Choosing Your Top Level DomainWritten by M6.net
Once you have figured out a name for your ‘domain’ it can be really confusing trying to decide on what should go after “dot” (i.e. com, net, org, etc…) in your domain name. This part of domain name is referred to as a top-level domain (TLD) and knowing difference between each top-level domain is important when choosing your domain name.
Below are descriptions of best known top-level domains:
.com – This is most popular TLD. It is used mainly for US commercial organizations. BUT, in its capacity, it represents 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 second most popular TLD. It generally describes entity owning domain name as a network and is used mainly by organizations that provide network connection services.
Getting the most out of your mail accountWritten by M6.net
Email is lifeline of any online business, offering a cost effective method of communication over Internet. If you have an online presence and/or business it is essential that you have your own mail server - a mail server is a site on web where you can have your own personal mail box. With a mail server you can send and receive mail to just about anyone on Internet. However there is a lot more to having a mail account then just sending and receiving mail, such as auto-responders, forwarders, aliases, mailing lists and catch all mailboxes.
Aliases Make sure that you can set up as many aliases as you like with your ISP. An alias is another name for an email address or a number of addresses. Many ISP allow you to have multiple aliases such as firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Auto-responders An auto-responder is an automatically generated email message that provides static information to recipient. For example, if an email is sent to one of your email addresses an email will be sent automatically to sender of email.
Forwarders Make sure you check with your ISP that you can set up forwarders. Forwarding is where different aliases can be forwarded to one or more email addresses. For example, if you have email address firstname.lastname@example.org, you can set up a forwarder so that all emails sent to email@example.com are forwarded to your other email address firstname.lastname@example.org.