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How important can an top domain be?

One of the most important requirements for creating a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will see first when they discover your site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your website's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain traditionally has 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several sets of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you pick the domain name you desire. Your choice should depend on the purpose of your website and on its target visitors. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical TLDs aimed to signify a given function - .com (commercial organizations), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should pick the one that would describe the purpose of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional procedures to verify that you qualify to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would elect to purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your web page.

URL Forwarding

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can forward your visitors to a particular site such as, for example. This would boost the traffic and lower the probability of someone pilfering your web site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can substitute the name servers of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and come across decent website hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current company's name servers straight off.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a certain pair of DNSs, all its DNS records will point to the same webspace hosting distributor. Some hosting companies, however, enable you to edit given domain records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which details on which web hosting server your website is located, while the MX records show which web hosting server tackles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new website designer and he sets up an .ASP web page that will be located on his personal Windows hosting server, you may wish to change just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domain names like or will still be in your current Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, although a Linux web server would be way more dependable.

Reasonably Priced Domain Names Delivered by 'Ward Hosting'

Only a few web hosting suppliers permit you to edit particular domain name server records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With Ward Hosting , you have a huge array of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all records or redirect the domains using a forwarding tool at no additional cost. Because of that, 'Ward Hosting' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain and to creating a successful presence on the web.