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One of the most essential prerequisites for setting up a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they discover your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally consists of 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to selecting the domain name you desire. Your selection should depend on the goal of your website and on its target viewers. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread TLDs aimed to denote a given purpose - .com (business entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most spheres of life, so you should choose the one that would denote the purpose of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional steps to show 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 Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would like to purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for example, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain could boost the visits to your website.

URL Redirection

You can register several domains, which can forward your web page's visitors to a certain site like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the likelihood of somebody stealing your site visitors by using the same name with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can switch the DNSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web space hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and detect good webspace hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new company's NSs right away.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain set of NSs, all its domain records will lead to the same website hosting firm. Some web hosting providers, though, enable you to modify specific domain name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which details on which web server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records display which hosting server handles the e-mail address accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he develops an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his private Windows hosting server, you may desire to alter only 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 server, but your electronic mails or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux webspace hosting account. The .ASP platform is designed by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux server would be way more secure.

Reasonably Priced Top-Level Domain Names Brought by ResellersPanel Hosting

Only a number of web hosting distributors enable you to edit certain records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With ResellersPanel Hosting, you have an enormous variety of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all records or forward the domain names using a redirection tool at no added charge. That is why, ResellersPanel Hosting would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain names and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.