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How essential is to discover the best domain name?

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain usually is composed of 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of categories of TLDs that you should examine prior to picking the domain you wish. Your selection should depend on the purpose of your web page and on its target audience. Let's have a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains meant to indicate a specific intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (specific walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should pick the one that would describe the intention of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve extra requirements to prove that you are eligible to keep such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would prefer to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, opting for a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Redirection

You can register different domain names, which can send your visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone pinching your web page visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) demonstrate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can replace the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and detect decent website hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new company's NSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a particular set of DNSs, all its domain records will direct to the same webspace hosting supplier. Some web site hosting suppliers, though, enable you to modify certain domain name records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which web hosting server your web site is hosted, whereas the MX records disclose which web hosting server handles the mail aliases related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web page designer and he creates an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may desire to edit just 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 emails or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and demands a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be way more secure.

Modestly Priced Top-Level Domains Supplied by 'CaFW Web Hosting'

Just a few web hosting vendors allow you to edit given domain name server records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With CaFW Web Hosting , you get a large selection of TLDs to select from and you can modify all domain name server records or redirect the domains using a redirection tool at no extra cost. Because of that, 'CaFW Web Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to building a successful presence on the web.