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How important is to find the best domain name?

One of the most important prerequisites for creating a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will see first when they come across your web page and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name usually has 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should contemplate before you select the domain name you want. Your choice should be based on the purpose of your website and on its target audience. Let's take a glance at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common TLDs aimed to express a given purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would portray the purpose of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve extra requirements to prove that you are eligible to have such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many persons would sooner purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for example, registering a .ca Top-Level Domain could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirection

You can register a number of domains, which can forward your web site's visitors to a specific site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the possibility of someone snatching your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can substitute the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and encounter good website hosting packages someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current company's DNSs instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a given pair of DNSs, all its name server records will direct to the same hosting supplier. Some web page hosting companies, however, allow you to edit certain DNS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which indicates on which server your web site is hosted, while the MX records designate which web server handles the e-mail accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web page designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be located on his personal Windows web server, you may desire to alter solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your electronic mails or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be far more secure.

Budget Domains Provided by 'CNYDomain'

Just a small number of web hosting distributors allow you to edit specific DNS records and very often this an extra paid service. With CNYDomain , you get a large selection of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain records or forward the domains through a forwarding tool at no additional cost. Therefore, 'CNYDomain' would be your finest choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to building a successful presence on the World Wide Web.