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How crucial can an top domain be?

One of the most crucial prerequisites for having a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they come across your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain usually consists of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are several groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate before you choose the domain you want. Your selection should rest on the goal of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's investigate the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread TLDs meant to show a particular purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informative websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most spheres of life, so you should go for the one that would express the intention of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve extra steps to ascertain that you qualify to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a certain country. Many persons would like to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for example, registering a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your website.

URL Redirects

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domains, which can forward your visitors to a particular website such as, for example. This would increase the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody stealing your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can change the name servers of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and stumble upon good website hosting plans somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new company's name servers right away.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a specific set of NSs, all its domain name records will direct to the same web hosting supplier. Some hosting companies, though, permit you to edit certain domain records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which specifies on which hosting server your web site is situated, while the MX records indicate which server tackles the email aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be located on his own Windows hosting server, you may wish to edit solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your email box accounts or any sub-domains like or will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is devised by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

Modestly Priced TLDs Brought by 'Exclusive Hosting'

Only a number of web hosting providers permit you to modify particular name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With Exclusive Hosting , you have a large variety of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains using a redirection tool at no additional cost. Therefore, 'Exclusive Hosting' would be your finest pick when it comes to administering your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.