Domain Sales – Internetblog.org.uk https://www.internetblog.org.uk Web hosting, Domain names, Dedicated servers Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/files/2016/01/cropped-favico-32x32.png Domain Sales – Internetblog.org.uk https://www.internetblog.org.uk 32 32 Important tips worth considering when searching for a domain name https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1822/important-tips-worth-considering-when-searching-for-a-domain-name/ https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1822/important-tips-worth-considering-when-searching-for-a-domain-name/#respond Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:03:31 +0000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/?p=1822 A domain name refers to the web address that people have to type in the web address bar to log on to a particular website. In most cases, the domain name that you have will also greatly affect the traffic flow to your site. This is a very important factor that should always be taken into account. Suppose you have prospects of establishing a business website, you will definitely need to generate a lot of traffic flow to your website. Since internet marketing relies on the traffic flow to a particular site, it is very important to have a domain name that has the potential to generate a huge traffic flow to your site. This is exactly what makes domain name search very important.In order to make a good domain name or to buy a good one, it is very vital to bear in mind a number of factors.

The most important thing when it comes to domain name search is making the name as memorable as possible. It is important to make sure that you have a name that people can easily remember as opposed to a complicated name that quickly vanishes from the minds of the people soon after finishing a browsing session. How can you make a name for your domain very easy to remember? Make sure that the name of your domain is as short as possible. This will make it very easy for people to remember your website.

Another important tip worth taking into account is the search engine. Today, the search engine is the best means of advertising a site. Sites whose domain names have been optimised with the search engines are very easy to come across and they are usually very easy to remember. You must make sure that your domain name is fully optimised with the search engine. Optimising a domain name with the search engine implies incorporating common key words when coming up with the name. You should also make sure that you make a name as unusual as possible. However, do not overdo it because you will confuse the people who might be interested in your site. This is an important thing that you have to take into account as you are carrying out a domain name search procedure.

If you have prospects of having a commanding presence on the internet, it might just be helpful to ensure that your domain name search does not become unfruitful in the end. Think about the points that have been described above and you will acknowledge that searching for a domain name is a very serious aspect of assuming a commanding presence on the online market. In short, take the search for a domain name very serious by simply adhering to the most important points that have been highlighted in this passage. For example, you should avoid the usage of numbers in your domain name. It might appear attractive to use a few extensions at times. However, you should also avoid using extensions that have lost value. This might jeopardise the dignity of your site.

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How to Buy Domain Name Effectively https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1717/how-to-buy-domain-name-effectively/ https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1717/how-to-buy-domain-name-effectively/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:37:57 +0000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/?p=1717 When you are getting ready to buy domain name there are a few steps you want to take to narrow down your choice to the perfect name. The first step is to start brainstorming names that fit your business without being too generic. There are tools online that can help you create a name by combining basic information about your business to help give you ideas. Once you have created a list, head to a bulk upload domain site to see how many of the names you came up with are still available for purchase.

In addition to checking traditional domain selling sites, you want to check out auctions for used domain names to see if any domain names you were considering using will become available in the near future. Signing up for a used name is a great way to buy domain name for a less expensive price tag. When doing this, you want to visit each domain name that is taken to see what it is being used for. They will either be a real business, a squatter page, a page that is under construction or a page that is dead. In most cases you can contact the owners of squatter or dead pages to negotiate a scale.

Once you have narrowed down which pages are truly an option for your page you need to think about what options are truly the most viable for your company. Look at which names best describe your business and which are the easiest to remember so your customers will not have trouble finding you. If you buy domain name that has been used you want to think about what you can do to redirect the traffic for the old page while drawing in your own to avoid any potential confusion.

When you buy domain name you also want to think about what the most cost effective option will be. Buying a used name may be a great way to save on initial costs, but if you need to buy a routing service and pay extra to protect the name after you acquire it, you may not wind up saving all that much in the end. You also want to see what extra services are included in your purchase. If you are on your own to find a host or web design services after you make your purchase, then you might wind up paying more than you bargained for.

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Domains Names – Your Anchor to the Internet https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1773/domains-names-your-anchor-to-the-internet/ https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1773/domains-names-your-anchor-to-the-internet/#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:57:23 +0000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/?p=1773 Creating a new business or reviving an old one, either is a complicated chore.  There are a thousand things you have to take into account, from marketing strategies to creating a good logo.  However, one factor that you should pay extra close attention to is your presence on the internet.  Choosing the right provider with the best connection and inter-office networking is vital, but you need to look further beyond that.  You need to plant yourself firmly on the world wide web and to do that you need to find the best domains names.

What is a Domain Name?

 Domains names are particular names that you create and register within the internet that do not change.  Many internet service providers give you temporary names when you decide to use their hosting and email services, but if something happens with them or you decide to change companies you will lose it.  That means that any credibility you might have built up under that name could be gone if you can’t get the same name with your new ISP.

 

 The Advantages of having a Domain Name?

 Domains names are essential for businesses because they are portable.  It is independent of your ISP so if you decide to change you can take your name with you.  By choosing your name well, you make things easier for your customers and give off a greater air of professionalism.  Using a temporary name provided by your ISP requires you to have their name in your address, which makes it more tedious for your customers to type and makes them more wary of your brand.

 The longer and more complex that your site name becomes, the lower the amount of traffic that you will get.  By getting one or several domains names that are short and sweet you can drastically increase your chances.  Moreover, having multiple domains names makes it much easier to find your site on search engines rather than having a site registered through your ISP.

 How do I Register a Domain Name?

 Registering your domains names is quite easy.  All you have to do is go to one of the many domain name registrars and keep typing in names until you find one that you like that isn’t already taken.  To help protect your brand you should also register domains names that are similar to your main one.  You also need to be careful about choosing your registrar.  Read the fine print and look for any hidden fees that might be built in.  You also should be careful about registrars that offer dirt-cheap prices, because many use scams such as domain parking; this involves mining your website’s data, tweaking the name and tricking people into visiting sites that are full of spam.

Having good domains names with a trustworthy registrar is a great way to create a concrete foundation for your business on the internet.  Do your research, pick your name wisely and watch as your website traffic blossoms.

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Setting Up Tools for Your Website Domain https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1714/setting-up-tools-for-your-website-domain/ https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1714/setting-up-tools-for-your-website-domain/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:58:05 +0000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/?p=1714 You may know what name you want to affiliate with your business online, but there is a bit more that needs to go into the selection of your website domain. If you have already had a website and you are moving to a new location you want to make sure you set up a quality forwarding service through your new domain so you are not losing out on potential traffic. This should include URL forwarding that will take your customers to your new location and email forwarding that will allow your messages to find their way to your new business as well.

Your website domain is an essential part of your business, so you need to work to make sure it is protected at all times. Get a clearly defined schedule from your web host regarding when you will need to upgrade your domain name or renew your subscription so that other companies do not buy your name out from under you. You also want to make sure you set up a transfer lock so that any transfers of your domain name must have your authorized consent before they can go through.

Different types of sites are going to need different domain codes to function. Media related sites may use a .tv or .biz code to host their content. Artists or individuals may use .me or .name for their website domain to create a private space that protects their content without interference from business sources. In addition to traditional domains such as .net, .org or .com there are now domain names that are specialized to register the type of data that will be set up on the webpage. The newest and fastest growing of these new domain names is .mobi which caters exclusively to mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.

Most sites that sell domain names also offer the hosting package you will use to keep your webpage running. This usually means you will be locked into a contract when you register your name. It’s important to read through these options carefully so that you know exactly what type of service comes with your website domain. This includes items such as customer service, bandwidth, web design and any other aspects of your hosting that will affect your day to day webpage operations. You want to make sure that you have everything you need to keep your site functioning effectively.

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World’s smallest-waist woman wins domain dispute https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1589/worlds-smallest-waist-woman-wins-domain-dispute/ Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:05:27 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/?p=1589 Cathie Jung may have the world’s smallest waist, but that didn’t stop her from filing a court lawsuit over the domain CathieJung.com. Jung, who has worn a corset every day for the last 12 years, wanted to transfer the name’s ownership away from a corset company. The owner was using it to redirect visitors to his site.

Naturally, she won. Hopefully this lawsuit didn’t cause her too much stress, because her waist is already a tiny 15 inches. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, that’s about the size of a mayonnaise jar.

Source | Domain Name Wire
Photo | Flickr

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ICANN adds terrorism background checks https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1586/icann-adds-terrorism-background-checks/ Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:37:34 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/?p=1586 no terrorism
Never failing to draw criticism, ICANN has included a controversial new step to the gTLD application process: a terrorism background check. The new policy is listed in the latest edition of the gTLD handbook under “Section 1.2.1 Eligibility and 2.1 Background Check.”

Background checks at both the entity level and the individual level will be conducted for all applications, to confirm eligibility. The background check may include, but is not limited to any of the following areas:
• Corruption and bribery
• Terrorism
• Serious and organized crime
• Money laundering
• Corporate fraud and financial regulatory breaches
• Arms trafficking and war crimes
• Intellectual property violations

This has caused quite an upset in the Middle East, where some are afraid background checks by the American-run ICANN could turn into racial profiling. Either way, something tells me that terrorist groups would much rather invest $100,000 in missiles instead of the gTLD application fee.

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029.com sells for $110,000 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1584/029com-sells-for-110000/ Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:59:01 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1584/029com-sells-for-110000/ Don’t ask me what’s so special about the number sequence 029, but it must be important to someone because 029.com just sold for $110,000 USD at auction. Two more number domains, 980.com and 123123.com, fetched $40,000 and $20,000 each.

There were a number of other miscellaneous odd sales. RandomActsOfKindness.org sold for $25,000, which is quite a bit for such a long name. Kinderspiele.de (German for “Kids games”) garnered €16,000. Two more long names, IndependentFinancialAdviser.co.uk and DressUpGamesForGirls.com, sold for £9,975 and $15,000, respectively. Booking.travel also fetched $11,000– one of the best sales ever for the forlorn .travel TLD.

Generally very long names are not thought to have significant value. But these sales show that a domain is always worth what a buyer is willing to pay. In this case, it was quite a bit.

Photo | clix

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CreditCards.com and NetQuote acquired for $350 million https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1582/creditcardscom-and-netquote-acquired-for-350-million/ Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:13:38 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1582/creditcardscom-and-netquote-acquired-for-350-million/ CreditCards.com and NetQuote announced this week an upcoming acquisition of sites CreditCards.com and NetQuote for $350 million USD. The former contributed $145 million to the deal, while the latter made up $2205 million of the sales price.

The sites sold for so much because of their high traffic and revenue, but the sites’ enormous success is no doubt due in part to the use of premium domains. Quality, single-keyword domains convey a sense of confidence to visitors and are easy to remember.

Although it can be hard to justify a high price tag of a premium keyword domain, these domains really do pay off in the long run.

Source | Newfound News

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Who can register a .edu domain? https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1576/who-can-register-a-edu-domain/ Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:29:42 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1576/who-can-register-a-edu-domain/ The .edu domain is very popular among educational institutions and carries a strong sense of authority. Some SEO professionals even believe that links from .edu sites carry extra weight on Google. With this in mind, doesn’t registering a .edu domain sound like a smart idea?

Unfortunately, .edu registration is heavily restricted. Only American post-secondary educational institutions are eligible to register on the .edu TLD. Universities outside the United States are not eligible to apply.

While such a restrictive policy is unfortunate for domainers, the .edu registry has been able to keep the quality of its extension high. As a result, thousands of universities in the United States pay hefty renewal fees every year for their .edu names.

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.IE domain registration https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1574/ie-domain-registration/ Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:20:48 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1574/ie-domain-registration/ If you live in Ireland or have a company that does business there, it might be worthwhile to register a domain on the country’s .ie extension.

The ccTLD has experienced slow growth due to strict registration requirements. Only individuals living in Ireland or companies with trade ties are allowed to register a .ie name. There is an exception to this rule for Community Trademark holders, however. Registrants are also not allowed to register names for resale.

So why register a .ie domain with all these restrictions attached? Because there are so few registrations, a number of premium names are still available. While few good .coms are still available and other countries have sold off their domain gold, there is still a lot of gold left in .ie’s pot. But only if you’re Irish, of course.

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