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How essential can an top domain name be?

One of the most important preconditions for establishing a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they discover your web site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule consists of 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider prior to selecting the domain name you desire. Your selection should rest on the goal of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains aimed to indicate a specific function - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (qualified professionals), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should go for the one that would illustrate the intention of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them contain additional procedures to prove that you are eligible to own such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would like to buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Redirection

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your web page's visitors to a certain site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and decrease the probability of somebody stealing your web site visitors by using the same name with a different TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) indicate where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can substitute the NSs of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current company's NSs instantly.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a given set of name servers, all its domain name records will point to the same web hosting supplier. Some web space hosting distributors, though, enable you to modify given domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which discloses on which server your website is hosted, while the MX records specify which server tackles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web site designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be situated on his private Windows server, you may want to edit only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your mail address accounts 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 environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more dependable.

Affordably Priced Domains Distributed by 'Hola Host'

Only a few web hosting distributors enable you to modify certain DNS records and quite often this an extra paid service. With Hola Host , you have an enormous selection of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all name server records or forward the domain names via a forwarding tool at no added charge. That is why, 'Hola Host' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to setting up a successful presence on the World Wide Web.