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May, 2010

  • 4 May

    Prices on .com and .net domains to increase

    VeriSign, a company which provides .com and .net registration services to all registrars, has announced that it will increase .com prices by 7% and .net by 10%. Because the prices paid by registrars will go up, the added cost will be passed on to you and me. The new prices …

April, 2010

  • 23 April

    1&1 domain packages are a waste of money

    1&1 Internet has launched a new domain package feature designed to help businesses protect their brand online. At first glance, it looks like a great deal. It not only conveniently suggests names cybersquatters could pick up, but offers a discount on the registration cost: three domains for $19.99 and five …

  • 1 April

    Speculators scramble for Apple iPad domains

    With the imminent launch of the iPad, speculators are scrambling to register any iPad domain they can think of. These names are now starting to trickle onto eBay, and as you can expect, the sellers have some pretty outrageous asking prices. For TheiPadShoppe.com, one seller wants $60. Not withstanding the …

March, 2010

  • 12 March

    Don't forget to turn off auto-renew!

    Auto-renew is a great way to make sure a valuable domain doesn’t expire, but for most domains, we usually want to renew them year-to-year. Unfortunately, auto-renew is also a clever trick played by many registrars, especially Go Daddy, to take your hard-earned money. When you register a domain, check to …

  • 9 March

    Register typo domains to increase site traffic

    When it comes to increasing website traffic, many webmasters often look to SEO or banner advertising. Both methods are often very expensive and do not result in permanent gains unless continuously maintained. But if you have a high-traffic website, registering typos of your domain could be a cheap way to …

  • 8 March

    Nigeria to release "premium" domains

    In an effort to boost profits, the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has announced the release of some 1,200 “premium” generic keyword .ng domains. The question is, does anyone care? Sure, ccTLDs are on the up, but only in developed countries and not in places with bad reputations for spamming …

  • 5 March

    What really irks me about Go Daddy's control panel

    I’ve worked with a number of domain registrars over the years and have had to navigate through dozens of different control panels in the process. While no interface or check out process is perfect, the control panel I hate using the most has to be Go Daddy’s. Why? The company …

  • 1 March

    Domainers flock to register Chile earthquake domains

    The second news about Chile’s horrific earthquake got out on Saturday, domainers around the world rushed to their computers to get their hands on possibly valuable domains. Some of the names registered include earthquakechile.com, chileanearthquake.com, and donatechileearthquake.com. These domains will probably be sold on eBay or other auction sites very …

February, 2010

  • 26 February

    Why you should register yourname.com today

    You’re not famous or noteworthy, so why should you have you register yourname.com? Personal domain registrations have been on the rise for many years now and while you may not be accepting a Nobel Prize any time soon, there are a number of reasons why you should register “your .com.” …

  • 11 February

    Yahoo files trademark for Y.com

    According to a story published on TechCrunch today, Yahoo has filed a trademark for Y.com. Why is this so odd? First of all, Yahoo does not own the domain Y.com. In fact, no one does. The majority of .com names under three characters are reserved by the IANA and have …