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How crucial can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most vital prerequisites for having a successful web presence is the domain. It is what people will spot first when they come across your site and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, 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 name traditionally contains two fragments - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of groups of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain you want. Your selection should be built upon the goal of your site and on its target viewers. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domain Names aimed to signify a given function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should choose the one that would portray the purpose of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them involve additional procedures to show that you are eligible to have such a Top-Level Domain Name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Opting for such a domain name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many individuals would elect to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your web site.

Domain Name Redirects

You can register a number of domains, which can forward your web page's visitors to a given web page like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the chance of somebody pinching your visitors by using the same name with a different TLD - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) specify where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can change the name servers of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web site hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and stumble upon decent website hosting plans somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the new company's DNSs straight away.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a certain pair of NSs, all its name server records will direct to the same website hosting provider. Some web site hosting vendors, though, allow you to edit specific records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which designates on which server your website is hosted, while the MX records designate which web server handles the mail address accounts associated with your domain name. For example, if you hire a new web site designer and he devises an .ASP website that will be accommodated on his own Windows hosting server, you may want to modify solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mails or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and requests a Windows server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more reliable.

Cheap Domains Delivered by 'Akaditi'

Just a small number of web hosting distributors allow you to edit certain domain name server records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With Akaditi , you have a huge array of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all domain records or forward the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra cost. For that reason, 'Akaditi' would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.