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How important can an top domain be?

One of the most important preconditions for establishing a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will see first when they visit your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule has two fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider before you select the domain name you want. Your decision should be based on the aim of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names intended to designate a given function - .com (business establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would describe the intention of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional requirements to ascertain that you qualify to keep such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a certain country. Many visitors would elect to buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, picking a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register a number of Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your website's visitors to a given website like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the probability of somebody pinching your visitors by using the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can replace the name servers of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the site hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and stumble upon good website hosting plans someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current provider's NSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a certain set of DNSs, all its NS records will direct to the same web page hosting vendor. Some hosting firms, however, enable you to edit given domain name records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which hosting server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records display which web server tackles the mailbox accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new website designer and he build an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his private Windows web server, you may wish to alter solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your mail accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is designed by Microsoft and demands a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be way more reliable.

Modestly Priced Top-Level Domain Names Delivered by '151HOSTING'

Just a small number of web hosting distributors enable you to modify particular records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With 151HOSTING , you get a big array of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain name server records or forward the domains through a redirection tool at no additional charge. That is why, '151HOSTING' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.