain name has been registered, the location of your web site and email service are recorded so that they can be found when someone types in your domain name in a web browser or sends emails. Most people who register a domain name will make use of their registrar’s hosting and email services. Often the registrar offers a package where the domain name fee is included. You can change registrar and move your website and email services to a new registrar at any time without having to change your domain name. For more details visit at

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