Moderately Priced Domain Name Registration and Website Hosting Services
One of the most crucial requirements for establishing a successful online presence are the domain names. It is what visitors will perceive first when they come across your web site and what they will identify you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that informs your site's visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain name as a rule has 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (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. There are a couple of categories of TLDs that you should examine prior to choosing the domain name you wish. Your decision should be built upon the goal of your web site and on its target audience. Let's take a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domain Names - these are the most popular TLDs meant to denote a given function - .com (business enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational web pages), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (certain walks of life), and so on. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domain Names cover most fields of life, so you should choose the one that would portray the objective of your web site best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them contain extra requirements to demonstrate that you qualify to own such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a TLD is good if your target group of website visitors is from a particular country. Many guys would prefer to purchase commodities or services from a local web page, and if your goal is Canada, for example, picking a .ca domain could boost the visits to your website.
You can register several TLDs, which can forward your web site's visitors to a particular web page like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and decrease the likelihood of someone snatching your visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain Name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not using a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each Top-Level Domain has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting vendor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at the moment. You can switch the name servers of your domain whenever you like. You can have your domain name registered with one provider and get the web space hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and encounter decent shared hosting plans someplace else later, you can point your domain name to the current provider's DNSs instantly.
Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)
On the whole, as long as your domain utilizes a given pair of DNSs, all its NS records will point to the same web hosting firm. Some hosting firms, however, allow you to modify specific domain records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which designates on which hosting server your website is situated, whereas the MX records exhibit which hosting server handles the email box accounts associated with your domain. For instance, if you engage a new web site designer and he creates an .ASP web site that will be hosted on his private Windows server, you may desire to change just the Internet Protocol address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Hence, www.domain.com will point to the Windows web hosting server, but your emails or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux site hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be far more dependable.
Inexpensive Top-Level Domains Provided by NTC Hosting
Only a small number of site hosting distributors permit you to modify particular NS records and very frequently this an additional paid service. With NTC Hosting, you get an extensive collection of TLDs to pick from and you can modify all NS records or forward the domains using a forwarding tool at no extra cost. Therefore, NTC Hosting would be your best choice when it comes to managing your domains and to setting up a successful presence on the web.
|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 |
|.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|