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Whats the big fuss about long domain names

The word is out. You can now register domain names of up to67 … This is going to shoot your ranking way up onthe search engines. Because if you stuff all your … your domain name,

The word is out. You can now register domain names of up to
67 characters. This is going to shoot your ranking way up on
the search engines. Because if you stuff all your keywords
into your domain name, search engines are simply going to
love your site. Or so they say…

But is that really the truth?

No point speculating. Let’s do a little test…

Go to your favorite search engine, say AltaVista. Key in
your search term, say “website promotion.” Look at the top
10 rankings, closely.

How many of these top rankings actually have the full term
“website promotion” in their domains?

No hype, just facts.

Call me a natural sceptic if you want. When the news hit the
town, with all the “Special Announcements” flying
everywhere, urging people to “go grab a new all-you-can-
stuff keyword rich domain name and emerge tops in search
engine ranking,” I was not at all moved. I believe this is
too simplistic an approach to getting high search engine
placements:

1. Besides keywords in domain names, search engines look at
a few other factors for relevancy. In fact, this is what Don
Dodge, AltaVista’s Director of Engineering said: “Keywords
in the domain name do not help much in ranking. We look at
half a dozen factors in ranking. The words on the page,
their frequency and position on the page, are still among
the most important factors.”

2. Search engines are constantly evolving. Once they find
out that such keyword-stuffed domain names are content-poor
sites with low relevance, they are going to come up with new
rules to preclude such sites from getting the top spots.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against registering for long
domain names. I just feel that we should see things in
perspective. If you’re getting a long domain name in the
hope of securing a high search engine placement, err…
based on the facts, please don’t expect miracles.

So what should we look for when choosing a domain name? I
use a simple “3 Es” guide:

1. Easy To Remember
Yahoo is certainly easier to remember than AltaVista. No
surprise why Yahoo is doing a LOT better.

2. Easy To Spell
If you have a long domain name, be careful. One spelling
mistake by a potential visitor is all you need to lose him
forever.

3. Easy To Pronounce
If your domain name is hard to pronounceHealth Fitness Articles, how do you expect
people to spread the word and tell others about it?

What do the 3 Es have in common? They make things simple for
your visitors! Our world is complex enough. We don’t need
another complex domain.

Must your domain name be relevant to your site content? Not
necessarily. What has the name “Yahoo” got to do with a
search engine or a directory? And is there any real
connection between the words “Amazon” and “books”?

Selecting a domain name is an extremely important step. So
do it carefully.

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Finding that winning combination

A good domain name is … but the … of a domain name anda good vanity 800 number can be … in … The right … allows your … to reach several times as ma

A good domain name is valuable, but the combination of a domain name and
a good vanity 800 number can be priceless in marketing. The right 800
number allows your advertising to reach several times as many people
that are not on the internet regularly. It generates instant
credibility and recognition and helps to create that all important
million dollar brand name. But with the incredible scarcity of both
.COMS and 800 numbers, how could you ever come up that all important
combination?

All too often companies get one piece (like the domain name) without
considering the other and then often run into also brick wall and have
to settle for something less. The phone companies will often tell you
that 877 is exactly the same thing as 800. And that is true if you
consider .CC or .TO the same thing as .COM. They may be technically
able to do the same thing, but in their marketing potential they are
totally different. So if you aren’t willing to settle for .CC for your
domain, then don’t settle for the same thing in your phone number since
just like your domain name, that is how so many of your customers will
find you.

The first step is definitely the most important and often the one that
gets skipped over way to quickly. Creativity is definitely the key to
finding either a domain name or a phone number. The good news is that
it doesn’t cost any more money to be more creative. It just takes some
brain power and a little effort. I’ll outline the process of getting
the number briefly but you’re really not ready until you have 50-100 or
more possible names. So be prepared to really spend time in this part.

The first step of brainstorming is to look for any type of keywords.
Just put down everything possible you can come up with related to your
company, your message, your product or service, your benefits or your
customers and what they are looking for. Take a look at the keywords
from your website or those of your competitors. Carry the list with you
for several days, and involve as many people as you can. If there are
other people in your organization consider having a contest to see who
can come up with the most possible names/words. Short words are good
because they allow you to combine them with a number of other prefixes
or suffixes.

Next use some of these mechanical brainstorming exercises and sites
which will help you come up with possibilities you may not have thought
of. Start with an excellent online thesaurus tool at Plumb Design
(http://www.PlumbDesign.com). Next, after you’ve added any possible
synonyms, take a look at what other people have done to get ideas at
Whois.net (http://www.whois.net). Look at the registered and perhaps
better, the recently unregistered domain names there. Finally use an
interesting java search term suggestion tool available (click on option
number one) at GoTo.com
(http://www.goto.com/d/about/advertisers/othertools.jhtml) Try these
tools with each of the words that you come up with and you will
literally get dozens of additional possible names. You can also try a
neat tool for creating new words at a site for inventing new words
called, NetSubstance (http://www.netsubstance.com) Then finally, you
should combine as many of these names together with my list of possible
prefixes and suffixes at http://www.TollFreeNumbers.com/finding.htm to
stretch your list even further.

These tools together with your creativity and thoroughness are extremely
important, because you really can’t expect to make a critical decision
in your business without knowing what all of the possibilities are.

Next after you have built a really creative and thorough list, check out
the possibilities for one of those phone numbers. Unfortunately, there
is no short cut or easier way to do this than simply to pick up the
phone and call them all! Keep track of all the information you get, and
look for ones that don’t go through to an end customer or that go to
recorded phone company messages. If it goes to an end customer then the
phone company can’t get it for you, so only give them the list of ones
that don’t have any apparent customer. That doesn’t mean that they will
be available, they probably won’t but they are at least worth a try.

All phone companies work off basically the same database so the best
place to start is usually where you already have an account. Then while
they are checking on the phone numbers, look into the same possibilities
on the domain names. Remember, with more and more new ventures
springing up every minute, space on the net is getting tight and only
going to get tighter but a good combination can literally transform your
organization and even your industry! So remember the two most important
ingredients in coming up with the right name are CREATIVITY and
PERSISTENCE!

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Whois on first

No this is not an Abbot and Costello comedy routine, but … … you need to know if … your own website. If you have ever looked into getting your own domain name,you have no

No this is not an Abbot and Costello comedy routine, but some
serious information you need to know if considering your own web
site. If you have ever looked into getting your own domain name,
you have no doubt done a “whois” lookup. If you haven’t, you can
search to see if the name you wish is available at:
http://www.networksolutions.com/

There are three types of extensions available for our use at the
current time. For example, abc.com is an example of a dot.com
site – abc.net a dot.net site and finally a dot.org site.

Dot.org sites were traditionally the domain of non-profit
organizations, but have since opened up, so anyone can have that
extension. There are other extensions such as dot.gov, but these
are not available to the average person.

Before choosing a name with an extension, you should be aware
that most browsers will allow you to simply enter the domain name
such as “abc”. The browser will then search for a web site with
that name – but it isn’t as simple as that.

Internet Explorer first searches for a domain name with a dot.com
extension. If it finds one, it connects to that site. If it
doesn’t, it will search for a dot.net extension and finally a
dot.org extension.

If you think you have a really neat name, and the dot.com
extension is already taken, but the dot.net is available, it may
not be a good deal. People are conditioned to enter a name
followed by “.com” and if you have the dot.net or dot.org
extension, you just may be sending your clients to a competitors
site.

We recently tried to reserve a web site and checked under several
names, but all the dot.com names, that we initially thought of,
were all taken. Rather than settling for a dot.net or dot.org
extension, we continued to search until we found one with a
dot.com that was appropriate for our business.

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Your domain rights are being ripped off

… … affects your future on the … is a secret war going on over the rights to … Name. Your Domain Name rights are … ripped off by the major Dom

WARNING…
This information affects your future on the Internet.

There is a secret war going on over the rights to your
Domain Name. Your Domain Name rights are currently
being ripped off by the major Domain Name registration
giants. This rip-off is affecting your Domain rights NOW!

Your Domain Name can become a casualty of the Domain
Name Registrar’s Renewal War.
Reading this article and understanding your Domain Name
rights can prevent you from losing your Domain Name
altogether, and can at least save you about 50% on your
Domain Name renewal.

This is real and it is scary. As to not mislead you, I am
Tag Powell, CEO of DomainNameVault.com, and I have
been drafted into this battle against my will.
DomainNameVault.com and our service
Renew-Your-Domain-Name.com is on one side of this war.
We do have a vested interest in this battle’s outcome.

First, let me give you the short background story to get you
up to speed.

Until a couple of years ago ALL Domain Names had
been registered and managed by one company, Network
Solutions. Network Solutions made billions of dollars on
this market for years. All .COM, .ORG, .NET Domains
were held in one master database exclusively under
their control. They, as a monopoly, could charge anything
they desired. Originally they charged $50.00 per year
(two year minimum). Then after registering millions of
Domains and fielding massive complaints of over-charging,
they graciously reduced the fee to $35.00 per year (two
year minimum).

For the first few years, Network Solutions did a good
job, but as the Internet mushroomed the database
problems grew. Hackers entered the database and
caused problems. Domain ownership’s were illegally
changed. Other Domain Names were rerouted to open
to other companies. Domain Name security became a
joke. Trying to get through to Network Solutions was a
nightmare, getting email answered took weeks and
they were often ignored completely, and getting through
by phone took days. We speak from experience as
we have been assisting Domain registrations since
1995. We helped Network Solutions register many
hundreds of thousands Domain Names.

By the way, it still could take hours today to get
a phone answer from Network Solutions.

A couple of years ago the government, after many
public complaints, broke up the monopoly to
exclusively register and renew Domain Names
in to the master database. This gave the public,
for the first time, the right to chose who would
manage their Domain Name.

New rules allowed applications from other
companies to manage new Domain Name
registration and renewals into the master database.
After a serious background check and a lot of money
some of these companies (over a hundred to date) are
allowed to become registrars, and are able to add and
subtract Domain information to the master database.

This new ruling allowed our company to put Domain
info in and take information out of that master database
for our clients, and we are also allowed to set our own
prices for this service.

(Instead of the Network Solutions’ charge of $35.00
(per year) for .COM, .ORG, .NET Domains and $55.00
for .BIZ and .INFO Domains, our fee is only $19.95
per year for all extensions.)

Shortly after the breakup Network Solutions was sold
to VeriSign Corp., a giant multi-conglomerate. At this
point their policies seem to have degraded to several
quasi legal processes. I can only suppose that suddenly
VeriSign must have become aware that millions of their
clients (the same clients they had paid big bucks to
collect the yearly fees from) were transferring (renewing)
through other registrars. This will cost them millions.

VeriSign filed a complaint with ICANN, the official ruling
body over Domain Names, that the competition (they
named Register.com and our partner Tucows) was
“slamming” and stealing Domain Name management
against the will of the public. “Slamming” as you may
know is an expression of the illegal process of switching
telephone companies without the permission of
the customer.

Please note, although I am sure that “slamming” is
probably taking place in this industry, I know of NO
case where this is true. Certainly “slamming” is NOT
being done by our partner Tucows and probably not by
Register.com. Network Solutions’ case (complaint) was
based on a survey they did of clients requesting Domain
Name transfers for renewal.

They sent an email message informing the Domain Name
owners (you) that your Domain Name was being (stolen)
transferred away; they could lose their rights to their
Domain; and did they request a transfer to an unknown
party? Most of the public had no idea who was Network
Solutions or who held management of their Domain Name.
Out of fear and misunderstanding of the message, most
said they did not know that their Domain Name was being
transferred to another party.

To prevent this mass exodus Network Solutions seems
to have develop several quasi legal techniques: put off the
renewal process until the name is close to expiration, they
can then legally lock up the Domain and prevent you from
transferring away from their control.

They do this, by at least two ways we know.
When Network Solutions receives the notice of
transfer, they…

1. Sent a notice that someone is trying to transfer
your name.
You will get the feeling that someone is trying to steal
your Domain. This frightens most people who respond
to not approve of the transfer (or do they nothing).
Network Solutions then sends an email telling the
renewing registration company that the Domain owner
refused to reply (timed out) and the transfer
was canceled.

2. Somehow don’t send the required notices. They say
they did not receive an answer and lock up the name.
The Domain Name owner must now quickly renew with
them or the Domain Name goes up for resale.

This is borderline honest but… YES, the plot thickens.

When a Domain Name nears renewal time Network
Solutions will lock up the Domain Name and not
transfer it. If a transfer has been requested, using
one of the above rip-off techniques, Network Solutions
denies the transfer. Then they will quickly immediately
after the expiration date, offer the Domain Name for
resale on one of their many sites. If they can not sell
the name (after an unknown time) the Domain Name
will then be available to the general public.

This problem swells when somehow the Domain owner
requesting a transfer does not receive notice. Without
notification their name can be resold to a third party.
Bam… the total rights to their Name belongs to the
third party. Although this is legal, it is not fair. We have
seen this happen several times. They seem to only
cancel quickly if a transfer has been requested.
We have seen expired Domain Names sit for as much
as four months before cancellation.

There are several other nasty quasi legal tricks being
performed by Network Solutions. We will get into these
at another time.

Our partners, Tucows, have filed an official complaint
to the governing body, ICANN, against Network Solutions
for these and other borderline practices but it will take
months before this is resolved.

The Bottom Line.
You have the right to chose who manages your Domain
Name in the master database.
You can reduce the yearly cost of your Domain Names
by 50%, but you should renew at least a month before
expiration date. In fact, you can renew at any time with
no loss and the renewal is added to your current
expiration date. You can renew a year or two years in
advance with no loss of time. A month before expiration
date will give you time to get by the tricks of Network
Solutions. Do not wait, if your Domain expires in a
week, it is too late to transfer. You can pay Network
Solutions for one year only. They will try to get you to
renew for two years. You can then choose a new
registrar and get your Domain Name management moved.

Blatant Plug…
Of course, there are benefits with going with a smaller
company. You can get a real email answer from us as
to your Domain problems within 24 hours. We do not
use autoresponders to reply. You can get us on the
phone between 1 and 5 P.M. EST, most time on the
first try. Please call us with only Domain problems we
have registered or renewed.

At DomainNameVault.com our security is unique, a
human firewall, all of our registrations and renewals
are hand processed by a live body. This prevents
hackers from getting control of your Domain through
the automatic processing.

Really, it doesn’t matter if you renew with us or one
of our competitors, like Register.comFind Article, but it is wise
to do it now and get it out of the control of Network
Solutions. Who knows what they will try next.

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How to win the biz info domain lottery

Anyone can win a … name, … have heard how the Internet is like the Old Wild West?You have not seen anything yet. The greatest Internet goldrush lottery will start June 25th, and

Anyone can win a million-dollar name, Really!

You have heard how the Internet is like the Old Wild West?
You have not seen anything yet. The greatest Internet gold
rush lottery will start June 25th, and probably no one
told you. The prediction is that over 5 million new .BIZ and
.INFO Domain Names will be registered within the first few
hours. Like the old days when settlers lined up for a Free
Land Grab, a select group of “in the know” businesses and
entrepreneurs are now quietly lining up by pre-registering
before the opening day of the land rush lottery. For the first
time the “little guy” can join them in the game and get a
million-dollar name for $20 to $40. In fact you could get
several Domain treasures by pre-registering.

These new ICANN approved Domain extensions, the first
in over 10 years, will quickly become the dot extensions of
choice for the Internet, next to the Big Chief .COM.

1. .COM
2. .BIZ
3. .INFO

In the past developers and squatters had several years head
start on the good .COM Domain Names. This was also true
with the .CC, .TV, .WS and all the other dot extensions.
The really good Domain Names were pulled by the
promoters before the names were offered to the general
public. This time you have the same chance to get those
million dollar Domain Names as the wheelers and dealers.

The only exception is that trademark owners can register
their Domain trademark names now for a filing fee of
$199.75 (includes five years registration). The Trademark
Owners advantage ends June 24th.

The Starting Gun Will Fire June 25th.
On this date the .BIZ registration Land Rush lottery will
open, followed by the opening of the .INFO public lottery
on July 25th.

All Domain Names pre-registered at that time (not
registered by the Trademark owners) will go into the
“hopper.” The new Domain database holders, NeuLevel
(.BIZ ) and Afilias (.INFO), will then select Domain Names
at random from each of the different Domain Name
registrars, round-robin fashion. Yes, it will be a real lottery.

The random lottery drawings will continue until August
22nd for .INFO Domains and September 29th for .BIZ
Domains. At that time the remaining Domain Names
will be sold by standard registration methods.

How To Win Those Million-Dollar Domain Names

The Secrets…

1. Most Important Pre-Register Now! You want to be
among those put into the “hopper” first. You should
pre-register before the starting day. After that the whole
world will know about the Land Rush.

2. You can vastly increase your odds by pre-registering
the same .INFO names with several Domain Name
registration companies.

3. You can now buy several “tickets for the same .BIZ
Domain Name from the same registration company.

Like the lottery, you are simply buying more tickets but with
different companies each having their “own” drawings from
the same pot. You don’t care which registrar gets that great
Domain Name for you, just so it is registered to you.

How Much Does It Cost For A Pre-Register Lottery
Ticket For A New .BIZ Or .INFO Domain?
>From FREE to $27,250.00 per name.

1. FREE Pre-Registrations.
http://newdomains.networksolutions.com
Network Solutions (Internic) has been collecting .BIZ and
.INFO Domain Names for pre registration for months.
They probably have over a million new .info and .biz names
pre-registered. The good news is you can add your selection
to this list for FREE.

By all means, pre-register your .BIZ and/or .INFO Domain
desires with Internic. If you actually get that great new
Domain Name you will only have to pay Internic (about
$70.00) for the first two years.

Our suggestion is to register every great new Domain Name
you can afford to pay for into the Internic que. (I
pre-registered
about 40 .BIZ and .INFO names with Internic myself.) Of
course, just because you have a great new Domain
pre-registered with one registration company, it does not
mean you will get the name. If your Domain choice is
pre-registered by someone with another registration
company whose list is filed first, they will get the Domain.
But try to pre-register the names you desire. As the
expression goes, “It is hard to beat FREE!”
Late Breaking .BIZ Information…

NeuLevel (BIZ master database holder) received the OK
from ICANN to charge fee for every .BIZ Domain
pre-registered until the end of the Land Rush Lottery
period. This non-refundable fee is $10.00 per
pre-registered .BIZ Domain. Some registrars like
Domain Name Vault are discounting this fee to $6.00
and down to $4.50 depending on volume. Many
registrars are still offering free .BIZ Domain
pre-registrations but the free pre-registration does
not include in the Round-Robin lottery. Your actual
free .BIZ registration may not be submitted until after the
lottery.

More Late Breaking .BIZ Information…
Now like the lottery… You can buy as many
pre-register “tickets” as you desire for a specific
.BIZ Domain Name.

2. Paid Pre Registrations.
Due to the large numbers of Internic free pre-registered
.BIZ and .INFO Domains, your odds for getting a hit are
low. The odds increase when you go to a Domain Name
registration company whose que has smaller numbers, i.e.
a paid pre-register. Because the Domain Names are fed
into the database at random from each registrar, the
smaller registrars should get their list of Domains
registered first (as it is a smaller number).

$1.00 Per Name Pre-Registration.
Domain Name Vault will pre-register your choice for $1 per
name, minimum of twenty names. The money is
non-refundable. Any new Domain Names you actually
obtain, you will pay the discounted Domain price of $19.95
per year, two year minimum.
http://DomainNameVault.com

$6.00 Per .BIZ Name Pre-Registration.
Domain Name Vault will discount the $10 pre-registrations
fee your .BIZ choice for $6 per name. You can pre-register
as many “tickets” for the same name as you desire at $6.00
each and down to $4.50 by volume. The money is
non-refundable. Any new Domain Names you actually
obtain, you will pay the discounted Domain price of
$19.95 per year, two year minimum.
https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/BizPreReg.htm

The lower number in the Domain Name Vault que should
increase your chances of obtaining your selected new
.INFO Domains. (I also pre-registered the same 40 new
.BIZ – .INFO Domain Names as I did with Internic to
increase my odds of success)

New ICANN Approved Rules…
You can now buy as many “tickets” for a specific
.BIZ Domain Name as you desire.
This will increase your odds of winning.
As an example: you can buy 20 pre-registration tickets for
“Loans.BIZ,” your investment for the twenty names ($6.00
per ticket) is $120.00. If you win the Loans.BIZ Domain
you will then pay only $19.95 per year (two year min.)
The more .BIZ “tickets” pre-registered the better chance
of winning.

.INFO Name Pre-Registration.
.INFO Pre-Registration are still only $1.00 (at least at
Domain Name Vault.) The rules are different for .INFO.
There is only one pre-registered specific name per
registrar. To win your best bet is to register your favorite
.INFO Domain with several registrars.

$10.00 Per Name Pre-Registration.
http://www.NewInternetExtensions.com will pre-register
your choice for $10.00 per name. The money is also
non-refundable. Any New Domain Names you actually
obtain you will pay an additional $50.00 – $60.00.
There are already over 250,000 .BIZ – .INFO pre-registered
Domains here to date, so you will be on a large waiting list.
(I also pre registered my 10 best Domain Name choices.)
This $10.00 non-refundable $10.00 fee may become
the rule.

$7,560.00 Up Per Name Pre-Registration.
Yes, that’s not a typo. And the bidding seems to start at
$7,560.00 per Domain. http://www.eNom.com will
pre-register .BIZ – .INFO Domains but you must bid
against others desiring the same name and the highest
bidder will get the Domain Name. You pick any .BIZ –
.INFO name and make a bid.

This has to be the craziest Domain Name deal ever. eNom
Domain Registrar is auctioning off things they do not own
and remember eNom.com may not get any Domains bided.

The current top three .BIZ – INFO Domains in the eNom
bidding game are:

* golf.info current bid $27,250.00
* computers.biz current bid $10,000.00
* xxx.biz current bid $8,020.00

Want to know the top 50 requested .BIZ – .INFO Domains?
https://www.enom.com/NewTLDs/TopRequests.asp

Isn’t America great? As I see it, paying the $27,250.00
price for golf.info will have the same success odds as the
$1 pre-registration. Duhh… (I did not place a bid with
eNom but if you have big bucks to play the game, go for it!)
The Bottom Line

1. Get pre-registered for your .BIZ and
.INFO names NOW!
There will never be an Internet gold rush like this one.
Remember, if you get a .BIZ and .INFO Domain Name
you will be charged. You will want to choose wisely and
register only as many Domains as you can afford to pay
if you actually get the name(s). The cost, depending on
where you pre-register should be between Domain
Name Vault’s discount price of $19.95 up to Internic’s
$35.00 per year (both two years minimum). If you get
one of these million-dollar names and decide not to use
it you can always resell the name for big bucks.
https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/BizInfoPreReg.htm

2. Pre-register the same Domain with several different
Domain Name registration companies.
If your chosen .INFO name is already selected by someone
else, do not be discouraged. Go to another registration
company. Remember NO .BIZ or .INFO Domains have
actually been registered anywhere… you still have a chance!

3. Pre-register the same .BIZ Domain with several
times with the same Domain Name
registration company.
.BIZ Domain Name odds can be increased by buying
several pre-register “tickets” with the same registrar.

Links…
http://newdomains.networksolutions.com
https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/BizInfoPreReg.htm
http://www.NewInternetExtensions.com
https://www.enom.com/NewTLDs/TopRequests.asp

Two More .BIZ And .INFO Domain Tips.
A. Protect Your Trademark.
Trademark owners can keep the squatters away by
registering .BIZ, .INFO names during Sunrise Period.
Save a lot of lawyer fees by registering your Trademark
with .Info and .Biz. This is your cheapest insurance to
protect your Trademark. Special advance registration
will end on June 24h, after that all new .BIZ Domain
Names are up for grabs.
Trademark Owners Pre-register Now!
https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/SunrisePreReg.htm

B. Protect Your Current “.COM” Domain.
You can keep the squatters away by registering .BIZ –
.INFO backups. We are protecting our Domain Name
“SubmitPro5000.com” by pre-registering
“SubmitPro5000.biz” and “SubmitPro5000.info.”
This is cheap insurance to protect our Web future.
It will be smart to pre-register all Domains you need for
your business and a few more on speculation. Do not
put this off, do it now. If you choose the Domain Name
wisely it will be worth many times what you paid.
Remember, hot Domain Names are selling for hundreds
of thousands of dollars, and a few are selling for
over a million.

Pay attention! Don’t let this chance of a lifetime slip by,

Get ready for the Land Rush!

Dr. Tag Powell
tag@DomainNameVault.com

Want more info on the .BIZ and .INFO Domain Name Lottery?
Articles at:
The New Domain Name Extensions And
The .INFO/.BIZ Land Rush
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BIZ-INFO Pre-registration
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This Article
URGENT INFO…
Trademark Owners Must Protect Their Rights Within
The Next 60 Days… Or Go To Court.
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BIZ – INFO Registration
Trademark Owners Only
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the international best seller, Silva Mind Mastery For The ’90s,
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The secret of picking the right domain name

Not that long ago, you could run an internet business without domain name. Not anymore. … is … to fail. This little article tells you how

Not that long ago, you could run an internet business without domain name.
Not anymore. http://www.somefreeprovider.com/~myspace/mbusiness.html is a
guarantee to fail.

This little article tells you how to pick the traffic generating domain name for your
business. I assume you already know the advantages of having a domain name:
professionalism, traffic trough search engines and directories, added value and so on.
Every domain registrar will tell you why you need a domain name. But no one tells you
exactly how to find it. Read on to find out.

Basically, there are three types of domain names:

1) Domain name is equal to your company name, like microsoft.com or
yahoo.com. Pretty good choices if you either have a well-known company either have
the marketing budget to make it well-known.

2) Domain name consists of popular keywords relevant to your business such as
http://www.national-car-rental.com. These can drive traffic to your site because of two
reasons: search engines attach some weight to the domain name, and surfers will
remember the name because of the connection between the name and the business it
stands for.

3) Bad domain names: all others. Why on earth would you choose a name that
nobody knows, nobody remembers and does not drive traffic to your site?

For the rest of the article, I assume you don’t have a well-known company or a big
budget, but you still want a good domain name. The logical choice would be to choose
a keyword-laden name.

I hear you yelling: “Okay, okay, I want a name. But keep it short”. So I’ll offer you a
seven-step plan. Here it is:
1) Perform a keyword analysis. First list all words that are relevant to your
business. Now pick all those words that you think people use to find you in a search
engine. Rank these keywords in order of popularity. You can use the keyword
research tool at http://www.jimtools.com/ to estimate popularity.

2) Pick your two or three main keywords. For each one, write down synonyms or
almost-synonyms. For example: if your keyword is “car” you could add to this list:
auto, automobile, autos, cars, van, truck, vehicle, wagon,…

3) Combine the words in the lists to make candidate domain names. From the first
list, take the first word and combine it with the first word from the second list and the
first word from the third list.

4) You can also have a list with prefixes like i, e, www, b2b,… or suffixes like 4me,
forsale, and so on. You can combine these with all keywords.

5) Decide whether to use hyphens or not. A simple rule: “use hyphens whenever
you suspect people will type in your keywords in one search term”. For example,
“usedcarse4me.com” is better than “usedcars-4me.com” because people won’t
remember the hyphen. But “national-car-rental.com” is better than
“nationalcarrental.com” because approximately 15000 people use exactly these three
words as search term each month and the domain with hyphens is likely to show up
higher in the search results.

6) Decide on your top-level domain like .com, .org or .net. A very simple rule of
thumb: use .com unless you have very good reasons not to. The fact that the .com is
already taken is *not* a good reason.

7) Rank the domain names in order of attractiveness, verify whether they already
exist with a whois tool, and register the best one.

I can assure you, steps 3 to 7 are necessary but not quite what *I* consider fun. I
wrote a small program to do this for me. On its first launch, I found the domain name
“domain-name-tool”Science Articles, registered it and build a site. You can download the
domain-name-tool at http://www.domain-name-tool.com/. It’s freeware. I mean “real”
freeware.

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Peter Doomen
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Peter spends most of his time building bridges
between computer techies and normal people.

Is your domain name broken

If your present domain name doesn’t get you top … in … … A second domain name pointing to your web site can give you … … in Yahoo (with over 25% of all

If your present domain name doesn’t get you top placement in directories, it’s
broken.

A second domain name pointing to your web site can give you guaranteed
top placement in Yahoo (with over 25% of all online searches).

If you are just starting a web site, you can choose a domain name that will get top
directory placement and bring visitors to your site.

Most online traffic is directed to web sites by search engines and directories (over
50% by most estimates). Many sites get more visitors from specialized directories
related to the subject matter of their site than from search engines. Visitors coming
from directories specializing in what you offer are much more likely to be genuinely
interested in your products
or services. That means qualified customers coming to your site.

When people input search words into the search engines and directories, they
produce lists of web sites (often thousands) related to the search words. Unless
you are at or near the top of the list, it’s very unlikely people will ever find your
listing. How do you get to the top of the list?

Here are some key strategies for getting your site placed at the top of the list ahead
of those thousands of sites in the search results. Use these strategies to get major
numbers of qualified
interested visitors to your site.

Top Directory Placement

To place high in directories you must learn to use the key features of directories.
All directories list alphabetically:

Yahoo lists alphabetically by domain name
Yahoo puts a few web sites at the top of the list that have the key search
words in the domain name
Many directories list alphabetically by page title

For guaranteed high placement in directories you need:

Domain name with alphabetical priority
Domain name with high scoring search words
Page title with alphabetical priority

Alphabetical Priority

The key here is that numbers appear before letters and symbols appear before
numbers in alphabetical listings.

Domain Name – Your domain name cannot begin with a symbol, but it can begin
with a number. For example, “1st” gets high alphabetical priority and suggests the
best or the first. Some names from our domain auction that use this principle are:

1stAirline.com
1stAutomobiles.com
1stHTML.com
1stPeopleSearches.com
1stPictures.com

“4Naming.com” and “4WebDesigning.com” are other examples from our domain
auction of domain names beginning with numbers.

Page Title – Getting priority with the title of your web page is easy. Use a symbol
or a number or both at the beginning of your page title. For example:

#1 Source for … (whatever products your site offers)
1,001 Ways to … (whatever services your site offers)

Key Search Words

The words following the number in your domain name and page title must be the
key words related to your site subject used the most in actual online searches.
They should also attract visitors to come to your site by telling what is available on
your site.

There are many great generic names available with high scoring key words by
placing numbers at the beginning of the names. “Airline”, “automobiles”, “html”,
“people searches”, and “pictures” are all highly used search words.

You may want your company name to be your primary domain name because
people already know your name and can click to your site. But, you can have any
number of other domain names with high alphabetical priority and high scoring
generic search words pointing to your site. To point additional domain names to
your site can cost as little as $1 to $5 a
month depending on your web host.

The cost of a second domain name and low monthly pointing cost are certainly
worth getting thousands of visitors. You can get the qualified visitors who may not
know your company name, but who use generic search words to find products or
services like yours.

So, for guaranteed top placement in directories, like Yahoo with over one fourth of
all searches online:

Use a domain name beginning with a number
Use a domain name with high scoring search words
Begin your page titles with a symbol and/or number

Use these strategies and your site will be on top of the directoriesScience Articles, including
Yahoo. You can get all of the qualified visitors you want with the right domain
name and page titles.

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service at http://www.namespecialists.com

How to make money selling domain names

Domain name … has to be one of the very best ways to make money on the … It’s easy, fun, takes a very low … and has a huge profit … … and … are al

Domain name speculation has to be one of the very best ways to
make money on the Internet. It’s easy, fun, takes a very low
investment and has a huge profit potential. Businesses and
webmasters are always looking for high quality, marketable
domain names and will pay you big bucks if you have the name
they want. Many people are making a good living buying and
selling domain names. And you can too.

Below I will tell you everything you need to know, including
where to find good domain names that are still available for
registration (for as low as $14.) This used to be one of the
hardest and most frustrating parts of domain investing. In the
past to find good domain names you would have to search, one by
one, until one came up that was available. But now there are
research tools and compiled lists that do this for you! You can
also get lists of domains that have expired, due to non-
payment,
and have been put back into the available pool. More on this
below, but first lets discuss what makes a good domain name.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD DOMAIN NAME:

The suffix is the most important factor. .COM, .NET, and .ORG
are by far the most popular. Other alternative domains like
.WS,
.TV, .FM, are becoming more and more popular because they are
wide open. For example where you couldn’t get DW.com you can
still get DW.ws (well maybe not anymore). For now, I would
stick
with .COM because they will be the easiest to sell.

Would a webmaster or business want it? Ask yourself that
question and if you can’t instantly say “Yes!” than don’t buy
it. Also the more generic the domain name the better. And
remember it is illegal to register a business name or trademark
that you do not own. This is called “cyber-squatting” and tough
laws are now in place to protect against this.

The shorter the name the better. These are the most memorable
and easiest to market. At the time of writing this, there are
only about a thousand three character domain names left. To
find
out how to get a list of these and four-character domain names
see below.

What names are selling? Do some research on Ebay.com or
Afternic.com (popular domain auctions) and see what names are
selling and for how much. Below are what some domains recently
auctioned for or have current bids at Afternic.com:

Internetbank.com $92,800
E-Privacy.com $35,080
eloans.net $6,060
Ez-HomeLoans.com $4,725
venture-capital.net $14,510
officetravel.com $2,625
qalaxycafe.com $1,890
a1restaurants.com $730
stormnews.com $765
SkinCleanse.com $2,885
LADoctor.com $15,000
MrAirline.com $15,000
Engineering.org $198,895.00

HOW TO FIND HIGH QUALITY DOMAIN NAMES:

There is a myth circulating cyberspace that all the good
domains
are taken already. And although it is true that thousands of
new
domain names are registered everyday, there are still good
names
to found. The best way to find great domains is to subscribe to
expired domain lists. These are compiled lists of the thousands
of repossessed domain names that have been put back into the
domain pool every day. They are available again for anyone to
register and contain some really great names; recently race.com
appeared in one and was snatched up by a lucky subscriber. As a
subscriber you will get first pick at registering these names.
There are two such lists that I know of:

Unclaimed Domains – http://join.at/unclaimed

DNSIndex Expired Domains – http://join.at/DNSIndex

These lists are literally worth thousands of dollars. To get
the
lists all you have to do is subscribe, which is easy and cheap.
Then each week you will receive a fresh list of expired domains
in your email inbox.

You may also purchase a custom keyword search in the recently
expired domain name pool from DNS research –
http://buy.at/DNSResearch .

Other tools to help you find great domain names:

DNS Research – http://buy.at/DNSResearch sells lists of all
available Dictionary Word .COM, .NET, and .ORG domain names.
They also offer lists of remaining three character domain names.

DNS Index – http://join.at/DNSIndex – sells lists of available
three character and four character domain names as well as
custom searches of the expired domain pool.

FREE tools to help you find great domain names:

DomainsWeekly.com offers a free weekly e-zine that includes a
list of over 200 high quality expired and available domain
names. The website also has tons of domain related links,
resources, services, news and more.

NameBoy.com has a great search engine that recommends available
domain names based on a keyword you enter.

NameU.com has a search engine that does pretty much the same
thing except you have to click on each name individually to see
if it is available.

DOMAIN REGISTRATION:

After you find some good domain names, you will need to
register
them. Not too long ago the cost to register a domain name was
$70 for two years. But with new regulations and the
distribution
of registering privileges the cost of registration has become
more affordable. Meaning more profit for you! You can now
register a domain name for as little as $14 for a year. One
place to do this is at DomainsWeekly.com

SELLING YOUR DOMAIN:

The most effective place on the Internet to sell your domain
names is on auction sites. List them first on Ebay.com,
Afternic.com, and Ezdomainauction.com. There are also domain
name brokers that will list your site for free, a fee when
sold,
a fee to list, or both a fee to list and when sold.
GreatDomains.com is a great high traffic site to list on and
you
only pay them only a small percentage when you sell your
domain.
If you have a good domain name, and your price is right it
won’t
be long before a buyer bids or contacts you.

Many new domain sellers make the mistake of trying to sell
every
domain name for thousands of dollars. When, in fact, you will
do
much better selling more domains for a few hundred dollars.
This
way you will have a much higher turn around rate. Remember you
are registering the names for $14 and if you sell one for even
$200 that is still a huge 2600% profit!

CONCLUSION:

As you can see, domain name buying and selling is a good way to
make a great deal of money. It’s very easy and you can do it in
your spare time. Get started today by subscribing free to
DomainsWeekly.comScience Articles, subscribing to DNSIndex –
http://join.at/DNSIndex (instant access to expired domains) and
any of the other available and expired domain lists listed
above. Register with Ebay.com and Afternic.com and begin
selling! Good Luck!

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“And you thought all the good domains were taken!”

Instant traffic using expired domains

Every day … of domains ‘expire’ and are put backinto the pool of … domains that anyone can … can be very valuable if you are looking for a … for your online bus

Every day thousands of domains ‘expire’ and are put back
into the pool of available domains that anyone can register.
They can be very valuable if you are looking for a quality
domain for your online business, or if you want to re-sell
them for profit. But wait! There is another huge advantage
to a domain that was previously owned — Instant Traffic!

As I said above, expired domains have all been owned by
someone in the past. Many of these previous owners built
Websites for these domains, advertised them, registered them
with search engines, and even exchanged links with other
sites. All translating into traffic to that domain name.

Now, why would someone who took the time to do all that work
let the domain expire? It could be one of several reasons:

* the author simply lost interest
* an online venture ran out of funding
* poor management of the domain
* they couldn’t afford the fees

Whatever the reason, it happens. And you can reclaim some of
the wasted traffic and use it to your advantage. You can
either point it to your existing site or use it to jumpstart
and add value to a new site.

How do you know if an expired domain has traffic?

While there is no way to gauge the actual amount of traffic
going to an expired domain, you can find out its link
popularity in the major search engines. This will tell you
the number of Web pages listed in a particular search engine
that link to that domain. The more links, the higher link
popularity and the more traffic that domain is getting (in
some search engines, the higher ranking, too).

A free online tool to help you find the link popularity of
an individual domain at five top search engines can be found
at http://www.Webofsuccess.com/popularity/popularity.cgi

Another way I recently discovered is to use this powerful
software program called Popular Domains. Among other
features, it allows you to import a list of expired domains
and automatically check the link popularity of each one. To
learn more about it, check out
http://www.Webofsuccess.com/domainsweekly/popular.html

As you can see, this can be an affordable way to gain
instant traffic to your site. Be nice, though, and do not
abuse this techniqueHealth Fitness Articles, make sure the site you are sending
traffic to relates to the domain. For example don’t register
the expired domain ‘ehairplugs.com’ just because it has a
high link popularity and then forward the domain to your
site about Internet marketing. Other than that you may use
your new domain with ‘built-in’ traffic however you wish!

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publishes a free weekly newsletter packed full of domain-
related information and a list of quality available domains.
You may subscribe by sending a blank email to
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Choosing a domain registrar

Since Network Solutions lost its monopoly over the domain nameregistration business, a multitude of competing registrars andthousands of resellers have popped up. Now a domain buyer maychoose between …

Since Network Solutions lost its monopoly over the domain name
registration business, a multitude of competing registrars and
thousands of resellers have popped up. Now a domain buyer may
choose between these various sites at various rates for basically
the same service.

So why does it matter where you buy your domain names?

No two registrars are the same. They vary in price, services
offered, ease of use, management system, etc. This is why which
registrar to go with is an important decision. If you register
your new domain name at one, and find you have overpaid compared
to other registrars or you’re not happy with the service, you
either have to let the domain drop when the registration expires
or pay to register it again in order to transfer it to another
registrar.

The following are the main factors to consider when choosing
a registrar when buying a domain. Whether you are buying a new
domain or thinking of transfering an existing domain to a
different one, consider these before choosing:

1. PRICE

The price you pay for your standard .com, .net or .org domain
can vary greatly between registrars. While there are “free”
domain name services available, many of them either buy the
domain themselves and only permit you “use” of the name, or
force you to place large frames full of advertisements on your
site in exchange for the domain name.

The cheapest you can expect to pay for a domain name would be
between $12 and $15. At others you may expect to pay from $20 to
$35 a year for the same domain.

Remember that price is not the only factor. When comparing
prices, take into account the other services offered by the
registrar, their customer support, testimonies, etc.

2. SERVICES

Does the registrar you are looking at offer more than just
registration? Many will offer additional services with the
registration of your domain which may make up for additional
cost in price.

For example, Register.com offers site building tools, a domain
redirection services and email services for free with the
registration of a domain. If these services are useful to you,
they may make up for the $35 registration fee.

If you don’t need any services, then Register.com may not be
the registrar of choice for you, as there are many other good
registrars that charge much less than $35 for a single domain.

3. MANAGEMENT

Another important factor to consider when choosing a registrar
is their method of domain management. In other words, once you
have registered the domain, how do you manage the information
associated with it? You may want to change contact information or
nameservers in the future.

Most registrars offer a control panel type interface for managing
your domains. This allows you to simply log in on the web and
change the information you want changed.

Others, however, have much more complicated systems. Network
Solutions was known for its inefficient and complicated system of
making simple changes. If, for example, you switched to a new
e-mail address, you might have had to fax in multiple forms of
identification in order to change simple information related to
your domain.

4. SUPPORT

When you need to know how to do something or you’re having a
problem with your domain, customer support is important. Smaller
sites reselling domain registration may not be able to provide
the same level of support one of the main registrars could. Check
out the site’s help section for its depth and check how easy it
is to find an email address or form to fill out for help.

Consider these factors when choosing where to register your
domain name to come up with the registrar offering the perfect
combination of price, serviceFree Articles, management and support for you.

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