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What is TLD?

A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of the a domain name. A domain name it is composed by two parts, the name and the tld, for example: nixcp.com has two parts: nixcp, the name, and .com the TLD. TLD are the letters after the final dot that is located on the domain name. What is TLD used…

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What is a DNS record? DNS Record Types Explained

Weeks ago when we started this Web Hosting dictionary, we started explaining what is DNS, and we found that the DNS service is the heart of the modern internet. Later we described what was a DNS zone, and today we will check what is a DNS record, and the types of DNS records that actually exists. What is…

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What is ICANN?

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non-profit organization that is in charge of top level domains and dns name server organization to keep the internet secure and stable. ICANN is in charge of all the world wide domain registrars. A domain registry company must accept and follow the domain registration rules provided by the…

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What is a DNS Zone?

A DNS Zone if a very important part of the DNS servers, on this post we will learn what is a DNS zone, what it is used for, and a simple way to edit dns zones on cPanel based servers. What is a DNS Zone and what is it useful for? DNS Zones are part of the dns…

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What is a DNS Check?

The DNS service is often one of the most overlooked services when analysing website problems. Developers often focus on the webservices, and they forget about the DNS servers, that play a crucial role while troubleshooting website & email errors. What is a DNS Check? Do I need one for my website? A dns check, also known as dns…

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What is a Domain Name?

Domain names were created to have a fast and easy way to remember hosts. In the previous time to the beginning of the internet, the world wide network was using IP addresses to browse the information that was hosted inside the web servers. However, when the network started to grow, none would ever be able to remember so many…

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What is DNS Propagation?

If you are working on the internet with domain names and websites, you will probably face the day where this new nerd phrase will appear: “dns propagation”. Let’s introduce the concept and why it takes so long for all people who is migrating websites from one server to another. What is DNS propagation time? When you migrate a…

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