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How crucial can an top domain name be?

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

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule consists of two components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider before you pick the domain you wish. Your decision should be based on the intention of your site and on its target visitors. Let's study the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names intended to express a specific intention - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should select the one that would denote the aim of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional steps to show that you are eligible to have such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a certain country. Many guys would sooner purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your website.

URL Redirects

You can register several Top-Level Domains, which can send your website's visitors to a specific website like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and decrease the probability of somebody stealing your visitors by using the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can modify the NSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the current provider's DNSs immediately.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a specific set of NSs, all its domain name server records will direct to the same web space hosting supplier. Some hosting vendors, however, enable you to modify certain domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which web hosting server your website is situated, whereas the MX records designate which web hosting server handles the e-mail accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new site designer and he build an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his own Windows server, you may want to change just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your e-mails or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux webspace hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be far more stable.

Cheap TLDs Distributed by '100WebSpace'

Only a number of web hosting suppliers allow you to modify specific NS records and very often this an extra paid service. With 100WebSpace , you get a huge assortment of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all domain records or forward the domain names using a forwarding tool at no additional charge. That is why, '100WebSpace' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the web.