One of the most essential prerequisites for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will note first when they chance upon your website and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain name typically consists of two fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are several categories of TLDs that you should examine before you pick the domain name you wish. Your selection should rest on the aim of your website and on its target spectators. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains aimed to designate a specific function - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should choose the one that would express the aim of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional procedures to show that you are eligible to register such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (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 visitors is from a given country. Many guys would want to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web page.
Domain Name Redirection
You can register several Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your web site's visitors to a particular website such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody snatching your website visitors by using the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can change the DNSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting packages someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the present provider's name servers right away.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain uses a particular set of NSs, all its domain name server records will direct to the same website hosting supplier. Some web hosting suppliers, however, permit you to modify specific domain name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which hosting server your web site is situated, while the MX records specify which web server handles the e-mail aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new website designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be located on his personal Windows server, you may wish to modify solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your email mailbox accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be way more reliable.
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