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Register a Domain Name with NTCHosting

One of the most crucial requirements for running a successful Internet presence is the domain registration. It is what visitors will discern first when they visit your site and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your site's visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally contains 2 constituents - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD. There are several categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you want. Your choice should be based on the aim of your website and on its target viewers. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains meant to show a given intention - .com (commercial entities), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informative websites), .org (organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (particular walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would indicate the purpose of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domain Names, but some of them contain extra procedures to verify that you are eligible to possess such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for instance).

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of visitors is from a particular country. Many individuals would prefer to buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, picking a .ca Top-Level Domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Redirects

You can register a number of Top-Level Domain Names, which can redirect your web page's visitors to a given site like domain.com, for example. This would raise the traffic and lower the possibility of someone pinching your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each TLD has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can change the DNSs of your domain name at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the site hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and detect good shared web hosting plans someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current company's DNSs instantaneously.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain uses a specific set of name servers, all its DNS records will point to the same web space hosting distributor. Some hosting providers, though, allow you to edit specific records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which reveals on which web hosting server your web site is located, while the MX records designate which server tackles the mail address accounts related to your domain. For example, if you appoint a new web designer and he build an .ASP website that will be hosted on his personal Windows web hosting server, you may wish to change just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web hosting server, but your mails or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is created by Microsoft and calls for a Windows web hosting server, although a Linux server would be way more reliable.

Cut-Rate Top-Level Domain Names Offered by NTCHosting

Just a small number of website hosting providers permit you to modify given NS records and quite often this an extra paid service. With NTCHosting, you have an immense collection of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all domain records or redirect the domains through a forwarding tool at no additional cost. Therefore, NTCHosting would be your finest choice when it comes to handling your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the World Wide Web.

Universal TLDs 1-year 2-years 10-years with Hosting
.COM (Commercial) $11.00 USD $22.00 USD $110.00 USD
.NET (Network) $11.00 USD $22.00 USD $110.00 USD
.BIZ (Business) $11.45 USD $22.90 USD $114.50 USD
.ORG (Non-Commercial) $11.00 USD $22.00 USD $110.00 USD
.INFO (Information) $12.00 USD $24.00 USD $120.00 USD