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How important can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most essential requirements for creating a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will discern first when they visit your website and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain traditionally has two fragments - 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. There are a couple of sets of TLDs that you should consider prior to picking the domain name you wish. Your choice should rest on the intention of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical TLDs intended to signify a given purpose - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most fields of life, so you should go for the one that would denote the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve additional requirements to demonstrate that you qualify to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many visitors would sooner buy goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Redirection

You can register several TLDs, which can redirect your web page's visitors to a particular web page such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and lower the possibility of someone pilfering your web 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 and every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can replace the name servers of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and detect good website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the present provider's NSs instantly.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a specific pair of DNSs, all its domain records will point to the same web hosting distributor. Some web hosting companies, however, allow you to modify specific domain name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records indicate which web hosting server handles the email address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new web designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may want to alter solely 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 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 invented by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more secure.

Cut-Price Domain Names Provided by 'iHost Empires'

Only a number of web hosting suppliers permit you to edit certain domain name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With iHost Empires , you have a huge collection of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all name server records or redirect the domain names via a redirection tool at no extra charge. That is why, 'iHost Empires' would be your best choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.