Register a Domain
One of the most vital prerequisites for running a successful Internet presence is the domain. It is what visitors will observe first when they discover your web site and what they will relate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your site's visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain traditionally contains two constituents - a Top-Level Domain (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 SLD. There are several groups of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate before you choose the domain name you want. Your decision should be based on the aim of your site and on its target spectators. Let's have a peek at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most common TLDs intended to indicate a specific function - .com (commercial entities), .net (networks), .biz (corporations), .info (informative web pages), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific professions), and so on. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains cover most fields of life, so you should settle on the one that would signify the intention of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain additional procedures to verify that you qualify to possess such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Settling on such a TLD is good if your target group of site visitors is from a given country. Many guys would elect to purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca domain could increase the visits to your website.
Domain Name Redirection
You can register different TLDs, which can send your web site's visitors to a certain web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the probability of somebody stealing your website visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each and every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) reveal where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is using now. You can switch the DNSs of your domain name at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web site hosting service itself from another. So, if you register your domain name and come across decent shared website hosting packages somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the new provider's name servers instantly.
Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)
In general, as long as your domain uses a given pair of NSs, all its records will lead to the same web space hosting company. Some website hosting vendors, however, permit you to edit certain domain name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which server your web page is situated, whereas the MX records demonstrate which web hosting server handles the email box accounts related to your domain name. For example, if you engage a new web site designer and he build an .ASP web page that will be located on his personal Windows web server, you may wish to edit solely the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your e-mail box accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web page hosting account. The .ASP platform is invented by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux web server would be way more dependable.
Cheap TLDs Provided by NTC Hosting
Just a number of website hosting distributors allow you to modify particular domain name server records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With NTC Hosting, you have an enormous collection of TLDs to select from and you can modify all DNS records or forward the domain names using a redirection tool at no added charge. For that reason, NTC Hosting would be your finest choice when it comes to administering your domain names and to building a successful presence on the Internet.
|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)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.PRO (Proffesional)||$15.00 USD||$30.00 USD||$150.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
|.CO (Company)||$26.00 USD||$52.00 USD||$260.00 USD||$26.00 USD|
|.TV (Television)||$28.00 USD||$56.00 USD||$280.00 USD||$28.00 USD|
|.NAME (Personal)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD||$100.00 USD||$10.00 USD|
|.WS (Website)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.MOBI (Mobile)||$18.00 USD||$36.00 USD||$180.00 USD||$18.00 USD|
|.CC (Abriviations)||$22.00 USD||$44.00 USD||$220.00 USD||$22.00 USD|
|.WE.BS (Website)||$4.50 USD||$9.00 USD||$45.00 USD||$4.50 USD|
|.NU (NEW)||$60.00 USD||$300.00 USD||$60.00 USD|
|.ASIA (Asia)||$15.00 USD||$30.00 USD||$150.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
|Country Code TLDs||1-year||2-years||10-years||Domain |
|.US (United States)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD||$100.00 USD|
|.CA (Canada)||$14.00 USD||$28.00 USD||$140.00 USD||$14.00 USD|
|.COM.AU (Austraila)||$29.00 USD||$145.00 USD||$29.00 USD|
|.NET.AU (Austraila)||$14.50 USD||$29.00 USD||$145.00 USD||$14.50 USD|
|.EU (European Union)||$7.00 USD||$14.00 USD||$70.00 USD|
|.CO.UK (United Kingdom)||$15.00 USD||$75.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
|.ME.UK (United Kingdom)||$15.00 USD||$75.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
|.ORG.UK (United Kingdom)||$15.00 USD||$75.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
|.DE (Germany)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD||$100.00 USD|
|.AT (Austria)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.BE (Belgium)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD||$100.00 USD||$10.00 USD|
|.IT (Italy)||$9.00 USD||$18.00 USD||$90.00 USD||$9.00 USD|
|.ES (Spain)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD||$11.00 USD|
|.ME (Montenegro)||$16.00 USD||$32.00 USD||$160.00 USD||$16.00 USD|
|.NL (Netherlands)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD||$11.00 USD|
|.SE (Sweden)||$15.00 USD||$30.00 USD||$150.00 USD||$15.00 USD|
|.RU (Russia)||$7.00 USD||$14.00 USD||$70.00 USD||$7.00 USD|
|.CO.NZ (New Zealand)||$18.00 USD||$36.00 USD||$180.00 USD||$18.00 USD|
|.NET.NZ (New Zealand)||$18.00 USD||$36.00 USD||$180.00 USD||$18.00 USD|
|.TW (Taiwan)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.COM.TW (Taiwan)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.ORG.TW (Taiwan)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.IDV.TW (Taiwan)||$25.00 USD||$50.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$25.00 USD|
|.JP (Japan)||$55.00 USD||$110.00 USD||$550.00 USD||$55.00 USD|
|.IN (India)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD||$11.00 USD|
|.CO.ZA (South Africa)||$14.00 USD||$28.00 USD||$140.00 USD||$14.00 USD|
|.COM.MX (Mexico)||$48.00 USD||$48.00 USD|