The Best Domain Names Have “Sticky Factor”

As a web consultant I am often asked what makes a good domain name. The simple answer is “sticky factor”. The best domain names are short, easy to spell, and often contain descriptive keywords. This makes them catchy and easy to remember, and that’s sticky factor.

Here’s what you do…

Tell each domain name you are considering to a group of family or friends then change the topic of conversation. An hour later ask them to repeat the domains to you. The ones they can remember have the most sticky factor. Try this with several different groups of people. Be sure to change the order in which you say the domain names. You want to make sure they remember it because it’s sticky, not just because you said it first each time.

How Professional Domain Brokers Choose Business Domains for Clients

  1. Avoid hyphens and numerals. The shorter and more concise your domain name the easier it will be for people to remember it. Symbols and numbers confuse people (i.e. home4rent.com, homeforrent.com, home-4-rent.com, etc). If you buy a domain name with a symbol or number you need to buy all the different versions or your customers will get confused and go to on the wrong website.
  2. Avoid abbreviations, unless they are universal. Your company name abbreviated might mean something to you, but to the vast majority of people it means nothing. It also means nothing to the search engines, unless the abbreviation is already common (i.e. USA for United States of America).
  3. Location does matter for businesses. People often search local terms (i.e. state, city, etc) when looking for businesses. For example, someone in Seattle would probably search something like, “Seattle auto mechanic” or “auto mechanic in Seattle” rather than just “auto mechanic”. Having your city, state, or county name in your domain name is one way to help boost your local search rank.
  4. Do not register trademarks or misspellings of trademarks. Just because a domain is available does not mean that it is legal for you to buy it. It is not the responsibility of your domain registrar (domain name supplier) to tell you if a domain is trademarked. Even if the sales representative tells you it is okay and sells it to you, YOU are still responsible. Use TESS ( Trademark Electronic Search System ) to search the United States Patent and Trademark Office for conflicting trademarks before you purchase a domain.
  5. Your domain name registrar (domain name supplier) should be; inexpensive, always available by phone, and located in the same country as you.
    Inexpensive: Domain names should only cost about $10 per year. If you’re paying more then you’re paying too much. If you’re paying less then you’re probably stuck in a contract and/or not getting the support you should.
    Open 24×7: The internet never stops and your website never stops, so your tech support should never stop either. If your site goes down at 11:30 PM on December 31st then you should be able to speak with someone in person to get back up and running quickly. After all, you might be running a marketing campaign or contest that starts during the oliday.
    Local to You: No offense to non-English speakers, but tech stuff is hard enough to understand without a spoken language barrier. Too many tech companies outsource customer support to countries that don’t speak the same language.
    If you’re in the US I recommend NerdWarehouse.com. They also offer Spanish language support.
  6. Choose your company name and domain name(s) at the same time. Ideally you want the main domain name (usually the.com) to be identical to the business name. This is not always an option, so read the next point.
  7. In some cases a generic domain name is better than a specific title. If your business name is made of generic industry terms the domain is probably already taken. Not to worry. You can always buy a keyword rich domain name. Think of the word combinations that people will search when looking for a product or service like yours and use those words to make a custom domain name.
  8. Select domains with both the.COM and.NET available. This prevents competitors and “domain squatters” (people that buy domains and hold them ransom) from buying the other versions and leading your confused customers to a website that is not yours. Since.com and.net are the most popular domains it is usually good enough to get just these, but some companies choose to buy several (i.e..com,.net,.org,.info,.me, etc).
  9. Even if you are not ready to setup a website you should still buy the domains now. Every day great domain names become available because someone forgot to renew them, or couldn’t afford them, or just decided they didn’t want them anymore. Good domain names do not last long and finding the right domain is hard, so if you find a good one buy it. If you find a better one, buy it. Who cares if you end up with several domains you never use? At least you got the one you wanted. It is more expensive to talk someone into selling you a domain name than it is to buy a dozen available domains, so act fast or you may loose your opportunity.

Domain Name Ownership – How to Transfer Domain Names to a New Registrar

Just bought a domain? Found a cheaper domain registrar? Want better service from a Web hosting provider? Well, these are just some of the reasons why a person would want to transfer domain name ownership. This article gives you a step-by-step guide as well as a few useful pointers about making the change.

This process of transferring domain name ownership is a simple action involving the current domain name registrar and the new domain name registrar. You can also choose to transfer domains over different accounts, under the same registrar. Some common domain registrars are GoDaddy, Netfirms and Register.com. Many domain registrars, like GoDaddy, also offer Web hosting services.

Although each registrar may have a slightly different process of doing things, the basics are the same. The process of transferring domain name ownership is fast, simple and requires almost zero technical knowledge, as the details of the transfer are handled by the new registrar.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Removal of Locks: The current owner of the domain name has to first remove any ‘domain locks’, in their registrar account, to enable the new owner to send a transfer request.
  2. Transfer Request by the New Owner: Most registrars will have a simple online form to ‘transfer domain’. New owners will need to login to their registrar user account, access the transfer form, and enter information like the email address of the current domain owner (which can be got through WhoIs). Once you send the transfer request, the domain registrar of the current owner sends them a notification.
  3. Acceptance of Transfer by Present Owner: When the current owner of the domain name receives the email notification for the transfer, they can either accept or reject it. If they confirm it, the authenticity of the request for domain transfer is validated. If they ignore it, the request will expire, after a given period.
  4. Denial of Transfer: In some cases, the old registrar may deny the transfer. This usually happens when the domain name has expired and a renewal fee is due. To get over this hurdle, the old domain owner will have to pay the renewal fee to their registrar, before the domain transfer process can be re-initiated by the new owner.
  5. Transfer in Progress: When the email is accepted, the transfer is effectively in progress. This process can take a few days, depending on the domain registrars involved. Once the transfer is approved, the new owner holds full rights to the domain name.

Useful Pointers

  • It is easier and cheaper (sometimes free) to transfer domains from one account to another, under the same registrar. Later, the buyer can transfer it to another registrar, if desired.
  • Some domain registrars may charge high fees to transfer ownership while others may actually refuse to transfer ownership. Read the fine print, or you may regret your decision later.
  • Some domain registrars include the cost of domain renewal with the cost of transfer. This can sometimes be cheaper than renewing your domain, especially if you have a costly existing registrar.
  • When a domain name is first registered, the owner will have to wait around 60 days, before they can transfer the domain name to another registrar.
  • If a domain happens to be involved in a legal matter or if the owner is facing bankruptcy, then the domain name transfer will not be completed.

Buying a domain name is just the first step to creating an online Web presence for your company. There is much more to be done, like creating an online business strategy, designing a Website, creating content and marketing your website. The Internet is expanding; make sure you use it to grow your profits too!

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How to Select a High Converting Domain Name For Your URL

Since the dawn of the Web, it has become a universal truth agreed upon by every successful internet marketing expert around the World, that having a great domain name is critical to your success.

A domain name is a small group of words that you’ll purchase from a domain registration company and then redirect toward the URL of your Landing Page or Lead Capture Page. (URL = universal re-direct link)

Because a URL is the exact online address where a website is hosted and can contain a combination of words, letters, numbers and even random, seemingly meaningless characters like question marks, back-slashes and dots, it’s a great idea to have a short, targeted domain name that describes your business, marketing system, product or service.

If you are using an online marketing system in which everyone is given a similar URL for their Landing Page, having a domain name that separates you from everybody else using the same system, is critical to your success.

Therefore, the domain name you purchase should be short and simple and something that intrigues a person to click on it when displayed in an email, online advertisement or from any website where your domain is posted, like at Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.

Buying a Domain

As a rule of thumb, always buy your own name, or a version of it.

If your name is John Smith, you might want to buy JohnSmith.com, JohnSmith.net or JohnSmith.info.

If these are not available, you can use variations like WhoIsJohnSmith.com, MeetJohnSmith.com or PartnerWithJohnSmith.com

Even if you don’t use this domain right away, you will certainly want your own name for any personal branding you might create in the future. Of course, you can use it for your Landing Page as well, if you choose, depending on the market you displaying your domain for.

Aa a rule of thumb, it’s a great idea to use your own name in a domain, when marketing to your friends, fans or followers from the Social Media Market.

People who follow you and are your friends on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, MySpace and/or any Social Media Platform, want to know YOU, and so by using your name or a version of it, this will create curiosity in your friends, fans & followers, perhaps compelling them to click on your link at your Profile Page.

When selecting a domain name for Online Advertising, it’s a great idea to create what is known as “relevance”, by including in your domain name, a couple or few words that appear on your Landing Page.

Because this is not a Social Media Advertising Campaign, using your name is not the best option because most often the cold market doesn’t know you, yet.

So, It’s better to go with more ‘Marketing Savvy’ words in a domain name that is short, sweet and intriguing to your audience.

Again, curiosity is one of the biggest factors in compelling people to click on your link. Your advertisement could even be overlooked, but your domain name might attract all the clicks.

A great way to come up with some ideas, is to build your Landing Page first, then purchase a domain name that matches up with some of the more powerful words on the page. Or, buy your domain name first and then make sure you use the words in it on your Landing Page at least a few times, closer to the top of the page in a Pre-Headline or Headline itself, where it will catch the attention of anyone who clicked on your domain name out of curiosity.

This will also help you get a good “Quality Score” with Search Engines, especially Google, if you are using Google AdWords to drive traffic to your Landing Page.

In addition, stay away from any abbreviations or spellings that are different than its normal spelling as it will confuse people.

For example, for the word “easy”, don’t use “EZ”. (not that we recommend that word as a part of your domain – just stay away from abbreviations)

The best domains use short words and phrases that are easy to spell and easy to remember.

A good domain name should create curiosity and intrigue people and make them want to see the information at your Landing Page or website.

Of course, if your Ad is well written and draws attention by high placement on Google’s Sponsored Ad Bars, your domain name is important, but what is MORE important, is that the searcher, now turning website visitor, finds what they were looking for when they click on your advertisement. Again, this is called “relevance”.

This goes for Social Media domain names as well. If one of your Facebook friends clicks on your displayed website address (your name.com), but they get wisked away to a Landing Page that reflects nothing about you and does not display your name, a picture of you, a video or anything about you, chances are they might think they are at the wrong page and most likely not even be interested.

You can buy inexpensive domain names at Go Daddy, if you don’t already have a domain registrar that you like. This is who I use for all my domain registration.

When visiting this website, the first thing you will want to do is Search for a Domain name, to see if it’s even available.

If it is, you will see suffixes available for the domain you choose, i.e..com,.net,.org,.us,.biz,.info, etc…

.Coms are usually associated with a website where a purchase might be made, ie. the word “commerce”.

.Nets could be used for “commerce” like a dot com, but are usually associated with a network that the website would represent.

.Info is usually associated with just that, information about someone or something

.Org is usually associated with information about an organization

And the list goes on!

Pick whichever you like, however, remember that Dot com domains usually get the biggest response, not because you’ll have the best domain name online, but because.com domains were the first to the marketplace when the internet was still in its infancy and if people forget that your domain is a.net or.biz or.info, they will always go to the.com version of your domain.

Be aware that it could take up to 24 hours for a newly registered domain name to be active so be sure not to start marketing it or sharing it with others until you have thoroughly tested it to make sure that it forwards to your Landing Page.

Now, after purchasing a domain name, you will want to forward it to your website URL.

Forwarding your domain to your URL is similar to someone calling your home telephone number, but being “forwarded” to your cell or mobile phone.

Forwarding a domain name is the same concept – you choose where your purchased “Domain”, forwards to, in this case, your URL.

You can even “mask” your domain name, which simply means that when a visitor lands on your site, they will not see the URL, but the domain name which you purchased, forwarded and now want to display in the address bar of your website.

So this is how to select a high converting domain name for your URL and how to make sure that your Landing Page and/or Website gets as much traffic as possible when advertising and marketing online.

Just keep in mind that your domain name marks the beginning of your Marketing System or Funnel, so make sure that it catches people’s attention, compels them to want to look at your business and is a working link that will take them directly to your website.

Aaron Rashkin is an MLM, Direct Sales / Network Marketing & Home Based Business Expert whose 15 years experience being self employed in Free Enterprise has allowed him to earn a high multiple six figure yearly income since 2004 and currently his team reaches well over 10,000 people in 14 countries doing millions of dollars in business every year.

He’s recently transitioned from Traditional MLM to the GPT / Direct Sales Business Model and has earned as much as 86K in a single month working from his home office and around his family.

How to Buy a Domain Name – Tips For the Newbie

If you are planning to make a income on the internet through your own internet marketing website or you just want to put up a website or blog about your favorite subject, there are certain steps that you have to complete first before you will be able to view your website online. One of the first and most important of these steps is buying a domain name. When you are new to this process it may all seem to be a little challenging, knowing just how to get started or what you have to do. If you find yourself in this position this article will definitely aid you when you are ready to buy your first domain name.

What is a domain name?

Simply explained a domain name is your one of a kind address on the internet. It allows Internet browsers (individuals searching the internet) to locate your particular website. Your domain name may be made up of your name, your business name, or variation of a set of relevant words associated with your website, company product, theme or subject. A good domain name will pretty much let people know what your website is about before they actually see or visit it.

Things to do before buying your domain name?

Because people and businesses have been buying up domain names for years now, it has been said that all of the good domain names have been taken already. Maybe this is true to some extent, however with a little research and imagination there should be no reason that you cannot create or find a domain name that you will be suited to you and or your website subject or niche. A good idea is to try to think of names or combinations of words and names that not only will tell the web surfer what your website is about but also be a name that is easy to remember, easy to spell, hard to forget. A domain name can be up to 67 characters in length, so it can also include names made up of a small phrase. such as “BestInTownPhoto.com” or “TheBarkingDogsKennels.com”. These kind of domain names not only focus directly on what your website is about they are easier to remember than abstract or random characters or letters thrown together. You must also be aware that there are different types of domains which all have their certain type of extensions or ending:

-.com – Stands for company/commercial, but it can pretty much be used for any web site.

-.net – Stands for network and is usually used for a network of sites.

-.org – Stands for organization and is supposed to be for non-profit entities.

-.us, .nu, .co.uk, – Are country specific domain extensions that may require the register to be a citizen of the given country.

-.biz, .info – These and other like them are domain types that have been added because there are barely any short and intelligible domain addresses left to register.

When you are determining the type of domain name that is right for you simply stick to these guidelines: In the United States try to get a.com or.net. In other countries, if you cannot get the.com, then using your country’s domain extension is a workable remedy

Write down the different names you come up with that appeal to you, make sure to put down as many as you can think of so that when you begin your search for available names to buy, if your first choice is already taken, as it very well may be, you will have a number of alternate or backup names that you can try. Many times finding the exact domain name you want can be “HIT or MISS” it is good to be prepared. You may also be able to keep the domain name of your choice by simply changing one letter, character or hyphenation within the name.

If you are determined to have a particular domain name and find out that is already in use by someone else there may be the option of purchasing that name directly from the owner by using the “Whois System” to help you identify the current owner of that particular domain name so that you may contact and make a offer to purchase that particular domain name. However because this is your first time buying a domain name and that method can involve much more, I will save the how to about that issue for a later time or article.

Register Your Domain Name

Once you have your list of preferred domain names you can now locate a service online that will not only show you the availability of the names but also register your chosen domain name as well. There are many of these companies and services to choose from. some of the better known and reliable services are:

“GoDaddy.com”,”Domain Name Registry.com” and “Register.com”, you can also do a Google Search for “Domain name registries” to find other places to register your domain name.

Be prepared to pay between $8-$15 for your right to own your name for a one year period. This payment must be made annually to keep your ownership of your Domain name active. That is a good reason to choose a name that you will want to keep for a long time period. so that people will know exactly what your name is and where to find it over the years.

The last thing you will need to do is to take the IP address information provided to you from your webhost and in put input it at your domain name register before your domain name will function properly. It will allow the “DNS” (Domain Name System) to locate your domain name and website when your domain name is typed into a internet browser, this is called pointing you r domain name to your web host servers. A majority of domain registrars will probably require your IP and DNS server names in the course of registration, although some will call for you to go in and enter the information manually enter after your domain name registry fees have been paid.

Once you begin to follow the steps mentioned here in this article to buy your domain name you will see for yourself that they are not complicated at all, in fact buying a domain name is quite a simple process, so don’t let the idea of doing this very important task yourself stop you from getting your first domain name online.

Should You Buy an Existing Domain Name?

When you are thinking of buying a domain name for your business, have you taken an existing domain name into account? As you know domains come and go these days and sometimes it can be quite difficult to find a completely new one of your desire. Whether buying an existing domain name a good choice comparing with registering a brand new domain? Here I will bring you the disadvantages and advantages of purchasing an existing domain name and hopefully help you make a right decision.

Advantages
I start from the advantages to searching for and purchasing an existing domain name. There are many reasons why an existing domain is welcomed for webmasters.

Firstly, you may expect a large amount of traffic that has previously flowed to that particular website. You can imagine that there are surely some customers of the older owner may not know that the domain name didn’t get renewed, so that they are of highly likely to visit that domain name after you buy the domain. In other ways, you can enjoy these traffic due to the hard effort of the previously owner. This could be an excellent beginning for your website to against totally no visitor.

Secondly, you may also benefits from the old owner who definitely pay their efforts in targeting keywords to ensure the domain name get listed higher at the search engine results page. In such cases, you domain name is search engine friendly and it will takes you less time and energy for SEO purpose.

Thirdly, the possibility of buying finding a short, catchy domain with the targeted keywords contained will be increased. As we all known, it is not an easy job to find a desired domain that is still available especially if your niche is quite competitive. Also due to the fact there are some domains owners buy these perfect domains simply as an investment, then short domain names are more likely to already be registered. Choosing the right domain name for your internet business enterprise becomes more challenging if you never take the existing domain names into account. Because it is not an easy job to find a good domain name that is still available you may be force to buy an existing domain name from the market.

An Disadvantage
However, if you have settled your mind for buying an existing domain, you should be aware of the potential pitfall. The major disadvantage of buying an existing domain name is that it may have been punished by the search engines for the inappropriate SEO tactics (or black hat techniques). If you are unfortunately enough and purchase domain of this kind, I would empathize. Under such circumstance, it is quite hard for your website to be get indexed again, which means even if you are going to invest a lot of money on promotion and SEO, you will receive no outcome absolutely.

To help you purchase a right existing domain to boost your business, below I have addressed some Dos & Don’ts. Hopefully, they will guide you to the right direction.

Dos:

  • Search for the existing rankings of the domain name.
  • Look into the existing link of the website. Are there internal page links?
  • Think about the domain age and authority before buying.
  • Think over carefully whether the content building and link building deserve what you are asked to pay for.
  • Check out whether there are any penalties on the domain name.
  • Analyze the incoming links to see whether they target your desired keywords.
  • Figure out whether the backlinks are come from other sites that are also owned by the particular website owner. If this is the case, then it is very likely that these backlinks will be disappear very soon after you make the purchase.
  • Check out the existing traffic of that website and make sure there is no cheat.
  • Check out the age of the domains existing links.
  • Look for authority news sites linking to the domain.

Don’ts:

  1. Do not buy an existing domain without taking its Google Page Rank into account.
  2. Do not buy an existing domain that only has low quality and spammy links.
  3. Do not simply focused on and pay a high investment on a keyword matching domain, and also remember not to go for hyphenated URL address.
  4. Do not buy an existing domain that has not been indexed by the major search engines.
  5. Do not buy an existing domain that is not in your niche, unless you will sell it in the future.
    It is not advised to build organic links with multiple domain purchases.

If you would like to get a brand new domain name, you can either:

1) get one from web hosting companies since many of them will offer you with free domains when you register their hosting solutions.

2) get one from a separate domain name registering company.

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7 Tips For Choosing a Domain Name For Your Business

Domain name is very important role in carrying out internet marketing. Can be said with the existence of this domain can become an identity in the business.

A good domain name can describe the business that is being managed by a person or company.

For that reason in choosing a domain name could not be any course we choose, especially for internet marketing activities, there must be some strong and clear reasons why you choose a domain name.

Here are some tips on choosing a domain name:

1. Free Domain Vs. Pay Domain

If you are really serious in doing internet marketing, it is obligatory for you choose a paid domain.

Remember!, Your business worth thousand or even millions of dollar, not to just because it matters a free domain name, your business to be destroyed.

Let say if you use a free domain name for your site running your business, how to build the trusted of your prospect while you promote your business of offer? People will think that your business just for temporary only.

Can you guess what in the mind readers? Maybe they said:

How can this person offer (teach) me how to earn money on the internet while he was still not able to use pay-domain?

I am sorry if any readers of this blog using the free domain, but I hope with this article you have realize how important having your own domain name (paid) plus some of the impact that occurs if you use a free domain name in running internet marketing.

In addition, paid domain name, you will be more motivated to work harder for fear of loss can not cover the cost of your domain name. This usually applies to people just starting to jump on this business.

2. Customize by Brand Business

If your business is engaged in hosting, so you will use the domain name that has something related with the word “host”, such as HostGator, BlueHost, HostMonster and etc.

When you use the suitable domain with your brand business, people will recognize your niche of your business once they see your domain name.

3. Brief, clear, and easy to remember

Try to choose a short domain name, clear and memorable in the minds of people. If your domain name easy to remember, usually they will typed directly in the browser when they want go to your website. Standard size brief, clear and easy to remember is usually between 2-3 words. For example: internet business, learning WordPress, online bookstores and so on.

4. Using Your Own Name

Usually, people who use their own name as a domain name is Independent entrepreneurs or personal business. They use own name as a domain name to make it easier to build the image of people at once known by the name of their domain.

As we know, Internet business does not require us face-to-face to each other for making deal or business. That why use the domain name by itself is expected to build trust.

5. Motivation and Inspiring

You can also use domain names that can provide motivation and inspiration. Because sometimes when we use certain domain names will lead to the idea to create product or to continue to drive our business along the plan.

6. Search Engine Optimization Friendly

If you joined the Google AdSense program, no doubt, choosing keywords that search engine optimization friendly is very important. That because we need competing with others to take a place among the top in search engines.

7. Customize your Target Market Area

For the last tips, you must adjust your domain name based on the target market you are aiming.

It is for business reasons will not be far with domains labeled TLD (Top Level Domains) such as Com, Net, Org, and so on. But other than using it, there are several options that you can use, that is using the domain name based on the territory of a country that you are aiming.

If we target the Internet market for Malaysia, should be used.my or.com.my also the USA market.us and so on.

I hope this article helps you to make the selection of domain names for your business.

Domain Hosting – Your Success Lies on Choosing the Right Company

No matter in which business you are involved in it certainly demands a website of your own. In today’s Internet Age, a business cannot make as a brick and mortar alone. This is why domain hosting would be an important term for you to learn and understand. Many hosting providers offer domain hosting today at very cheap and affordable prices. What you have to do is to find the best with unlimited domain hosting offers, as well as security and maintenance. However, do not be lured in by the Multiple domain unlimited hosting, stick to the single domain unlimited hosting as many multiple domain hosting providers oversell their servers. Just like on an airline when the airline oversells the seats on the plain, then they have to make special offers to have people volunteer to take the next flight. Well with hosting, there is no next flight and the oversold servers cannot keep up with demand, so your site will not be reachable.

Many hosting companies offer a free package which shows very attractive at the beginning but comes out with a negative outcome most of the time. Before you make your domain name registration, you must be sure that no other company or individual is using your name. The registration is offered online by the hosting companies. So you have to be very careful about choosing the right domain host for you, it is not all just about cost, most of the time it should only be about quality. Pick the web hosting company that is offering the highest quality of service as well as the free services available. Some offer privacy protection, an email account, dns services and even chat services for free with every domain name registered.

Picking out the best hosting among so many is a very big problem. Many things need to be considered, mainly the companies are offering you and what services will be best for you. If you are thinking about owning several sites, then you must look for a multiple domain hosting. All of your sites will be maintained under one panel. Be sure the hosting company provides you adequate space, sufficient bandwidth, strong security, regular maintenance and last but not the least a very spontaneous customer service. Your domain registration should be seamless and many hosting companies also offer secure web certificates. You need to look at everything and ensure you are relying on the right hosting company. And remember, watch out for domain hosts that are trying to offer unlimited hosting with multiple domains, multiple domain hosting should never be unlimited hosting.

Domain hosting is essential for every sort of business; it doesn’t matter if you own a hot dog stand or a multimillion dollar investing firm. Your domain hosting provider will provide you with a domain name such as.com,.net etc., if possible get a.com as it is the most recognized. But many web hosting companies are giving you the opportunity of hosting many websites with a single account. This is undoubtedly a risky feature.

What is multiple domain hosting? It is actually in high demand if you have several websites and you want to reduce the costs remarkably. You are running your several websites under one control panel. Only one hosting account is needed if the company offers you unlimited hosting “run”. Let me ensure this is clear. In multiple domain hosting you are to select a primary domain and then define the other sites as sub domain and this will reduce your total maintenance cost. It also offers you the optimum utilization of your space and data transfer rate (bandwidth).

Before registering with domain hosting companies, be sure you are the owner of the domain. Read the terms and condition carefully, all web hosting companies are not created equal; depend on a quality company like Gossimer instead. Many web hosting companies offer an unlimited bandwidth and space. But most of the space and bandwidth is not utilized by the customers. The load on the server is kept down because the basic website requires very few resources and this feature allows the hosting company to spread the load amongst a larger customer base.

Many cheap domain companies may offer you unlimited bandwidth, unlimited space and many more eye attractive offers. Is it possibly true? The answer is No. you have to understand they are not for a community service. Most of them offer you a shared server. So security is a big question. Moreover, if you carefully examine the website hosting terms and condition you will be able make sure you understand the entire thing and will not lose your domain because the host decides to claim it. Their offers most often indicate some limits of traffic or something. So, don’t run after the free offers.

If you are about to decide for a domain hosting company the last thing to check are the security facilities. You should make sure about your authorization of ownership, your unique domain name registration, the validity of your domain registration and the check out whether the terms and condition of the domain hosting provider are favorable for you or not. Do not look for the multiple domain hosting offers. It is worth the additional cost to host each domain name separately.

Domain hosting is the primary step of bringing your site into the global arena. So your business success lies immensely on choosing the right domain hosting company. Keep the words above in mind. Stay focused.

Get information about the benefits and advantages of having a great domain name that is provided by reputable provider. When you want to include domain hosting, you will be able to add this service in your package easily!

Park Domains – What’s the Point?

One domain, two domain, three domains, four…what’s a girl to do with so many domains? If you happen to be like me and have an addiction to registering every cute quote that enters your mind, then you might wake up one day and find yourself the owner of more domains than you can handle. With so many domains burning a hole in your pocket, what can you do to offset the cost and possibly make a profit from your addiction?

Well the first thought that comes to mind is to park your domains and have them make money for you. Now there is no guarantee that your unused domain is going to make a profit for you, but a little bit of something is better than a lot of nothing, which is what you will get if you do nothing with the domain but slap up an ‘Under Construction’ page.

Most registrars, such as Godaddy, offer domain parking for you where they will populate your page with ads that are related to the subject of the domain name. These ads are often updated and keep the page from becoming stagnated in the eyes of Google. Another service that offers domain parking solely for the purpose of generating revenue through ads is Sedo. They have been around a while and offer reputable domain parking services.

Now getting traffic to the page is the tricky part. If the domain you have is a misspelling of a popular domain, quote, or phrase, you may receive a fair amount of traffic to the domain. On the other hand, if you have purchased a domain that expired and already had traffic through backlinks and search engines then you could potentially receive a large amount of traffic. If the domain name is a popular keyword that has good search volume but low competition then you could also receive some traffic. If the domain name is some made-up word or phrase you and your buddies came up with then it is unlikely that you will see much traffic.

So how do you park your domain? Well if you are using the domain parking services at the registrar where you bought your domain name, such as Godaddy, then it pretty simple. You just go into your domain manager account and click the domain name you want to park. At this point you should see the option for CashParking under ‘Domain Enhancements’. Clicking the LearnMore/Add link will bring up a window with multiple options for you to choose from. You may choose the basic package for $3.59 per month and share 60% of the revenue generated by your domain. Or you can go with the premium option for $8.49 per month and share 80% of the revenue. Add your chosen option to your order and checkout.

Now, personally I am too cheap to pay to park my domains, especially when I am already sharing the revenue. So if you are anything like me you may want to check into services offered by Sedo. Sedo doesn’t charge you and you share the revenue generated from each click from your domain name. They also offer different layouts and images to give your page a unique look. Getting setup with Sedo is a little different but not too complicated. You first want to open an account at Sedo. Once you have your Sedo account set up you will need to go back to your registrar and select the domain you want to park. At this point you will need to change the DNS (Domain Name Servers) to Sedo’s DNS, which they will provide you with. At that point you can go back to your Sedo account and manage your domains. A little more work, but if you are a cheap-skate like me you won’t mind too much.

Now unless you have tons of domains with decent traffic to park, it is unlikely you are going to get rich. But, you can generate a few extra bucks for dinner and a movie.

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