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A Handy Guide for Simplifying Domain Registration PDF Print E-mail

Though it is undeniable that the efficiency of a website depends on various factors ranging from its development to the user apps it is hosting; however, what most people don't realize is that the domain name they select also plays a pivotal role in deciding the efficacy of the website. This is the reason it is extremely important to ensure that the name you choose to go with is apt for the needs you wish for the website to satiate. Unfortunately, even though domain registration is a key phase of getting a website up and running, many of us find ourselves in a lurch when we going ahead with one.

In the next few words we will take into consideration the key aspects you need to consider for ensuring seamless registration of you domain.

Finding a domain name

While most people try to go for a name that represents their business precisely, the increasing number of websites hosted by the World Wide Web often plays the spoilsport as the name we wish to get registered is found to be taken.

Now, the BIG question - What to do in such a scenario?

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Private Domain Registration - Is It Worth The Extra Cost PDF Print E-mail

The best domain names contain relevant and high-traffic-generating keywords. When a domain has a ".com" attached to it, it is referred to as a top-level domain and therefore you must always obtain a.com registration. If your preferred domain name's ".com" has been taken, choose another. Universities go with the .edu extension, not-for-profit organizations choose.org, and so on.

A private domain registration conceals your identity. Typically, if you want to find out who owns a domain name, all you have to do is visit a "WhoIs" service and get your information. If you opt for a private domain registration, your identity will not be revealed. The WhoIs record will display a forwarding service's name and address.

Many website owners buy private domains because these private registrations offer many advantages. Here are a couple of these advantages:

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Essential Tips For Choosing Your Internet Domain Name PDF Print E-mail

Choosing your domain name (and equivalently your website's name) can often be a difficult task. Coming up with a good name can be difficult enough, and this problem can then be worsened since quite a few domain names are already registered. This can be annoying since you could come up with a great site name (let's say Your Great Name), only to find out later that YourGreatName.com and/or YourGreatName.net are registered.

This means that you must then either try and re-choose your name (and then have to re-check if the equivalent domain is free to register), or that you register a less well-known domain extension (YourGreatName.org, YourGreatName.info etc) of your original idea.

There is a third option - and this is to try and buy YourGreatName.com and/or YourGreatName.net off their owners. However more often than not this could be quite expensive (with sellers requesting $xxx or even $x,xxx+ - i.e. hundreds or thousands plus) in order to sell the name to you. Hence this article won't consider this third option; however if you are thinking of doing this, always use a domain Escrow service (i.e. from Escrow.com, Moniker Escrow etc) for high-value domain transactions.

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How to Find the Perfect Domain Name For Your Internet Business PDF Print E-mail

Let's face it -- finding a good domain name is tough these days. Over 100 million domains have already been registered, and from all accounts, the trend is not likely to stop soon. So what's an aspiring internet entrepreneur to do? While not a guarantee, these eight and a half steps will go a long ways towards landing that perfect domain name without breaking the bank.

1. Start the search

The best place I've found to locate domain names is DomainTools.com (formerly WhoIs.sc) They can tell you if the.com is taken, and by whom, as well as offering other variations of the name that are available. They can also look up the history of the domain name, if it's been registered in the past, as well as providing information about the domain's current traffic, where it's hosted and who it's hosted with. When you come across a name that you might want, open an account at GoDaddy.com or eNom.com so that you can purchase the name affordably (generally $7 to $8 to register a new domain name.)

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Whatever You Wanted to Know About Expired Domain Auctioning Strategies PDF Print E-mail

Domain trading professionals, who are in possession of a series of domains names, make it a habit to dispose them off by using a number of techniques and strategies. Expired domain auctioning is probably the most lucrative, attractive, profitable and simple method of selling domain names. Auctioning is an interesting option for people who wish to double or even treble the asking price and earn a hefty amount of profit as a result. Expired domain auctioning is a process of offering good domain names to the highest bidder in a fiercely contested auctioning process.

Expired domain auctioning is an internationally accepted form of selling good expired domains, where a domain trader will offer appealing expired domains to interested bidders. If you have good domains in your possession, you can try out this method to make some extra money. Several factors and parameters affect expired domain auctioning and you may consider auctioning under the following conditions:

1) How good and appealing your expired domains are? Do you feel that they can help the person who buys them at an inflated price?

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Things to Consider Before Getting a Domain Name PDF Print E-mail

Choose your audience

The first thing to do when picking a right domain is to pick your audience.Your audience can be classified based on your clients, customers,geographic locations and so on. TLDs or top level domains like .com .net .org are fine even if you don't have a global presence. But if your strictly targeting a particular country say the UK or Japan, then a .co.uk or co.jp might do the job.My advice would be to stick to a dot com as its already captured the minds of the people.

Make it Crisp and Easy to remember

Short domain names are often a big hit.This is because of the normal human tendency to forget long words. Restrict your domain name to one or two words maximum and let it be easy to remember.

Strong Keywords

Use a popular keyword in your industry if possible in the domain name

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All About Domain Names Registration PDF Print E-mail

What is domain name? How important is it to have one for your website? Domain is very important when you create your own website. This is where your viewers will look for you and search you in different search engines such as Yahoo and Google. Hosting names registration is important so read further to know its importance.

Whatever your reason for making your own website should be the main reason how to create your own hosting name. You may want to start your own blog and write about different articles from travels, culinary recipe from French recipes, Asian cuisine, or you may want to start your own business and have your own website. Making a website is important. It is a great stepping stone for you and your business. But creating a website is a tricky thing to do because of its intricacies and complex issues that you need to resolve. You need to master the basic of programming and the basics of web hosting as well.

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Domain Expiration Explained PDF Print E-mail

Domain names expire. Registrars are allowed to provide a domain name registration with a duration period of between 1 and 10 years. After your domain name registration period elapses, your domain is set to expire. You are usually notified by your registrar of any pending domain expirations. If you opt against renewing that domain, the domain eventually expires and is dropped into the available domain pool.

Be aware that registrars provide the option to auto-renew your domain names. If you own a highly valuable domain, or if you do not wish to worry about your domain ever expiring, you can easily set your domain name to auto-renew via options that your registrar provides.

The domain name expiration process is defined by a set number of domain states. These states are concrete and are conformed to by every registrar, however the duration of each state might vary from one registrar to another.

Active status is the general status of a working / live domain name. Domains in the active status can be renewed or transferred at any time.

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Domain Name Registration-Do's and Dont's PDF Print E-mail

Registering a domain name on the internet these days is becoming an extremely difficult process as there are millions of top level domains (that's.com,.net,.org, etc...) that are already filling up. This makes it extremely hard to find a good domain name that's short, easy to remember, and relates to your website, business, or product.

There is a method of elimination that you can use to reduce the amount of time you spend thinking up new domain names. This involves completely eliminating the excess word standard many have come to rely on lately. I've seen domain names like bobsawesometemplates.com or thenonstopviralmarketingformula.com. Now, domain names like these might be widely available and can easily be registered for dirt cheap prices, but what are the chances anyone will ever remember them or visit them frequently?

* Don't Use More Than Three Words in Your Domain Name

You need a domain name that's right for you, but also makes that short and sweet statement that the majority tends to memorize and spread like wildfire. Names like YouTube, MySpace, howstuffworks, istock, yahoo, and Google all have one thing in common. They don't exceed the three word limit!

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Tips to Grab Expired Domains Through Back Ordering Process PDF Print E-mail

In general, domain expiry and deletion cycle is a different process with different registrars and domain name registers. It is a well known fact that a number of registrars enter into partnership with different domain auctioning services. Before a domain name expires, the registrars will keep it in an expired status for 35 days.

Under the usual circumstances, the domain that expires will not be visible in a WHOIS database, as the registrars will add an extra year to the registration. If you want to check whether the domain in question has expired or not, just make a search in the domain name server's database. In the last stages of expiration, the registrars will place the domain in a pre-release section. On the 36th day, the domain auctioning service firm will start auctioning off the domains, if there are any backorders pending before the service.

Let us say that there are backordering orders for a domain. Then, the said domain will fall in the normal process of domain expiry cycle. There is a fierce competition among thousands of expired domain traders to catch the most feasible domains.

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