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How valuable can an top domain be?

One of the most vital requirements for having a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will discern first when they discover your web page and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally contains 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are several groups of TLDs that you should consider before you select the domain you wish. Your selection should depend on the goal of your site and on its target audience. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names meant to express a specific intention - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative resources), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would depict the aim of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional requirements to demonstrate that you qualify to register such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a TLD is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many people would prefer to buy goods or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register a number of Top-Level Domains, which can send your web page's visitors to a given web site such as, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the likelihood of someone pilfering your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can alter the DNSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and discover decent website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers right away.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a specific set of DNSs, all its domain name records will point to the same web hosting supplier. Some web site hosting distributors, however, permit you to modify certain domain name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which demonstrates on which server your web site is located, while the MX records show which hosting server handles the email aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be situated on his own Windows web hosting server, you may desire to alter solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, will direct to the Windows web server, but your e-mails or any sub-domain names like or will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux hosting server would be way more reliable.

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Just a number of web hosting distributors permit you to edit given name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With , you have an extensive collection of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all domain records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra cost. Because of that, '' would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domain name and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.