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How valuable can an affordable domain name be?

One of the most essential prerequisites for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will notice first when they come across your website and what they will associate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your visitors what the web page is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name typically is composed of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several categories of TLDs that you should consider before you choose the domain you want. Your choice should depend on the goal of your web page and on its target viewers. Let's examine the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most popular TLDs intended to show a specific intention - .com (business organizations), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (corporations), .info (informative sites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can perceive, these TLDs cover most spheres of life, so you should select the one that would indicate the purpose of your site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them involve additional procedures to confirm that you are eligible to keep such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a specific country. Many people would sooner buy commodities or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, opting for a .ca Top-Level Domain could boost the visits to your site.

Domain Name Forwarding

You can register several domains, which can forward your site's visitors to a certain website like, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the probability of somebody snatching your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Each Top-Level Domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) disclose where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can modify the DNSs of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one company and get the hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and discover good website hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain to the present company's DNSs immediately.

Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain set of name servers, all its DNS records will point to the same web space hosting vendor. Some web hosting companies, though, permit you to modify certain NS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which displays on which server your website is situated, while the MX records show which hosting server handles the mail aliases associated with your domain name. For instance, if you appoint a new site designer and he designs an .ASP site that will be hosted on his own Windows hosting server, you may wish to modify just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, will point to the Windows web server, but your emails or any sub-domains like or will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is devised by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be way more reliable.

Moderately Priced Domain Names Offered by 'GeeksCloud'

Only a small number of web hosting distributors allow you to modify certain DNS records and very often this an extra paid service. With GeeksCloud , you have an immense assortment of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all name server records or redirect the domains through a redirection tool at no extra cost. Therefore, 'GeeksCloud' would be your finest choice when it comes to administering your domain name and to establishing a successful presence on the Internet.