How vital can an top domain be?
One of the most important requirements for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will note first when they discover your website 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 Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain name typically consists of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine prior to choosing the domain you desire. Your choice should depend on the purpose of your web site and on its target visitors. Let's have a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common TLDs meant to indicate a given intention - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would portray the intention of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them include extra steps to confirm that you qualify to have such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a certain country. Many visitors would want to purchase goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for example, picking a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web site.
Domain Name Forwarding
You can register different domain names, which can send your web site's visitors to a specific website such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and reduce the possibility of someone swiping your web site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) specify where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using now. You can switch the name servers of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the site hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and stumble upon decent website hosting services someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new company's NSs right away.
Name Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain utilizes a specific set of NSs, all its domain name server records will direct to the same web site hosting distributor. Some webspace hosting providers, though, permit you to modify specific name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which demonstrates on which hosting server your site is located, whereas the MX records specify which web server tackles the mail addresses related to your domain name. For example, if you take on a new site designer and he sets up an .ASP web page that will be located on his private Windows server, you may desire to alter just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your email box accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is designed by Microsoft and demands a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more secure.
Affordably Priced Top-Level Domain Names Provided by 'Exclusive Hosting'
Just a small number of web hosting providers permit you to edit certain domain name server records and very often this an extra paid service. With Exclusive Hosting , you have a huge array of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all DNS records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no additional charge. Because of that, 'Exclusive Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.