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February, 2010

  • 8 February

    Choosing a good domain

    Everyone knows how annoying it is to spend hours thinking of a good domain only to find out it’s taken. In the YouTube video above, Internet entrepreneur and amateur comedian Chris Pirillo pokes fun at this unfortunate fact of life. Using Wordoid as an example, he points out how useless …

  • 1 February

    Do you buy or rent a domain?

    When you make a registration, do you buy the domain or rent it? This is a difficult question to answer. You certainly have all rights to the name and can develop it as you wish, so long as your content complies with civil and trademark law. But do you really …

January, 2010

  • 29 January

    Register domains with Twitter

    Bored of traditional domain registration? There’s a new service on the market called Tweetname that lets customers buy domains using Twitter. Simply sign up and tweet the name you want to register. You will then get a message back stating whether or not the registration was successful. Is the service …

  • 29 January

    Delete a domain

    Believe it or not, it is possible to delete a domain before it expires. Maybe you know you won’t be using a name and want to free it up out of kindness, or perhaps you registered a controversial domain and don’t want associated with you. Regardless of your reasons, removing …

December, 2009

  • 31 December

    InternetBlog: Best of 2009

    This year has been a big one for both the domain and web hosting industries. Significant growth has been seen in the ccTLD market while more prominent TLDs continue to sell for record-high prices. A recession has brought more entrepreneurs and investment online, spurring heavy growth in the hosting and …

  • 29 December

    If my .com is taken, what is the next-best extension?

    Usually if a domain you planned to register is taken, the .com version is the first to become unavailable. You have your heart set on that phrase, but don’t know what alternative extension to use out of the dozens of choices. Which should you pick? I ran into this problem …

  • 10 December

    .eu IDNs launch

    Today is a big day for Europeans with the availability of .eu IDNs. Interestingly, so far most of the names registered are German. Here is a list of the first ten IDNs registered. All of them are in German and contain umlauts. 1. ärzte.eu (doctors) 2. börse.eu (stock exchange) 3. …

  • 7 December

    Domain trademark

    Domain appraisal site Valuate.com has a new feature this week: built-in trademark checking. The tool will now check any domain for trademarked company names. Given the number of people who register a trademark without realizing it and then run into legal problems down the road, I think the feature is …

  • 4 December

    Bulk domain name registration

    If you plan on buying a large number of names, bulk domain registration is a great way to save money. For orders as small as ten domains, registrars often offer discounts. In addition, some also offer special services to clients with large accounts. Typically, a registrar will offer a bulk …

  • 3 December

    Renew domain name

    After registering a domain name, it will be necessary to renew it at some point. Domains must be registered for a period of at least one year, but you can also buy one for up to ten years. Believe it or not, but many people lose their domains simply because …