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How valuable can an top domain name be?

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

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule consists of two fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are several sets of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to picking the domain name you desire. Your decision should be built upon the intention of your web site and on its target audience. Let's have a glance at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains intended to signify a given function - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would explain the intention of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve additional procedures to prove that you qualify to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain name is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many visitors would want to purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, opting for a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Redirects

You can register several TLDs, which can redirect your website's visitors to a particular website such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and decrease the possibility of somebody swiping your website visitors by using the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain 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 web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can replace the DNSs of your domain at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting services somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current provider's name servers right away.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific set of name servers, all its records will point to the same website hosting firm. Some web site hosting suppliers, however, enable you to edit specific name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which displays on which server your web site is located, whereas the MX records specify which web hosting server tackles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new site designer and he devises an .ASP website that will be located on his own Windows web hosting server, you may want to change only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your email box accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.

Cheap TLDs Offered by 'KunaHost'

Just a few web hosting distributors enable you to modify given name server records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With KunaHost , you get an extensive array of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all NS records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no extra cost. That is why, 'KunaHost' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.