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How valuable can an top domain name be?

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name typically consists of two parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are several categories of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you wish. Your selection should be built upon the aim of your site and on its target audience. Let's have a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domains intended to show a specific purpose - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should select the one that would express the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve additional steps to demonstrate that you qualify to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

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. Opting for such a domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a given country. Many individuals would sooner purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.

Domain Redirects

You can register several domains, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a given website like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the risk of somebody pinching your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can substitute the DNSs of your domain at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web page hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and discover good website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's name servers instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its domain records will point to the same web space hosting supplier. Some web page hosting providers, however, enable you to edit given domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which web hosting server your web page is located, whereas the MX records indicate which web hosting server handles the mail addresses associated with your domain name. For example, if you hire a new site designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be located on his own Windows web hosting server, you may wish to modify solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your electronic mail accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and calls for a Windows hosting server, although a Linux server would be far more stable.

Modestly Priced Top-Level Domains Offered by 'Paramus Hosting'

Only a few web hosting vendors permit you to edit given domain name server records and quite often this an extra paid service. With Paramus Hosting , you have an enormous array of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can edit all domain records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no added charge. Because of that, 'Paramus Hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to administering your domain and to building a successful presence on the World Wide Web.