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How important is to discover the best domain name?

One of the most crucial requirements for building a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will mark first when they stumble upon your website and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your web page's visitors what the site 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 Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you select the domain you wish. Your pick should be based on the aim of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains intended to indicate a given purpose - .com (business establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should select the one that would express the aim of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them contain additional steps to demonstrate that you are eligible to keep such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many persons would elect to purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, getting a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirects

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can redirect your site's visitors to a specific web page like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the possibility of someone pinching your visitors by using the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain has domain name 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 provider whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at present. You can modify the NSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and encounter decent website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the new provider's NSs straight off.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular set of NSs, all its name server records will lead to the same web hosting vendor. Some web hosting companies, though, permit you to edit certain domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which designates on which server your web site is hosted, whereas the MX records indicate which web hosting server tackles the email accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web site designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows server, you may desire to change solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mail accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and requests a Windows server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more reliable.

Affordable Domain Names Offered by 'Leclerc Hosting'

Only a number of web hosting vendors enable you to modify specific name server records and quite often this an extra paid service. With Leclerc Hosting , you have a large collection of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all domain name records or forward the domains via a forwarding tool at no additional cost. For that reason, 'Leclerc Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the web.