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How essential can an top domain name be?

One of the most important preconditions for setting up a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors 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 notifies your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain typically consists of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several groups of TLDs that you should examine before you pick the domain name you desire. Your decision should rest on the intention of your site and on its target visitors. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names intended to signify a given intention - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would depict the purpose of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional steps to show that you are eligible to register such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would elect to purchase goods or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Redirects

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domain Names, which can forward your site's visitors to a particular web page like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and reduce the likelihood of somebody stealing your web page visitors by using the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the current provider's DNSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a specific pair of NSs, all its DNS records will point to the same webspace hosting supplier. Some web page hosting providers, however, allow you to edit specific name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which indicates on which server your site is hosted, while the MX records specify which web hosting server tackles the e-mailbox accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new site designer and he designs an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his own Windows server, you may wish to edit solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mails or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP platform is created by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

Low-Priced Top-Level Domain Names Provided by '50Webs Web Hosting'

Only a few web hosting suppliers allow you to modify certain NS records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With 50Webs Web Hosting , you have a large variety of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can edit all DNS records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra charge. That is why, '50Webs Web Hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to administering your domain and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.