One of the most important preconditions for building a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will observe first when they discover your website and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the website is about.
A domain usually consists of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should examine prior to selecting the domain you wish. Your selection should depend on the intention of your site and on its target viewers. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains aimed to indicate a given intention - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should choose the one that would signify the objective of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them contain extra requirements to confirm that you are eligible to keep such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a TLD is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many folks would elect to buy goods or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for example, selecting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your site.
You can register several TLDs, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a given site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the risk of somebody pinching your site visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.
Every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can replace the NSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and find decent shared website hosting plans somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current provider's NSs instantaneously.
In general, as long as your domain uses a specific set of name servers, all its NS records will lead to the same website hosting firm. Some website hosting distributors, however, enable you to modify certain records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which web server your website is located, whereas the MX records disclose which web server handles the email addresses related to your domain. For example, if you appoint a new web page designer and he build an .ASP site that will be situated on his personal Windows server, you may wish to edit solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web server, but your e-mails or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be way more dependable.
Only a few web site hosting suppliers permit you to edit given domain name server records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With Resellers Panel, you have a big assortment of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain name server records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no additional cost. Because of that, 'NTC Hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domains and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.