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How essential can an top domain name be?

One of the most vital requirements for running a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they visit your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually is composed of 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. There are several categories of TLDs that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you want. Your decision should rest on the goal of your website and on its target spectators. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular TLDs aimed to express a specific function - .com (business entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should choose the one that would express the objective of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve extra steps to verify that you qualify to have such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a given country. Many individuals would sooner buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register several domains, which can send your website's visitors to a particular web page such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and lower the possibility of someone stealing your site visitors by using the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can swap the NSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web page hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and stumble upon good website hosting plans somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new company's DNSs right away.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a specific set of NSs, all its name server records will point to the same web site hosting supplier. Some web hosting firms, however, permit you to modify certain domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which web server your web page is located, while the MX records display which server handles the electronic mail accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web designer and he build an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows web hosting server, you may wish to alter just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your electronic mail accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, even though a Linux hosting server would be way more reliable.

Affordable Domains Courtesy of 'KOS HOSTING'

Just a number of web hosting suppliers enable you to modify certain records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With KOS HOSTING , you have an enormous selection of TLDs to choose from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domain names using a redirection tool at no additional cost. That is why, 'KOS HOSTING' would be your best choice when it comes to administering your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.