Register a Domain with NTCHosting

One of the most vital requirements for building a successful online presence is the domain registration. It is what people will spot first when they chance upon your site and what they will link you with. The domain should be easy to memorize, but should also be something that notifies your web page's visitors what the website is about.

Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

A domain typically is composed of two constituents - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain Name and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain. There are several sets of Top-Level Domain Names that you should examine prior to selecting the domain you desire. Your selection should be built upon the purpose of your web site and on its target viewers. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic TLDs - these are the most widespread Top-Level Domains meant to signify a specific intention - .com (business organizations), .net (networks), .biz (companies), .info (informational sites), .org (organizations of a non-commercial character), .mobi (mobile devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (specific professions), etc. As you can see, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should choose the one that would express the objective of your website best. There is no restriction as to who can register such domains, but some of them contain additional requirements to demonstrate that you are eligible to register such a TLD (.mobi and .pro, for example).

Country-code Top-Level Domain Registration (ccTLDs)

The ccTLDs, or country-code Top-Level Domain Names, are country-specific TLDs. Each country has its own ccTLD. Choosing such a Top-Level Domain Name is good if your target group of website visitors is from a specific country. Many individuals would like to buy commodities or services from a local site, and if your goal is Canada, for example, opting for a .ca Top-Level Domain Name could increase the visits to your website.

Domain Name Redirection

You can register a bunch of Top-Level Domains, which can redirect your website's visitors to a certain web site such as domain.com, for example. This would increase the traffic and lower the risk of someone pilfering your site visitors by using the same name with another Top-Level Domain - if you are not utilizing a trademark.

Name Servers (NSs)

Every Top-Level Domain Name has domain records. The name server records (NS records, also known as DNS records) display where the domain is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, aka DNSs) it is using now. You can alter the DNSs of your domain whenever you wish. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the web hosting service itself from another. Therefore, if you register your domain name and detect decent shared website hosting services somewhere else at a later time, you can point your domain name to the current provider's name servers instantly.

Name Server Records (NS Records)

On the whole, as long as your domain name uses a given pair of NSs, all its domain name records will direct to the same web space hosting company. Some web hosting providers, though, allow you to edit given domain name records, including the A records and the MX records of your domain. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which demonstrates on which web server your site is located, whereas the MX records reveal which server handles the e-mail box accounts related to your domain. For instance, if you hire a new web site designer and he constructs an .ASP web site that will be accommodated on his own Windows web hosting server, you may wish to edit 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 server, but your email boxes or any sub-domains like forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your current Linux site hosting account. The .ASP environment is developed by Microsoft and demands a Windows hosting server, even though a Linux hosting server would be way more stable.

Budget Top-Level Domains Provided by NTCHosting

Only a number of web page hosting providers permit you to modify particular DNS records and quite often this an additional paid service. With NTCHosting, you have a huge assortment of Top-Level Domain Names to choose from and you can modify all NS records or forward the domain names through a redirection tool at no extra cost. Therefore, NTCHosting would be your finest choice when it comes to administering your domain names and to setting up a successful presence on the World Wide 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
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