Low-Priced Domain Name Registration and Hosting Services

One of the most important requirements for establishing a successful web presence are the domain names. It is what visitors will see first when they come across your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that tells your web page's visitors what the web site is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain name traditionally consists of two 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 categories of Top-Level Domain Names that you should consider prior to choosing the domain you desire. Your choice should be built upon the goal of your web page and on its target visitors. Let's analyze the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most common TLDs aimed to indicate a specific intention - .com (business enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (companies), .info (informational sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia Pacific), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific walks of life), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most realms of life, so you should select the one that would show the objective of your web page best. There is no restriction as to who can register such TLDs, but some of them include extra steps to prove that you qualify to have such a domain name (.mobi and .pro, for example).

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. Selecting such a TLD is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a certain country. Many folks would sooner buy goods or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for instance, getting a .ca domain could increase the visits to your web site.

Domain Redirects

You can register a bunch of TLDs, which can forward your visitors to a specific web site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the likelihood of somebody snatching your web page visitors by using the same SLD with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) show where the domain name is hosted, in other words they point to the web hosting provider whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can swap the DNSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web site hosting service itself from another. Hence, if you register your domain and find good shared web hosting solutions someplace else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current company's name servers straight off.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

In general, as long as your domain uses a particular pair of name servers, all its name server records will direct to the same hosting vendor. Some hosting providers, however, permit you to edit certain domain records, like the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an IP address, which specifies on which web hosting server your site is situated, while the MX records specify which server tackles the email address accounts associated with your domain. For instance, if you take on a new web site designer and he designs an .ASP web site that will be located on his personal Windows server, you may want to edit just the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. So, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your email accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web site hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and necessitates a Windows web server, although a Linux web hosting server would be way more secure.

Low-cost Top-Level Domain Names Delivered by NTCHosting

Just a few webspace hosting suppliers permit you to edit particular domain name server records and very often this an additional paid service. With NTCHosting, you get an immense array of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all domain name records or redirect the domain names via a forwarding tool at no added charge. Because of that, NTCHosting would be your finest pick when it comes to managing your domain 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) $12.00 USD $24.00 USD $120.00 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
.WE.BS (Website) $4.50 USD $9.00 USD $45.00 USD $4.50 USD
.NU (NEW) $32.00 USD $160.00 USD $32.00 USD
Country Code TLDs 1-year 2-years 10-years Domain
with Hosting
.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) $24.00 USD $120.00 USD $24.00 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
.DE (Germany) $10.00 USD $20.00 USD $100.00 USD
.AT (Austria) $14.00 USD $28.00 USD $140.00 USD $14.00 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
.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) $17.00 USD $34.00 USD $170.00 USD $17.00 USD
.NET.NZ (New Zealand) $17.00 USD $34.00 USD $170.00 USD $17.00 USD
.JP (Japan) $55.00 USD $110.00 USD $550.00 USD $55.00 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