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How essential can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most vital preconditions for establishing a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what people will mark first when they visit your site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule has 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several sets of TLDs that you should examine before you choose the domain you desire. Your pick should depend on the aim of your web page and on its target audience. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common Top-Level Domains aimed to show a particular purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would designate the aim of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional procedures to ascertain that you qualify to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a particular country. Many individuals would elect to purchase goods or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, opting for a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your web page.

URL Redirects

You can register several Top-Level Domains, which can forward your website's visitors to a given web site such as, for instance. This would boost the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone stealing your site visitors by using the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can swap the NSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and come across decent website hosting solutions somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the current provider's name servers instantaneously.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain set of DNSs, all its name server records will direct to the same web page hosting distributor. Some web hosting companies, however, allow you to edit specific records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which specifies on which web hosting server your site is hosted, while the MX records designate which web hosting server handles the e-mail addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new site designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be hosted on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may wish to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mails or any sub-domains like or will still be in your present Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.

Affordably Priced Domains Delivered by ''

Just a small number of web hosting vendors allow you to modify given DNS records and very often this an extra paid service. With , you have a large array of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domains using a forwarding tool at no added charge. That is why, '' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.