Low-Cost Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting Services
One of the most crucial preconditions for creating a successful web presence is the domain name registration. It is what visitors will notice first when they discover your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your web site's visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain name traditionally consists of 2 parts - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are several sets of Top-Level Domains that you should contemplate prior to picking the domain name you want. Your choice should depend on the goal of your site and on its target audience. Let's review the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domains intended to express a specific intention - .com (business enterprises), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative sites), .org (organizations), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (particular walks of life), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domain Names encompass most realms of life, so you should go for the one that would express the intention of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them contain extra requirements to show that you are eligible to own such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domains, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a particular country. Many persons would rather purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for example, settling on a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your web page.
You can register a bunch of domain names, which can send your web page's visitors to a particular site like domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and reduce the likelihood of somebody pinching your web site 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)
Each and every TLD has domain records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) show where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the web hosting company whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can modify the DNSs of your domain name whenever you want. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain name and come across decent shared website hosting services someplace else at a later time, you can point your domain to the current provider's NSs straight off.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a certain pair of NSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same webspace hosting vendor. Some hosting suppliers, however, allow you to modify specific domain name server records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which web server your web page is located, whereas the MX records demonstrate which server tackles the electronic mail accounts related to your domain. For example, if you appoint a new web site designer and he devises an .ASP website that will be hosted on his own Windows hosting server, you may desire to alter only the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows hosting server, but your electronic mails or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web space hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows server, although a Linux server would be far more dependable.
Low-cost Top-Level Domains Supplied by NTC Hosting
Just a few web page hosting suppliers permit you to edit specific domain records and quite often this an additional paid service. With NTC Hosting, you have a large assortment of Top-Level Domains to select from and you can edit all domain records or redirect the domain names through a forwarding tool at no extra cost. Therefore, NTC Hosting would be your finest pick when it comes to handling your domain names and to creating 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)||$34.00 USD||$68.00 USD||$340.00 USD||$34.00 USD|
|.ES (Spain)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD||$11.00 USD|
|.ME (Montenegro)||$23.00 USD||$46.00 USD||$230.00 USD||$23.00 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|