Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
A domain name typically consists of two components - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a couple of sets of Top-Level Domains that you should examine prior to choosing the domain name you desire. Your decision should be based on the purpose of your site and on its target audience. Let's take a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names aimed to indicate a given function - .com (business establishments), .net (networks), .biz (businesses), .info (informative sites), .org (non-profit organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (persons or families), .pro (certain professions), and so on. As you can perceive, these TLDs encompass most realms of life, so you should choose the one that would describe the aim of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such cheap domain names, but some of them include additional steps to verify that you are eligible to have such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific Top-Level Domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a particular country. Many people would rather purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your target is Canada, for instance, registering a .ca TLD could boost the visits to your site.
You can register different TLDs, which can send your web page's visitors to a specific web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would increase the traffic and reduce the risk of someone snatching your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain Name with a different Top-Level Domain Name - if you are not utilizing a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each domain has domain records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can substitute the name servers of your domain name at all times. You can have your cheap domain registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. In this way, if you register your domain name and encounter good hosting plans somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current provider's DNSs straight off.
Name Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain utilizes a particular pair of DNSs, all its domain records will direct to the same web page hosting company. Some webspace hosting providers, though, enable you to edit given name server records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which reveals on which web server your site is situated, while the MX records indicate which server handles the email accounts associated with your domain. For example, if you engage a new web designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be situated on his own Windows server, you may wish to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. Hence, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your emails or any sub-domain names like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and demands a Windows server, although a Linux hosting server would be far more reliable.
Inexpensive TLDs Supplied by NTCHosting
Just a small number of site hosting suppliers enable you to edit given DNS records and very frequently 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 records or forward the domain names through a forwarding tool at no added cost. Because of that, NTCHosting would be your best pick when it comes to administering your domains and to establishing a successful presence on the web.