Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain name as a rule has 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (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 Name. There are several categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine before you select the domain you want. Your selection should rest on the goal of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's check the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most typical Top-Level Domains meant to show a specific function - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative websites), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should opt for the one that would indicate the objective of your site best. There is no restriction as to who can register such cheap domain names, but some of them contain extra procedures to confirm that you are eligible to have such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domain Names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Registering such a domain is good if your target group of site visitors is from a specific country. Many visitors would want to purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your target is Canada, for example, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your website.
You can register several domains, which can redirect your website's visitors to a certain website such as domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and lower the possibility of someone swiping your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting firm whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using at present. You can replace the DNSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the website hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and encounter good web page hosting solutions somewhere else later, you can point your domain name to the new provider's DNSs right away.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its domain name records will point to the same site hosting provider. Some web hosting firms, however, permit you to edit specific NS records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which details on which hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records exhibit which hosting server tackles the email accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new web site designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be located on his private Windows hosting server, you may desire to change solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows hosting server, but your mail accounts or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and calls for a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web hosting server would be far more stable.
Moderately Priced TLDs Furnished by NTChosting Web Hosting
Just a number of web space hosting companies enable you to edit given DNS records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With NTChosting Web Hosting, you have a huge array of Top-Level Domains to pick from and you can edit all NS records or forward the domain names via a forwarding tool at no extra cost. For that reason, NTChosting Web Hosting would be your best choice when it comes to handling your domains and to establishing a successful presence on the web.