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How valuable can an affordable domain be?

One of the most vital prerequisites for establishing a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will perceive first when they stumble upon your website and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule contains 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should examine prior to choosing the domain you desire. Your pick should be based on the intention of your web site and on its target visitors. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains intended to show a specific purpose - .com (business entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would illustrate the aim of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them contain additional steps to verify that you qualify to register such a Top-Level 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 domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many persons would elect to purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, choosing a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your website.

URL Forwarding

You can register different TLDs, which can forward your site's visitors to a specific web site like, for example. This would boost the traffic and decrease the probability of someone stealing your website visitors by using the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) demonstrate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can modify the NSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain and discover decent website hosting services someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the new company's name servers straight off.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a given set of NSs, all its DNS records will point to the same site hosting distributor. Some hosting vendors, however, permit you to modify certain domain name server records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which shows on which server your web page is situated, while the MX records show which server handles the e-mail aliases associated with your domain name. For example, if you appoint a new site designer and he sets up an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows hosting server, you may desire to modify solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, will direct to the Windows server, but your electronic mail accounts or any sub-domains such as or will still be in your current Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web server, although a Linux server would be far more reliable.

Affordable Top-Level Domain Names Supplied by 'I'mHosting'

Just a small number of web hosting distributors allow you to edit specific domain records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With I'mHosting , you have a huge selection of Top-Level Domain Names to select from and you can modify all domain name records or redirect the domains through a forwarding tool at no extra cost. Therefore, 'I'mHosting' would be your finest choice when it comes to managing your domain and to creating a successful presence on the web.