How important can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most crucial preconditions for establishing a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will spot first when they come across your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your web site's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (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 examine before you choose the domain name you wish. Your decision should be based on the intention of your web page and on its target spectators. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names aimed to express a specific intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative web pages), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most spheres of life, so you should settle on the one that would designate the aim of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them include additional procedures to show that you qualify to register such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of visitors is from a certain country. Many folks would sooner purchase commodities or services from a local website, and if your target is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain name could boost the visits to your web site.

URL Forwarding

You can register a number of TLDs, which can forward your website's visitors to a given site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the probability of someone swiping your website visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) specify where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can alter the NSs of your domain name at any time. 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 come across decent website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the new provider's DNSs immediately.

Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain utilizes a certain pair of name servers, all its domain name server records will lead to the same web site hosting distributor. Some hosting companies, though, allow you to edit given records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which demonstrates on which server your site is hosted, whereas the MX records show which web server handles the mail aliases related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web site designer and he develops an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows web hosting server, you may wish to modify solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your email mailboxes or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more stable.

Cheap Top-Level Domains Provided by 'Magnolia Sweets Web Hosting'

Only a number of web hosting suppliers permit you to modify certain DNS records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With Magnolia Sweets Web Hosting , you get a large number of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all domain name server records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no added charge. That is why, 'Magnolia Sweets Web Hosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to building a successful presence on the World Wide Web.