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How important can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most essential requirements for running a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will observe first when they stumble upon your web page and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally consists of two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine prior to choosing the domain name you desire. Your decision should rest on the intention of your website and on its target viewers. Let's take a glance at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domains meant to denote a particular function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should pick the one that would explain the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them contain additional procedures to verify that you qualify to own such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a certain country. Many people would elect to buy goods or services from a local website, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca Top-Level Domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your site's visitors to a given web site such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the possibility of someone swiping your visitors by using the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) specify where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can replace the DNSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain name 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 good website hosting solutions somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the new provider's DNSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of name servers, all its NS records will point to the same website hosting vendor. Some web site hosting distributors, however, enable you to edit given domain name records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which specifies on which server your web site is located, whereas the MX records show which web server handles the e-mailbox accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new web designer and he build an .ASP website that will be situated on his private Windows hosting server, you may want to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your email boxes or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requests a Windows server, even though a Linux server would be way more stable.

Cut-Price TLDs Supplied by 'TOP IT TECH'

Just a number of web hosting providers permit you to edit given name server records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With TOP IT TECH , you get a big selection of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all domain name records or redirect the domain names using a redirection tool at no extra charge. That is why, 'TOP IT TECH' would be your best pick when it comes to managing your domain and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.