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How valuable can an affordable domain be?

One of the most crucial requirements for running a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they stumble upon your website and what they will identify 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 typically consists of two constituents - 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 and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you choose the domain you wish. Your pick should be based on the intention of your site and on its target visitors. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names intended to denote a particular intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would signify the purpose of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them include extra procedures to demonstrate that you are eligible to keep such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would like to buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for example, registering a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your web site.

URL Redirects

You can register a number of domains, which can forward your site's visitors to a given web site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the probability of someone swiping your visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can replace the NSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and find good website hosting services someplace else later, you can point your domain to the current company's NSs instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given set of NSs, all its name server records will point to the same site hosting company. Some web site hosting distributors, though, permit you to edit certain DNS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which demonstrates on which web server your web page is situated, while the MX records specify which server tackles the email addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new site designer and he sets up an .ASP site that will be located on his private Windows server, you may desire to change only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your email boxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and calls for a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web server would be way more reliable.

Cut-Rate Top-Level Domain Names Brought by 'TAG Hosting'

Only a small number of web hosting suppliers permit you to modify given domain records and very often this an additional paid service. With TAG Hosting , you get a huge array of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all NS records or forward the domain names using a redirection tool at no added charge. For that reason, 'TAG Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to administering your domain and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.