How important can an affordable domain name be?
One of the most vital prerequisites for establishing a successful web presence is the domain. It is what visitors will discern first when they discover your web page and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your website's visitors what the web page is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain as a rule is composed of 2 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 and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you want. Your pick should rest on the goal of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's take a peek at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names meant to express a specific purpose - .com (business enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (businesses), .info (informational web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (particular professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most realms of life, so you should settle on the one that would explain the aim of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them include additional steps to demonstrate that you are eligible to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Selecting such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a specific country. Many people would sooner purchase commodities or services from a local web site, and if your target is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca TLD could increase the visits to your web page.
Domain Name Redirects
You can register several domains, which can send your web page's visitors to a certain site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and lower the probability of somebody pilfering your visitors by registering the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each domain name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) indicate where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at the moment. You can switch the NSs of your domain at any moment. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and find good website hosting solutions somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's DNSs immediately.
Name Server Records (NS Records)
In general, as long as your domain name uses a certain pair of name servers, all its records will direct to the same web space hosting vendor. Some webspace hosting providers, though, enable you to modify specific domain name server records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which displays on which web hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records specify which web hosting server tackles the e-mail aliases related to your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he devises an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his private Windows hosting server, you may desire to alter just 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 server, but your email address accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP platform is built by Microsoft and requests a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be far more dependable.
Reasonably Priced Domains Delivered by 'TOMASI Online Africa'
Just a number of web hosting suppliers enable you to modify specific name server records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With TOMASI Online Africa , you have an enormous array of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all DNS records or redirect the domain names using a redirection tool at no extra cost. Because of that, 'TOMASI Online Africa' would be your finest pick when it comes to administering your domain name and to creating a successful presence on the Internet.