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How vital can an affordable domain be?

One of the most crucial prerequisites for establishing a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what people will perceive first when they discover your site and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your web page's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain as a rule is composed of two parts - 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 several categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider before you choose the domain name you desire. Your pick should rest on the intention of your website and on its target audience. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names intended to signify a specific intention - .com (commercial establishments), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informative websites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would describe the intention of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them include additional steps to prove that you are eligible to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many people would sooner buy goods or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca Top-Level Domain could boost the visits to your web site.

URL Redirects

You can register a number of domain names, which can send your visitors to a certain site like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the likelihood of someone pilfering your web site visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not using a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can change the DNSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the website hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and encounter good website hosting services somewhere else later, you can point your domain to the present company's NSs immediately.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a certain set of name servers, all its records will point to the same web space hosting distributor. Some web site hosting suppliers, however, enable you to modify specific NS records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which demonstrates on which server your website is hosted, whereas the MX records display which web hosting server tackles the email box accounts associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new website designer and he constructs an .ASP site that will be located on his own Windows web server, you may wish to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web 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 current Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP platform is designed by Microsoft and demands a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be far more reliable.

Budget Domains Brought by 'AIDA Host'

Only a small number of web hosting vendors allow you to modify specific NS records and very frequently this an extra paid service. With AIDA Host , you have an extensive collection of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all domain records or redirect the domains via a redirection tool at no extra charge. That is why, 'AIDA Host' would be your best choice when it comes to managing your domain and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.