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One of the most essential preconditions for having a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will see first when they discover your web page and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your web site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain traditionally is composed of two components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of sets of TLDs that you should contemplate prior to choosing the domain name you want. Your decision should depend on the purpose of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domains aimed to indicate a specific intention - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain professions), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would express the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional requirements to confirm that you qualify to possess such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

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. Registering such a TLD is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many individuals would prefer to buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca Top-Level Domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register different Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a certain site like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the likelihood of somebody pinching your web page visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another 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, aka DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can modify the NSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and find good website hosting plans someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's name servers right away.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a certain set of name servers, all its NS records will lead to the same webspace hosting vendor. Some web site hosting companies, though, enable you to modify specific DNS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which server your web site is hosted, whereas the MX records display which web server tackles the e-mail aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web page designer and he develops an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his personal Windows hosting server, you may desire to edit solely the Internet Protocol 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 mailbox accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, although a Linux server would be way more secure.

Low-cost Top-Level Domain Names Delivered by 'Papua Web Hosting'

Only a small number of web hosting vendors enable you to modify certain records and very often this an additional paid service. With Papua Web Hosting , you have an enormous collection of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all name server records or forward the domain names via a redirection tool at no added charge. That is why, 'Papua Web Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.