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How important can an affordable domain be?

One of the most crucial preconditions for setting up a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they visit your web site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your web site's visitors what the site 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 domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you choose the domain name you wish. Your choice should rest on the purpose of your website and on its target spectators. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains meant to indicate a given function - .com (business enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should pick the one that would express the purpose of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional steps to show that you are eligible to have such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a TLD is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many visitors would elect to purchase goods or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Forwarding

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your website's visitors to a specific web site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and reduce the possibility of somebody pinching your site visitors by registering the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) indicate where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can switch the DNSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web site hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and encounter decent website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the current provider's name servers right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a particular pair of name servers, all its NS records will point to the same site hosting vendor. Some website hosting firms, though, permit you to edit given NS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which server your website is located, whereas the MX records indicate which web server tackles the electronic mail accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you hire a new site designer and he constructs an .ASP web page that will be situated on his private Windows web server, you may want to change just 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 server, but your mail accounts or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP platform is devised by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be way more stable.

Affordably Priced Domain Names Courtesy of '151HOSTING'

Only a small number of web hosting companies permit you to modify certain name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With 151HOSTING , you get an immense assortment of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all records or redirect the domains through a redirection tool at no extra cost. Because of that, '151HOSTING' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.