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Cheap Domains

One of the most vital prerequisites for creating a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they come across your web page and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name usually consists of two parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few sets of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you pick the domain you wish. Your choice should be based on the goal of your web page and on its target audience. Let's scrutinize the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular TLDs intended to express a specific purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular professions), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would express the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such cheap domains, but some of them contain extra requirements to demonstrate that you are eligible to own such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a given country. Many visitors would sooner buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Redirection

You can register different Top-Level Domains, which can send your web page's visitors to a given website like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and decrease the possibility of someone swiping your site visitors by registering the same name with another TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) demonstrate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can replace the name servers of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web page hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your cheap domain name and discover good web site hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the present company's NSs at once.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a particular set of DNSs, all its name server records will direct to the same site hosting provider. Some web hosting vendors, though, enable you to modify given domain name records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which indicates on which hosting server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records indicate which web server tackles the e-mail aliases associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web site designer and he develops an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may wish to modify solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mail boxes or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows server, although a Linux web server would be way more dependable.

Inexpensive Top-Level Domain Names Offered by NTC Hosting

Just a number of site hosting suppliers enable you to edit given DNS records and quite often this an extra paid service. With NTC Hosting, you have a huge assortment of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no additional charge. For that reason, NTC Hosting would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domains and to building a successful presence on the Internet.