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How important is to discover the best domain name?

One of the most important preconditions for running a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will discern first when they stumble upon your website and what they will associate 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 traditionally is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you select the domain name you want. Your pick should be built upon the aim of your web page and on its target audience. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common TLDs intended to express a specific function - .com (business establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would depict the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional procedures to ascertain 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. Picking such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many people would elect to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for example, selecting a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Redirects

You can register several Top-Level Domains, which can forward your web site's visitors to a specific site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and decrease the possibility of somebody pinching your web site visitors by registering the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can replace the NSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting packages somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the current company's NSs immediately.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a certain pair of name servers, all its domain records will lead to the same webspace hosting firm. Some web space hosting vendors, however, allow you to modify specific name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which specifies on which hosting server your website is situated, while the MX records display which server tackles the email accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new web site designer and he develops an .ASP web page that will be hosted on his private Windows web server, you may want to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your mails or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be far more stable.

Low-cost Top-Level Domain Names Offered by 'JDC Hosting'

Only a number of web hosting providers permit you to modify particular DNS records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With JDC Hosting , you get a wide collection of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can modify all DNS records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no additional charge. Because of that, 'JDC Hosting' would be your finest pick when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.