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How valuable can an top domain name be?

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name typically is composed of 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate before you choose the domain name you want. Your selection should rest on the intention of your site and on its target visitors. Let's have a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains meant to denote a specific purpose - .com (business establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should choose the one that would denote the intention of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them contain extra procedures to demonstrate that you qualify to possess such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a certain country. Many people would rather buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for example, choosing a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register different Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your visitors to a specific website such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody pinching your site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) show where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using now. You can replace the DNSs of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and come across decent website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the current provider's NSs instantaneously.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a particular pair of DNSs, all its records will point to the same website hosting provider. Some website hosting vendors, however, enable you to edit given name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which web server your web site is located, while the MX records display which server tackles the e-mailbox accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web page designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his personal Windows hosting server, you may desire to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your email accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows server, even though a Linux web server would be far more stable.

Budget Domain Names Supplied by 'OSPRO Hosting'

Only a number of web hosting distributors enable you to edit given records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With OSPRO Hosting , you have an enormous array of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all records or redirect the domains using a redirection tool at no extra charge. Because of that, 'OSPRO Hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the web.