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How valuable can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most essential prerequisites for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will discern first when they discover your web site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your website's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain usually consists of 2 components - 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 and "domain" is the SLD. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you want. Your pick should depend on the intention of your web site and on its target visitors. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common TLDs meant to show a given function - .com (business establishments), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informational sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (particular professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would express the objective of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them contain extra requirements to verify that you are eligible to keep such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many folks would prefer to purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca Top-Level Domain could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Redirection

You can register different TLDs, which can send your website's visitors to a certain web page like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and reduce the likelihood of someone pilfering your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can modify the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and come across good website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current company's DNSs straight away.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a specific set of NSs, all its domain records will direct to the same web site hosting distributor. Some site hosting suppliers, however, enable you to edit certain domain name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which details on which web hosting server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records show which web server handles the e-mail aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web page designer and he constructs an .ASP website that will be located on his private Windows web server, you may wish to edit only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your email boxes 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 environment is created by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, although a Linux web server would be far more secure.

Affordably Priced Top-Level Domains Delivered by 'NTC Hosting'

Only a small number of web hosting suppliers enable you to edit particular domain records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With NTC Hosting , you have a big collection of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can modify all NS records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no added cost. Therefore, 'NTC Hosting' would be your finest pick when it comes to handling your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.