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Domain Name Articles

Domain Name Articles





Domain Naming for Prosperity

Too little has been told. The things that I've heard make it even worse. Better nothing, then worse. Tell me your Domain name and I will tell you how successful you are. For the last couple of months I've heard many arguments claiming that my domain name should be based on keywords relevancy, you web-site focused on. Let me ask you why? The answer is obvious, these SE "experts" project that this tactic will help to raise your ...


5 Super Easy Secrets To A Winning Domain Name

Are you having sleepless nights thinking of the right domain name for your online business? Well, everyone and everyone's grandmother knows by now why having your own domain is so important. To sum it up, here're the main advantages : - It shows You are serious about your business - It creates instant credibility for your business - It creates a branding for your business - It builds your online identity and is easily remembered - It ...


Warning! Your Domain Name Could Infringe On Trademarks

If you have or are about to purchase a domain name, YOU could be in trouble and you don't even know it yet... See, what the domain sellers won't tell you is that the domain name you are purchasing or have purchased can possibly infringe on trademark rights and you can lose that domain name or even worse. Trademark and servicemark laws apply not only off-line but on-line as well and they even apply to domain names. Now, a ...


The In's and Out's of Pre-Owned Domain Names

I don't know about you, but sometimes it seems like all of the best domain names have already been taken. On more than one occasion, I've come up with a great domain name for a site, only to find that someone else had already purchased it. I can live with that, but sometimes I've found that it has been purchased by some scum domain scavenger, and that's really annoying. A domain scavenger is someone who purchases a whole bunch of domain ...


Sins of The Internet: Domain Sniper

The internet sure makes it possible to do things quickly, sometimes so quickly it will make your head spin. One day your site is selling lots of product or is very popular, and the next no one is visiting. Perhaps your site got kicked out of a major search engine or some competitor hijacked your page and your listing. Or perhaps someone just brought a new site online which is simply gaining all of your traffic. Or perhaps you just forgot to renew your ...


Domain Name Slamming

Today I received a notice in the mail claiming that my domain name was about to expire. The letter was written in extremely alarming terms, as if my entire world would be destroyed forever if I was stupid enough to allow the name to expire. The letter made it clear that I could renew immediately and should, because if the domain expired I would, of course, lose it and thus life as I knew it would come to a close. Closer examination revealed that the ...


Transferring Domains

Are you getting the service that you require from your domain registrar? Actually, thinking about it for a minute, it might be a better question to ask, do you even know what services are available? Are you aware that you can shop around and get better prices, more features and far better customer service? Guess what? All domain registrars are not the same. Okay, let's back up a minute. Way back when the internet was young (maybe 5 years ago) ...


Dot-Com Will Always be King!

Look out! The new domains are coming! "Dot-biz is going to be the next coming of dot-com," I recently read in an article in the Denver Post. The buzz has begun. Seven new top-level domains have been approved by ICANN, the organization that governs domains, and could be available as early as spring of this year. The new domains approved are .biz, .info, .aero, .coop, .musuem, .pro, and .name. Pre-registration sites like, PreRegisterYourDomains.com, already have ...


Cybersquatting

Cybersquatting is the purchase of a domain name in bad faith. Usually this is done with the intention of reselling that domain name back to the legal copyright holder, although sometimes there are other reasons. This is considered a violation of the trademark laws. An example of cybersquatting would be if someone purchased the domain name "mcdonalds.ws" and then proceeded to attempt to sell it back to McDonalds. It would also be considered a violation ...


Domain Names and Anchor Text

Domain Names and Anchor Text May 21, 2004 Branding vs Naming Many people say that the name of a website should be original. It should convey some sense of branding unlike any other site. They say your name should not be generic. The truth of this matter is that branding is more developed by how you interact with people than by what your name is. Your name can be used to help develop brand, but many smart webmasters use their ...


Is Your Domain Name A Trademark Infringement?

By Shelley Lowery I recently received an email from a concerned, fellow Internet business owner, asking for my opinion on an issue that could literally destroy his Internet business and the business of several other domains involved. He had received legal notice from a prominent company, stating that he needed to relinquish his use and rights to his web site domain name because it contained three letters that infringed upon their trademark and ...


How To Protect Your Website From Being Repossessed

Did you know that you can lose your digital piece of real estate, even without an eviction notice? Imagine losing everything in a single heartbeat: your business, your brand equity, your traffic and your source of income ... Without your knowledge or consent! That's what happened to many unfortunate online business owners, lately. Specifically, a stunning controversy has emerged, which all Internet marketers and business owners should pay very ...


Is your Domain Name in Trouble?

How long ago was it that you purchased your Domain Name? Is it time to re-register? Check your expiration date today! If you have six months or less on your contract, re-register today, before something happens and it's too late. Don't think it can happen to you? It has already happened to many small and large businesses. They waited until the last minute, business got so busy that they forgot altogether, or an error occurred with the registrar ...


'Stop Me Before I Domain Again'

They appear to be average American women. They meet in parenting chat rooms and discussion lists to exchange photos of their kids, cheer on each other's pregnancies and ccasionally complain about their husbands' snoring. They swap recipes and advice on schools and diets. They seem normal in every way. But these women share an obsession - a dark secret that their offline friends may not understand. 'Stop me before I domain again,' ...


It Could Happen To You - Part 1

No, I'm not talking about the warm and fuzzy movie that was on cable the other night with Nicholas Cage and Brigitte Fonda. I'm talking about another type of experience altogether - one of the decidedly cold and nasty variety. You know what cybersquatting is, right? It's when someone registers a domain name that heretofore has been someone else's trademark, with the intent to hold the name for ransom. Sometimes these people identify ...


KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Domain Name Registrations Generally As a general rule, you can register any domain name that is not already registered (subject to trademark considerations discussed below). If your domain name is sufficiently distinctive, for example, jtdbizopps.com, the bit before the .com may also be a common law trademark (unless, of course, it's registered and then it's a registered trademark). If you DO have a distinctive domain name, then the discussion in ...


Choosing A Domain Registrar

Since Network Solutions lost its monopoly over the domain name registration business, a multitude of competing registrars and thousands of resellers have popped up. Now a domain buyer may choose between these various sites at various rates for basically the same service. So why does it matter where you buy your domain names? No two registrars are the same. They vary in price, services offered, ease of use, management system, etc. This is why ...


Finding that Winning Combination...

A good domain name is valuable, but the combination of a domain name and a good vanity 800 number can be priceless in marketing. The right 800 number allows your advertising to reach several times as many people that are not on the internet regularly. It generates instant credibility and recognition and helps to create that all important million dollar brand name. But with the incredible scarcity of both .COMS and 800 numbers, how could you ever come up that ...


What's The Big Fuss About Long Domain Names?

The word is out. You can now register domain names of up to 67 characters. This is going to shoot your ranking way up on the search engines. Because if you stuff all your keywords into your domain name, search engines are simply going to love your site. Or so they say... But is that really the truth? No point speculating. Let's do a little test... Go to your favorite search engine, say AltaVista. Key in your search term, say "website ...


The secret of picking the right domain name

Not that long ago, you could run an internet business without domain name. Not anymore. [url]http://www.somefreeprovider.com/~myspace/mbusiness.html[/url] is a guarantee to fail. This little article tells you how to pick the traffic generating domain name for your business. I assume you already know the advantages of having a domain name: professionalism, traffic trough search engines and directories, added value and so on. Every domain registrar ...


Your domain name

By David Callan Your domain name is imperative to the success of your website, if anyone tells you otherwise they're either lying or don't know what they're talking about. You need a domain name if you're serious about being an online entity, it's where you'll direct all your potential customers to. For them to become customers you've to make a good first impression and having your own domain name rather than some free geocities ...


How to setup domain with DNS, IP Address, web host

This article shows how to setup your domain and explains DNS, Nameservers, IP Address, Forwarding, domain registration and trouble shooting. Introduction and scope Almost Everyone who knows about the internet knows what a domain name is. It is what identifies a unique website or email server. When you send an email to someone@domain.com, the domain.com forms the domain name. When you type in [url]http://domain.com[/url] in the address bar of your browser, ...


Whois on first?

No this is not an Abbot and Costello comedy routine, but some serious information you need to know if considering your own web site. If you have ever looked into getting your own domain name, you have no doubt done a "whois" lookup. If you haven't, you can search to see if the name you wish is available at: [url]http://www.networksolutions.com/[/url] There are three types of extensions available for our use at the current time. For example, abc.com ...


Dead Domains - and how to give them a Decent Burial!

How many times have you bookmarked a web site and, months later, gone back to find that the original content has disappeared and the new web site appears to be a directory of links? How frustrating is that! Have you stopped and considered why this is happening? If you were the owner of the domain name, how annoyed were you to find that your domain is live and well and earning someone else some money when you couldn’t make an honest dollar from your old web site?


Seven Frequently Asked Questions About Choosing A Domain Name

One of the most common questions I'm asked by my clients is "What domain name should I use for my website?". In response, I would recommend considering several factors. In the following article, I will go through these factors in a question and answer format: 1. Should I choose a country code domain name (like .CO.UK or .CA), or a global top-level domain like .COM? If your target market is specific to one country, I would recommend ...


Domain Names Security : How safe is yours ?

The security of domain name registrations is an increasing concern for domain name registrants and registrars. However, there are steps you can take to increase the security of your domain name registrations. Domain Name Security is often neglected by most organisations. Infact a large number of hacking attempts do not really need to happen at the Web Server level. Most hackers can fairly disrupt your business by simply hijacking your Domain Name. Most Registrars ...


Is your domain costing you traffic?

You visited a great website some time ago that had some fantastic information on it. It is not easily found in search engines results so you decide to type the domain name into your favorite browser. The problem is that the url spells out something like www.keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword.com. Does that sound ethical to you? It maybe helpful with those search engine rankings but for many visitors that can be a pain in you know what to type out.


Don't Pay Too Much

Having been involved in Affiliate marketing for while I have seen a number of ‘newbies’ start out on their ‘online adventure’ paying far too much for basic Internet facilities. Every now and then, I feel an overwhelming need to make a couple of important things known to the thousands who, every day, make their first step towards Affiliate Marketing or other Home Based Business. It seems, as with many things in life, the new, uninitiated or young tend to give ...


Domain Name Scams: Have You Fallen for One?

Have you received information regarding your domain name through postal mail? Did you receive numerous invoices regarding your domain name? Ever been stuck in a contract for well over a year? If any of the above apply to you, you may have fallen for a domain name scam.


Domain Names and Longevity

It begins as an idea -- a company name, a business venture, a personal project. You research available domain name options, choose the one you want, and finally register it. Or perhaps the perfect domain was in use before, and you register it after it completes the domain deletion cycle.



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