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How important can an top domain be?

One of the most important preconditions for running a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will discern first when they discover your site and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain typically consists of 2 parts - 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 Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you select the domain you desire. Your choice should depend on the goal of your website and on its target audience. Let's have a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common TLDs meant to designate a specific function - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should choose the one that would illustrate the objective of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include extra procedures to ascertain that you qualify to register such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a TLD is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many individuals would want to buy goods or services from a local website, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Forwarding

You can register several domain names, which can forward your web page's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the chance of someone stealing your web site visitors by using the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can alter the NSs of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web site hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and stumble upon good website hosting plans someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's name servers immediately.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a certain pair of DNSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same webspace hosting vendor. Some webspace hosting distributors, though, permit you to modify given records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records demonstrate which server handles the mail aliases related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new site designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to modify just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your e-mail boxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux webspace hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more reliable.

Cut-Rate Domains Provided by 'KOS HOSTING'

Only a small number of web hosting suppliers allow you to edit specific domain name records and quite often this an additional paid service. With KOS HOSTING , you have a huge collection of TLDs to select from and you can edit all records or redirect the domains through a forwarding tool at no added cost. Therefore, 'KOS HOSTING' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.