Written by Syd Johnson
1. What is a domain name?
A domain name is the name that identifies a web site. Yourdomain name in the online world is the equivalent of our retailname and address in the real world. It is your address becauseit shows customers and computers online where to find your site,store, products etc. It is your name because you can move yourdomain name from one web host to another at any time.
2. Who owns the domain name? When you buy a domain name, you areactually leasing the name. It is a lease because there is no wayto own a domain name forever. You pay a fee on an annual orbi-annual basis to your registrar to continue using the name. Ifyou stop paying your annual fees, it becomes a lapsed domainname and goes back out on the market where anyone, perhaps evenyour competition can purchase the domain for their use.
Note: Online traffic will follows the domain name. If you failto renew a name, it is basically sending free traffic to anothersite owner.
3. Who is in cha
Written by Charlene Davis
What's in a name? Everything! A domain name is the first thingthat pops up when people are exploring through a search engineor directory, so it's important to come up with something cleverthat also spotlights the focal point of your business. By"clever," we don't mean a silly pun that will cause your face toturn red with embarrassment in a year or two after the noveltyhas worn off. Your domain name will be your "Internet identity,"so it will be helpful if it closely matches the name of yourbusiness, product, or service to make it easier for people toremember and find you; thereby distinguishing you as leader inthe marketplace or business.
Every time you send out an email you will be promoting yourbusiness because your domain name will also be used as youremail address, thus making it easier for customers to rememberyou by. Plus, when you're sending out emails to someone whoisn't familiar with your business, they may intrigued enough totake a closer look at the website, especia
Written by John Michaels
If you're in business, one of the most important things to youmay be your ability to establish an internet presence. Operatingsome type of functional web site for your business helps yourcustomers find you, can present additional marketingopportunities through e-commerce, and offers advertisingopportunities that you can not get elsewhere. Companies that donot have a web site lose business to companies that do all thetime.
Of course the real key to your web site is the internet domainregistration. Everybody wants mybusiness.com - the problem isthat domain names are unique and can be taken by anyone. If youdon't register your desired domain name right away, someone elsecould take it. The fact is that internet domain registration canturn into a sneaky competitive game. In many cases businessowners have gone to register a domain name and found that it hadbeen registered years before they every started the company bysome group that is in the business of registering domains andthen
Written by Dr Ravi Chamria
Registering a domain name with malicious intent or in bad faith is popularly called Cybersquatting in WWW. This is usually done for monetary reasons whereby one books a domain similar to a registered trademark or copyright of any known company and then tries to sell it to the concerned company at an exorbitant price. For example, if one registers a domain nike.net and then attempts to sell it back to Nike, it is cybersquatting. It will be in addition a violation of law if he/she puts up a website on nike.net describing Nike products and services in bad taste. On the other hand, if someone own a company trademark like Nike Foods and host a food website on nike.net, there is no cybersquatting or violation of law. So, it is the intention and not just the name which amounts to cybersquatting.
Cybersquatting was made illegal by the passage of a federal law in 1999 known as the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. The law became necessary because numerous large companies we
Written by Lois S.
One of the biggest challenges to a webmaster is how to generatetraffic. More traffic to your website equates to more sales. Sohow does one generate extra traffic to their website? Searchengine optimization, email campaigns, pay-per-clicks, banneradvertising, are among some of the tactics that are popular.Another method of generating traffic is through expired domainnames.
Step 1: Find a domain pending expiration
Every day thousands of domain names are released. Many of theseexpired domain names were active websites that have already beenpromoted by the previous owner. A few of the domains that arereleased daily are valuable because of their age and the numberof links that they already have at various locations over theInternet. How does one find these domains? There are many meansat which you can research these domains. There are newslettersto which you can subscribe and request to receive a daily emailwith up-coming expired domains. Go to google and enter "searc
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