Category: Domain Names

Domain Names: Still Paying Too Much?

By , April 26, 2017 5:57 am

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Are you still paying through the nose for your new domains? If so, you can shave your costs by selecting some other quality registries who can do the same job for you, but for less.

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Are you still paying $25, $35, or more for a new domain name? If so, you are paying too much as domain name prices continue to drop. You can save money on new domain names; please read on to learn how you can find big savings.

Avoid the Big Registrars ?/b> The priciest domain names are sold through the legendary and established domain name registries. Many have been charging their customers $25 or more for years, but you don’t have to pay that much! They want you to think they are “it?when it comes to registering your domain names; quite frankly, they aren’t “it!?
Shop the Domain Specialists ?/b> Today, there are several well known companies charging just $10, $8, even $5 for new domain names. I cannot name the companies, but one noted provider has a popular Super Bowl ad to its credit.

Free, Via Your Web Host ?/b> A big “come on?for some web hosting providers is to offer a domain name free for one year to all new customers. Simply commit to hosting your site with them for one year and a domain name is included for free.

Of course, some sites will charge you more for a .com name vs. a .net or .biz account. Others will discount their prices even further if you commit to longer terms, lasting as long as ten years. Select the plan that works best for you.

So, quit paying too much for your domain names; you have a choice. Shop around today and save money for all of your sites.

Big Considerations For Domain Name Owners

By , April 24, 2017 4:21 am

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As domain names continue to surface, the numbers of people who engaged into getting, purchasing, and owning a domain names rises. This event therefore leads to an increase in number of the domain name owners. Given such fact, the International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers or the ICANN with its Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) recently presents serious dangers to the innocent domain name owners.

As domain names continue to surface, the numbers of people who engaged into getting, purchasing, and owning a domain names rises. This event therefore leads to an increase in number of the domain name owners. Given such fact, the International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers or the ICANN with its Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) recently presents serious dangers to the innocent domain name owners.

So, there surfaced a number of considerations for the domain name owners to avoid loss of their domain names. One of the considerations that the domain name owners should give attention to lessen the danger of losing their domain names is to get a trademark registration that match their respective domain name. This process is not too difficult for the fact that some of the countries today cater to this service and this is not really required by the law to employ a trademark company.

Following such consideration for the innocent domain names owners?sake is the act of keeping the Whois information up to date. This is considered to be very important since there are some cases where a court or the UDRP tribunal ruling against particular domain name owners based its judgment in line on incomplete or out of date Whois information. And after doing such move, the domain name owners should also check their Whois and Domain Name System information not just once but always.

Since it is a common case where most of the domain name owners fail to pay their registration fees and therefore lose their domain names, it is therefore necessary for the domain names owners to pay for such registration fees to keep their domain names in function and up to date. One major support for this fact is that Whois information of certain domain name owners that is out of date will only lead to the situation where their domain name registration fee never reached them.

And finally, in cases where someone contacts the domain name owners regarding their domain names, it is important that they are aware that regardless of how folksy or friendly a letter could be from someone asking their domain names, any answers by the domain name owners that makes of the possible blunders may probably cause a lawsuit or UDRP complaint taking advantage of the domain name owners?blunder. But, if the domain name owners really receive a UDRP complaint, then it is a right time to respond the complaint, since the majority of UDRP decisions against the domain name owners are default decisions that is where the domain name owner failed to respond to the complaint.

Put Some Lipstick On That Pig: Domain Name Forwarding

By , April 22, 2017 3:24 am

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Have you heard this phrase before, “Put some lipstick on that pig, and prettier her up.? Well, have you got an URL that is long and ugly. Maybe you have an affiliate link or maybe you have multiple URLs that you want to point to the same place. In this article, I am going to step you through the process of getting the URL and forwarding the domain name.

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Have you heard this phrase before, “Put some lipstick on that pig, and prettier her up.? Well, have you got an URL that is long and ugly. Maybe you have an affiliate link or maybe you have multiple URLs that you want to point to the same place. In this article, I am going to step you through the process of getting the URL and forwarding the domain name.

First, for the sake of this article, we will be using GoDaddy.com to handle the forwarding. Buy your URL(s). During the buying process, if you do not already an account with them, you will set one up.

Next, login to your account. In your main screen, there will be a list of your URLs. Put a check in the checkbox of the URL you want to forward. There will be a button that says “Forward Domain Names? Click the button.

You will be taken to the forwarding domain names page. To the right, there will be a textbox asking for the URL that you want forwarded by the “prettier URL? The next option is to mask the original URL. The purpose of this is to hide the original link from the user. The next option is to enter a masked title. This masked title will show at the top of the browser. The next option is the Masked Description Meta-Tag. This option is to enter a different description of the site. And lastly, there is an option for Masked Keyword Meta-Tag. Here you can enter in some new keywords. After you have entered in the information, click the “Save Changes?
After you have saved your changes, allow up to 24 hours for the change to take effect. Usually it happens within a couple of hours. When completed, your user will click the “prettier?URL and they will be forwarded to the original site. Example:

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-> http://username.myaffiliatesite.com/somefolder/anotherfolder/home?c=12345

Maybe you want to sell a product from ClickBank. You will get an affiliate link. Now you want to track how much traffic you are getting for a particular ad. What you can do is use a tracking site to keep a count of the traffic. Go to the tracking site and setup the tracking link. Then take the tracking link and have it forward by a “prettier?URL which will forward it to the original link. Example:

http://www.myprettylink.com
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-> http://www.trackersite.com/track?username=1234&ad=4321
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-> http://username.myaffiliatesite.com/somefolder/anotherfolder/home?c=12345

If you want to a more visually appealing and easier to remember URL for your long and cryptic URLs, then domain name forwarding is the trick you need. Domain name forwarding is a great Internet marketing technique. It allows you uniqueness when displaying an affiliate links or referral links. When the user sees the link, it will be less ominous than a longer link. Check out my resource box. Both links are forwarded to another site.

You Need Your Own Domain Name…

By , April 20, 2017 2:24 am

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A unique domain name. That’s one of the first and most important steps that a new home business website builders must consider. All too often, you see websites created with a free host with a domain name that includes the free host company’s business name. If you are planning to market your website and internet business as a professional entity, then you really should buy your own domain name. Your domain name gives potential customers an idea of what is inside your website o…

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A unique domain name. That’s one of the first and most important steps that a new home business website builders must consider. All too often, you see websites created with a free host with a domain name that includes the free host company’s business name. If you are planning to market your website and internet business as a professional entity, then you really should buy your own domain name. Your domain name gives potential customers an idea of what is inside your website or online store. Owning your own domain also lends an air of ‘permanancy’ to your business and reputation.

Other reasons why you should buy your own domain name rather than use a free one from a free host:

If you change hosts, either voluntarily or otherwise, your domain name will go along with you and your customer’s will not need to be contacted with a new web address.

A good domain name that describes your business or product helps prevent visitors from being confused and clicking on to someone else’s site to shop.

Remember to keep your domain short and easy to remember, something easy to spell and pronounce. My first blog domain name was, and still is, too long – 6 words – with hyphens between each word. It drives me nuts to type it, so I can only imagine how visitors feel if they have to type a long winded web address. Cutesy spellings like adding a Z in place of an S in a word is only confusing, and will quickly loose it’s cuteness. To help search engine users find you and increase your traffic, do some keyword research before deciding on a domain name. Keep in mind that you can always register more than one domain name directed to the same website. You can use .com, .net, .biz and protect your website from others of the same kind who register their sites with less popular extenstions.

How do you go about registering your own domain name? The host that I use, Homestead , provides the service as part of the package, for a small extra fee to register. You can buy domain names at other hosting companies. Find them by doing a Google search for ‘domain registration‘ or other similar quearies.

Domains & Their Extensions

By , April 18, 2017 1:23 am

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A domain name is the text name that is corresponding to the numeric IP address of a computer on the Web. The web users access your website using your unique domain name. Domains can be registered through a number of registrars under various extensions such as .com, .org, and .net. You must check out various registrars, they may offer a wide variety of plans and prices.

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A domain name is the text name that is corresponding to the numeric IP address of a computer on the Web. The web users access your website using your unique domain name. Domains can be registered through a number of registrars under various extensions such as .com, .org, and .net. You must check out various registrars, they may offer a wide variety of plans and prices.

Often, there have been scams and rip-offs in the domain registration, so you need to be very careful. You should try to find a legitimate registrar. The legitimate web providers will charge a small surcharge for covering the labor to get the domain registered and set up on their server.

?com?is short form of ‘commercial? ?Com?is the most famous extension, and is an unrestricted global domain name. Most of the businesses prefer ?com?mainly because it is a well recognized business presence on the Web. The availability of ?com?names have reduced, so you can also consider the other extensions.

?Net?is short form of ‘network? This is an unrestricted global domain name that is commonly used by the internet service providers and businesses, which are directly involved in the infrastructure of the Web. You can select a ?net?extension for internet websites.

?Org?is another global popularity winning domain name extension that is used mostly by the non-commercial web sites or non-profit organizations. ?Biz?is a fairly new extension, and is short form of ‘business.?It is mostly used by the business related websites. .Biz offers a good chance for the businesses that are unwilling for compromising their URL, when the ?com?extension is already taken.

?Info?is short form of “information,?and it is an unrestricted domain name. ?Info?can be used for resource-based websites and brochure sites designed for reaching a customer base with the information about the business. There are other extensions such as .us, .uk, .in, .aus, etc. These types of extensions are restricted use country codes that are used by an individual or organization within their particular country.

Domain name registration is important, easy, and strategically significant first step in establishing an online presence, whether it is for business or otherwise. A well-chosen domain name can set you successfully in many ways, and can increase the search engine traffic.

What is Domain Name Backordering? Watch Out For This One!

By , April 16, 2017 12:30 am

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Domain names are the hottest net-real-estate on the internet. It’s no wonder services like: “Domain Name Backordering” is available to the public. Can someone really backorder your domain right from underneath you? Guess again…

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Domain names are the hottest net-real-estate on the internet. It’s no wonder services like: “Domain Name Backordering” is available to the public. Can someone really backorder your domain right from underneath you? Guess again…

So what is Domain Name Backordering?

This is a service that allows anybody on the internet to reserve a domain name if and when it goes up for sale! This doesn’t seem harmful does it? Guess again…

Companies all over the internet are ordering this service for website url’s that seem to be popular! What if by chance you just happen to forget to re-order your domain name? Let’s say that you go on vacation and neglect to check your emails that are now telling you to renew your domain name? In this case, another company on the other side of the planet sees the fact that your domain name is soon up for grabs, so they order a backorder on your domain name and simply wait to see what you do with it.

So here you are coming back from a very long vacation and what is this? Someone else now owns your domain name because you simply neglected your duty to keep your net-real-estate up-to-date!

Unless you own a Canadian domain name protected by the CIRA, or you have a trademark on your domain name or business name, you are “really” out of luck. Once you are at this point, it may take months before you can prove to the courts that you simply forgot to renew your website address.

Should This Service Be Allowed?

That is a very interesting question. Some would say yes simply because there are literraly 1000’s of websites that aren’t going to be renewed next month. On the flip side, some of those websites are simply a mistake. I think the point here is; avoid making that mistake and renew your domain name for atleast 5 years.

Google is apparently looking through the “WHOIS Data Base” to see which websites have the staying power online and are serious by registering their domain name for more than 1 year at a time.

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Again, should domain backordering be allowed?

I say no! Just like a patent for an invention, you should have up to 1 year to claim that domain unless you transfer the domain name to another company or individual. This way we would have less domain name theft and less “hick-ups” from companies who simply forget their important responsibility.

Protect Your Net-Real-Estate!

Your website address is the most important commodity you have online. It is as important as your business name itself. It is what ties your company offline to online. People know you through your domain name. Potential clients may end up visiting your website later on, you woudln’t want some other company in your place?

Please be careful when give out the access information for your domain name to anyone that isn’t within your trusted circle.

I hope this article has helped you out!

Buy/Sell Domain Names! Is it Profitable?

By , April 14, 2017 12:05 am

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Is this an industry that went out with the dotcom Boom or is it a hidden treasure for some?

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I’ve just recently stumbled across a few web sites like namepros.com and dnforum, websites that focus solely on the buying and selling of domains. And I “gotta tell ya” I was quit impressed to hear some of the success stories.

Now from my understanding, I thought profit from domain sales died at the end of the dotcom Boom. But from what I’ve seen and heard, It seems like it can be a lucrative business. Naturally there’s more to it than buying a domain name for $5.99 a year and turning around and selling it for $4,000. To come across a domain name (whether self created, expired, or purchased) spending time advertising it, sending traffic to where it’s parked, finding a broker, doing the things you need to do to up the value of the name, it’s seems like a very time consuming business.

But if you go to Sedo.com you’d be amazed at the prices that some of these domains are going for, $5,000, $10,000, even more.

It seems to me like a hidden art. There’s not very much talk about it in the general internet marketing forums. And everywhere on the net you see ebooks on “How To” write ebooks for profit, do JV (joint venture) deals, ebooks on site traffic, blogging techniques, affiliate marketing, rss feeds…… on and on and on and very little information on the business of buying and selling domain names. So that means it’s a business who’s time has passed or a very lucrative one that’s hidden from the people who jump on the bandwagon.

Just looking at current events and doing domain checks on certain subjects tells me how quickly good domains get snatched up. Believe it or not the name Farris Hassan dot com (16 year old boy who went to Iraq) is already taken.

From my studies it seems that there are a select few who are generously profiting from the buying and selling of domain names. As I mentioned above there is alot of work involved but if your willing to join a few membership sites, learn a few advertising tricks and get into the game, the selling of domain names can be a very lucrative business.

Website Hosting ?Domain Names

By , April 11, 2017 11:00 pm

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When you do choose a few names, look at each one and determine rather you, yourself, would be able to remember it. Would that name stick in your mind? Would it tell you exactly what the business has to offer?

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When you go to obtain website hosting, you will need to choose a domain name for your website. This can be done through your host, which is likely to offer you a discount on the domain, such as a percentage off of the price or even a free domain when you choose them for your website hosting needs. The most ideal domain would be your business name. However, for many reasons that might not be a possibility.

Your domain name is your website’s calling card. It is the first thing seen when a person visits your site, it can even be a deciding factor as to rather or not the person will even visit. That is right; a person will decide rather to visit your website or not, based on the website address (domain name).

When you are looking for website hosting, you often consider domain names last. Your website domain name is perhaps on of the most important aspects of your entire website. You could have the flashiest, most professional design on the entire internet, however, without the right domain name all of that will be pointless.

One reason might be that the domain is already taken, you might choices with different extensions such as .net, .us, .org, or other such extensions, but you need to remember that people usually remember .com, so you should strive for that. Another reason might be the length of your business name, such as Joe’s Bar, Grill, and Dance club. Now, you can have a lengthy domain if you really want it like joesbargrilldanceclubdotcom, but look at that, would you remember it?

The key point in a domain is to make it easy to remember and catchy. Think about your business, consider the business name and what you offer. You want the name of your website to stay in their thoughts and easy to remember. With the Joe’s Bar, Grill, and Dance Club, you might consider joesdotcom, jbgddotcom, or something to that effect.

When you do choose a few names, look at each one and determine rather you, yourself, would be able to remember it. Would that name stick in your mind? Would it tell you exactly what the business has to offer?

Web Hosting Companies

By , April 9, 2017 10:01 pm

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Its always wise to research multiple web hosting companies before you make your final decision. Go through their server software, technical requirements and hardware before you make up your mind.

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Choosing a reliable web hosting company can become a daunting task if you are not sure of your expectations. There are some essentials to look for in a good web hosting company before making you’re your choice. It is necessary to ask yourself the following questions before continuing to freeze on a web hosting provider.

1) How much money is involved in getting your site up and running? There are affordable and reliable hosting providers who can make your site function, usually in 24 hrs.. Website hosting may not be the only influential factor for your site expense though. Others might include: SEO, Marketing etc…

2) How much space will your website need? It’s important to make sure if your site requires large database storage or simple static site with the use of less space.

3) Bandwidth should also be a criteria. If you run large files through your site every day, you may require more bandwidth. And for a static site, providing just the information about the company and contact details, you can go for lesser bandwidth.

4) Make sure, if your site requires any special software to run scripts correctly on your website. Check with the website hosting company before you make your choice.

5) Does your site require a database? It is wise to check with the hosting provider, if they can host a database and some providers host only certain types. If your website requires a database, check all the requirements with the web hosting provider.

Well, after you have asked yourself the questions above, visualize your site and its purposes. Have a neat navigation chart with links from home page to all internal pages and so on. Write down the function of each link on the website. It is better to work on it twice even three times so that when it is actually set up on your system, you and your hosting provider won’t be surprised by any additional requirements which may arise that you have missed.

Its always wise to research multiple web hosting companies before you make your final decision. Go through their server software, technical requirements and hardware. Compare with other web hosting companies before you make up your mind.

Lastly, go through various forums pertaining to website hosting providers, you will find an abundance of good information.

Domain Name Hosting Requirements

By , April 7, 2017 9:09 pm

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Are you familiar with domain name hosting? Well, I know that not all people are familiar about this thing, so it is then a nice move to present the overall idea behind the domain name hosting. So here it is.

The domain name hosting is basically a service that gives the domain name customers with space on the domain hosts computers which are known as the servers. But why these are called as servers? It is perhaps for the main reason that they serve the information that they…

Are you familiar with domain name hosting? Well, I know that not all people are familiar about this thing, so it is then a nice move to present the overall idea behind the domain name hosting. So here it is.

The domain name hosting is basically a service that gives the domain name customers with space on the domain hosts computers which are known as the servers. But why these are called as servers? It is perhaps for the main reason that they serve the information that they hold to the web. As such, anyone that is accessing the internet can see their site.

Essentially, the term domain name hosting is somewhat synonymous with the concept of web hosting. There are some typical instances that the domain name hosting companies offer e-mails to go along with the domain name hosting account. With this function, the domain name holder then is allowed to welcome an e-mail by applying their domain name.

Today, as the concept of the domain name rapidly becomes so common in virtual reality, many of the companies that cater to domain name hosting are now operating online with several products and pricing that vary globally. However, it is still an important consideration to know that a particular domain name hosting company that you are using has been around for a while as these companies regularly come and go.

In relation to that, most of the domain name consumers, especially those domain name registrants are now pointing their Domain Name System to a domain name hosting company. So for that matter, most of the domain name hosting companies attaches the requested domain name on the code that the user then uploaded to their site online, and this process is usually done through the FTP or File Transfer protocol. With that, it is then great for the domain name hosting companies to allow the internet users to fully access the server and so to view the web site.

And since there are multiple companies of this sort, it is then nice to know that the domain name hosting companies are usually offering several levels of service. In particular, the small companies on the web that have no multiple mode for traffic usually don’t use up much space on the server and even not a lot of bandwidth for the main reason that many of the internet users today are looking at the web site. So, it is then understandable that a small domain name hosting account is not very expensive. On the other hand, those large websites then offer a lot of server space and a lot of bandwidth. The cost for this kind of domain name service is accordingly very much expensive.

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