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How important is to discover the best domain?

One of the most crucial preconditions for having a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they chance upon your site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally contains two fragments - a Top-Level Domain (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 Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate before you select the domain name you wish. Your decision should be built upon the intention of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common TLDs aimed to express a particular function - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informational websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would signify the intention of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional requirements to show that you qualify to own such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain name is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many persons would want to buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for example, registering a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your web site.

URL Redirection

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can redirect your site's visitors to a particular web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the possibility of someone stealing your website visitors by using the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using now. You can modify the DNSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and find good website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain to the current provider's DNSs right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain pair of NSs, all its domain name records will point to the same web site hosting firm. Some web page hosting firms, however, permit you to modify specific records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which hosting server your web site is hosted, while the MX records specify which hosting server handles the email aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be located on his own Windows web server, you may wish to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your e-mail boxes or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.

Moderately Priced Top-Level Domain Names Supplied by 'LBM Hosting'

Just a few web hosting distributors allow you to modify specific domain records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With LBM Hosting , you have a large array of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain name records or redirect the domains using a forwarding tool at no additional cost. Because of that, 'LBM Hosting' would be your best pick when it comes to administering your domain name and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.