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Helpful Tips For Choosing The Right Domain For Your Business

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The domain name is a critical factor in the success of a startup business venture. Making a poor choice when registering your domain can result in negative first impressions, lost sales, and a substantially decreased flow of traffic.

First impressions matter enormously online. In fact you have only a few seconds to capture a prospect’s interest and if you fail, they’ll be off to investigate something else.

If your domain name doesn’t make sense, people may disregard an invitation to visit your site. And if your domain name relays an incorrect message, you could lose traffic because prospects don’t understand what you are really offering.

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How to Safely Internationalize your Domain Name

Purchasing the domain name for your international internet business is an important step, one which will help support your brand and identify your business to your customers. Much attention is paid to the first part of the domain name, because it is generally assumed that the domain name will end in .com.

This is a terrible mistake.

As I have written before, where you register your domain name may land you in jail.

The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency has used the fact that a US-based company acts as the administrator for all .com domains to claim jurisdiction over all websites ending in .com, regardless of where the actual website is located.

Here is the good news.

In the same manner in which you can internationalize your business incorporation or your financial accounts, you can also internationalize your domain names. And it’s easy.

Just choose a domain name that resides in a non-US jurisdiction by picking a different ending component, or TLD, for your domain name. For example, choosing to use a domain name that ends in .co instead of .com offshores the jurisdiction for your domain name from the United States to Colombia.

In this article, I will teach

Basics of Domain Name Management

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Why is Domain Name Management Important?

Losing a Domain Name could be disastrous

A Domain Name is one of the most important business assets. It is also a very strange one. It costs just a few dollars per year to renew a domain name. Make a simple mistake, forget to renew a domain, lose control of it and it may cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars to get it back!

It is important that you keep track of your domain names so that they are always renewed at the proper time.

Do You Know Where Your Domains Point to?

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How To Buy Expired Domain Traffic

Right now, it seems that almost everyone is rushing to buy expired domain traffic to enjoy the unlimited power of web site traffic. Web masters and online entrepreneurs buy expired domain traffic for their own personal use or buying a fair amount of traffic from others, who own a web based business. Here is a small primer that explains what a traffic domain really means to those people who are still new to this term.

A traffic domain is a domain that is either expired and still getting considerable amount of traffic, or the one that is being searched by internet users, by typing the web site address URL into the browser address bar (people call this type-in traffic). Fairly successful websites that expire due to some unknown reasons always come with a good rate of traffic and inbound links. This is the reason why people rush to buy expired domain traffic from those people who deal with such domains.

Tip: Inbound traffic may be quite misleading as there are many URL’s that have similarly sounding names or names with intentional spelling errors. Traffic that results when someone is trying to reach a particular web site, but land on some other web

3 Tips For Efficient Domain Registration

If you’re planning to set up a website, you certainly have to undergo the process of selection and domain registration. The phase will go smoothly if you’ve done your homework and learned about some fundamental info about the nature of domains and web addresses. To further help you in decision making, discussed below are 3 tips for efficient domain registration.

1. Secure several domain names

If you want your website to generate a lot of traffic, one of the strategies you can employ is to use multiple domain names, one for the title of your business and the others for the description of your products and services. Note that there are two types of customers-those that remember the brand name and those that remember the product name. By registering several names, you increase the chances of present and prospective customers in typing the address correctly and going to your website.

If you can still afford it, acquire domain names whose spelling is very similar to your original domains. Note that there are many customers who can commit the mistake of misspelling words, if not pressing the wrong keys. When you buy these misspelled domains, you can use them as a tool to redirect

Tips on finding domain names

It’s not unusual to find yourself struggling to obtain the right domain names. After all, there are millions of names currently on the Internet, so there’s always a chance that someone has beaten you to the ones you want. There’s no need to give up, though.

Use One.com’s search tool

One.com’s search tool is a great way of checking if a name is still available. You can use the tool as many times as you want. You can also use some simple techniques to increase your chances of finding the ideal name.

Plurals

When singular domain names aren’t available, try the plural version. This may not work if a plural distorts the meaning of a domain, but may be worth trying.

Numbers

Many people substitute numbers for words when sending text messages. You can do the same with domain names. This technique not only gives alternatives to domain names that people have taken; it also shortens names and can make them more easily remembered. For example, use 4 instead of “for”, and 2 instead of “to”.

Abbreviations

Finally, consider using abbreviations. Just ensure that people who come across any condensed words in your domain name are likely to understand what they mean. Bear these tips in mind next

Good Domain Name Picking Tips for Your Blog Setup

The first thing that comes to my mind when setting up a blog is getting a good domain name. In this article, I have described why I think it is important to choose a good domain name upfront. I have also explained how you can pick a good domain name for your blog or website followed by some domain name picking tips and general outlines (“dos” and “don’t s”).

Why pick a good domain name for your blog

Apart from many other reasons, you want to pick a good domain name for your blog/site from the start, because most likely you will be stuck with that domain name for the rest of the blog’s life. You may change the domain hosting provider from time to time depending on how reliable your current domain hosting provider is but the domain name will remain the same.

The reason I say that you will be stuck with that name is mainly because changing the domain name is kind of like starting all over again from the start and you don’t want to do that once your site is established and getting regular traffic and you have built up a brand. You will start with ‘0’ Google

3 Top Tips to Use When you Need to Renew Your Domain Names

1. Find a Coupon
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Sometimes when you renew your domain names you can find a coupon code and you will be able to save some money when you renew your domain names. This means that you can save a percentage or sometimes it is a flat renewal fee coupon code that you can use. When you can save money like this you may want to renew your domains for more than just one year.

Make sure you know when your domains are coming up for renewal and you look for coupon codes that will work for you when they come up for renewal. When you get your 90 day notice telling you that you need to renew it is time to start looking for coupons. You can use the 90 days you have to find the right coupon for you and save money on your domain renewals.

2. Renew On Time
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If you wait too long to renew your domain names you will end up having to pay more money to get them back. This can get very expensive and you really have to know that when you do this you will not be able to use a coupon code

seven domain name brainstorming tips

  • If you are a local business, include your town or location, for example, if vintageshoes.com is already taken you could consider www.brixton-vintageshoes.com.
  • Include your name in your domain name. handmadechocolates.com might be taken, but what about chocolatesbylisa.com?
  • If your business is going to be centered around you and your personality, for example if you are a coach, or a therapist, using just your name is an option also, for example leoniedawson.com
  • Combine two words to make up your domain name. Sometimes when they start and end with the same letter, your domain name might look a bit odd. For example alive essence together becomes aliveessence.com. For readability you could include a hyphen in the name; alive-essence.com. If aliveessence.com is also still available it might be useful to also register that domain name. Both domain names can then be pointed to your website, and people will then end up there whether they type it with or without the hyphen.
  • Think about synonyms, if lovelychocolate.com is already registered, maybe heavenlychocolate is not? You can use a synonym generator such as thesaurus.com to generate ideas, or use one of the tools listed in our post on domain name tools.
  • Have a look at all the different domain name

7 Important Tips on Domain Management

So, you’ve decided to try making money from domaining the way other people have successfully done. The problem is that you don’t really know much about domain management. Should you hire a webmaster and let him do all the work? Should you outsource your domaining activities and let a third-party company manage your domains and websites for you? The answer: You should do neither of these options!

You need to realize that there are now a good number of domain registrars that offer ample support in the management of your domains. Furthermore, there are domain services experts like Lawrence Ng who’ve gone before you and from whom you can learn a lot about managing your domain information. There’s really no need to blindly trust another person or company with your domains when it’s easy enough to learn the ropes yourself.

Here are seven useful tips you’d want to bear in mind when you start out in the field of domaining:

1. The Process of Domain Name Registration Is Simple

The very first commercial domain name was registered in March of 1985. By March of 2010, the .com TLD had 84 million registered domain names. The main reason why the number of registrants has grown

10 Top Tips to Buying UK Domain Names

You can go on any number of websites and for under a Tenner get yourself a domain name, but is it the right one? Remember a Domain Name may be cheap but think of how much time and effort will go into promoting your new domain both online and offline.

Our short and sweet Top 10 Tips to Buying a UK Domain Name gives you a little nudge in the right direction when making that important decision.

1 – Caution!!!

Be careful when using websites to search for possible domain names. Try and stick with the major players such as www.123-reg.co.uk or www.godaddy.com as you are safe in the knowledge that they are reputable companies and won’t do anything underhanded register the domain name before you and try and charge you an extortionate amount.

2 – Make sure it’s yours

Ensure any domain names are registered in your companies name or in some instances the Managing Directors Name. For more information on the pitfalls of having a domain name registered to the wrong person please read Protect your Domain Names or Loose out.

3 – Make it a .co.uk

Your Primary domain should be a .co.uk if you are marketing to the United Kingdom as this will

How to set a domain’s name servers to point to A2 Hosting

When to set your domain’s name servers

If you already own a domain that you purchased from a different registrar or hosting company, you can change the name server (DNS) settings for the domain so they point to A2 Hosting’s servers. (Billing and domain administration remain with the domain’s current registrar.)

Setting your domain’s name servers

When you change a domain’s name server settings, you must specify at a minimum a primary name server and a secondary name server.  This ensures that there is at least one alternate server available to provide DNS information about your site if one of the servers is unavailable.

The correct name servers for your domain depend on the type of account you have, and which A2 Hosting server hosts your account. The Welcome e-mail you received when you became an A2 Hosting customer provides the name servers that you should use for your account.

For example, shared hosting accounts use ns1.a2hosting.com, ns2.a2hosting.com,ns3.a2hosting.com, and ns4.a2hosting.com as their name servers.

Almost all domain registrars provide a control panel where you can manage a domain’s name server settings. If you are unable to make these changes, contact the domain’s registrar and ask them how to change your domain’s name server or

How Domain Names Work

Most people understand that a domain name is simply the basic web address of a web site, but few people actually understand how domain names work. If you’re struggling to understand the basics of how domain names function on a technical level, then the information contained herein may prove to be quite useful.

A domain name is actually a lingual representation of an IP address, which is a series of numbers separated by dots. Every web site is given an IP address, however it is much more difficult to remember this segmented sequence of numbers instead of remembering a simple phrase. This is the basic concept of domain names, but the process through which an IP address is translated into a domain names is a bit more complicated.

Domain Name Levels

Domain names are divided into three different levels that represent different parts of a domain name. The first level (also known as the top-level) of the domain is the extension of the domain. For example,  in the domain name “www.exampledomain.com,” the .com  portion of the domain is the top-level domain (TLD).

There are also country code top-level domains that are referred to as ccTLDs.

In all, there are over 200 top-level domains (TLDs) or

How to Create the Perfect Domain Name

We all know the Internet is an endless spring of community, entertainment, commerce and information. Unlike traditional mediums (print, TV, radio, brick and mortar businesses), the web promotes interaction by enabling everyone with a computer and a connection to cautiously dip their toes or cannonball full force into the world’s biggest pool party. Encouraging that do-it-yourself spirit in each of us are an endless line of designers, programmers and hosts who are anxious to assist even the most technically timid to sprout wings with their own site. However, you’ll never make it out of the nest if you don’t have the perfect domain name for your site. And thus, the search begins.

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1. Make sure that the domain name doesn’t confuse potential visitors. Strive for a site name that sounds exactly like it’s spelled so you don’t need a search engine to find it. A quick trip to Alexa’s Top 100 U.S. sites shows there are few exceptions to this rule. With most basic words already spoken for, be prepared to get creative, mixing words together or coming up with an appropriate onomatopoeia.

2. Try to come up with an original name that is catchy enough to be passed along at the water cooler. Look no

Why everyone should register a domain name

That’s a key reason why each of us needs to be one of the voices (preferably the most prominent) defining us. To the extent that they live public lives in any way – and like it or not, it’s getting harder not to be public in some way – tomorrow’s adults will need an online home that they control. They need an online home, a place where they tell the world who they are and what they’ve done, where they post their own work, or at least some of it.

Of course, the students and most of their parents have a presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Flickr and all sorts of other places. The value of conversation and sharing in general is enormous, and these services offer great convenience. But to cede our online presences – in a way, our very identities – to these entities strikes me as a mistake.

Now, LinkedIn and the other services aren’t likely to alter what we say about ourselves in our profiles and other postings, and they offer convenience plus teams of people who handle issues like security, not to mention visibility for users. Yet, we all need to remember who’s in charge at those

4 Ways Your Domain Name Can Make or Break Your Business

If you’re starting a new business and you think you’re ready to give it a name, pause one second. You’re going to build a website for your new enterprise soon and with that you’ll need a suitable domain name. Picking the right one is so intertwined with naming a business these days that the process is almost one and the same. This is exactly why you should use the following four methods of discovery as a guide to ensure that you pick a domain name that will make, and not break, your business.

1. Searching for extensions

The first step in the process is to understand the importance of getting a dot-com domain name. Everyone from investors to potential customers see this as an indicator of the credibility of your business. With all the different domain extensions that have been enabled over the last several years, it’s incredibly easy for a new business to settle for something like a dot-info, dot-people, or dot-business extension.

Don’t do it. The internet has been a part of our culture for a very long time now and dot-com is what people are accustomed to. Of course, it’s getting harder by the day to find a dot-com

top tips for marketing your web site

Here are some great tips for marketing your web site to make sure that prospective customers know where and how to find your business.

1. Think of your domain name as a short classified advert
Choose your domain name carefully. Consider the value of multiple
domain names to increase the chances of catching passing traffic. Use
domain name strategies to attract customers from particular geographical
areas; for example in the UK, 72% of adults visit a .uk web site first when
browsing or shopping online. When faced with a list of domain names on
a search engine, people don’t necessarily click on the top one, but quickly
scan for a link that sounds appealing, useful or interesting.

2. Be aware of opportunities for publicising your business
Proactive media relations (with online and offline publications) are a core
element of many marketing strategies and an extremely useful tool for
raising awareness within a target audience. Be aware of opportunities to
publicise your business – ranging from new product launches and
promotional offers to charity initiatives and executive appointments – and
use them as opportunities to drive traffic to your web site.

3. Mention your web site URL at every opportunity
Include it in email

An Introduction to Buying and Selling Domain Names

The domain name industry is extremely active and competitive, which makes it no surprise that so many people are becoming involved in buying and selling domain names on a daily basis. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation online concerning the value and selling process of domain names.

If you’re interested in profiting from one of the fastest growing industries in the world, then it’s important to have the facts on domaineering.

Types of Domain Speculation

Domain speculation is the art of judging the value of buying and selling domain names. For many individuals and businesses, this practice has become a full-time profitable job.

There are currently two main types of domain speculators: those that buy domains, build sites around them, and then flip the domain and accompanying website, and then there are those that buy and sell domain names without web sites attached. While both can be very lucrative businesses, the second type is much easier for novices to learn, and as such, shall be the topic of discussion for this article.

How to Obtain Valuable Domain Names

Buying a domain name is simple, however, finding one that will actually yield a profit is much more difficult. There are a myriad of factors that determine

The Basics of Domain Name Registration

Domain names are words or phrases that are combined with a domain TLD to access a website through a browser.  In simple terms, the domain name is just the name of your web site. It is important to note that it is possible to have several domain names pointing to the same web site through the process of URL forwarding.

It is also possible to own a domain name without associating it with a web site; when this is done it is called a “parked” domain, as it is not yet being used.

Registering a domain is usually a simple process, and most people can do so without assistance. However, if you’re having trouble understanding the domain name registration process, then you may want to consider the following information.

Where to Buy Domain Names

Domain names are sold by domain registrars that have access to the DNS database. Many web hosting companies are also domain name registrars, and some even offer package deals that include discounts for hosting plans and domain names bundled together.  In fact, some web hosts offer free domain names with certain hosting plans. Often times you can receive a discount when purchasing multiple domain extensions simultaneously.

Aside from standard domain registrars,

The Age of a Domain Name

One of the many factors in Google’s search engine algorithm is the age of a domain name. In a small way, the age of a domain gives the appearance of longevity and therefore a higher relevancy score in Google.

Two things that are considered in the age of a domain name are:

  • The age of the website
  • The length of time a domain has been registered

The age of the website is built up of how long the content has been actually on the web, how long the site has been in promotion, and even the last time content was updated. The length of time a domain has been registered is measured by not only the actual date the domain was registered, but also how long it is registered for. Some domains only register for a year at a time, while others are registered for two, five, or even ten years.

In the latest Google update that SEOs call the Jagger Update, some of the big changes seen were the importance given to age; age of incoming links, age of web content, and the date the domain was registered. There were many things, in reality, that were changed in this last update,

10 Tools For Finding, Registering And Managing Domain Names

A domain name is the starting point for our online brands and identities, be it for a company, online application or a personal website. Some of us may own only one domain for a portfolio site or blog, whilst others have to manage domain names for clients or all kinds of projects. But even if you do not yet have a personal domain, as the Web becomes more pervasive in our lives, finding yourself a real home on the web becomes more of a neccessity.

Of course, social web services like Facebook, Twitter, etc. do indeed offer usernames, but only domains give us full ownership and control over branding and ultimately how we express ourselves online.

Many of the traditional sites that offer domain names are poorly organised, hard to navigate and covered in spammy ads. In this article we will have a look at a number of smart and user-centric domain tools which help you to find, register and manage domain names, other than the usual domain registrars or webhosting companies.

1. Domainr – domain search engine

The popular Domainr service comes as easy and clean as it gets. They call themselves a “domain name search engine” and solely focus on the domain search experience. Searching

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