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How valuable can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most vital preconditions for creating a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will perceive first when they stumble upon your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web page's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name usually is composed of two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you select the domain you desire. Your selection should depend on the goal of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's check out the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domain Names intended to denote a particular function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should go for the one that would signify the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them contain additional requirements to demonstrate that you are eligible to keep such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many persons would sooner purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for example, choosing a .ca domain could increase the visits to your site.

Domain Redirection

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domains, which can send your web site's visitors to a certain website like, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the risk of someone stealing your web site visitors by registering the same SLD with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can swap the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and discover good website hosting plans somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present provider's DNSs straight away.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain pair of name servers, all its domain name records will lead to the same web hosting distributor. Some website hosting distributors, however, allow 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 displays on which web hosting server your web site is located, while the MX records specify which web hosting server tackles the e-mail addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new website designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows web hosting server, you may desire to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domain names such as or will still be in your present Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

Low-Priced Domain Names Provided by ''

Only a number of web hosting vendors enable you to modify specific DNS records and quite often this an additional paid service. With , you get an extensive array of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can modify all domain records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no extra charge. That is why, '' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain and to creating a successful presence on the web.