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How important is to discover the best domain?

One of the most crucial requirements for establishing a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will observe first when they stumble upon your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, 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 usually has 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of categories of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to choosing the domain name you wish. Your selection should be built upon the purpose of your web page and on its target spectators. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common Top-Level Domains meant to designate a particular function - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would denote the aim of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them contain additional procedures to demonstrate that you qualify to own such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a TLD is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a given country. Many persons would like to purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for example, selecting a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register different Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your website's visitors to a certain web page such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the probability of someone pinching your web site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) indicate where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can change the name servers of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web page hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting packages somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the current company's name servers at once.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a specific pair of name servers, all its NS records will lead to the same web hosting firm. Some web page hosting vendors, however, allow you to modify given domain name records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which server your website is situated, whereas the MX records reveal which server handles the mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he build an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his own 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 direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your email box accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and demands a Windows web server, although a Linux web server would be far more secure.

Cut-Price TLDs Provided by 'Fast Cloud Server'

Just a few web hosting providers permit you to modify given domain name server records and very often this an extra paid service. With Fast Cloud Server , you get a vast variety of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domains using a forwarding tool at no added charge. For that reason, 'Fast Cloud Server' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.