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How valuable can an top domain name be?

One of the most important preconditions for establishing a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will notice first when they chance upon your site and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule contains two constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate before you choose the domain you wish. Your selection should be based on the purpose of your site and on its target audience. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains meant to show a given function - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would denote the objective of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them involve additional requirements to ascertain that you are eligible to keep such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would want to buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your site.

URL Forwarding

You can register a number of TLDs, which can send your web page's visitors to a certain site like, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the risk of someone snatching your site visitors by registering the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can replace the DNSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and detect decent website hosting packages someplace else at a later time, 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 utilizes a specific pair of NSs, all its domain name server records will point to the same webspace hosting firm. Some hosting providers, though, enable you to modify specific domain name records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which indicates on which web hosting server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records reveal which web hosting server tackles the e-mail aliases related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new web page designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be situated on his own Windows server, you may wish to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, will point to the Windows web server, but your electronic mails or any sub-domain names like or will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.

Modestly Priced Top-Level Domains Supplied by ''

Only a number of web hosting providers enable you to edit particular domain name server records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With , you get a huge selection of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can modify all name server records or forward the domains using a forwarding tool at no added charge. That is why, '' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the web.