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How important can an top domain be?

One of the most essential preconditions for setting up a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they chance upon your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain typically is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should consider before you pick the domain you want. Your choice should be built upon the aim of your site and on its target audience. Let's analyze the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains intended to show a particular function - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would indicate the purpose of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional requirements to confirm that you are eligible to have such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a specific country. Many persons would sooner purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for example, getting a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domain Names, which can send your web page's visitors to a particular website like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the risk of someone swiping your web page visitors by using the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can substitute the DNSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and come across good website hosting plans somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the new provider's NSs instantly.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a particular pair of NSs, all its domain records will point to the same site hosting company. Some web space hosting companies, however, allow you to modify certain NS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which shows on which web server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records exhibit which server tackles the email accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new website designer and he constructs an .ASP site that will be located on his personal Windows server, you may want to modify just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your email mailbox accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, even though a Linux server would be far more secure.

Cut-Price TLDs Delivered by 'RE2 Technology Consultants'

Just a number of web hosting providers permit you to modify given domain name records and very often this an extra paid service. With RE2 Technology Consultants , you get an extensive variety of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can modify all NS records or redirect the domains using a redirection tool at no extra cost. For that reason, 'RE2 Technology Consultants' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.