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How crucial can an affordable domain name be?

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

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally consists of two constituents - 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 groups of TLDs that you should consider prior to selecting the domain you wish. Your choice should be built upon the goal of your website and on its target audience. Let's have a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names aimed to express a particular purpose - .com (business entities), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informational web sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (given professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most realms of life, so you should pick the one that would signify the objective of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them contain extra steps to verify 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 Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a given country. Many guys would rather purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, selecting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your web site.

URL Redirects

You can register several TLDs, which can redirect your visitors to a given site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the chance of somebody stealing your web page visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can alter the DNSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web space hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting plans somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the current company's name servers instantaneously.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a certain set of NSs, all its DNS records will point to the same web space hosting distributor. Some web page hosting providers, however, enable you to edit given domain name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which web server your web site is situated, while the MX records show which hosting server tackles the email box accounts related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he creates an .ASP site that will be hosted on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may wish to change only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mail boxes or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and requires a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be way more reliable.

Cut-Price Top-Level Domains Supplied by 'BACKEND ADMIN'

Just a number of web hosting providers enable you to edit given NS records and very often this an extra paid service. With BACKEND ADMIN , you have a wide collection of TLDs to select from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains via a redirection tool at no added charge. That is why, 'BACKEND ADMIN' would be your best choice when it comes to administering your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.