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How important can an top domain name be?

One of the most essential prerequisites for having a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will mark first when they chance upon your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web page's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain typically 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 Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several groups of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you select the domain you want. Your pick should rest on the goal of your web page and on its target audience. Let's check out the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical TLDs aimed to show a given function - .com (business enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should select the one that would describe the intention of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them include additional steps to prove that you qualify to own such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a given country. Many people would elect to buy goods or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for example, picking a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web site.

URL Redirects

You can register several TLDs, which can send your site's visitors to a certain website such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the chance of somebody swiping your visitors by registering the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can substitute the NSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and come across decent website hosting packages someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current company's DNSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a certain set of NSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same web hosting firm. Some web hosting distributors, however, permit 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 IP address, which specifies on which server your web site is situated, while the MX records display which server tackles the email box accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web designer and he develops an .ASP site that will be located on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may desire to edit solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mail address accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more stable.

Cut-Price TLDs Supplied by 'Papua Web Hosting'

Just a number of web hosting vendors enable you to edit given DNS records and quite often this an extra paid service. With Papua Web Hosting , you get a huge collection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all records or redirect the domains using a redirection tool at no extra cost. For that reason, 'Papua Web Hosting' would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domain and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.