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How valuable can an affordable domain be?

One of the most vital prerequisites for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what people will see first when they visit your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain typically is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several sets of TLDs that you should contemplate prior to choosing the domain you desire. Your decision should be built upon the goal of your website and on its target visitors. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains intended to show a particular intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would designate the objective of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional procedures to demonstrate that you qualify to register such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can send your web site's visitors to a specific web page like domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and decrease the likelihood of somebody pilfering your visitors by registering the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web page hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and find good website hosting plans somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the current company's name servers right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its name server records will point to the same website hosting supplier. Some web site hosting providers, though, allow you to edit certain NS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which indicates on which hosting server your web site is hosted, whereas the MX records specify which web server tackles the email addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web designer and he develops an .ASP web site that will be situated on his private Windows web hosting server, you may desire to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your e-mailbox accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux server would be far more secure.

Cut-Rate Top-Level Domain Names Distributed by 'Ignite Hosting'

Only a small number of web hosting distributors permit you to edit certain DNS records and very often this an extra paid service. With Ignite Hosting , you have an immense selection of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all NS records or redirect the domains using a redirection tool at no extra charge. For that reason, 'Ignite Hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to building a successful presence on the World Wide Web.