Thursday, December 31, 2009

Free Domains - getting one

Free Domains - getting one

Author: Domains Expert

Free stuff sites make up a very decent percentage of all sites
on the internet. You can get anything from free screensavers to
free software to free iPods to free vacations on the internet.
Obviously other than a very few select products none of them are
'truly' free. They are not even a 'shareware kind' of product.
Most of these schemes will expect a certain action to be
performed to claim the 'free stuff'.


Normally, signing up to an offer from an advertiser, referring
friends to a site or service or buying a related product all are
examples of the 'actions' expected. For example, the free iPod
offer that took over the internet by craze works on the premise
that each person will refer 5 of their friends to the scheme as
well as sign up to a few sponsor offers himself.


What is surprising is that out of all these offers, there are
very few that are webmaster-centric. You hardly find offers for
free domains, free webhosting or free traffic when you sign up
for an offer. This is probably because the cost of these
services or products are too low to warrant much interest. It
can also be that webmasters prefer more direct forms of rewards
like cash.


It is not that there are absolutely no free domain offers on the
net. There are a few but their 'action' expected is either to
buy hosting or to sign up and post at forums. The first scenario
is a little scary because most web hosting companies will
register the 'free' domain in their own name. So if want to
change the web host, you lose the domain name and with it all
the hard work you put in to develop the brand image. That leaves
the posting at forums option. Well, if you asked me to post, say
50 messages and all of reasonable length (atleast 10 - 15
words), it will take me a month. This assumes that I also have
something better to do! I cannot wait that long for a domain
even if it is free.


From experience, it is seen that a webmaster will never refuse a
free domain name. For that matter no one will will refuse a free
thing if there is no catch involved. A webmaster should be
willing to sign up for a free offer or two in exchange of a free
domain. If such a scheme were available it should be quite
sucessful. May be not as much as the free iPods schemes but
atleast 50% as effective as them. If the free offer does not
involve disclosure of credit card information, it will be the
icing on the cake!


This is exactly what I have been working out. You sign up for an
offer. If it is a valid sign up then I buy you a domain name. No
credit card information required and no obligation too. That
simple. The only condition is you must be from the US and must
fill up the information required (name, email, address etc)
honestly. As soon as I recieve confirmation of the signup
(usually 2-3 days) you get your domain name. And, yes these are
not pharmaceutical or gambling offers, you need to sign up to
recieve more information from an online education university.
Can it get better than that? Visit
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for more information and to sign up. Today!


About the Author:
At FreeDomainsCentral, you will get free information on all
things related to domains. I also provide personalized free
domain name consultation. Please send me a mail at
domainsexpert@gmail.com for any help. I am also giving away free
domains when you sign up to a free offer on my site. Number of
domains are limited, write to me if you do not find the offer
listed anymore.

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15 Ways to Become a Better Domainer

15 Ways to Become a Better Domainer

Author: Rudy Hernandez

The competition in the domain industry is steadily increasing as more and more people are becoming aware of it's global impact in today's financial marketplace. Professional investors and huge corporations are staking their claim of this internet real estate and have turned this once primitive name exchange into a booming multi-billion dollar industry.





Today's domainers are needing take their domain investing to another level in order to have continued success and profitability. Below are 15 Ways To Become A Better Domainer.





Utilize the forums


As I've said in previous posts, the importance of domaining forums in the domain industry are vital and serve as a great resource for beginners and professional domainers alike. Whether you are looking for some honest appraisal opinions or asking questions that only another domainer would know the answer to, the domain forums are there to assist. 24 hours a day, 365 days a week, this constant stream of domain information has shaped many beginner domainers into today's greatest professional domainers. If you're not a member of a domain forum you should greatly consider joining one today.





Are you a domainer or a domain developer?


Are you buying domains for quick profit sales? Are you buying domains for the long-term traffic revenue? Are you buying domains to develop and birth new traffic? Whether you choose to do one or all three, you must come to terms and clarify a solid game plan when it comes to your domain investments. It's reasonably okay to have a few domains being developed but your overall strategy needs to take shape and be narrowed down to a specific objective. Developing a domain name takes time, effort and more time, but the possible payoffs are always huge. Buying domain names in bulk for quick sales is also profitable but relies more on a constant sales initiative to be successful. Either way, you need a tactical approach on how you want to market your domains.





Dissect your portfolio


I once spoke to a guy who boasted a domain portfolio of over 3000 names. After hearing how he was considering selling a few of his "best" domains, I offered to peruse the list and maybe assist with finding some end users that might be potential buyers. He agreed and the next day he sent me a list of about 1000 of his best domains that he was willing to sell. To my surprise over 90% of them were, in my humble opinion, not worth much more than the reg fee. I contacted him back and explained that I was only to find about 75-100 names that could possibly be decent sales. He was stunned. He declined and stated that my appraisal was not correct and thanked me for my time. 3 days laters, I received an email from the exact same guy asking for assistance in selling the 75-100 domain names I previously found in his list. Seems that during those 3 days, he spoke to a few other domainers and received the same appraisal and evaluation of his so called "best" domains. This guy thought since his domains contained popular words like gamble, casino, sex and technology that it automatically made his domains super valuable. What he didn't consider was the multiple hyphens and terrible combinations of typos and keywords. Don't be the domainer with a huge list of terrible domains just to brag about how large your portfolio is. Trim your "extra" domains and streamline by selling or trading and use the profit for investing in quality names that are earmarked for immediate revenue or immediate development. Be proud of the overall quality of your portfolio and not just the number of domains it contains.





Know your rep


I amazed on how many people I encounter that in the domain industry that have no idea who their representatives are for such companies as Sedo, Moniker, Go Daddy and other big domain powerhouses. The representatives of such companies exist to assist their members who utilize their services and are hands-down the quickest and easiest way to get something resolved if you feel a mistake has been made. If you have domains either parked or offered for sale with a domain company, I highly suggest sending a quick email to find out who your representative is and do you best to maintain a professional and courteous relationship with them. It's easier to ask assistance from someone whom you know and knows you than it is to ask a complete stranger. And don't forget to vote for your favorite domain rep at next years Domainers Choice Awards.





Stay clear of Trademark Infringements


This should be a no-brainer. Time and time again I see domainers struggle with the headaches caused by trademark infringements and bad faith domain registrations. Not only do most of the trademark claims filed at the WIPO result in the domain being transferred to the appropriate party, but it also indicates that your choice in domains is questionable and therefore proving that you are still purchasing non-quality domain names. Domains that infringe on trademarks are not quality. Ask any lawyer. Save your registration fee and steer clear of legal woes.





Auto-renew


Now that your portfolio is streamlined and contains only select domain names, you definitely don't want to lose or let any of them drop and take a chance of someone else buying you lovely internet real estate. Do yourself a favor and set your domains for auto-renew at your domain register where purchased. It's a terrible feeling to have someone else scoop up one of your prize domains just because you didn't or couldn't find the time to renew the registration. Visit this great article by the Daily Domainer that explains the life-cycle of a domain name and don't let accidental "drops" happen to you.





Limit the hand regs


Hand regs or hand registrations are domains that are purchased from a publicly available source at a regular registration fee and are either brand new (never been purchased) or have expired and no longer owned by the previous owner. Go Daddy is a domain registrar that is popular with domainers and consistently used for hand regs. The possibility of stumbling along a unregistered domain is always there and the opportunity for someone to register a new domain name that never existed and create value to it is also conceivable, but in essence, most domain names that are hand regged are simply non-researched, impulse purchases that pad a domain portfolio with non-value names. Distinguish yourself as a profitable domainer and limit the amount of hand regs you add to your portfolio. One good way is to wait 24 hours before registering a hand reg domain and then re-evaluating before buying. You may lose a registration every so often but in the long run you will save on unnecessary registration fees and useless domain name ownership.





Stay current with news and sales


To be successful is to be informed. The pulse of the domain industry is constantly evolving and therefore it is beneficial to a domainer to know exactly what is the next potential opportunity or trend being created within our industry. If you buy domain names, you are an investor. If you are an investor, you need to stay current with the news of your investments and other people's investments. You can do this by monitoring the recent domain sales and news offered by many websites that are specifically geared towards todays domainers. One of my favorite websites is Ron Jackson's DNJournal. You can find great articles, news and the popular Year To Date domain sales. You need to know what domains are selling, which domains are being bought and how much they are being bought for. Invest time in your investments and reap the rewards. Predicting the next big trend is priceless.





Blog around


Domaining blogs are sprouting up everywhere with domainers eager to share their experiences, setbacks, lessons learned and tips with anyone who wants to listen. We all need to take advantage of this free and useful information by visiting various domain blogs and getting another person's perspective on our industry. And don't forget to subscribe to their RSS feeds, if it is offered, and have all this new information sent directly to you to read at your convenience... for free. Subscribe to this blog here.





Diversify with other TLD extensions


While some domainers swear that .com is the only extension worth being bought, there are others, like me, who think it's absolutely insane to dismiss all other TLD's and only buy one flavor of domain name. The popularity of .TV and .Mobi and the ongoing success of ccTLD's has risen and is playing a prominent part in today's domain marketplace. Generic domains in any of these extensions are being recognized as a highly sought after commodity with no signs of slowing. Familiarize yourself with other TLD's beside .com, .net and .org and evaluate your domain purchases on a global niche scale the next time you go to buy a domain.





Consider fractional domain ownership


Fractional domain ownership is simply a group of people that own a domain name and share in it's profits, development and use. There is not one sole owner because it is owned by the entire group. Owning a portion of a high value domain is a great way for a newcomer to the domain industry to begin and understand the ins and outs of professional domaining and share in the profit growth associated with that certain domain. It also allows "regular" domainers to group funds together and own a very premier domain name without one person having to pay the entire purchase price. Look for this trend to boom in 2008.





Optimize your parked pages


Once you buy a domain name, it is up to you whether your domain will contain a fully-functional website that you can customize/adsense or whether you will "park" your domain and allow targeted content to automatically be placed and monetized per visitor. If you choose to park your domains, it's imperative that you understand how domain parking works and how it can be optimized to bring better results. Sedo is a popular place for domain parking and allows users to see detailed stats and account information for each domain parked on the Sedo network. Revenue is shared with Sedo each time someone clicks on content on one of your parked pages and relies on consistent traffic to be a steady stream of income. Brush up on your domain parking information here.





Update your WHOIS information


The WHOIS database is sort of like a directory of purchased domain names that contains the owner's contact information, purchase date and expiration of a certain domain. One use of this information is being able to contact a domain owner and inquire about purchasing the domain. Without the correct information in the WHOis database, a potential buyer may not be able to contact the current owner and allow an offer to be placed. Contact your domain registrars and make sure your WHOis information is current and correct. If you opt not to be contacted by potential buyers, you may consider using a service that purchases domains for it's clients and keeps their information private. There is also an option to pay an additional fee at some domain registrars for private domain registration.





Contact more end users


So you have a great domain name that is considered gold in a certain industry. Great job. Now, if you have decided not to develop it and simply want to profit from a sale, I highly suggest contacting an end user. What's and end user? An end user is someone who would use the domain name specifically for creating brand recognition in a certain industry. Here's an example: Adam owns organicdogfood.com and Bob owns an organic dog food company in Texas but uses the domain BobsSuperGoodOrganicDogFood.com. Adam contacts Bob and offers a shorter, brandable and easier to remember domain name that can increase Bob's exposure on the internet for people searching for organic dogfood. Adam has just contacted a possible end user. A domain name can usually be sold to an end user for more since it is valued more by the actual user of the domain instead of a regular domain buyer.





Change your views on the domain industry


Are there still opportunities to be successful in today's domain industry? Yes.


Is there still time to take advantage of the booming domain sales? Yes.


Is it still possible for a domain newbie to come in and thrive even with a small initial investment. Yes.

About the Author:

Rudy Hernandez is the chief domain blogger at LogistikLabs.com. Rudy has been an integral part of the domain industry since 1999.

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Favorable Name Rules or How to Select Appropriate Domain Singly

Favorable Name Rules or How to Select Appropriate Domain Singly

Author: Roger Fry

Domain names are special, self-sufficient part of WWW and a profit-making kind of business in the Internet.


There is a huge number of IT companies that sale/purchase/estimate domain names. The times when You could


get an exclusive free domain name from Your hosting-provider had passed. Now, in order to purchase a good


domain You may visit some of the websites that specialize in domain names sale (for example Sedo.com) and


buy the domain You liked (of course, if You are ready to pay about $10.000 for it, though, many of domain names


are much more expensive). If You are not - You will have to select domain name from those, which are being


sold as vacant. Here is what You should take into consideration while choosing a domain name:





1. Domain level.





It's preferably to have a second-level domain name. For example, in "www.design.com" the "www" prefix means


World Wide Web; "design" is a domain basis (see below how to select it); "com" is a domain zone. Third-level


domain name is a little bit different - "www.logo.design.com", forth-level domain will look like


"www.pixel.logo.design.com" - the number of domain components increases depending on its level. Domain


components imply words that affiliate a domain name and are separated by dots. The more components are


in a domain name, the higher is its level and the less valuable it is. The third and higher level domains are often


being distributed cost free. When purchasing a domain name for Your company (or Yourself), make sure it is a


second-level domain.





2. Domain zone.





There is a huge amount of domain zones, each of them having its own meaning, and it is important to choose the


most appropriate one. There are Generic Domains and Country Code Domains. Among Generic Domains are:


"com" - commercial project; "net" - network, related to WWW; "org" - organization; "biz" - business project; "info" -


informational project; "TV" - television channel; and many others. Country Code Domains are domains that reveal


ownership of a particular domain (website) by a country. Each country (including those that don't already exist)


has its own domain zone. For example "us" means USA site; "de" is German; "co.uk" stands for Great Britain",


"ru" refers to Russia; "fr" denotes France. So, what domain zone would give the best fit for Your domain? If Your


Internet project is going to have regional restrictions (for example e-shop meant for sale in USA only) - do not


hesitate to choose the domain zone of Your region. If Your project isn't attached to a particular country, You will


have to choose from the "Great Five" of domain zones: com/net/org/biz/info. These zones are the most valuable


and popular in the Internet. "Com" is one of the best, being a universal domain zone. "Net" matches with IT


forums and sites related to domain names. "Org" suits perfectly to web directories. Almost all of the best great


directories have domains in "org" zone (dmoz.org; lii.org; vlib.org; botw.org). "Biz"- will be a brilliant solution for


e-shops and projects that have to do with online sale. "Info" is right for blogs and personal pages. But You don't


have to be consistent with these meanings - they are conventional. Though, there are domains which You can't


purchase without having a competent authority: "gov" - government establishment; "mil" - military department;


"edu" - educational establishment; "int" - international organization; "museum" - museums and so on.





3. Domain name basis.





Domain name basis is the most important domain component. Let's emphasize 2 completely different methods


of selecting a successful domain name basis:





1) As a basis for a domain they use euphonic, well-remembered word that isn't associated with company's


activity, products or services. Such domains are often being called by company's name. For example


Google.com and GoDaddy.com are remarkable, short domains that don't have terms characterizing their


activities, like "search", "host", "domain", "web". They are figured on exclusiveness, brevity and memorability.





2) The second method comprises that domain name will consist of a term/terms relating to company's (project)


activity. The terms here serve as keywords of a given site. For example "www.design.com"


design. It is counted on to promote a domain in search engines. Some search engines (e.g. Google.com) take


domain name into account while giving search results. Domains of this kind stick to the memory without being


unique and may be easily found by entering them in a browser's line. Such domain names are typical for purely


Internet projects.





4. Number of words in a domain.





The more words are in a domain name, the less valuable it is. And vice-versa - the less words it contains (ideally


one) the more value it represents. For example, "www.design.com" has one word - design. This word is


polysemantic to the maximum, because it can denote landscape design, interior design, web design, 3D design


and other notions relevant to design. Such domains are appreciated highly. "www.webdesign.com" consists of 2


words - web and design. The value of this domain is a little lower than that of the previous one, because it has


more narrow meaning that bounds its scope. "www.customwebdesign.com" includes 3 words - custom web


design, and is therefore still less valuable.





5. Brevity and memorability.





It doesn't make sense to include more than 3 words in a domain name - its value and ability to stick to the


memory will decrease owing to the length. The shorter is a domain, the more precious it is. Short domains are


easily remembered, You can dictate them by telephone without difficulty, have them displayed as an


advertisement in public transport and be sure they will be noticed, etc.





6. No hyphens and digits.





Hyphens and digits degrade domain's value. Exception to the rule are the cases when digits form an integral part


of a domain concept. For example "3D", "mp3", "formula1".





7. Logical abbreviations.





Sometimes, in order to insert multipartite expression into a domain, they use abbreviations. But as far as


domains are concerned, they often do this incorrectly. For example, it's necessary to apply "full flash web sites"


notion to a domain. To do this, they often abbreviate the expression, leaving only the initial letters of each word.


Based upon the received "ffws", it's impossible to understand what this domain means. It's not being "read" by


search engines and is poorly remembered in spite of its brevity. That is to say, the given domain has more


drawbacks than advantages.


How to correctly abbreviate the expression like this? We should define its main idea/concept, which will serve as


a keyword of the future site. In our case it will be "full flash". The rest of it -"web sites" is of minor importance, so


we can abbreviate it as "ws". As the result, we have "www.FullFlashWs.com" domain. This domain has obvious


advantages when being promoted in search engines at "full flash" query, reasonably long and is not hard to


remember.





8. Domain's first letter.





In itself the first letter of a domain name is of minor importance. But there are nuances that may have a beneficial


effect on popularization of a future site. The fact is that many of web directories have option to sort websites


alphabetically, and some of the directories have this option dissembled. Thus, the sites whose domain names


start with the first letters of alphabet are being visited much more frequently than the rest in a directory. This


factor should be taken into account when inventing a proper and brief domain name.


Finally, if You purchase a domain which is not new and has been in the Internet for some time, consideration


must be given to:





-Age of a domain name.


-Domain's history, its scope in the past.


-Make sure that this domain doesn't have punitive sanctions in search engines and its e-mail is not recognized as


a spam.


-Make sure that other companies/persons don't make claims on this domain.


-PR and Alexa statistics of this domain.





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I am a SEO marketer in Atix Media company that specializes in custom web design. I like devoting myself to promotion and popularization of our clients' sites, and thus ensuring remarkable and profitable IT presence for their businesses. Your website won't be of noticeable benefit without a competent SEO. And a correctly built promo- strategy means 60% success of Your IT project.

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Making Money Parking Domains

Making Money Parking Domains

Author: Abdul Rahman Malik

The internet has been the great place for the profit and earning . The google boom and followed by yahoo , MSN and Adbrite . The publishers of the most trafficked and busy sites have been busy in pocketing dollars for the every traffic and pay per click Advertisements shown on their sites . But the poor site owners and the bloggers who have low traffic or visitors have to wait for months to collect their revenue which was earned from the site advertisements . But thanks to parking sites such as godaddy.com , Sedo.com , name drive and parked.com , the domainers have been able to earn the revenue from the ads shown on their domains . You do not need to purchase hosting or spend a lot on the web design and we developers when you can start earning simply from the purchasing the domains and parking them on the sites which are most visited .


There is no any superior skills of web design or programming required for this business . you can earn while you sleep and this goes on . Some sites also place the banner that the domains are for sale . Thus you save on advertisement costs as well as marketing costs . All is done by parking sites. No matter you have registered domain on any site , just point your domain Name Servers (DNS) to parked sites address . Just go to parking sites , write the tags or keywords matching the domains nature and functions select suitable template and the parked domain will start showing ads of google or yahoo according to the domain parking site’s ads partner and you start earning in minutes. Alternatively you can forward your domain to parking site such as www.sedoparking.com/yourdomain . To set up your domain for parking , just take a look at the following steps . Suppose you have purchased a domain from bravenet.com and you want to point the domain to Sedo parking the method will be as follows : go to bravent.com enter your username and password . click on the domain you purchased and then go to change name servers . The name servers will appear like this.


NS1.BRAVEHOST.COM and NS2.BRAVEHOST.COM. Its the place where you change the name servers and point it to the Sedo name Servers which are NS1.SEDOPARKING.COM and NS2.SEDOPARKING.COM. The easy step will be to change name servers to SEDO then press submit . The name servers are now changed and the ads will start showing on your domain default page . Remember that before adding your domains to parking sites , first change the current name servers to the parking site’s Name servers as parking sites have to validate the WHOIS information so as to know that you are the real owner of the domain .





If you are a beginner or running short of savings to this business then start from .info domains as these are very cheap . you will have .info domains from Godaddy.com in just $3.15 and its reseller ix-one.com sells the same .info domains in just $2.15 . The .info domains are much cheaper than .com , .org or .net domains which start from $6 dollars to 12 dollars and the .tv and .fm domains cost even more . I have registered 100 .info domains and parked. My average daily earnings are $6 to $8 dollars per day and you can earn $200 Plus Dollars in month while you sleep . The earnings will grow as the domains crawled by search engines and typed by users . after all you have nothing to lose but to earn whenever the default domains are shown to visitors or clicked . But be careful , never click on your domains ads yourself as you might be banned from parking domains and all earnings will seized . Always register those domains which are of very common nature such for freelance advertisements you can register www.freelancemania.info , for online hotel booking you can purchase a domain like www.ehotelbooking.info for any matrimonial sites just register www.bestmatrimony.com , for articles and content advertisements you can have domains such as www.articlesmob.info and www.contentmasters.info . if you have idea of showing ads of freelance writing sites then a domain like www.vectralance.info will be an added value . The educations searches are made on regular basis so you can register a domain like www.educationexpo.info . suppose that you want to register a domain which related to sports only then the domain like www.allsportsbuzz.infowww.vectraclick.info. Hundreds of the jobseekers around the world search for online job sites to register themselves and applying for jobs be they full time , or part time or home based freelance jobs such as www.jobsbay.org . The jobs keyword can earn you more dollars. In today’s world every one wants a fast and secure system for online money transfer and payment . The online payment systems such Western union , google checkout etc are in continuous demand and subjects of the searches made over the search engines . Registering a domain like www.epaypal.info sounds similar to pay pal can show the ads of online payment systems . The you Tube , meta cafĂ© , daily motion video sharing sites have been very popular in social networking . every day millions of videos are watched and submitted by users for viewers . The domain such as www.videoeden.info will be very useful for cash parking as its key words will videos and videos sharing , video submitting etc over the internet . several people enjoy online purchases through various credit cards and debit cards such VISA , Masters Card , American Express , JCB , Diner’s Club . The parking a domain such as www.electrocards.info will be high traffic domains for earning more revenue for cash parking . Parking domains for travel sites is also more yielding as it includes trips , air flights , hotels , booking and are based on high CPC and CPM based . My only domain www.globaltravelguide.info concerning traveling ,earns me the amount of 10 domains per month due to its high trafficked and costly keywords .The technology based online shopping sites are also popular a domain such as www.vectracity.com will be a great value to attract more visitors or more searches over the net. Some people are keen of watching and keeping the latest models of cars and luxury costly cars . The domain such as www.luxurycarsclub.info will make some to visits the site where information regarding the latest models of the cars is available .Everyday hundreds of the bloggers and blog advertisers hunt for the sites to advertise or monetize the blogs adding domain such as www.bloggermedia.info will earn you more revenue whoever searches the key word Blog advertising , blog hosting etc. The website and domain registrar sites are always visited by millions to start their business over the net . The domains such as www.Superflashsites.com , www.yoursdomain.info and www.xtrawebsol.com are worth mentioning. The affiliate marketing has been very lucrative business for online retailers . The domain as www.affiliatemarketingtm.info will add value to your cash parking business . The online matrimonial sites are like viral articles so every one tests his/ her luck for match hunt . The domain such as www.getmarriednow.biz will be very handy and earn you more revenue from the cash parking which needs only one time investment . The development jobs are also most wanted due to handsome and lucrative salaries . The domain such as www.developmentjobs.info may bring some charm and money in your pocket . Thanks to internet which has provided many sources of revenue to the online traders . The online trading business has been very profiting as compared to offline trading . The domain such as www.etradeonline.info will certainly boost your revenues at higher level.





All the domains included in this article are the examples of cash parking . you must visit them in order to know how your parked domains will look like after parking them . I have visited many domain parking sites Go daddy , Sedo , Name drive , gold key , parking dots , parking panel , domain hop , parked , domain sponsor , active audience and trafficz But I will recommend you to concentrate on three parking leaders www.sedo.com . www.godaddy.com and www.namedrive.com . The Sedo and name drive are free parking sites where you can park un limited domains for free where as go daddy charges 3 to 4 US dollars for basic parking which includes 60% revenue share of the parked domains and 80% for the premium cash parking . suppose you earned 100 dollars in April , if you have Basic cash parking then you earned $60 and $40 dollars will go to go daddy share . If you have premium cash parking account with godaddy.com , then you will pocket $80 and $ 20 Dollars will go in Godaddy.com . The domain registration is the problem of all as all the customer need cheap and established registrar and web hosting . The godaddy.com and ix-one.com are the finest to start with .info domains by parking them on the sites . if you need hosting for any website then www.ehostingjunction.com is the best choice . so what are you waiting for ? just buy domains and park them on the sites and make money while you sleep . for further information please visit my blog at www.remoteworktips.co.cc





will be fine and attractive . The pay per click and cost per Million impressions websites are increasing day by day and many advertisers as well as publishers are keen to search the PPC and CPM based sites . Registering a domain similar to this keyword click could bring you more traffic such as

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How to Appraise a Domain Name's Value

How to Appraise a Domain Name's Value

Author: Rudy Hernandez

Knowing the value of an internet domain name is crucial in today's business industry. Altough there is no exact formula to appraise a domain, there are a group of things to consider before putting a value to a domain. A majority of people will base their immediate appraisal on TLD extension, word length and keyword popularity but won't really consider backlinks, brandability or emerging trends part of the equation. There are a few factors that a person must be aware of before they can feel they have thoroughly assessed the domain and attach a valid appraisal amount. The first thing a person can do to is recognize that there are many subtle components that need to be assembled and viewed as a whole to get a comprehensive perspective on the domain. It seems every domainer has their own method used to appraise a domain so I've listed a few factors that I feel are necessary in being considered before a domain can be appraised.





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TLD Extension


TLD or Top-Level Domain is the ending extension attached to a domain such as .com, .net or .org. The .com extension is considered the most sought after even though there are other TLD's that are gaining huge popularity and acceptance. CC's or Country Codes are also seeing their fair share of registrations.





Name Length


Now that all the 2, 3 and 4 letter .com's have been registered, the letter count on a domain is fast becoming a huge factor in a domain's worth. The desire for a short domain is at an all time high and values are steadily climbing due to the limited supply of shorter length domains. Seems shorter names are easier to remember and with that a value increase.





Characters, Numbers and Hyphens


Hyphens integrated between letters are often viewed as separators between keywords. Although there is much dispute whether or not the hyphens negatively impact a domain's search engine optimization, there is considerable preference that a domain not include anything extra in it's name. Number digits are beginning to see their popularity rise and can be included with relevant keywords or letters to make a great domain.





Keyword Popularity


Marketable search terms and keyword popularity are extremely relevant in appraising a domain name. The frequency of a given search term helps to indicate the brandability or popularity of the keyword. Generic word domains, such as flowers.com or poker.com are the strongest in their keyword popularity genre.





Traffic and Revenue


Traffic or visitors to a particular domain is one of the most important factors to consider when appraising a domain. More traffic usually means more revenue due to pay-per-click income and possible advertising opportunities, therefore increasing the value of the domain.





Brandability and Trends


Any domain that is easily memorable, short and non-descript is considered brandable and therefore increases it's value. It would be easier for a person to remember TVrepair.com instead of the longer fix-my-broken-television.com . Not only is the first choice shorter and has better word flow but also there is less of a chance of someone incorrectly typing in the URL. Also keep tuned in to current trends that may seem to increase an otherwise meaningless domain into a treasure. An example is when Apple Computers began to incorporate the letter i into their products descriptions, such as iPhone, iPod and iLife.





Automated Domain Appraisals


This is a tricky one. Although I feel automated domain appraisal systems such as Estibot are helpful in assisting to appraise a domain, I don't feel they should be the "end all" decision used to obtain a domain's value. If used more as a reference tool, they can be one of the greatest resources that help determine an appraisal value. Any script/applications can have some bugs, especially ones with complex algorithms as Estibot. Make automated domain appraisals one of the tools to find an appraisal, not the only tool.





Future Potential Interest and Overall Appeal


As time goes by, new words, trends and fads explode onto the scene, and with each new word or trend created, a domain is born. Stay up with current events and become a regular visitor to news aggregate sites, such as Digg and domain industry specific DNHour to stay on the cusp of emerging potential interests.





Backlinks


I like to keep my eye on the number and quality of backlinks to evaluate an domain appraisal. While tons of irrelevant backlinks might negatively effect a domain's search engine optimization, it can still be a positive thing for a domain names' value. With more and more domains being "parked", the links tend to lean towards relevant backlinks and therefore less likely to be bogged down in the SEO nightmare of page rank. And, it's hard to argue that backlinks don't increase traffic.





Relevance, Region Specific and other Fuzzy Logic


As said earlier, there is no exact formula to appraise a domain name, and therefore the not-so-exact elements must come into play. An example would be that veteran domainers tend to skew their entire method of appraising when it comes to country specific or region specific domain names. Different factors are incorporated to determine non-English domain word values and domainers across the globe are becoming better in detecting future potential interests in foreign markets. Another example is the continuously growing popularity of "long-string domaining", or stringing multiple words or keywords to achieve a brandable and memorable domain name. TacoBell has ThinkOutsideTheBun.com and Amazon has the domain BuyABook.com. By definition, these would not be very valuable but that's when the fuzzy logic creeps in. A domain's value can be perceived in multiple ways.





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So keep in mind that even though there isn't one exact correct formula being used by the domain industry to appraise domains, a reasonable appraisal can be determined by anyone if they keep all the factors in mind and how they each interact with each other.





I'd suggest you monitor the pulse of current domain sales by frequently visiting


DNJournal's Domain Sales Chart. This will show you weekly and even yearly to-date domain sales for the industry. And don't forget to visit the front page of Sedo to view ongoing live auctions. Each of these great resources will help you in creating your own customized method of domain appraising by seeing what domains are selling and for what amount.





About the Author:

Rudy Hernandez is the chief domain industry blogger at LogistikLabs.com. Rudy has been an integral part of the domain industry since 1999. Visit Rudy's blog at LogistikLabs.com.

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Choosing Domain Names for Your Business

Choosing Domain Names for Your Business

Author: John Pawlett

Let's say that you're creating a website for Barb's Specialty Pet Products. Should the domain name be barbsspecialtypetproducts.com?



Perhaps -- but don't stop there. Having the right domain name, or domain names, can bring more traffic to your site.



Why more than one domain name?



One domain is all you need to set up a website. But with more domains directing to your site, you can have these additional benefits:



- Bring site visitors who type variations of your domain name



- Acquire traffic that might otherwise go to your competition



- Harness the marketing power of keyword domains



Your primary domain name



If it's feasible, use your business or brand name in your primary domain. People will remember it and associate it with your business. Also consider the following factors when choosing your primary domain.



Domain name extensions



Should your primary domain end with .com, .net, or .biz, or with a country-specific extension such as .ca or .co.uk?



If your website is aimed at people in a specific country, having a country-specific domain can help:



- Site visitors will recognize right away that the business has a presence in the country of the extension. They may therefore be more comfortable buying from you.



- Some country-specific search results include sites with the relevant country-specific domain extension even if the site isn't hosted in that country.



On the other hand, if you're targeting an international audience, a country-specific domain could work against you. People from outside the country of the extension may be less inclined to buy if the business looks foreign to them.



If you want to attract both people within your country and those in other countries, have both. Each domain could direct to the same site, with each audience seeing the domain intended for them. For country-specific search results, the primary domain should be the country-specific one.



Chances are that the .com domain you want is already taken. If you use the .net or .biz version, you risk having potential site visitors go to your .com competition instead. Be sure to use the full domain name on all promotional material to reduce this risk.



Domain name length



A short domain is easier to remember, it has less risk of being mistyped, and it'll fit easily on your business cards and correspondence.



Conversely, if a short name doesn't represent your business, it's more difficult for people to remember. The short names you like may already be taken anyway.



If your business name is up to three easy-to-spell words, it'll probably work as a domain name. For a longer business name, the initials or just one or two words may be easier than remembering a combination of words.



Secondary domain names



Secondary domains directing to your site are for online use:



- For people who type your primary domain name incorrectly



- For people who search for your products or services online



Typing and spelling variations



How many ways can people spell and type your business name?



barbsspecialtypetproducts.com



barbs-specialty-pet-products.com



barbspecialtypetproducts.com



barbsspecialitypetproducts.com



barbsspecialitypetproducts.com



barbspecialtyproducts.com



barbspecialtyproduct.com



Hyphens aren't recommended for your primary domain. When people tell others about your site, they're likely to omit the hyphens. They may also forget to type them.



For secondary domains, hyphens make long domains easier to read. Each word stands out when people see your domain. However, domains such as buy-keyword-product-now.com make some people view hyphenated domains, especially those with more than one hyphen, as spam-like.



Having the words in domains separated may help some search engines recognize keywords. With Google, though, hyphens don't make any difference.



Consider all of these variations for secondary domain names:



- With and without hyphens



- Different ways of spelling some words



- Singular and plural versions of nouns



- Extensions with .com and .net as well as a country-specific extension if relevant



What people search for



If you want to find the website for Time magazine, you might do a search for it, or you might try typing in time.com. If you do the latter, you'll find yourself at the Time site.



This type of search behavior extends to generic words too. Searching for dog collars? Try dogcollar.com, for example, and you'll be redirected to dogidcollar.com. Do you want life insurance? Lifeinsurance.com redirects to nmfn.com (and so does northwesternmutualfinancialnetwork.com).



While having keyword domain names may not draw a lot of site visitors, using them is a technique to consider.



How to use more than one domain



Set up your website with your primary domain, and use that domain on your correspondence and with your customers.



Point secondary domains to your site using URL forwarding (also called domain forwarding, domain redirect, or URL redirect). To have the secondary domain appear in the browser, use domain masking. You can set up these features when you log in to your account with your domain registrar (if your registrar offers these services).



With domains that are simply variations of your primary domain, you can expect additional traffic just from having set up these domains. With domains that contain keywords, you can get more from them by using them to list your site in online directories. When these domains appear in search results, searchers will see the keywords.



The next step



Once you decide on the available domains that you want, register them immediately. They might not be available tomorrow.



If you don't already have a business name, you'll find it easier to market your business online if you choose a primary domain and a business name together. If your first choice for a business name doesn't work well with any available domains, consider a business name that you can easily market with an available domain. Once you've registered that domain name and your business name, register secondary domains and put them to use.



Is it worth registering multiple domains for one site? That depends on your site, but any variations that you don't register will be available for competitors to register and use. If a domain is valuable to a competitor, it's valuable to you.

About the Author:

Domain Names Unleashed is an informative Domain Name site that looks into all aspects of Domains from SEO to The Site Itself.
To find out more visit Domain Names

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The Domain Name Gold Rush

The Domain Name Gold Rush

Author: Lois S.

All the good ones are taken. The really good ones, that is. But
they don't always stay taken.


Domain names often come back onto the market. Even before they
do, domain name prospectors are sifting through them to find the
gold domains among them.


Why domain names become available again


Thousands of domain names expire every day. Other domains are
offered for sale. The reasons are varied:


Carelessness


The webmaster forgets to renew the domain by the expiry date.


The email address that the domain is registered with becomes
invalid, and the domain name registrant doesn't receive the
renewal notices.


- Lack of need or funds


- The company that had registered the domain goes out of
business.


- The website owner loses interest in or doesn't have time for
the website.


- The website owner doesn't have funding to continue the website
venture.


- The domain name registrant registered numerous domains on
speculation and couldn't afford to continue renewing unused
domains.


Profit


- The domain name registrant may realize how much a domain is
worth and decide to sell it.


- The domain name registrant may have registered the domain
because of its potential worth, with the aim of selling it later.


What makes a previously registered domain name valuable?


In July 2005, the domain name website.com sold for $750,000, the
highest-valued domain name sale this year. Why would anyone pay
so much for a domain when they could register a new domain for
under $10?


- Instant traffic


If the domain name previously pointed to a website, search
engines have already indexed that domain name. Other websites
probably still have links to that domain. If the domain is
listed in directories, these links bring in even more traffic.
You register the domain, and the work getting incoming links has
already been done for you.


- Surf value


Sometimes web surfers search by typing generic words followed by
dot com (or other extensions) into their browsers, for example,
dogs.com. This particular domain name redirects to the website
for a company that sells pet products and services. A domain
name like this constantly brings visitors to the website without
the cost and effort of advertising and marketing.


- Easy to remember


Your company name may not be memorable, but domains such as
dogs.com and website.com are. People are more likely to return
to a site or pass on the name to their friends when they can
easily remember it.


How to find domains pending expiration


You decide to join the gold rush for valuable pre-registered
domains. Finding expiring domains is the first step, but you
also need to research domains that are about to come back on the
market.


Lists of domains pending expiration


At these websites, among others, you can search for domains
containing keywords you enter. At expireddomains.com, the
results contain domains that are currently available, soon to
expire, on hold, in the Redemption Grace Period (RGP), or for
sale by their registrants. Extensions searched: .com, .net, and
..org.


The domainsbot.com database searches .com, .net, .org, .info,
and .biz extensions for domains that are available, for sale, or
expiring.


Domain research


You can find some (but not all) incoming links to a domain by
entering "link:siteURL" (replace "siteURL" with the domain name)
into Google or Yahoo. When you find the links, follow them to
see what types of sites link to the domain. How would you feel
about having these particular sites linking to your site?


Also look into any possible problems associated with the domain.
Search engines may have banned the domain if the previous site
had controversial search engine optimization techniques
employed, such as the use of hidden text or links. Check the
history of the site at a domain name via the WayBack Machine. If
the domain previously pointed to a site with gambling or adult
content or a lot of affiliate links, or if it employed
questionable search engine optimization techniques, search
engines may have banned the domain. Aside from the possibility
of a domain being banned, you may not want incoming links from
sites associated with these types of content.


How to register domains pending deletion


You've decided on a domain that you want. How do you maximize
your chances on getting it?


At eNom.com's Club Drop, you can bid on expiring .com and .net
domains the day before they're available to the public. You can
also be notified when domains matching your search criteria
become available.


The NameWinner system places bids on .com, .net, .org, and .info
domains for you. It bids only as high as is necessary to
maintain your high bid position up to your maximum bid.


How to profit from your domains


- Selling domains


If you have a domain that may be valuable and that you aren't
using, consider selling it at a domain auction. If you already
have a buyer for a domain, you can transfer it securely through
Escrow.com.


- Paid parking for domains


With paid domain parking programs, also called "domain
monetization" or "monetize domains," you can earn pay-per-click
revenue via targeted advertisements. These sites offer domain
monetization services:


- DomainSponsor


- Park Quick


- Domain Spa


- Google Adsense for domains


With the right knowledge, timing, and a bit of luck, you have a
chance as a domain name prospector to hit pay dirt.


About the Author:
Lois S. is a Technical Executive Writer for http://www.websitesource.com and http://www.lowpricedomains.com with
experience in the website hosting industry.

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Choosing Domain Names for Your Business

Choosing Domain Names for Your Business

Author: John Pawlett

Let's say that you're creating a website for Barb's Specialty Pet Products. Should the domain name be barbsspecialtypetproducts.com?



Perhaps -- but don't stop there. Having the right domain name, or domain names, can bring more traffic to your site.



Why more than one domain name?



One domain is all you need to set up a website. But with more domains directing to your site, you can have these additional benefits:



- Bring site visitors who type variations of your domain name



- Acquire traffic that might otherwise go to your competition



- Harness the marketing power of keyword domains



Your primary domain name



If it's feasible, use your business or brand name in your primary domain. People will remember it and associate it with your business. Also consider the following factors when choosing your primary domain.



Domain name extensions



Should your primary domain end with .com, .net, or .biz, or with a country-specific extension such as .ca or .co.uk?



If your website is aimed at people in a specific country, having a country-specific domain can help:



- Site visitors will recognize right away that the business has a presence in the country of the extension. They may therefore be more comfortable buying from you.



- Some country-specific search results include sites with the relevant country-specific domain extension even if the site isn't hosted in that country.



On the other hand, if you're targeting an international audience, a country-specific domain could work against you. People from outside the country of the extension may be less inclined to buy if the business looks foreign to them.



If you want to attract both people within your country and those in other countries, have both. Each domain could direct to the same site, with each audience seeing the domain intended for them. For country-specific search results, the primary domain should be the country-specific one.



Chances are that the .com domain you want is already taken. If you use the .net or .biz version, you risk having potential site visitors go to your .com competition instead. Be sure to use the full domain name on all promotional material to reduce this risk.



Domain name length



A short domain is easier to remember, it has less risk of being mistyped, and it'll fit easily on your business cards and correspondence.



Conversely, if a short name doesn't represent your business, it's more difficult for people to remember. The short names you like may already be taken anyway.



If your business name is up to three easy-to-spell words, it'll probably work as a domain name. For a longer business name, the initials or just one or two words may be easier than remembering a combination of words.



Secondary domain names



Secondary domains directing to your site are for online use:



- For people who type your primary domain name incorrectly



- For people who search for your products or services online



Typing and spelling variations



How many ways can people spell and type your business name?



barbsspecialtypetproducts.com



barbs-specialty-pet-products.com



barbspecialtypetproducts.com



barbsspecialitypetproducts.com



barbsspecialitypetproducts.com



barbspecialtyproducts.com



barbspecialtyproduct.com



Hyphens aren't recommended for your primary domain. When people tell others about your site, they're likely to omit the hyphens. They may also forget to type them.



For secondary domains, hyphens make long domains easier to read. Each word stands out when people see your domain. However, domains such as buy-keyword-product-now.com make some people view hyphenated domains, especially those with more than one hyphen, as spam-like.



Having the words in domains separated may help some search engines recognize keywords. With Google, though, hyphens don't make any difference.



Consider all of these variations for secondary domain names:



- With and without hyphens



- Different ways of spelling some words



- Singular and plural versions of nouns



- Extensions with .com and .net as well as a country-specific extension if relevant



What people search for



If you want to find the website for Time magazine, you might do a search for it, or you might try typing in time.com. If you do the latter, you'll find yourself at the Time site.



This type of search behavior extends to generic words too. Searching for dog collars? Try dogcollar.com, for example, and you'll be redirected to dogidcollar.com. Do you want life insurance? Lifeinsurance.com redirects to nmfn.com (and so does northwesternmutualfinancialnetwork.com).



While having keyword domain names may not draw a lot of site visitors, using them is a technique to consider.



How to use more than one domain



Set up your website with your primary domain, and use that domain on your correspondence and with your customers.



Point secondary domains to your site using URL forwarding (also called domain forwarding, domain redirect, or URL redirect). To have the secondary domain appear in the browser, use domain masking. You can set up these features when you log in to your account with your domain registrar (if your registrar offers these services).



With domains that are simply variations of your primary domain, you can expect additional traffic just from having set up these domains. With domains that contain keywords, you can get more from them by using them to list your site in online directories. When these domains appear in search results, searchers will see the keywords.



The next step



Once you decide on the available domains that you want, register them immediately. They might not be available tomorrow.



If you don't already have a business name, you'll find it easier to market your business online if you choose a primary domain and a business name together. If your first choice for a business name doesn't work well with any available domains, consider a business name that you can easily market with an available domain. Once you've registered that domain name and your business name, register secondary domains and put them to use.



Is it worth registering multiple domains for one site? That depends on your site, but any variations that you don't register will be available for competitors to register and use. If a domain is valuable to a competitor, it's valuable to you.

About the Author:

Domain Names Unleashed is an informative Domain Name site that looks into all aspects of Domains from SEO to The Site Itself.
To find out more visit Domain Names

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How to Make Money With Domains..

How to Make Money With Domains

Author: Ajisafe Mayowa
Many times you have gone online i.e. on the internet, type the name of a website in your web browser address bar. Have you ever check your emails or signup for something on the internet? if so, then you have come about an internet real estate. Website names like www.yahoo.com,www.google.com and so on are referred to as Domain name. They are also called Internet Real Estate because they offer a high returns on investment.
Three things make a website such as www.yahoo.com; those three things are the Domain Name, Web Hosting and the Content that you see on the website.
The Web Hosting is the land, the Content is the building on the land while the Domain Name is the name given to the house. Whenever you typed a website name say www.hotmail.com on you web browser’s address bar, the Domain Name links with the Web Host to bring out the Content on the Website.
Therefore, generally speaking, Domain Names are the Backbone of everything you see and do online.



WHY INTERNET REAL ESTATE?


You may be wondering why Internet Real Estate. Can I make money and how can I make money with it. it too ask the same question long ago. Do you also wonder the essence of these Domain Names?
Domain Names are also branded like www.toyota.com, and then imagine the worth of this name to Toyota Company. Ask yourself if you own www.microsoft.com or www.computers.com, how much would Bill Gate, the owner of Microsoft pay to you to own www.microsoft.com by buying it from you.

When anyone wants to set up a website, the first thing is to get a Domain Name. It is the means of Identity and branding online. It is a goldmine that is just been digged into by internet savvy.
Domain Name are just like the address of a business. You can let it appreciate in value. You can build it and sell at a high profit. Sometimes you can decide to earn a cash flow from it by parking it.

This eBook is written to open up your eyes and imagination to the potential money making opportunity in Internet Real Estate. How to get a Domain name and how to make the money from it.




GETTING STARTED WITH INTERNET REAL ESTATE (DOMAINING)

There are over millions of Domain name on the internet but only a fraction will ever be worth anything while others make a fortune. You can be smart and make a fortune, or be not-so-smart and lose it in an instant.
In the Inception

In the 90’s, when Sex.com was registered, there was not really such a thing as a “domainer.” Some people knew some domain names were better than others, but the whole idea of buying and selling domains was not a huge concept. But years have passed and some domain names are now worth more than anyone could have ever imagined. In hindsight you may think, “Oh, I wish I would have registered some names back then and now I would be rich.” Well, the domain name game is not over and it will not be for a while. It will be a continuing trend until humanity dies or the Internet evolves into a place where domains are replaced by another form of navigation to Internet sites.
The Market Now
It is true that most of the good domains are taken at this point. Many, many names are already owned by domainers or are being used for websites; therefore, there are less good domains in the “wild” (left unregistered). However, you notice that I said “most” are taken. You still have a good chance at landing some great domains. You will never register another Sex.com-like domain, but you still can make thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, if you play your cards right.
On the open market, you still have the ability to buy high-quality, premium domains. Domains like Sex.com are not unattainable, but it will take a lot of work if you want to start from nothing and build an empire. Rome was not built in a day, and your domain/web-property portfolio won’t be either.
A good domainer will take names that are left unregistered and have the ability to identify their worth. Are they worth the $8 or so (the ballpark registration cost) a year they cost to keep? Identifying a domain that is worth money is a tricky business, unless the name has obvious characteristics that normal, everyday people would want to buy. And since most names that have that kind of intrinsic value, such as Cars.com or Chocolate.com are long gone, we have to use our brains to stay ahead of the curve and find ways to identify which domains will have current or future intrinsic value.

After going through the Introduction to Domain Name and the business in general, then you may wonder how can you own a Domain Name
Owning a Domain Name
You can own a domain Name by buying one as you would with a Building. The process of registering a new domain is relatively standardized, with a registrar acting as your intermediary to the central registry. Domain registrar is the ones who sell Domain Name online. By opening accounts with the most common registrars, you’ll be prepared to buy and sell domains from other domainers, allowing for an easy and painless change of ownership.
If you’re in this to make money, you have to have the foresight to select good domains and be able to turn them into a profit-center. With a little business sense, it is possible to take a small amount of capital and an understanding of the domain market and generate a substantial amount of money from your domain portfolio by putting your money to work for you.
By selecting domains with natural traffic or the likeliness for future growth, you can create a recurring fortune from your domains.
About the Author:

Ajisafe Mayowa is an online money making expert who owns various online money making website.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Free Domains-getting one

Free Domains - getting one

Author: Domains Expert

Free stuff sites make up a very decent percentage of all sites
on the internet. You can get anything from free screensavers to
free software to free iPods to free vacations on the internet.
Obviously other than a very few select products none of them are
'truly' free. They are not even a 'shareware kind' of product.
Most of these schemes will expect a certain action to be
performed to claim the 'free stuff'.


Normally, signing up to an offer from an advertiser, referring
friends to a site or service or buying a related product all are
examples of the 'actions' expected. For example, the free iPod
offer that took over the internet by craze works on the premise
that each person will refer 5 of their friends to the scheme as
well as sign up to a few sponsor offers himself.


What is surprising is that out of all these offers, there are
very few that are webmaster-centric. You hardly find offers for
free domains, free webhosting or free traffic when you sign up
for an offer. This is probably because the cost of these
services or products are too low to warrant much interest. It
can also be that webmasters prefer more direct forms of rewards
like cash.


It is not that there are absolutely no free domain offers on the
net. There are a few but their 'action' expected is either to
buy hosting or to sign up and post at forums. The first scenario
is a little scary because most web hosting companies will
register the 'free' domain in their own name. So if want to
change the web host, you lose the domain name and with it all
the hard work you put in to develop the brand image. That leaves
the posting at forums option. Well, if you asked me to post, say
50 messages and all of reasonable length (atleast 10 - 15
words), it will take me a month. This assumes that I also have
something better to do! I cannot wait that long for a domain
even if it is free.


From experience, it is seen that a webmaster will never refuse a
free domain name. For that matter no one will will refuse a free
thing if there is no catch involved. A webmaster should be
willing to sign up for a free offer or two in exchange of a free
domain. If such a scheme were available it should be quite
sucessful. May be not as much as the free iPods schemes but
atleast 50% as effective as them. If the free offer does not
involve disclosure of credit card information, it will be the
icing on the cake!


This is exactly what I have been working out. You sign up for an
offer. If it is a valid sign up then I buy you a domain name. No
credit card information required and no obligation too. That
simple. The only condition is you must be from the US and must
fill up the information required (name, email, address etc)
honestly. As soon as I recieve confirmation of the signup
(usually 2-3 days) you get your domain name. And, yes these are
not pharmaceutical or gambling offers, you need to sign up to
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things related to domains. I also provide personalized free
domain name consultation. Please send me a mail at
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15 Ways to Become a Better Domainer

15 Ways to Become a Better Domainer

Author: Rudy Hernandez

The competition in the domain industry is steadily increasing as more and more people are becoming aware of it's global impact in today's financial marketplace. Professional investors and huge corporations are staking their claim of this internet real estate and have turned this once primitive name exchange into a booming multi-billion dollar industry.





Today's domainers are needing take their domain investing to another level in order to have continued success and profitability. Below are 15 Ways To Become A Better Domainer.





Utilize the forums


As I've said in previous posts, the importance of domaining forums in the domain industry are vital and serve as a great resource for beginners and professional domainers alike. Whether you are looking for some honest appraisal opinions or asking questions that only another domainer would know the answer to, the domain forums are there to assist. 24 hours a day, 365 days a week, this constant stream of domain information has shaped many beginner domainers into today's greatest professional domainers. If you're not a member of a domain forum you should greatly consider joining one today.





Are you a domainer or a domain developer?


Are you buying domains for quick profit sales? Are you buying domains for the long-term traffic revenue? Are you buying domains to develop and birth new traffic? Whether you choose to do one or all three, you must come to terms and clarify a solid game plan when it comes to your domain investments. It's reasonably okay to have a few domains being developed but your overall strategy needs to take shape and be narrowed down to a specific objective. Developing a domain name takes time, effort and more time, but the possible payoffs are always huge. Buying domain names in bulk for quick sales is also profitable but relies more on a constant sales initiative to be successful. Either way, you need a tactical approach on how you want to market your domains.





Dissect your portfolio


I once spoke to a guy who boasted a domain portfolio of over 3000 names. After hearing how he was considering selling a few of his "best" domains, I offered to peruse the list and maybe assist with finding some end users that might be potential buyers. He agreed and the next day he sent me a list of about 1000 of his best domains that he was willing to sell. To my surprise over 90% of them were, in my humble opinion, not worth much more than the reg fee. I contacted him back and explained that I was only to find about 75-100 names that could possibly be decent sales. He was stunned. He declined and stated that my appraisal was not correct and thanked me for my time. 3 days laters, I received an email from the exact same guy asking for assistance in selling the 75-100 domain names I previously found in his list. Seems that during those 3 days, he spoke to a few other domainers and received the same appraisal and evaluation of his so called "best" domains. This guy thought since his domains contained popular words like gamble, casino, sex and technology that it automatically made his domains super valuable. What he didn't consider was the multiple hyphens and terrible combinations of typos and keywords. Don't be the domainer with a huge list of terrible domains just to brag about how large your portfolio is. Trim your "extra" domains and streamline by selling or trading and use the profit for investing in quality names that are earmarked for immediate revenue or immediate development. Be proud of the overall quality of your portfolio and not just the number of domains it contains.





Know your rep


I amazed on how many people I encounter that in the domain industry that have no idea who their representatives are for such companies as Sedo, Moniker, Go Daddy and other big domain powerhouses. The representatives of such companies exist to assist their members who utilize their services and are hands-down the quickest and easiest way to get something resolved if you feel a mistake has been made. If you have domains either parked or offered for sale with a domain company, I highly suggest sending a quick email to find out who your representative is and do you best to maintain a professional and courteous relationship with them. It's easier to ask assistance from someone whom you know and knows you than it is to ask a complete stranger. And don't forget to vote for your favorite domain rep at next years Domainers Choice Awards.





Stay clear of Trademark Infringements


This should be a no-brainer. Time and time again I see domainers struggle with the headaches caused by trademark infringements and bad faith domain registrations. Not only do most of the trademark claims filed at the WIPO result in the domain being transferred to the appropriate party, but it also indicates that your choice in domains is questionable and therefore proving that you are still purchasing non-quality domain names. Domains that infringe on trademarks are not quality. Ask any lawyer. Save your registration fee and steer clear of legal woes.





Auto-renew


Now that your portfolio is streamlined and contains only select domain names, you definitely don't want to lose or let any of them drop and take a chance of someone else buying you lovely internet real estate. Do yourself a favor and set your domains for auto-renew at your domain register where purchased. It's a terrible feeling to have someone else scoop up one of your prize domains just because you didn't or couldn't find the time to renew the registration. Visit this great article by the Daily Domainer that explains the life-cycle of a domain name and don't let accidental "drops" happen to you.





Limit the hand regs


Hand regs or hand registrations are domains that are purchased from a publicly available source at a regular registration fee and are either brand new (never been purchased) or have expired and no longer owned by the previous owner. Go Daddy is a domain registrar that is popular with domainers and consistently used for hand regs. The possibility of stumbling along a unregistered domain is always there and the opportunity for someone to register a new domain name that never existed and create value to it is also conceivable, but in essence, most domain names that are hand regged are simply non-researched, impulse purchases that pad a domain portfolio with non-value names. Distinguish yourself as a profitable domainer and limit the amount of hand regs you add to your portfolio. One good way is to wait 24 hours before registering a hand reg domain and then re-evaluating before buying. You may lose a registration every so often but in the long run you will save on unnecessary registration fees and useless domain name ownership.





Stay current with news and sales


To be successful is to be informed. The pulse of the domain industry is constantly evolving and therefore it is beneficial to a domainer to know exactly what is the next potential opportunity or trend being created within our industry. If you buy domain names, you are an investor. If you are an investor, you need to stay current with the news of your investments and other people's investments. You can do this by monitoring the recent domain sales and news offered by many websites that are specifically geared towards todays domainers. One of my favorite websites is Ron Jackson's DNJournal. You can find great articles, news and the popular Year To Date domain sales. You need to know what domains are selling, which domains are being bought and how much they are being bought for. Invest time in your investments and reap the rewards. Predicting the next big trend is priceless.





Blog around


Domaining blogs are sprouting up everywhere with domainers eager to share their experiences, setbacks, lessons learned and tips with anyone who wants to listen. We all need to take advantage of this free and useful information by visiting various domain blogs and getting another person's perspective on our industry. And don't forget to subscribe to their RSS feeds, if it is offered, and have all this new information sent directly to you to read at your convenience... for free. Subscribe to this blog here.





Diversify with other TLD extensions


While some domainers swear that .com is the only extension worth being bought, there are others, like me, who think it's absolutely insane to dismiss all other TLD's and only buy one flavor of domain name. The popularity of .TV and .Mobi and the ongoing success of ccTLD's has risen and is playing a prominent part in today's domain marketplace. Generic domains in any of these extensions are being recognized as a highly sought after commodity with no signs of slowing. Familiarize yourself with other TLD's beside .com, .net and .org and evaluate your domain purchases on a global niche scale the next time you go to buy a domain.





Consider fractional domain ownership


Fractional domain ownership is simply a group of people that own a domain name and share in it's profits, development and use. There is not one sole owner because it is owned by the entire group. Owning a portion of a high value domain is a great way for a newcomer to the domain industry to begin and understand the ins and outs of professional domaining and share in the profit growth associated with that certain domain. It also allows "regular" domainers to group funds together and own a very premier domain name without one person having to pay the entire purchase price. Look for this trend to boom in 2008.





Optimize your parked pages


Once you buy a domain name, it is up to you whether your domain will contain a fully-functional website that you can customize/adsense or whether you will "park" your domain and allow targeted content to automatically be placed and monetized per visitor. If you choose to park your domains, it's imperative that you understand how domain parking works and how it can be optimized to bring better results. Sedo is a popular place for domain parking and allows users to see detailed stats and account information for each domain parked on the Sedo network. Revenue is shared with Sedo each time someone clicks on content on one of your parked pages and relies on consistent traffic to be a steady stream of income. Brush up on your domain parking information here.





Update your WHOIS information


The WHOIS database is sort of like a directory of purchased domain names that contains the owner's contact information, purchase date and expiration of a certain domain. One use of this information is being able to contact a domain owner and inquire about purchasing the domain. Without the correct information in the WHOis database, a potential buyer may not be able to contact the current owner and allow an offer to be placed. Contact your domain registrars and make sure your WHOis information is current and correct. If you opt not to be contacted by potential buyers, you may consider using a service that purchases domains for it's clients and keeps their information private. There is also an option to pay an additional fee at some domain registrars for private domain registration.





Contact more end users


So you have a great domain name that is considered gold in a certain industry. Great job. Now, if you have decided not to develop it and simply want to profit from a sale, I highly suggest contacting an end user. What's and end user? An end user is someone who would use the domain name specifically for creating brand recognition in a certain industry. Here's an example: Adam owns organicdogfood.com and Bob owns an organic dog food company in Texas but uses the domain BobsSuperGoodOrganicDogFood.com. Adam contacts Bob and offers a shorter, brandable and easier to remember domain name that can increase Bob's exposure on the internet for people searching for organic dogfood. Adam has just contacted a possible end user. A domain name can usually be sold to an end user for more since it is valued more by the actual user of the domain instead of a regular domain buyer.





Change your views on the domain industry


Are there still opportunities to be successful in today's domain industry? Yes.


Is there still time to take advantage of the booming domain sales? Yes.


Is it still possible for a domain newbie to come in and thrive even with a small initial investment. Yes.

About the Author:

Rudy Hernandez is the chief domain blogger at LogistikLabs.com. Rudy has been an integral part of the domain industry since 1999.

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