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How vital can an top domain be?

One of the most important prerequisites for having a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will note first when they come across your site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your web site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain typically consists of two fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of groups of TLDs that you should consider prior to selecting the domain name you want. Your choice should rest on the goal of your website and on its target visitors. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names aimed to designate a particular purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would express the purpose of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve extra requirements to show that you qualify to own such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

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. Choosing such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a certain country. Many guys would rather purchase goods or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, registering a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register a number of domains, which can redirect your web page's visitors to a specific site like, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the chance of someone snatching your web site visitors by registering the same name with another TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can change the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and detect good website hosting services somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the present company's NSs instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain set of DNSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same web page hosting supplier. Some site hosting distributors, however, enable you to edit given DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which demonstrates on which web server your website is hosted, while the MX records show which web hosting server tackles the e-mail box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new site designer and he sets up an .ASP website that will be located on his personal Windows server, you may wish to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your email mailboxes or any sub-domain names such as or will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP environment is devised by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux web hosting server would be way more reliable.

Cut-Price Top-Level Domain Names Offered by 'NTC Hosting'

Just a small number of web hosting distributors enable you to modify specific records and quite often this an extra paid service. With NTC Hosting , you get a huge array of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can edit all domain name server records or forward the domain names using a redirection tool at no added cost. That is why, 'NTC Hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to managing your domain and to building a successful presence on the web.