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How valuable can an affordable domain be?

One of the most essential prerequisites for building a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they chance upon your site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your website's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule contains 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (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 Name. There are several sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate prior to selecting the domain name you desire. Your choice should depend on the intention of your site and on its target audience. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names aimed to express a given intention - .com (business establishments), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative websites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should select the one that would express the purpose of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them contain additional requirements to show that you qualify to possess such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a TLD is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many guys would prefer to purchase goods or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for example, opting for a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirects

You can register different TLDs, which can redirect your web site's visitors to a specific web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone swiping your site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can replace the DNSs of your domain name at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web site hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and come across decent website hosting packages someplace else later, you can point your domain to the current provider's name servers instantly.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain set of name servers, all its records will point to the same web space hosting distributor. Some web hosting firms, however, allow you to modify given domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which indicates on which web hosting server your web site is hosted, while the MX records indicate which web hosting server tackles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new site designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his private Windows web hosting server, you may desire to modify 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 web hosting server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, although a Linux web server would be far more stable.

Moderately Priced Domain Names Delivered by 'Madihost'

Only a number of web hosting suppliers enable you to modify particular NS records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With Madihost , you get a huge assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domain names using a forwarding tool at no extra charge. Because of that, 'Madihost' would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domain name and to building a successful presence on the Internet.