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How important is to find cheap domain names?

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

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain traditionally consists of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domains that you should consider before you choose the domain name you wish. Your decision should be built upon the goal of your web site and on its target audience. Let's explore the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular TLDs aimed to designate a specific purpose - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informational websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (qualified professionals), etc. As you can see, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should select the one that would explain the aim of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them involve extra requirements to prove that you are eligible to possess such a domain name (.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 Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of visitors is from a specific country. Many guys would rather buy goods or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for example, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your web site.

URL Redirection

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your website's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the probability of someone snatching your web page visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with another TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) specify where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can substitute the DNSs of your domain name whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the site hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain and encounter good website hosting packages somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current company's name servers instantly.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given pair of DNSs, all its domain records will lead to the same site hosting company. Some site hosting vendors, though, allow you to edit specific DNS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which discloses on which web hosting server your web site is hosted, while the MX records reveal which hosting server handles the e-mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you engage a new web designer and he designs an .ASP website that will be located on his private Windows server, you may want to alter just 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 email boxes or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and calls for a Windows server, even though a Linux hosting server would be way more dependable.

Low-Priced TLDs Distributed by 'Linux Hosts Inc.'

Only a number of web hosting companies enable you to edit specific domain name server records and quite often this an additional paid service. With Linux Hosts Inc. , you have a wide collection of TLDs to choose from and you can edit all NS records or forward the domains using a forwarding tool at no extra cost. Because of that, 'Linux Hosts Inc.' would be your finest pick when it comes to administering your domain and to setting up a successful presence on the Internet.