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How important can an top domain name be?

One of the most vital prerequisites for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what people will mark first when they come across your web page and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually consists of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine prior to picking the domain name you wish. Your choice should be built upon the intention of your website and on its target viewers. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical TLDs meant to denote a particular purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can see, 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 page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional procedures to prove that you are eligible 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 domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many visitors would like to purchase commodities or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web page.

URL Forwarding

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can redirect your web page's visitors to a particular site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone pinching your web site visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can alter the DNSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the site hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and find good website hosting packages someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the new provider's DNSs instantly.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a certain pair of name servers, all its domain records will point to the same site hosting company. Some hosting providers, though, allow you to modify given NS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which designates on which web server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records reveal which web hosting server tackles the electronic mail accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you hire a new site designer and he constructs an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows web hosting server, you may want to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your mailboxes or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux server would be way more stable.

Cut-Price Domains Courtesy of 'WTE Solutions'

Just a number of web hosting vendors permit you to modify given DNS records and quite often this an extra paid service. With WTE Solutions , you have a huge array of TLDs to select from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domains through a redirection tool at no additional cost. For that reason, 'WTE Solutions' would be your finest choice when it comes to managing your domain and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.