How vital can an affordable domain name be?
One of the most crucial preconditions for building a successful online presence is the domain. It is what people will notice first when they chance upon your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain usually has 2 fragments - a Top-Level Domain (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. There are several categories of TLDs that you should consider prior to selecting the domain name you wish. Your pick should be built upon the intention of your site and on its target spectators. Let's have a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains meant to designate a specific function - .com (business enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most spheres of life, so you should opt for the one that would denote the intention of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them involve additional procedures to demonstrate that you are eligible to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a TLD is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a particular country. Many people would elect to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for example, choosing a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your web page.
Domain Name Redirects
You can register several domain names, which can send your site's visitors to a specific web site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the possibility of someone pinching your site visitors by registering the same SLD with another TLD - if you are not using a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using now. You can substitute the NSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain name registered with one firm and get the web page 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 present company's name servers straight off.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a given pair of name servers, all its domain records will lead to the same web site hosting vendor. Some web site hosting firms, however, enable you to edit certain domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records reveal which web server tackles the e-mail aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web page designer and he sets up an .ASP web site that will be located on his personal Windows server, you may wish to change just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your mailboxes 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 created by Microsoft and requires a Windows server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be far more reliable.
Inexpensive Top-Level Domain Names Brought by 'Advance Computer Group'
Just a small number of web hosting vendors allow you to modify given DNS records and quite often this an extra paid service. With Advance Computer Group , you have a wide assortment of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains through a redirection tool at no additional cost. Because of that, 'Advance Computer Group' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain name and to building a successful presence on the Internet.