Register a Domain Name
One of the most crucial requirements for establishing a successful Internet presence is the domain name registration. It is what people will spot first when they chance upon your web page and what they will identify you with. The domain name should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that informs your site's visitors what the site is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain name as a rule consists of 2 fragments - 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 SLD. There are several categories of Top-Level Domains that you should examine before you pick the domain name you wish. Your pick should rest on the intention of your web site and on its target spectators. Let's have a glance at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most widespread TLDs intended to denote a particular intention - .com (commercial enterprises), .net (network infrastructures), .biz (firms), .info (informational web sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (persons or relatives), .pro (given walks of life), etc. As you can see, these TLDs encompass most fields of life, so you should pick the one that would depict the objective of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional procedures to demonstrate that you are eligible to have such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for instance).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Getting such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a given country. Many persons would want to purchase goods or services from a local web site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain could increase the visits to your website.
You can register several domain names, which can forward your website's visitors to a given web site like domain.com, for instance. This would raise the traffic and lower the probability of someone swiping your web page visitors by registering the same Second-Level Domain with a different Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting company whose name servers (NSs, a.k.a. DNSs) it is utilizing now. You can swap the NSs of your domain name whenever you like. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain name and discover decent shared hosting plans somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the present company's NSs at once.
Name Server Records (NS Records)
In general, as long as your domain name utilizes a specific pair of name servers, all its name server records will direct to the same hosting vendor. Some web hosting companies, however, enable you to modify certain records, such as the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an IP address, which shows on which web server your site is hosted, while the MX records demonstrate which server tackles the mail aliases related to your domain name. For example, if you hire a new site designer and he build an .ASP website that will be situated on his personal Windows hosting server, you may want to change only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. Thus, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your email box 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 created by Microsoft and requests a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux server would be far more stable.
Modestly Priced Top-Level Domain Names Offered by NTC Hosting
Just a number of webspace hosting companies enable you to edit particular NS records and very often this an extra paid service. With NTC Hosting, you have a wide selection of Top-Level Domains to choose from and you can modify all NS records or forward the domains through a forwarding tool at no additional cost. For that reason, NTC Hosting would be your best choice when it comes to administering your domain names and to creating 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)||$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|