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How essential is to find the best domain name?

One of the most vital prerequisites for having a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will discern first when they visit your website and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your website's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule consists of 2 components - a Top-Level Domain (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 Name. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate prior to picking the domain name you wish. Your decision should be built upon the goal of your site and on its target visitors. Let's check out the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread TLDs intended to denote a particular intention - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informative web pages), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would portray the purpose of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them contain extra requirements to prove that you qualify to possess such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

URL Redirection

You can register several TLDs, which can redirect your site's visitors to a certain website like domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody pinching your web page visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) show where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can change the name servers of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web site hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and come across good website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the new provider's NSs instantaneously.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain set of name servers, all its DNS records will point to the same hosting provider. Some web site hosting firms, however, allow you to modify specific domain name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which server your site is situated, whereas the MX records indicate which web server tackles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new website designer and he constructs an .ASP site that will be hosted on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may want to modify just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, although a Linux web server would be way more stable.

Low-cost Domains Supplied by 'Maraya Media'

Just a number of web hosting providers enable you to edit given records and very often this an extra paid service. With Maraya Media , you have an extensive array of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all records or forward the domains via a redirection tool at no additional cost. Because of that, 'Maraya Media' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain name and to setting up a successful presence on the web.