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How vital can an affordable domain name be?

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

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule consists of two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several categories of TLDs that you should consider before you choose the domain you want. Your choice should rest on the intention of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's take a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains intended to signify a particular function - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational web sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would indicate the purpose of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve extra requirements to confirm that you are eligible to have such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a TLD is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many people would want to buy commodities or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca Top-Level Domain could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register different domain names, which can redirect your site's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and decrease the chance of somebody stealing your visitors by registering the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using at present. You can substitute the DNSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and detect decent website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the new company's DNSs instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a specific pair of name servers, all its domain name records will lead to the same web hosting vendor. Some web site hosting distributors, though, allow you to modify certain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which shows on which web hosting server your website is situated, while the MX records designate which web server tackles the mail address accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web page designer and he creates an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his own Windows hosting server, you may want to modify only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your electronic mail accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.

Budget TLDs Distributed by 'TOP IT TECH'

Only a few web hosting providers allow you to modify specific records and quite often this an additional paid service. With TOP IT TECH , you get an enormous variety of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains via a forwarding tool at no additional cost. Therefore, 'TOP IT TECH' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to building a successful presence on the World Wide Web.