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How important can an affordable domain be?

One of the most crucial requirements for having a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will discern 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 site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain traditionally contains two parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are several groups of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you select the domain name you desire. Your selection should depend on the intention of your website and on its target spectators. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names intended to show a specific function - .com (business enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web pages), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain professions), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most spheres of life, so you should choose the one that would explain the objective of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve additional requirements to verify that you are eligible to own such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many individuals would want to buy commodities or services from a local website, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.

URL Redirects

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can redirect your web page's visitors to a certain web site like domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the likelihood of somebody stealing your visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) specify where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can switch the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and detect decent website hosting services somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present provider's NSs right away.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a certain pair of DNSs, all its NS records will direct to the same website hosting firm. Some webspace hosting suppliers, though, permit you to edit specific DNS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which demonstrates on which web server your site is located, while the MX records reveal which hosting server tackles the e-mail addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web site designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be situated on his private Windows web server, you may want to modify only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your mail address accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux server would be far more reliable.

Reasonably Priced Domains Furnished by 'T-HORIZON'

Just a few web hosting distributors enable you to modify specific domain records and very often this an extra paid service. With T-HORIZON , you have an immense variety of TLDs to choose from and you can edit all name server records or forward the domain names through a redirection tool at no additional cost. For that reason, 'T-HORIZON' would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.