Local Search Marketing

If you have a local business without an online presence, you are missing out on potential prospects. Many things have changed since the 90s. It seems that everyone now has a computer in their home. People search for local businesses on the internet before they jump in their car and head out to find what they need.

If you have a website that represents your business, you should keep it updated regularly. Current information is important in building trust from your visitors. Your website is a perfect place to keep potential and existing customers updated on the current changes of your business. If you have nothing new on your website, there would be no reason for your visitors to return. Don’t let your site get outdated.

Another reason it is important to keep fresh content on your website is that the search engines will visit your site more often. This is one of the techniques used so as to have your site rank well within the search engines.

If you do not yet have a website you’re missing out on thousands of potential new customers. To get a website up and running these days is simple. You barely need to even know HTML. Or if you desire, web designers are available at reasonable prices if you wish to outsource.

And lastly, provide your visitors with useful information. Most people turn to the Internet because they are searching for an answer. Give them the answers to these questions and they will become returning  visitors.

In conclusion, work on having a website that can be found within the major search engines. Keep fresh and up-to-date content on your site. This will resort in returning customers. Always provide your visitors with useful information.

Originally posted 2010-01-29 07:56:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Modern Webmaster

The worst thing that can happen when a webmaster gets presented with a new project is to find that the client has already chosen the web hosting plan. This is because many website clients decide on a web hosting plan before seeing the site take shape. This is an error which can cost a project personnel, energy, time, and vital resources to correct.

The needs of a website change with template selection, affiliate program installation, open source application integration, and email and newsletter incorporation. The web hosting interface is the starting point for every administrative task. Web hosting choice should not always be determined by cost, however. But variable offerings can now eliminate sheer cost as a concern and drive the web hosting decision by the attributes it offers for HTML publishing and web project planning.

But whereas a neighborhood race driver knows the best shops to get parts at, the race car owner may insist on flashy parts, unneeded additions to the interior, and extensive add-ons. A webmaster can work with managerial choices of others, but where web hosting is concerned, the entire health of a website and its marketing campaign can hang in the balance.

Webmasters are clients of multiple web hosting companies at the same time. The ease of use of any web hosting plan carries the webmaster further in ever optimization goal. But often the we hosting plan of a new website must span the skills of all parties involved working on the site.

The orientation of the vertical elements, banner placement, and menu items can be a reflection of the power of a web hosting company. The synchronization of the email, the coordination of the domain name,  and the response time of page requests must be bundled in a price sensitive package.

One of the most common web hosting plans I suggest to new clients is the Godaddy economy plan. This can bundled with a domain name for a budget $1.99 domain name purchase with three months of development breathing room.

This menu can be dictated over the phone after a time, due to familiarity over the phone without reference to the website for clients and guest bloggers. Complex and unfamiliar pathways to a website or domain name manager are never a good sign with a web hosting purchase.

When GoDaddy publishes in semi-annual and holiday discount domain codes, it can be a great bundled bargain to obtain multiple TLD domains of the same base domain word company or brand. Occasionally subdomains and sub-TLD names can serve the website better than a compromised domain name choice.

The periodic discount option to obtain privacy services can be invaluable when managing a domain portfolio, vending a domain offer, and/or establishing SEO. Privacy is also of use without penetration of the public, hackers, and potential vendors to your home or business.

Email, SEO vouchers, and optional open source applications can provide much more web hosting capability than most websites need, at a bargain price. Keeping an eye on the online forums for current coupons, offers and deals can leverage even more value from a discount web hosting plan. Getting the most attributes suitable to the website project is the best served goal.

Originally posted 2011-07-04 22:28:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Getting to the Front Page of Google

The time has come to talk of mice and men, of SEO title tags and image links and description with meta tags. Poesy aside, the competition has become fierce in the domain world for active backlink building and aggressive SEO engineering like never before. The sounds of SERP recalculation is hitting the air even as we speak.The time for SEO semantics is past.

The SERP is the Search Engine Results Page. The goal of a webmin or webpage administrator is the number one page or number one result. Of course this is not always possible. But the herd of domain name owners online has embraced the active engagement of SEO forces this season and shows no signs of letting go. Any domainer with time to watch TV is giving away clicks. Looking for unexploited nodes is the new flipping channels.

The new term in domaining is link wheeling. Linkwheel is a term used to describe your stack of pages where you have gone to an online web destination and furnished indexed material with a allowed hotlink back to your site or a directory link or a categorical abstract of your site together with a link.this can be done on sites that are very familiar like Ezines.com or not so established, such as Buzzle.com.

The Squidoo lens can be important for building an aggregate of responses and search interest. No longer are domainers concerned with whether or not there are people online enough to support their sites. They want to discuss every spoke in the link wheel.The link wheel is turning for competitor ever day. The moment you decide to vend your domain name, you better have a fistful of stats ready. These are no longer for nerds.

The forefront of domaining today is expanding the web and building demand for new link directory sites and article submission portals. if that weren’t complicated enough, the profusion of stores and niche promotional tropes leave some domainers with simple old-fashioned blogs looking sort of empty-pockets. And for the first time the black hat of SEO is getting pronouncedly more gray. Many a domainer is reviewing the services and yield of the email blast functionality with a more tolerant eye.

Blog owners are tracking their trackbacks. Site administrators are watching their traffic stats like rising bread in the oven. Programmers are mixing fresh slurp code like competitive chili cookoff contestants. SEO specialists are no longer evangelists but coaches. The final crush of using online tools and SEO indexing instruments has come. With equal access to most and broad access to many portals available to online citizens, the race to the finish should be a photo (sale) finish.

Originally posted 2010-09-25 22:31:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Blog Names Examined

The blog domain triggers a dilemma for domainers everywhere. Blogging is not for everyone, and many eager new bloggers make this uneasy discovery after too many late nights and scraping the bottom of the barrel to complete one post. But for every domainer I know looking to unload some names for a profit, very few have mined the “domains wanted’ areas of the likely domain name forums.

The domains wanted and domains for sale forums are of critical importance to any newby domainer. Every domain forum worth its salt will have these areas and have them actively posting hourly. They show what the market is like for someone who has a portfolio of names to sell at the right time for the right price. One way to maintain and build value in a blog domain is to set it up and use to fruitful effect.

The domain name buyer and reseller must gauge the interest and buying arena of any blog name they have. Yet so many domainers buy blog names in bulk, refuse to develop them, and ten cry foul when an easy resale doesn’t hove into view. The target buyer will not appear like the Ghost of Christmas Past. They need to be cultivated, marketed to, and campaigned. Bloggers are customers too.

Bloggers need to see how they can use their new domain as an email tool. they need to see what it might look like on Facebook. Blog name buyers may never have had any of their named Tweeted before. It’s a heady thing to feel successful online, and marketing using social networks in today’s online e-commerce village does the trick. A new blog domains could be a useful tool for promoting of their extant domains, or some of their private and personal enterprises as well.

A savvy domainer faces the issue every day: keep the horses in the stable or make them earn their apples and carrots? The smart domainer will use the blog domain to further the career of their other domain names or decide to try and establish it as a marketplace for goods and services. But blogs today are lookup sources of information. Original content that is readable and unique should earn page views and enhance site discoverability.

SEO value comes from one blogger realizing something is left out of the discussion somewhere else and employing keyword density and meta tags to let other potential readers know where the data is. Or the domainer could just market the traffic data to other name owners and resell the name due to the sales appeal of the traffic and clicks. Hybrid hosting makes this possible in volume easily.

The blog domain was a promotional tool from the start, a website that was easy to build and accessible to change. This concept was part of the blog apparatus from the beginning.Even now domainers who have a lot to say suffer under perceptions that somehow their words aren’t “good enough” for a blog or that they “can’t write”.  This was what audio voice recognition software was designed for.

But many domain owners quail at blogging. They believe only a ‘true” writer can blog. Very few people originally looking for an emotional or substantive voice online needed to establish their own personal destination unless they had a stored reservoir of things to say or topics to treat. But now a blog can be a mood catcher, a dream space, or a public relations powerhouse.

A rose by any other name….

Originally posted 2010-08-04 20:44:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Domain Types and Classes


The trade of domain name marketing has its own norms and practices. There are several classes domain names fall in to for the newby domainer to understand.These names are not absolute nor are they technically inappropriate as used by any domainer. Yet knowing these classes can introduce the idea of domain specialization to those looking to enter or “corner the market” in some niche of the domain business.

Traffic domains are domains which are bought or developed strictly to bring clicks and eyeballs to whatever sites they happened to be forwarded to. Country code domains are those which feature of the newly crafted sub-TLD (Top Level Domain) classes, such as .de or .us.

Copyright domains or squatter domains are those which borrow heavily from an online or click and mortar business or franchise. These domains can be very high risk and are subject to “disco” or disconnect notices from the hosting company. Cease and Desist letters can also be received if the website development infringes too closely on the practices and brand of the original copyright company.

Some domainers risk legal problems by “squatting” or hosting a website with material or copyrighted images from the original site, brand, or company.The vigor with which the owner companies pursue these rights varies. the concern ultimately is that no copyright becomes infringed upon. Domains with websites concerning the well known brand, product, or person infringe on that copyright.

The  various levels of success these types of domains have can be attributed to luck or strategic placement of websites and discovery timetables. Yet the resale outlook for such domains is never quite as sunny as owners would project. Copyright searches and Google searches of past uses of domain name words and products before buying mark an experienced domainer.

The rapid promotion of these sites can bring traffic and even ad revenues, but such revenues are subject to fees and fines and even disconnect problems with your hosting company. These are also referred to as “copyright” domains. Domainers buying and selling these domains risk all their development effort against sudden legal action by the copyright holder.

Numbers domains have the numerical meaning or association that makes them pertinent to some website types, like zip codes, telephone numbers, area codes, and street addresses. Keyword domains fall into a class of premium names made up the basic marketing and Internet keywords. These terms are used informally among domainers to suggest the interest a prospective domain buyer might have for certain domain portfolio listings or domain auction sales.

Generic keyword domains or product class names like “tech”, “green” or TV: names allow for easier discussion and categorical inclusion. Domainers can ask for bids or look for trades with domains form that category or class. Toy domains and other types of domains are those which point to a certain demographic category, like kids, adult, sports, movie, “tube” and form domains tend to have the keyword or an associated domain type of site associated with them.

The issue with acquiring such domains is that untried domains of general terms are either spoken for, viciously expensive, or too generic for real imprint and SEO aggregation. These can be known as “generics”. Combining the class characteristic can form an intense multiple of dense domain value, such as short, keyword domain with existing traffic.

Keyword names or generics can require a lot of seeding, marketing, linking and promotion. These can be names that a certain domainer investor wants to concentrate ownership in. Feasibly, a domain owner with a deep property aggregation in certain keywords can capitalize when new startups or companies go looking for a name that must accord with those keywords or terms.

Revenue domains are the domain names every domainer is looking for. These are domains with such a strong SEO value and lookup potential that almost any site attached to them, or any forwarded url, will yield volumes of ad revenue and sponsor offer participation. Domains with higher claimed qualifications for revenue should have associated statistics and ad revenue metrics that support the sale price or auction reserve price to some extent.

Type in domains and typo domains are domains which will derive a large part of their traffic from names whose spelling is very close to a popular website. If the name of a website is popular and well visited enough online for Internet users to remember it and type it in, the misspelling occurrence will happen often enough to drive merit worthy traffic to a landing page or paid parking entity.

Short domains are domains of any type or language caliber that are four or five letters long. these domains capitalize on the trend in domainer thinking that assumes a short domain will get more traffic, be easier to remember, be more quickly brandable, and be easier for people of all global perspectives to use. Short domains may or may not form a word or synonym, series of letters to form an acronym and include letters and numbers.

Geo domains are based on state, city, country or place names. these assume a development associated with an actual place. Since a physical geological location will have an address, street name and number, zip code and associated state or region name, the date applications to support geo names have also developed apace. Geo names can support a website about that place or simply retain that value for another buyer in the future.

The type or class of any domain name will bring with an assumable set of characteristics or data points that some portfolio managers or domain name buyers are looking for. These classes will be shorthand references other domainers use to talk about them. A domain portfolio can be assorted holding names from every niche or a concentration of names belonging to one class to appeal to the big ticket buyer. Working with these categories is an everyday domainer skill.

Originally posted 2010-05-20 22:41:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Domaining for the Long Term

Domain name buying and selling is an industry, with good luck and bad luck and hard times like everything else. Long Term domain investors have learned by now not to put faith in empty promises and get rich quick schemes.  Quick recovery financially is not a guaranteed result nor is a cash windfall for every domain purchased and developed into a website.

New domainers should evaluate their best method to break into the domain name game and crack open some profit possibilities. Various approaches can be performed to break into domaining, and some are better for an individual or for a group of investors or a team of web promoters. Marketing can get the word once a site is developed and launched, but that has to be a preplanned adjunct to site development and launch.

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The speed of the investment capital outlay on a domain name will start the clock on the return of investment-plus-profit scenario. Therefore a conservative domain investment strategy will put less pressure on the individual operator or project team members. A more aggressive capital recovery strategy makes every keystroke operate at a higher premiums that some campaigns cannot equal.

Different domain names will have a wider audience at different times, such as annual sporting event (Olympics) or in certain seasons (travel sites).  Ongoing steady url advancement is  the ultimate goal. The investment in time and resources during different times of the year and in anticipation of a wider and faster clicking audience online should be integrated into the domain name publicity and marketing plan.

Achievable goals in traffic building, social network attention and link building can set the stage for larger campaign to follow. Each name may have different attributes better for some methods of domain promotion than others. A catchy buzzword and flashy logo will draw some users out of curiosity, while other sites may bring only discoverability with intense keyword seeding and SEO element density.

Monetary clickthroughs trail from these dynamics. But Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Google, Ebay, or Yahoo. Each of those domains started as press releases and conversation starter tidbits about what the site was all about. Breaking down results from day to day domaining tasks can bring the domain name owner’s value growth goals to fruition.

Having a site is essential in today’s domain market. For those domain investors relying on parking and traffic hits, the risk is palpable. Now more than ever web users and browsers online are looking for a content result or website experience with depth and individualized options. The most basic web user is puzzled and disappointed by a parking page online, and they know they can find amusement and information elsewhere and navigate owner

A parking page or registrar sponsored landing page signals disinterest on the webmaster side, and is matched by a complementary response in the end user. the template and site builders available inside virtually every hosting plan make a index page or parking placeholder a statement of neutrality that forms an assault on an expectant end user.

Searching end users will refer to buzz already being reported about the site from other channels.  If no press release or meta tags exist, the discoverability  for the site  (and the domain)  is too low. There must be a plan to cement the domain’s footprint with associated text and keywords in dozens of spaces online before true stickiness can be tested. Patterns of clicks online from the promotional material to the destination site must be grooved for future users and search engine bots to follow.

Simply trying to monetize a domain with no site behind it is risky and leaves  a bad taste in the mouths of end users looking for a online destination and a web experience. Guerrilla marketing works best with some “flavor” behind it, something to do or see when typing in the domain name as an url address online. Intense investor or sponsor efforts must be matched by a seamless, clean designed site with solid content elements to recommend it.

A projection of formal development of a domain name, and the tools and individuals using them should be assigned and plotted. Even a pencil and paper three month plan can get the wheels rolling under a domain inspiration or grassroots blog project. These calendar notations can be edited and rescheduled.

Domain promotion and marketing is time consuming. Just organizing a SEO optimization strategy draws time and energy from team members or the individual webmaster or site programmer. Milestones such as traffic peaks and click volumes should be the goals. Revenue of the affiliate and offers links will follow if the primary goal of site traffic and domain discovery is developed.

Some investors take the plunge into immediate name investment, sometimes in the auction and premium domain name arena. The investment scenarios should be matched with equal investment in formal link exchanges, content adding, text SEO and code density keyword optimization, and clean design for end users. For domain value growth, marketing and promotion benefit when there is more site product to to “sell”.

Each domain project is different, but the thirst for success is the same everywhere. Working through the various challenges and domain name elements is what distinguishes experienced domainers and long term domain investors from hobbyists looking to strike cash flow without effort. When online traffic, public interest, SEO value and a launched site follow the domain purchase, the domain name  investment is sure to pay off.

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Originally posted 2010-11-22 12:55:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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When people tell me they just don’t know how to make money online, Flippa is one of the sites I suggest they try to work with. This site vends readymade websites to buyers at auction prices. But the difference between Flippa and many auction areas of other domainer forums is that zero Alexa, zero traffic, zero anything plus content and code gets you in. These stat sets are ones that every domainer had tons of names for.

For $19, the domainer (or man on the street) can vend a website already up. This takes the profit model of the domain name world a bit further. Instead of relying on the domain resale market, autoblog engines can do the work and output the site. The money making potential of a speculative name buy just got that much more possible. The domainer creates their own multiples of opportunity.

The employable resources toward a website for domainers have always been a part of their hosting plan. Hosting companies like Godaddy offer a plethora of webmaster site publishing choices in the “Connection” area. Site templates, HTML code, and open source applications allow even newbie domainers full site design flexibility. Writing the content was all that was needed.

But today content writers in every language are an easily sourced commodity online. Getting original and keyword rich text up is as simple as writing a few emails and selecting a contractor. A little do-it-yourself juice poured directly onto the hot griddle of the hosting account can deliver some piping hot websites. And Flippa allows novices a turn at bat, as well.

For many domainers the market to sell domains feel closed to them. It takes a few successes to get their groove going as market entrepreneurs. What is not made clear to many business individuals looking to get into the domain name industry is that for some domain name sales happen instantly. For others it can take many years. The returns are varied, and there is no guarantee of profit.

Flippa.com changes all that. A quick survey of the site shows what auctions have sold. The other side of the Flippa.com coin is that now name owners can shop for sites that fit the keywords for site names they already have. Instead of chancing content they don’t want or need, webmasters can analyze available site text for purchase. If the Flippa vended website fits the bill, then they can bid their budget.

Flippa allows those with good domaining ideas and good ideas for domain names to follow through on those concepts and take profit from their brainstorms. The world is full of end user business leaders who will have the “vision” to buy the finished product. These are not the same people who will fund its growth or development however.

Flippa.com closes the gap between domain name website end user customer and domain reseller. And just think what kind of traffic your website will get while being “shopped” at Flippa.com. This is a chance for web designers, webmasters, writers and domain name entrepreneurs to showcase their packaged services. As many free markets, a sales history tells the tale.

Flippa.com will remind most domainers that flipping domains may soon be like flipping houses. If you can build it, you can flip it. The synonymous energies between the commodity of commercial real estate and domain markets as properties continue. The energy the individual domainer puts into every site, and the elbow grease researching keywords and SEO, will cap the Flippa.com revenue potential.

There is a free downlaod of the Flippa flipping book inside, as well as offers for discounts on SEO tools like SEMrush and Domainsamurai. Phone verification is needed. Sign up today, and see if your domain gifts can be utilized to the fullest.

Originally posted 2010-08-09 19:31:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Using the Newsletter for Profit

The good news about doing business online is that online Internet users are now conditioned to search, point and click. Tapping that instinct is the webmaster’s job. Tapping the webmaster’s talent is the domainer’s job. One way domainers can extract value fro their hosting dollar is to produce a blog. But many domain name buyers and sellers can’t leverage value from the blog or reap benefits. They try and try, but something gets lost in the mix. Yet domainers have profit and cost targets just like everyone else. Every blogger does.

Websites intend to communicate using words and images. Software to produce easily changeable websites were produced to ease this communication path to HTML publication online. Blogs, basic message boards with one or a team of authors, became functional for users to read and authors. Then blogs for profit started, to attract visitors and showcase ads, but few writers can garner the audience or channels the resources to turn a profit. The Internet is indeed full of dead blogs.

An online blog actually increases value over time, as its content get more clicked, more integrated into SEO databases and linked up elsewhere. But revenue hungry blog writers are constantly on the prowl for hosting-account-paying cash. And now newsletters are an option. Newsletters are publicizing marketing tools popular among savvy blog webmasters. The HTML templates are found everywhere. Mail servers, hosting accounts, or online sites can distribute them for you. Newsletters can be fun, satiric, comedic, newsworthy, or merely advertorial. The trick is how to implement them.

Newsletter distributions can hurt and help you. Not everyone who once read your domain (or any other type of) blog, and liked it enough to sign up, feels the same today. Not every past reader wants to get daily reminders you exist. Some days the inbox fills up too quickly and the guilty parties are an object of scorn. But a good way to split the difference is to address some of your best stuff, (in this case, surgically topical domain industry or SEO writings) to a subset of the readership audience. And bloggers should time the release to spike the readers’ interest, and salt and pepper the blog audience, not dump a pile of unread code in their spam folder.

Where is the profit for blogging and sending out newsletters? This can be done for a fee. But instead of limiting your readership (or membership) by implementing some kind of mechanical flytrap, use the power of suggestion. Gently (and only occasionally) remind your readers of the effort needed to fulfill their entertainment or information needs. Provide the supplemental or in-depth material only to those who sign up. Then follow up to your readers with a subtle  suggestion and a Paypal address. If your readers have even 20% of the goodwill you think they have, then for every hundred signups you might get perhaps $5 a month.

Let’s look at the metrics. For a blog with two thousand signups, that’s twenty groups of readers who might each generate (for a newsletter) ten out of a hundred reader signups. Ten times twenty is two hundred. Out of two hundred putative signups, using the 80/20 rule, 160 people will decline the opportunity to fork over any ducats, and maybe forty people will consider it. If forty people send you $5 even once, that’s $200 toward your enterprise hosting costs. And maybe publication of an eBook. If they make this decision over a year’s time, the blogger still clears costs and pays their way to a coffee or two.

Any any further offers, special content, or ideas and communication exchange between the subscribing parties is at the blogger’s (webmaster’s) discretion.

Originally posted 2010-08-29 21:44:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Domain Lookup Tips

Domainers need to know how to execute a few basic operations. How do you get started in domaining? Here are the facts. A domain name career can be as broad or as narrowly defined in terms of skills and operations as the individual chooses. One of the first skills a domainer often learns is the domain registration lookup. Domain lookup information is critical to domainer decision making.

This can be done at an online registrar or hosting company which maintains a free search tool online at their site. Registrar companies are entitled to claim expired domains and have regulated policies about how to gather information from buyers and display it online. Domain name registration data can inform a potential buyer or investor regarding who has owned the name before them, or who owns similar domain names.

Privacy options are available when buying a domain name to keep the companies from disclosing name address and contact information like email addresses and telephone numbers to strangers online. No laws exist for usage of domain name data and personal privacy. Drawbacks to providing personal contact data in the domain registration for public WHOIS lookup abound. Email campaigns of spam and snailmail increases of junk mail are often associated with domain name purchases.

Performing domain lookup searches and name registration data queries is one of the primary skills of the domain game. It may be a long time before a new domainer even wants to buy a domain name. A web domain may be purchased but undeveloped.  the domain name may be parked for revenue upon traffic visitor participation. The privacy option may terminate the searcher’s ability to find out who owns it and where they live.

Domain lookup searches allow a new domain namer to see what kinds of data is revealed when they register a name. New domainers may not fully make the connection the first few times they buy a domain name what happens to the registration data and how public it is. These lookup searches are called domain checks. they show if a domain is registered, for how long, and who to. Contact can be made to offer a purchase price for the domain name directly.

Many new domainers fall into the enticing trap of cheap domain names. But no law of averages determines the resale value of any domain name. However cheap the domain name, the risk is assumed by the buyer or creator of the domain name. This can be seen when cognate domain lookups yield the same registrar owner. Bulk registrations happen when registering domainers get discounts on numerous domain purchases.

Bulk registrations can expire at the same time, filling drop list auctions with unwanted cognate names. Domain checkers can relate the date the domain was purchased. this can be very relevant when disputes arise between domain name owners. WHOIS registration records of domain ownership become the basis of dispute settlement criteria. Options at domain registration include assigning WHOIS data to a privacy record or company name.

Domain hosting is a valuable feature because it simplifies domain name ownership responsibilities to one website and one secure login. Domain hosting may add fee services like parked pages or other features that come with the domain purchase. Forwarding, masking, or cash parking for a fee occur. The domain host or registrar may discount or offer a limit to parked or hosted domains within an account determined tolerance.

An online banking account or credit card may be required to complete the sale. A domain reseller may be able to execute a transaction in a currency a new domainer does not use or make a bid when the membership requirements for proxy bidding  demand a history of reliable domain transactions. Some registrars require a registration and membership for domain auction bidding.

Domain name lookups and domain registration checks are advised before initiating personal domain transfers or private auction domain transactions. Domain lookup searches can verify a domain name belongs to the offering entity. Domain name length of ownership, country of ownership, and proxy contact information is available for every single domain name registered.

Originally posted 2010-05-05 19:04:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Domain Fresh Ideas


I hear about the movie industry how hard it is to make a movie these days because ‘everything’s been done”. The Internet and web pages are a relatively newer medium but you get a whisper of this sentiment in developer’s discussions and in domainer forums sometimes. My opinion is that the potential of the Internet to provide entertainment, information, amusement, and direction has barely been tapped.

It may be that the initial springboard of the original slate of concepts the Internet spawned in its first wave has been drained out of launch mode. But to say the “Internet is dead” (by an artist who himself keeps creating his image every few years) is presuming that the human imagination and the human experience has been summed up. We are far from that point.

The updated world we live in is making new demands on time, processes, and problems that need solutions, every day. Feasibly, I should be able to look up an address if I am walking down the street or Google map it. But what if there was a website where you could call in and have the street directions delivered via the Iphone or Quicktime converted text to voice recording? Have you ever walked the streets of your town and met up with three to five people who need verbal street directions? I do, almost daily.

This is very close to spoken GPS for the sidewalk pedestrian. I think cellphone contracts should have an allowance of these. If this information was grouped by geo maps and zip codes on a city site,  for example, any potential traveler could tap the site and click on the “spoken directions’ to understand how to get to the mall, amusement park, airport, or restaurant. This is the age of Twitter, even though not everyone knows how to use it.

Another great idea is the Great Food Truck race, where 7 “roach coaches’ take the same amount of seed money and hit the road. The challenge of finding produce and raw materials in a strange city, while navigating the nation’s highways and providing customer service to an all new customer base is compelling. Not least when it’s from a mobile business. Business case studies using the food truck “roach coach” model make sticky reading.

Domain ideas can come from something as simple as knitting instructions or installing a vacuum cleaner bag. Ever try to put a new vacuum bag in one of those old style vacuums? That’s when we really  needed the internet. These young kids today don’t appreciate how they can text or Twitter whatever they don’t know and get answers coming out of the sky.

To me, the internet was spawned to solve these problems. I want Twitter to tell me when there are twenty-five people in line at the nearest Starbucks so I can avoid it. I want to know where is the cheapest gas along my local driving routes so I can plan my errands along the cheapest tank refill. I want to scan the most important caveats to bidding on Ebay before I press “Bid”, without digesting reams of useless FAQ data on the website.

The Web is for every user. No assumption can be made about who uses it, because the runaway hit site the next day will be for a fresh wave of Internet users who just found their solution online. This launch extravaganza of traffic will occur because some smart domainer tapped a niche. Identifying a fresh niche can take observation skills and timing, adroit deal making and entrepreneurial spirit.

Like domainers have.

Originally posted 2010-08-15 12:22:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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