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How valuable can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most important requirements for running a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will discern first when they discover your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally has 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of sets of TLDs that you should examine prior to choosing the domain name you wish. Your decision should be built upon the intention of your site and on its target audience. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains aimed to indicate a particular purpose - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informational sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would explain the intention of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve additional requirements to prove that you are eligible to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a TLD is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a certain country. Many individuals would sooner buy goods or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register different domain names, which can send your web site's visitors to a particular web page such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the chance of someone snatching your web page visitors by registering the same name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) demonstrate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can alter the NSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the website hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the new company's DNSs instantly.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a specific pair of name servers, all its name server records will direct to the same web page hosting distributor. Some webspace hosting distributors, however, enable you to modify specific domain records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which indicates on which server your web page is located, while the MX records demonstrate which hosting server tackles the e-mail accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new web site designer and he develops an .ASP website that will be located on his private Windows web hosting server, you may wish to edit only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP environment is built by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, even though a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

Low-cost Top-Level Domain Names Delivered by 'boxorandyos hosting'

Just a small number of web hosting companies allow you to modify particular domain name records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With boxorandyos hosting , you get a vast selection of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all records or forward the domain names via a forwarding tool at no extra charge. Because of that, 'boxorandyos hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the web.