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How important is to find the best domain?

One of the most crucial requirements for having a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what people will notice first when they chance upon your web 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 typically contains 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should contemplate before you choose the domain you desire. Your decision should rest on the purpose of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's take a gaze at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names aimed to show a specific function - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would express the intention of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them include extra requirements to ascertain that you are eligible to keep such a Top-Level Domain (.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. Opting for such a domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many visitors would rather purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register several domains, which can send your visitors to a particular web site such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the probability of somebody swiping your web site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with another TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) demonstrate where the domain name 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 whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web page hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and come across decent website hosting solutions somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the present company's NSs instantaneously.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a given set of name servers, all its DNS records will lead to the same site hosting provider. Some hosting companies, though, permit you to modify certain name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which indicates on which web server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records designate which web server handles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web page designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be hosted on his personal Windows web server, you may want to modify only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your email boxes or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more secure.

Moderately Priced Top-Level Domain Names Distributed by 'Digital Vines'

Only a number of web hosting companies enable you to edit specific records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With Digital Vines , you get an immense assortment of TLDs to select from and you can modify all DNS records or forward the domain names via a forwarding tool at no additional charge. For that reason, 'Digital Vines' would be your best pick when it comes to managing your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.