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How essential can an affordable domain name be?

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

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name typically contains 2 constituents - 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 SLD. There are several categories of Top-Level Domains that you should consider before you choose the domain you desire. Your pick should be built upon the goal of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common Top-Level Domains intended to denote a given purpose - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational websites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or families), .pro (qualified professionals), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would show the intention of your web page best. There is no limitation as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them contain additional steps to verify that you qualify to possess such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a TLD is good if your target group of site visitors is from a given country. Many people would prefer to buy goods or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your web page.

Domain Redirection

You can register a bunch of domain names, which can redirect your web page's visitors to a certain web page such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and reduce the chance of somebody pinching your web page visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting provider 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 company and get the hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and discover decent website hosting packages somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the new company's DNSs straight away.

Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a specific set of DNSs, all its domain name records will lead to the same website hosting supplier. Some webspace hosting companies, however, enable you to edit given DNS records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which web hosting server your web page is located, while the MX records disclose which web hosting server handles the email mailbox accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you take on a new web site designer and he build an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his private Windows web server, you may wish to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your e-mailboxes or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux webspace hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and requests a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux web hosting server would be way more reliable.

Affordably Priced Top-Level Domain Names Provided by 'Lonex'

Only a small number of web hosting distributors enable you to modify certain NS records and quite often this an additional paid service. With Lonex , you have a vast selection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can edit all domain name records or forward the domains via a redirection tool at no additional charge. Because of that, 'Lonex' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.