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How valuable can an affordable domain be?

One of the most vital requirements for establishing a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they chance upon your website and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your web site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name as a rule contains two parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few categories of TLDs that you should consider before you pick the domain you want. Your decision should be based on the aim of your site and on its target audience. Let's analyze the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domains aimed to indicate a given function - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most fields of life, so you should choose the one that would depict the objective of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include extra requirements to confirm that you qualify to have such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a domain is good if your target group of web site visitors is from a specific country. Many individuals would elect to buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register several domains, which can send your web site's visitors to a specific site such as, for instance. This would raise the traffic and reduce the probability of somebody pinching your website visitors by registering the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can substitute the NSs of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web site hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain to the present provider's NSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain pair of NSs, all its records will direct to the same hosting distributor. Some web hosting companies, however, permit you to modify specific NS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which web server your website is hosted, while the MX records demonstrate which hosting server tackles the e-mail box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web designer and he devises an .ASP site that will be accommodated on his personal Windows web server, you may want to alter only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your emails or any sub-domain names such as or will still be in your present Linux webspace hosting account. The .ASP platform is created by Microsoft and demands a Windows web server, even though a Linux web server would be way more secure.

Affordable Domain Names Provided by 'Hostomedia'

Just a few web hosting vendors allow you to modify specific domain name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With Hostomedia , you get a wide selection of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all NS records or forward the domain names via a redirection tool at no extra cost. That is why, 'Hostomedia' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the web.