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How vital can an top domain be?

One of the most crucial prerequisites for building a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they come across your site and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually contains 2 components - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several categories of TLDs that you should examine before you choose the domain you wish. Your decision should be based on the goal of your web page and on its target audience. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains aimed to express a specific function - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would show the purpose of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve additional steps to verify that you qualify to possess 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. Settling on such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a certain country. Many folks would want to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for example, opting for a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a given site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and decrease the risk of someone pinching your web site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can modify the DNSs of your domain at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web page hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and find decent website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present company's NSs instantaneously.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular pair of NSs, all its domain name server records will lead to the same web page hosting provider. Some web page hosting companies, however, allow you to modify certain domain name records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which indicates on which web server your web page is hosted, while the MX records show which hosting server tackles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new site designer and he devises an .ASP website that will be situated on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may wish to alter solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mail boxes or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more reliable.

Cut-Price TLDs Offered by 'HOST AND WORK'

Just a number of web hosting companies permit you to modify particular domain name server records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With HOST AND WORK , you have a large selection of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can modify all domain records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no additional cost. For that reason, 'HOST AND WORK' would be your best pick when it comes to managing your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.