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A top level domain (TLD) is the end of the link that falls after the period, such as .com. Think of it like your postal code. Top level domains can be popular real estate (such as a .com) or signal where you are located (such as a .ca for Canada), or what your business is all about (such as .sports).
Country code top-level domains (cc TLD) are the country-specific TLD (such as .uk), and is designated for businesses operating in those regions. Here’s everything you need to know about securing a cc TLD where you need it.
Think of web address hosting plans as the utilities powering your online store. Hosting powers new websites so they are visible to customers on the internet, and the security systems are working. All of Shopify’s ecommerce website builder plans include hosting services.
An SSL (which stands for Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a small digital file that lets other servers know your website can be trusted. Having an SSL certificate can also help prevent your customers from seeing a “this site is not trusted” error message when they arrive at your site or blog. Learn more about why SSL certificates are an important factor when choosing the right domain name provider.