Reasonably Priced Domain Name Registration and Website Hosting Services
One of the most essential requirements for setting up a successful Internet presence is the domain registration. It is what visitors will observe first when they discover your site and what they will relate you with. The domain should be easy to remember, but should also be something that tells your website's visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
A domain name typically is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If you have domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain Name. There are a few sets of TLDs that you should consider before you choose the domain name you want. Your pick should rest on the goal of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's take a glimpse at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most common Top-Level Domain Names intended to indicate a particular intention - .com (commercial organizations), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informative resources), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or relatives), .pro (certain professions), and so on. As you can see, these TLDs cover most fields of life, so you should opt for the one that would explain the objective of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such Top-Level Domains, but some of them involve extra steps to confirm that you are eligible to own such a domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific domains. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a Top-Level Domain is good if your target group of web page visitors is from a given country. Many folks would elect to purchase commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, getting a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could boost the visits to your web site.
You can register a number of TLDs, which can redirect your website's visitors to a given web site like domain.com, for example. This would boost the traffic and reduce the risk of somebody swiping your visitors by using the same Second-Level Domain with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not availing of a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Each Top-Level Domain Name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, aka DNS records) disclose where the domain is hosted, in other words they point to the hosting distributor whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is utilizing at present. You can alter the NSs of your domain at any time. You can have your domain registered with one company and get the web site hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain and encounter good shared hosting packages someplace else later, you can point your domain to the new provider's NSs straight off.
Domain Name Server Records (NS Records)
In general, as long as your domain utilizes a given pair of DNSs, all its DNS records will lead to the same web page hosting provider. Some hosting distributors, though, enable you to edit specific domain records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which server your web site is hosted, while the MX records indicate which web server handles the e-mail addresses related to your domain name. For instance, if you take on a new website designer and he devises an .ASP website that will be situated on his own Windows hosting server, you may want to modify solely the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain name. In this way, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows web server, but your e-mails or any sub-domain names such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux web hosting account. The .ASP environment is designed by Microsoft and requires a Windows hosting server, although a Linux web hosting server would be far more secure.
Cut-Rate TLDs Offered by NTC Hosting
Only a number of website hosting vendors permit you to edit specific domain records and quite frequently this an additional paid service. With NTC Hosting, you have a vast array of TLDs to pick from and you can edit all DNS records or redirect the domain names through a forwarding tool at no extra charge. For that reason, NTC Hosting would be your best choice when it comes to administering your domains and to setting up 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|