One of the most crucial prerequisites for creating a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will mark first when they stumble upon your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain name traditionally contains 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are several categories of TLDs that you should consider before you select the domain name you desire. Your choice should rest on the goal of your site and on its target audience. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains aimed to express a particular purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most spheres of life, so you should opt for the one that would illustrate the aim of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve extra requirements to prove that you are eligible to have such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a particular country. Many visitors would like to purchase commodities or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for instance, opting for a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.
You can register several TLDs, which can send your site's visitors to a particular web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and decrease the probability of someone stealing your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each and every domain name 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 hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and discover decent website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the present provider's NSs instantly.
Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)
On the whole, as long as your domain uses a certain set of DNSs, all its domain records will point to the same hosting provider. Some website hosting vendors, though, permit you to edit specific DNS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which demonstrates on which web server your website is hosted, while the MX records show which web hosting server handles the e-mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you take on a new web designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be hosted on his private Windows web hosting server, you may want to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your electronic mails 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 built by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be way more secure.
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