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How valuable can an top domain name be?

One of the most vital requirements for having a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will observe first when they visit your website and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule contains two components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate before you select the domain you wish. Your choice should be based on the purpose of your website and on its target viewers. Let's take a gaze at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common TLDs meant to denote a specific purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web pages), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most spheres of life, so you should choose the one that would express the objective of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them include additional steps to demonstrate that you are eligible to register such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a certain country. Many folks would want to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for example, choosing a .ca domain could boost the visits to your site.

URL Redirection

You can register several domains, which can send your web site's visitors to a certain site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and lower the chance of someone stealing your website visitors by using the same SLD with another TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) reveal where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can alter the name servers of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and find decent website hosting solutions somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the new provider's DNSs instantaneously.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a specific set of name servers, all its records will lead to the same web site hosting distributor. Some web site hosting distributors, though, allow you to modify specific NS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which indicates on which web server your site is situated, whereas the MX records show which hosting server handles the e-mail box accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web designer and he develops an .ASP site that will be situated on his private Windows web server, you may wish to alter just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your email box accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux site hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, although a Linux server would be way more reliable.

Modestly Priced Top-Level Domain Names Furnished by 'WebInAfrica'

Just a small number of web hosting companies allow you to modify certain records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With WebInAfrica , you have a huge assortment of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all NS records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no additional cost. That is why, 'WebInAfrica' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to building a successful presence on the World Wide Web.