One of the most crucial prerequisites for setting up a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they come across your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your web page's visitors what the web page is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain traditionally is composed of 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are several groups of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain you want. Your selection should be based on the purpose of your site and on its target spectators. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domains meant to designate a particular intention - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific walks of life), etc. As you can see, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would explain the intention of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional procedures to demonstrate that you are eligible to own such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
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. Picking such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a certain country. Many people would like to purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, registering a .ca domain could increase the visits to your site.
Domain Name Redirects
You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can redirect your website's visitors to a specific web site like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the possibility of someone snatching your web site visitors by registering the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can modify the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and come across decent cloud hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the new provider's NSs instantaneously.
Domain Server Records (NS Records)
In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a particular pair of NSs, all its DNS records will point to the same website hosting vendor. Some website hosting companies, though, allow you to edit given 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 details on which web server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records disclose which web hosting server handles the mail aliases associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new website designer and he develops an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to change solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mailbox accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux hosting account. The .ASP platform is created by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more stable.
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