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How valuable can an top domain name be?

One of the most important requirements for having a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will perceive first when they visit your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name usually consists of two components - a Top-Level Domain (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 a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you desire. Your choice should be built upon the goal of your website and on its target spectators. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common TLDs aimed to designate a given function - .com (commercial organizations), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative resources), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would signify the aim of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional procedures to demonstrate that you are eligible to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a certain country. Many persons would want to purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web page.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can forward your visitors to a certain web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the likelihood of somebody pinching your visitors by using the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) exhibit 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 name servers of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web site hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and find decent website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain to the new company's NSs immediately.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a given pair of NSs, all its DNS records will direct to the same webspace hosting provider. Some web hosting firms, however, allow you to modify specific records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which web server your site is located, while the MX records show which web server handles the e-mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web designer and he designs an .ASP web site that will be hosted 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 name. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your e-mail 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 platform is built by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more secure.

Inexpensive Domain Names Provided by '151HOSTING'

Just a small number of web hosting distributors enable you to modify particular domain name server records and quite often this an additional paid service. With 151HOSTING , you get an extensive variety of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain name server records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no extra charge. Therefore, '151HOSTING' would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domain name and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.