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How important can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most crucial preconditions for building a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will mark first when they come across your site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your site's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally consists of two parts - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you pick the domain you want. Your choice should be based on the intention of your web site and on its target visitors. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names aimed to express a given purpose - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would portray the purpose of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them include additional steps to prove that you are eligible to keep such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a TLD is good if your target group of site visitors is from a specific country. Many persons would like to buy goods or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, selecting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Forwarding

You can register several Top-Level Domains, which can send your visitors to a certain web page such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and lower the risk of somebody swiping your web page visitors by registering the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can alter the NSs of your domain at all times. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the web page hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and encounter good website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the present provider's name servers at once.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain pair of name servers, all its domain name records will lead to the same web site hosting provider. Some web space hosting suppliers, however, enable you to modify certain records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which web hosting server your web page is situated, while the MX records specify which hosting server handles the email accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you hire a new website designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be situated on his own Windows server, you may desire to change solely the Internet Protocol 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 e-mail box accounts 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 platform is invented by Microsoft and requires a Windows web server, although a Linux hosting server would be way more reliable.

Cut-Rate TLDs Provided by 'Capstone EasyWeb'

Only a small number of web hosting companies permit you to modify given records and quite often this an additional paid service. With Capstone EasyWeb , you have a large selection of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can edit all name server records or redirect the domain names via a forwarding tool at no additional charge. For that reason, 'Capstone EasyWeb' would be your finest choice when it comes to managing your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.