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How important is to find the best domain name?

One of the most crucial preconditions for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will mark first when they chance upon your web site and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule contains two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you choose the domain name you want. Your selection should rest on the goal of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains aimed to show a specific purpose - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative resources), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most spheres of life, so you should opt for the one that would describe the purpose of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional procedures to prove that you qualify to have such a Top-Level 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 Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a given country. Many visitors would rather buy commodities or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for example, getting a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your site.

URL Forwarding

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your website's visitors to a specific site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the risk of someone pinching your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at present. You can replace the NSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the site hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and stumble upon decent website hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present company's NSs at once.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a specific set of name servers, all its domain records will lead to the same web hosting firm. Some website hosting suppliers, though, permit you to modify specific name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which web hosting server your web site is situated, whereas the MX records disclose which web server handles the mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new website designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his personal Windows hosting server, you may want to alter just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your e-mails or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux server would be far more dependable.

Reasonably Priced Domains Delivered by 'Sitewarehouse'

Only a small number of web hosting vendors allow you to edit certain domain records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With Sitewarehouse , you have a big collection of TLDs to select from and you can modify all DNS records or redirect the domain names through a forwarding tool at no added cost. Because of that, 'Sitewarehouse' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to building a successful presence on the web.