How important can an affordable domain be?
One of the most important prerequisites for having a successful web presence is the domain name. It is what people will note first when they discover your web page and what they will link you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain traditionally is composed of 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".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 examine before you choose the domain you want. Your decision should be built upon the goal of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most typical TLDs aimed to signify a particular function - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informational websites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most realms of life, so you should select the one that would portray the purpose of your web site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them involve additional procedures to confirm that you qualify to register such a domain name (.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. Settling on such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a specific country. Many visitors would rather purchase goods or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, getting a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your website.
You can register a bunch of domains, which can forward your visitors to a certain site like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the chance of someone pilfering your web site visitors by registering the same SLD with another TLD - if you are not using a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) demonstrate where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using at present. You can modify the DNSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the web site hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and stumble upon decent website hosting solutions someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current company's DNSs straight away.
Name Server Records (NS Records)
On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a given pair of name servers, all its DNS records will lead to the same hosting distributor. Some webspace hosting vendors, however, permit you to edit certain domain name records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which shows on which server your site is hosted, while the MX records disclose which web server tackles the mail address accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you take on a new web designer and he devises an .ASP web site that will be located on his personal Windows hosting server, you may want to change only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Thus, www.domain.com will point to the Windows server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux webspace hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requests a Windows web server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more reliable.
Affordable Top-Level Domains Provided by 'Lonex'
Only a few web hosting companies permit you to edit specific domain name records and quite frequently this an extra paid service. With Lonex , you get an extensive selection of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can edit all DNS records or forward the domains through a redirection tool at no added charge. For that reason, 'Lonex' would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domain and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.