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How important is to discover the best domain name?

One of the most vital preconditions for building a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will perceive first when they visit your web page and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally is composed of two fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (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 few categories of TLDs that you should consider prior to choosing the domain you desire. Your selection should depend on the aim of your website and on its target audience. Let's have a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names aimed to indicate a specific intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would indicate the aim of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them involve extra procedures to ascertain that you are eligible to register such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a particular country. Many people would want to buy goods or services from a local website, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca Top-Level Domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can forward your visitors to a particular web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone snatching your web site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can swap the name servers of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the web page hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and find good website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the current provider's NSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a specific pair of DNSs, all its name server records will point to the same web space hosting vendor. Some hosting firms, though, allow you to modify certain NS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which discloses on which web hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records indicate which web hosting server handles the mail aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web site designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be located on his private Windows hosting server, you may wish to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mails or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux site hosting account. The .ASP platform is created by Microsoft and requires a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more reliable.

Inexpensive Domains Furnished by 'Tehnodar'

Only a small number of web hosting distributors permit you to edit specific domain name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With Tehnodar , you get a vast variety of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can edit all records or redirect the domain names using a redirection tool at no additional cost. That is why, 'Tehnodar' would be your best choice when it comes to administering your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.