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How vital is to locate cheap domain names?

One of the most vital preconditions for building a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will spot first when they come across your site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name typically has 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you select the domain you want. Your pick should depend on the aim of your website and on its target visitors. Let's take a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names aimed to denote a particular purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most spheres of life, so you should opt for the one that would express the purpose of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them contain additional steps to show that you qualify to have such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of visitors is from a certain country. Many guys would like to buy commodities or services from a local web site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.

URL Redirects

You can register several TLDs, which can forward your site's visitors to a particular web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody snatching your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) exhibit where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using now. You can switch the NSs of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and stumble upon good website hosting solutions somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the new company's DNSs instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a specific set of DNSs, all its domain name records will point to the same hosting supplier. Some web site hosting providers, though, enable you to edit certain domain name records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which displays on which server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records exhibit which web server tackles the electronic mail accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you hire a new web page designer and he designs an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may want to change solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your e-mail address accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP platform is developed by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, although a Linux web server would be way more secure.

Reasonably Priced Top-Level Domains Provided by 'Exclusive Hosting'

Only a number of web hosting suppliers enable you to modify certain domain records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With Exclusive Hosting , you have a big array of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all domain name records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no additional charge. That is why, 'Exclusive Hosting' would be your best choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the web.