How important is to discover the best domain?
One of the most important requirements for establishing a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will observe first when they come across your web page and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the site is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain name as a rule contains two parts - 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. There are a couple of categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you select the domain name you wish. Your decision should be based on the intention of your site and on its target visitors. Let's analyze the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names aimed to show a given purpose - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational web pages), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would depict the intention of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve extra procedures to show that you qualify to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a TLD is good if your target group of site visitors is from a given country. Many individuals would rather buy goods or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.
Domain Name Redirection
You can register different Top-Level Domains, which can forward your web site's visitors to a certain site like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and reduce the probability of someone swiping your web page visitors by using the same SLD with another TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can change the DNSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and detect decent website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain to the present company's DNSs immediately.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain name uses a given set of name servers, all its domain records will direct to the same web page hosting firm. Some hosting distributors, however, enable you to edit certain domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records display which web server tackles the email box accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web page designer and he devises an .ASP web page that will be situated on his personal Windows hosting server, you may want to edit just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mailboxes 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 devised by Microsoft and demands a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.
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Just a few web hosting distributors enable you to edit particular name server records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With BRAND A CLOUD , you have a huge selection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domains using a forwarding tool at no additional charge. That is why, 'BRAND A CLOUD' would be your best pick when it comes to administering your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the web.