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How crucial is to find the best domain?

One of the most essential prerequisites for building a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will mark first when they visit your web page and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally consists of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you pick the domain name you desire. Your choice should rest on the aim of your site and on its target visitors. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common TLDs aimed to denote a specific intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would express the aim of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional steps to verify that you qualify to keep such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a TLD is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would like to buy commodities or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register different domains, which can send your website's visitors to a specific web site like, for example. This would boost the traffic and lower the chance of someone swiping your web site visitors by registering the same SLD with another TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using now. You can change the DNSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and stumble upon decent website hosting plans somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's NSs instantly.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a particular pair of name servers, all its domain name server records will direct to the same web hosting company. Some web page hosting distributors, though, allow you to edit certain DNS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which specifies on which hosting server your site is situated, whereas the MX records exhibit which web server tackles the e-mail address accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web page designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows hosting server, you may wish to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domain names like or will still be in your current Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and calls for a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux server would be far more reliable.

Cut-Rate TLDs Delivered by ''

Only a small number of web hosting vendors allow you to modify certain DNS records and very often this an additional paid service. With , you get a wide array of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no extra charge. Because of that, '' would be your finest pick when it comes to handling your domain name and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.