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One of the most crucial requirements for running a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what people will note first when they discover your site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your website's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule contains two constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of categories of Top-Level Domains that you should consider before you select the domain you want. Your selection should be built upon the aim of your web page and on its target audience. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical TLDs aimed to signify a particular intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific professions), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would describe the objective of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include extra steps to demonstrate that you are eligible to possess such a domain (.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. Picking such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a certain country. Many people would rather purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for example, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your website.

URL Redirects

You can register a bunch of domains, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a given web site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and reduce the chance of somebody pinching your site visitors by registering the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) indicate where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can swap the NSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting packages someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new company's DNSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its records will direct to the same web page hosting company. Some web space hosting suppliers, however, enable you to modify specific DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which exhibits on which web hosting server your web site is situated, while the MX records indicate which web server handles the email addresses related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new site designer and he sets up an .ASP site that will be situated on his own Windows hosting server, you may wish to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your e-mail box accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP platform is devised by Microsoft and requests a Windows server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.

Low-cost Top-Level Domain Names Distributed by 'CompuSurf'

Only a small number of web hosting suppliers permit you to modify given domain records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With CompuSurf , you have an enormous collection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all domain name records or redirect the domains using a redirection tool at no additional cost. For that reason, 'CompuSurf' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.