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How important can an top domain be?

One of the most vital preconditions for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will mark first when they visit your site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your website's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule is composed of 2 components - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are several sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate prior to choosing the domain you wish. Your selection should be based on the goal of your web page and on its target audience. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains intended to show a specific function - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational websites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most spheres of life, so you should opt for the one that would denote the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them involve additional steps to verify that you are eligible to have such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a given country. Many folks would sooner purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, registering a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirection

You can register several Top-Level Domains, which can forward your site's visitors to a given website such as, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the probability of somebody swiping your site visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) demonstrate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can change the name servers of your domain at all times. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web page hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and find decent website hosting solutions somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present company's NSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain set of name servers, all its DNS records will point to the same web site hosting distributor. Some web site hosting vendors, though, allow you to modify certain records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which server your web site is situated, whereas the MX records exhibit which web hosting server tackles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web designer and he creates an .ASP site that will be located on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may want to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, will point to the Windows server, but your email accounts or any sub-domain names such as or will still be in your current Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

Cut-Rate TLDs Distributed by ''

Only a few web hosting distributors permit you to modify given domain name records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With , you have a wide variety of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all NS records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no extra charge. That is why, '' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain and to building a successful presence on the World Wide Web.