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How important can an top domain be?

One of the most important preconditions for setting up a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will see first when they come across your site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your web site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule is composed of two parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of TLDs that you should examine prior to selecting the domain name you desire. Your pick should be built upon the purpose of your web page and on its target audience. Let's check out the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common TLDs meant to signify a particular intention - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most spheres of life, so you should go for the one that would describe the objective of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them contain extra procedures to confirm that you are eligible to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a particular country. Many visitors would rather purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, getting a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your site.

URL Redirection

You can register a number of domain names, which can send your visitors to a certain web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the probability of someone swiping your web site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using now. You can replace the name servers of your domain at all times. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web site hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the current provider's NSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a given set of name servers, all its domain name server records will direct to the same site hosting firm. Some web page hosting providers, though, permit you to edit 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 shows on which web server your web site is situated, while the MX records specify which web server handles the e-mail address accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new site designer and he develops an .ASP web site that will be located on his own Windows web server, you may wish to modify just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mail boxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and demands a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux web server would be far more secure.

Budget TLDs Provided by 'Papua Web Hosting'

Only a small number of web hosting suppliers enable you to modify given domain records and quite often this an additional paid service. With Papua Web Hosting , you have an extensive assortment of TLDs to choose from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains via a forwarding tool at no extra charge. That is why, 'Papua Web Hosting' would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domain and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.