How valuable can an affordable domain be?
One of the most important prerequisites for building a successful Internet presence is the domain name. It is what visitors will notice first when they visit your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the web page is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain typically has two parts - a Top-Level Domain (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 Name. There are a few groups of Top-Level Domain Names that you should contemplate prior to choosing the domain name you wish. Your choice should depend on the intention of your site and on its target spectators. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular Top-Level Domains meant to designate a given intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative web pages), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (specific walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains cover most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would express the intention of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional requirements to confirm that you are eligible to own such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of website visitors is from a certain country. Many persons would prefer to purchase goods or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, selecting a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your website.
You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domain Names, which can forward your site's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and decrease the probability of somebody pilfering your website visitors by using the same SLD with a different TLD - if you are not utilizing a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each and every Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) demonstrate where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can swap the DNSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the webspace hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and encounter decent website hosting packages somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current provider's name servers right away.
Name Server Records (DNS Records)
On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a specific set of name servers, all its domain records will direct to the same web hosting company. Some site hosting firms, however, permit you to edit specific domain name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which shows on which hosting server your web page is hosted, while the MX records exhibit which hosting server tackles the email addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new web page designer and he designs an .ASP web site that will be located on his own Windows hosting server, you may want to modify solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your 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 developed by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more stable.
Affordably Priced TLDs Brought by 'HMD Site Works'
Only a small number of web hosting suppliers permit you to edit specific NS records and quite often this an additional paid service. With HMD Site Works , you have a huge collection of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all DNS records or redirect the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra charge. For that reason, 'HMD Site Works' would be your best pick when it comes to handling your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the World Wide Web.