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How important can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most crucial requirements for building a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will see first when they discover your web site and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your web site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain traditionally is composed of two parts - 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 a few groups of TLDs that you should examine before you pick the domain name you want. Your selection should be based on the intention of your web page and on its target audience. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names intended to designate a specific purpose - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would indicate the aim of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them include extra requirements to confirm that you qualify to register such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

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

Domain Redirection

You can register different TLDs, which can forward your website's visitors to a specific site like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the likelihood of somebody snatching your web site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can change the DNSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and stumble upon decent website hosting packages someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the current provider's name servers right away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a specific set of NSs, all its domain name records will point to the same hosting vendor. Some site hosting distributors, however, enable you to edit certain domain name records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which web hosting server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records indicate which hosting server tackles the e-mail box accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new website designer and he build an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his private Windows web hosting server, you may desire to edit only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mailbox accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more secure.

Affordably Priced Domains Provided by 'Exclusive Hosting'

Only a few web hosting distributors allow you to edit particular records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With Exclusive Hosting , you have an immense array of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all domain records or forward the domain names through a redirection tool at no additional charge. Therefore, 'Exclusive Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to administering your domain and to building a successful presence on the web.