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How crucial is to find the best domain?

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually consists of two fragments - 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. There are several sets of TLDs that you should consider before you select the domain you desire. Your choice should be based on the goal of your web site and on its target audience. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domains intended to signify a given intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (given professions), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should select the one that would explain the aim of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve extra procedures to ascertain 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 Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many visitors would like to buy goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Forwarding

You can register different domain names, which can redirect your site's visitors to a certain website like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and reduce the risk of someone snatching your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) demonstrate where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can switch the DNSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting solutions somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the new company's name servers right away.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a given set of name servers, all its domain records will lead to the same web page hosting vendor. Some webspace hosting vendors, though, permit you to modify specific name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which shows on which web server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records show which hosting server handles the email addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new site designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be situated on his private Windows server, you may wish to change only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your email mailboxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more dependable.

Affordably Priced Top-Level Domains Distributed by 'Exclusive Hosting'

Only a small number of web hosting suppliers permit you to modify particular name server records and very often this an extra paid service. With Exclusive Hosting , you get an immense collection of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all name server records or forward the domains through a forwarding tool at no added cost. Therefore, 'Exclusive Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to managing your domain and to creating a successful presence on the web.