How important is to find the best domain name?
One of the most essential requirements for setting up a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what people will spot first when they stumble upon your site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your website's visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain name typically has 2 components - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should consider prior to picking the domain you desire. Your selection should be based on the intention of your web page and on its target audience. Let's explore 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 (informative resources), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would depict the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional steps to prove that you qualify to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would prefer to purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca Top-Level Domain could boost the visits to your website.
You can register different domain names, which can forward your visitors to a certain web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the possibility of somebody pinching your site visitors by registering the same name with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) demonstrate where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can replace the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the site hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and stumble upon decent website hosting solutions somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the present provider's name servers straight away.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain uses a certain set of NSs, all its domain name server records will point to the same hosting vendor. Some web page hosting suppliers, though, enable you to modify specific domain name records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which server your web page is located, whereas the MX records specify which web server tackles the mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new website designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be situated on his private Windows server, you may wish to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your electronic mail accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux site hosting account. The .ASP platform is designed by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, although a Linux server would be way more dependable.
Affordably Priced Top-Level Domain Names Provided by 'Generation Solutions'
Only a few web hosting suppliers enable you to edit particular records and very often this an additional paid service. With Generation Solutions , you have a vast collection of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can modify all name server records or forward the domain names using a forwarding tool at no extra cost. Because of that, 'Generation Solutions' would be your best pick when it comes to managing your domain and to building a successful presence on the Internet.