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Why $10,000 For A Domain Name Is Still Cheap

Posted by admin on Oct 28 2014 | Domain Names

Domain names are now an integral part of any business. Whether the use is primarily for email, a company website, or part of a marketing campaign anyone starting a business must secure a domain name.

The difference between a domain name and other marketing expenses however is you are acquiring a presence which help future customers define you, not leasing one.

Owning a premium domain has become expensive with the average price of a domain name hovering around anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 however how expensive is this?

If one were to compare the price of almost anything compared to its original cost could we not classify everything as expensive. A $3 bottled water costs how much to produce? Or a $300 pair of designer sunglasses which probably cost less than a mocha to manufacture?

The argument about why domains command so much value simply breeds from a lack of understanding about the value of the underlying asset, and possibly some jealousy. If your grandmother purchased a piece of oceanfront property 10 years ago for $100,000 and today it’s worth $500,000 would you question the value of the property? No, because real estate has a tangible, acceptable value in our heads. Domain names are property and although many of them are owned by astute investors who saw the future value of these assets and simply monetize them by serving ads (instead of adding value) the majority of these investors should never be criticized or defined as squatters but smart people who were in the right place at the right time.

Somebody has your name and they are squatting on it?

Unless you have a trademark on the domain or someone is intentionally capitalizing on monetizing a typo of your trademark no one really is a squatter in the domain name industry. What’s even more interesting is for those people who complain that “somebody has their name,” but lack a trademark or other legal form of similar use, is almost the equivalent to saying that your grandmother owns my dream home except now they are inferring that your grandmother is this evil natured women and not a smart investor. Real estate ownership is acceptable by public opinion and so should be domain name investing.

Of course, ask anyone around the domain name industry and no one will deny there is a certain segment who does traffic in trademark names or try to sell domains far above what any reasonable value the domain has but isn’t every legitimate industry also home to some people who practice the shady areas of business. The used car market, jewelry business, financial trading and pretty much every industry I can think of has their share of reputable dealers and non-reputable ones. The trick is to find trustworthy people to deal with and assets at a fair value to you and your business plan.

How much is a domain name worth?

Realistically a domain name can be worth any amount but most domain names sell for around $5,000 to $20,000 – premium domains, category killers and short domains however can easily command $100,000 or millions depending on a wide number of reasons. But let’s not talk about the value of individual domains per se but how a domain name compares to the cost and value of traditional media. Let’s put a $10,000 domain in perspective to traditional media.

Billboard Advertising

Billboard Advertising is some of the most expensive advertising around. In New York City, for example, a rotary bulletin can cost you anywhere from $35,000 to over $600,000 a WEEK according to Clear Channel’s online rate card.

Mobile Advertising

You know that advertising billboard which is essentially carried around on the back of a truck and drives around all day? $20,000 a month if you want to advertise in the Atlanta Market (although fuel cost is included)

Radio Advertising

Even radio ads can cost around $200 average per spot and you need at least a handful a day to make any dent in attracting business… total monthly estimated cost $30,000 or more.

Now the question is what do you own after the 30 day period for the traditional media sources above?


If you spend $10,000 on a domain name your only future expenses are the $8 a year in registration fees - not even $8 a month … actually less than $1 a month.

Of course there are other expenses such as building a website and SEO but all of these expenses are costs which go directly to building value to something you own – not airtime or billboard space you are leasing!

There are also intangible factors like authority which domain names have that traditional media can never compare to. Imagine owning a domain like or – Domains like these are intuitive by description and define your role as an authority on the subject and domains like this are commonly available instead of spending millions of dollars on the super premiums like or

Many domains can command $1,000,000 or more even in a fire sale however the amount of great domains still available at cost well below annual traditional media cost for only a SINGLE portion of your overall marketing plan is practically unlimited.

The real question is not how much a domain name costs but how much value the right domain name can bring to your business.

Take a look at your marketing budget and see what $10,000 buys you. Not a whole lot after all – well, at least anything you can own for eternity at a one-time cost.

Those interested in learning about domain names should start by visiting places like,, DomainNameWire, or to understand the very active domain name marketplace that exists and why every day your dream domain is getting closer to being gone for good. (businessinsider)

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8 Tips on How to Sell Your Domain Name

Posted by admin on Oct 06 2014 | Domain Names

Over the years, a lot of people have asked me for advice on selling a domain name.

What follows is some general advice for the Web entrepreneur that already owns a bunch of domain names and would like to significantly increase the odds of selling those domain names.

Although this advice is based on my two decades’ worth of experience buying and selling thousands of domain names, this advice is not aimed at professional domain name investors (a.k.a. “domainers”) nor am I going to cover pro-active domain name pitching strategies.

If, however, you are what I would refer to as a “Budding Domain Speculator” looking for some practical tips to move some of your domain names, then read on…

The Harsh Truth about Selling Domain Names

Let’s begin with two important things you need to understand and accept (but will likely upset a few readers):

Most of your domain names are probably un-sellable.

Before I dive into how you can boost your domain sales, it’s time for a reality check. The number one impediment to what is referred to as “secondary market” domain name sales is the quality – or lack thereof – of the inventory.

In general, the kind of inventory that sells best in today’s world is one-word, two-word, and sometimes three-word English language .com domain names that directly relate to popular business products or services.

If you are holding non .com inventory (e.g., .net, .org, .biz), or domains that consist of invented words, or are phrases, be prepared for the sad probability that this inventory will not sell in your lifetime.

Of course there are going to be exceptions to this, but they are, by their very nature, exceptions. The cold, hard reality is that secondary market domain names are not very liquid assets. This probably means that most of your inventory is not going to sell. Ever.

It’s still a horrendously inefficient market.

Most end user buyers don’t know where to look for secondary market domain names. They don’t know how to contact the owners, nor do they have any idea of how to actually purchase and transfer a domain name. As a result, they become generally confused and frustrated by the whole process.

Quite frankly, who can blame them? So the more you can do as a domain speculator to soften the edges here, the greater the likelihood you will sell some of your domains.

Tips for Selling Your Domain

Now that I have beaten you up about the quality of your domains and the relatively inefficient state of the secondary market, let’s talk about some best practices that will help you sell your domains.

1. Display a “for sale” message on your domain’s home page

Believe it or not, the number one source of secondary market domain name sales is buyers typing the domain name into their Web browser and navigating to the domain to see if it is available. Better yet, you can use Flippa’s Free Domain Billboard.

To boost your domain name sales, you first need to make sure that your domains resolve to a page that, one way or another, clearly indicates that the domain is for sale and provides a choice of ways for the prospective buyer to contact you or purchase the domain right away, whether that be via email, phone, chat, or whatever.

The goal here is convenience. There’s a bunch of easy ways you can accomplish this.

Your domain name registrar may provide you with a free one-page Website tool, which you can use to create a “this domain is for sale” landing page. Alternatively, you can create a single page (perhaps a hidden page hanging off one of your existing websites) that indicates that your domain names are for sale. You can then forward all of your domain names that are for sale to that one page.

If you are feeling ambitious, you can link each of your domain names to its matching “buy it now” purchase page at one of the marketplaces. Another more sophisticated option would be to “park” your domain with one of the leading domain parking companies, such as DomainSponsor or SmartName and enable their built-in “for sale” message and contact mechanisms.

Whatever you do, make sure that if someone navigates to one of your domain names that they can clearly see your “for sale” message, otherwise you will miss out on a ton of sales opportunities.

2. Sell your domains on Flippa

Although Flippa is best known as the leading platform for buying and selling websites, the domain name marketplace has grown quickly and is now a leading product for selling domains names.

Flippa attracts a different audience than the typical domain name marketplace, and sometimes a domain name that would not get much attention in the more crowded and traditional domain name marketplaces will find a seller on Flippa.

This happened to me with one of my own domain names, a two-word, technology-oriented .com. I had it listed just about everywhere for a year or two, even had it in auction on GoDaddy a few times, but I could never get this domain name to sell.

Figuring I had nothing to lose, and always game to try new things, I listed it on Flippa. To my pleasant surprise, the domain sold for several thousand dollars and I made a tidy little profit.

From my observation, the domain names that sell best on Flippa are those that appeal to buyers who will want to develop them into full-blown websites.

If you do try to sell a domain name on Flippa, take advantage of the fact you can include a detailed description of the domain name in your listing, which is something that the traditional domain marketplaces don’t offer.

3. Embrace fixed pricing if you really want to move your domains

Regarding fixed pricing, this is always a hotly-debated topic in the domain investor community because some people feel that putting a fixed-price on a domain means that you risk leaving money on the table.

While that may be true, at least you sold the domain name! As I like to remind people:

“He who dies with the most toys (and domains) still dies.”

Most buyers are intimidated by the whole “make offer” thing and just want to be able to browse by price and buy instantly if they see something they like and can afford. Frankly, I’d rather have seller’s remorse than go to my grave still holding an unsold domain name, but the decision to go fixed-price or not is all yours.

One thing to keep in mind: if someone contacts you directly about buying one of your fixed-price domain names, you can always ask them to make an offer and/or you can always quote them a higher amount than your fixed-price. It is very unlikely that they have seen the list price elsewhere. Most buyers are not that sophisticated.

4. Optimize the WHOIS record for sales

Add a “for sale” message to your WHOIS (domain ownership record) information. Once again, the goal here is to make it blatantly clear to Joe Public that your domain name is for sale.

You can include this messaging in one of several ways. You can append the owner’s (a.k.a. registrant’s) name or company name with “This Domain is For Sale”, e.g., instead of listing the company as “Acme Inc.” you would list it as “Acme Inc. – This Domain is For Sale”.

Alternatively, you could use a custom email address for your domain registrations that suggests the domain name is for sale, e.g., domainsales@[yourcompanyname].com.

Trust me, you cannot be too obvious about this!

5. Don’t hide behind WHOIS privacy

If you are using a WHOIS privacy service, remove it if possible.

These services are fantastic if you want to cut down on spam and/or hide your identity as the owner of a domain, but they are a serious impediment to sales because most potential buyers don’t know how to contact a domain owner that is using a WHOIS privacy service. It simply confuses them and is a perceived (if not actual) roadblock.

Make it easier for buyers to contact you. Ask your domain registrar to remove the WHOIS privacy service.

6. Have realistic price expectations

We all hear in the popular media about those rare six and seven-figure domain name sales like, and, but what folks don’t realize is that these deals represent less than 1% of all the transactions.

It would be awesome if you were able to sell one of your domains for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars (and I genuinely hope that you do), but chances are that’s not going to happen.

The typical secondary market .com domain name (which is usually a two-word name) sells for around $2,000, and the majority of the rest of the domains that sell change hands for less than $5,000, so keep that in mind when you price your domains.

You probably aren’t going to retire on the proceeds of your domain name sales, but it might help you pay off your mortgage faster.

For help pricing your domains, check out tools like Flippa’s Domain Name Apprasial Tool

7. Respond promptly to any purchase inquiries you get

Everyone seems to be in a rush these days to get stuff done, and purchasing domain names is no different. If someone makes the effort to contact you about buying one of your domain names, try to respond to them within 24 hours. If you don’t, they may find another domain name and you will have lost a sale.

There is nothing more frustrating to a buyer than a non-responsive seller. I have seen domain speculators miss out on potential six-figure deals because they took too long to reply to the buyer, or didn’t reply at all.

8. Use “charm pricing” to increase the likelihood of a sale

There’s a reason a lot of products on store shelves have prices that end in “99” or “98”. This is called “charm pricing” and it has to do with retail psychology.

You can and should apply this best practice to your domain name pricing. For example, even though a domain name priced at $1,999 is only $1 less than a domain name priced at $2,000, the $1,999 domain will “feel” like a much better deal to many potential buyers.

Domains, like most products with charm pricing, have been statistically proven to sell much faster. I know this may sound crazy, but it works!


By following the eight domain name sales tips that I have outlined above, you will vastly increase the odds of selling a domain. I wish you much luck and success in doing so, and please let me and the fellow readers know in the comments what strategies are working best for you.

P.S. Want to see what’s selling right now? Check out the Flippa domain sales.

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Three-Letter Swedish Domain Sells for Six Figures to Top This Week’s Domain Sales Chart

Posted by admin on Nov 26 2009 | Domain Names

Here is how all of the leaders stack up for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 22:

The DN Journal Top 20 Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Nov. 16, 2009 - Sun. Nov. 22, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Nov. 24, 200

  1. 950,000SEK = $141,550 Pvt Sale
  2. €49,000 = $73,500 Sedo
  3. $66,001Sedo
  4. $62,500 AfternicDLS
  5. $45,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
  6. $37,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
  7. €20,000 = $30,000 Sedo
  8. $27,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
  9. $26,110 Sedo
  10. $26,001 Sedo
  11. $25,000 Sedo
  12. $24,999 Sedo
  13. $22,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
  14. $22,000 AfternicDLS
  15. $21,000 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY
  16. $20,000 AfternicDLS
  17. €12,650 = $18,975 Sedo
  18. $18,000 Sedo
  19. €11,148 = $16,722 MissDomain
  20. tie €10,000 = $15,000 Sedo
  21. tie $15,000 AfternicDLS
  22. tie $15,000 MostWantedDomains

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Buying Expired Domain Names- Golden Tips and Suggestions

Posted by admin on Jan 02 2009 | Domain Names

Buying expired domains could be a tricky affair and a strenuous task given stiff competition involved in the process. Here are some golden tips and suggestions.

Tip#1: Evaluate and assess the possibility of gaining backlinks: Checking to see whether the set of domains that you are looking to buy, has any backlinks associated with them. In fact, you may wish to check out the domain, if it has any backlinks by visiting the Google search engine. Most of the search engines do not update their engines on a daily basis. If the domain name is not in the backlink web portal, most probably the web portal link will loose its power in the next link updating.

Tip#2: Checking out to see if the domain has a link in either Yahoo or DMOZ: Yahoo charges a hefty registration fee of $299 to list a domain. Registering a web portal on DMOZ is quite difficult as well! If the domain has a listing in these web portals, you can definitely go ahead and buy it. A listing in DMOZ directory is actually a big privilege and an honor.

Tip#3: Using other internet tools: To check previous avatar of web portals, their content and design, backlinks, traffic and other useful features, you may wish to conduct an exhaustive research on internet portals like This is an extremely useful web portal that can provide you number of hints whether to buy the domain or not.

Tip#4: Backlinks Vs PR: Before buying the domains from a registrar, you may wish to compare and evaluate both backlinks and PR. Backlinks provide a clue about the number of links associated with the domain expired. On the other hand, the PR is indication of the popularity of the web portal in terms of incoming traffic. You may need to maintain a very fine balance between these two issues, while buying it.

Tip#5: Patience will reap you dividends: Buying domains expired is a time consuming process and a lengthy affair. You will need to be extremely patient enough to lay your hands on your preferred domain.

Tip#6: Of late, expired domain traders are looking for domains that have extensions like .gov and .edu. However, you will need to face the prospects of handing such domains back to the owner, as these expired domains may carry trademark and proprietary symbols.

Tip#7: Using powerful software or a script: Very successful expired domain traders always use powerful software and scripts to buy a lucrative expired domain name. These helpful tools and utilities will assist you locating a good domain expired very quickly and later buy the domain through an auction process. Just ensure that you are buying the best possible set of tools, as there are hundreds of them available over internet portals.

John Khu is an author and also a seasoned professional with vast experience in expired domain name business. He is also the owner of the path breaking web site called which provides complete and up-to-date information on expired domains and their eternal secrets.

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Five Myths About Choosing a Good Domain Name

Posted by admin on Dec 31 2008 | Domain Names

Choosing a good domain name can make the difference between online success or failure. The domain name of an online business is like the location for an offline business. And let’s be honest, would a shop in a stuck away in an alley attract the same number of visitors as a shop in a busy main street?

Ok, now have that we have that figured out, lets see why it seems so hard to pick a catchy and appealing domain name.

Myth #1: all good domain names are taken. Right?

Wrong. It is a fact that many of the best domain names are taken, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good names available any more. As a matter of fact - there are lots of great domain names available.

Myth #2: a good domain name tells exactly what the business is all about. Right?

Wrong again. What is a Google? What does an Amazon have to with shopping? Skype? What the heck is a skype…?

Myth #3: a good domain name is just a few letters long. Right?

Well, close but not necessarily. It’s obvious that a 3 letter domain name is cool, easy to remember and… extremely expensive. Think tens of thousands of dollars. If you can afford it, go for it. If you can’t, don’t let it stop you from making money online. I know lots of people that are making a killing online with 10, 20 or even 30 letter domain names. It didn’t stop them. It didn’t stop me. It shouldn’t stop you.

Myth #4: a dot-info, dot-biz or a dot-whatever extension is as good as a dot-com.

No. it is not. Well, okay, a dot-info is as good as a dot-com if you don’t mind if that the search engines completely ignore your website. But if you are serious about this, a dot-com is the only way to go.

Myth #5: picking a good domain name is like choosing a name for your first born.

Rubbish my friend. It is harder! You can name your child whatever you want (whether he/she loves your taste of names is another story) while the number of names that will suit your website and business is limited.

Let’s rap it all up.
Spend some time picking a good domain name and choose one with a keyword in it. But don’t go overboard. You are better off building your online business then spending weeks researching domain names.

Jason Dutch owns and operates where where he lists up to 800 premium domain names and accepts 70% of all “Name Your Price’ bids. You can read more about buying domain names at his weblog.

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Choosing a Good Domain Name

Posted by admin on Dec 31 2008 | Domain Names

Your domain name is your address on the World Wide Web. The domain name isn’t much different than a street address. When properly entered it directs viewers to your internet presence. Back in the day one needed to type in but these days the web is simplified and all one needs is what comes after the “www.” While the “www” is still present in the domain address, it is no longer necessary to type the extra key strokes. Your viewer types in the full phrase “” and is whisked off to your site. By the way, the “http” stands for hypertext transfer protocol but that is just a bit of trivia that you really don’t need to know. The point here is that your domain name is your internet address–it is the locator for your company or organization. It is one of the most valuable tools in your website arsenal.

Domain names come in many varieties. They consist of up to 63 letters and/or numbers with no spaces (dashes and underlines are just fine). The top-level domain, the address you want people to point to includes an extension. The extension is the .com or .net or any other that appears directly after the domain name itself. Other popular extensions include .org, .edu, .biz, .info, .us, and .ws. Other extensions are available. I always suggest that when buying a domain name you control the top three extensions. Purchase a .com, a .net, and a .org and forward the .net and .org to the .com address. This protects you against someone undercutting your name. You only host the .com address but you control the other big names.

I always suggest some basic guidelines to my clients as we begin to choose a domain name.

  1. Keep it short and sweet
  2. Keep the name simple
  3. Your domain name choice should reflect your business

Keep it short and sweet The shorter your domain name is the better it is. I like to keep the domain name shorter than 20 characters. The one exception to this is if you choose the name of your business as the domain name, an option that is generally available but not always. By keeping the name short you lessen the possibilities of mistyping the name and losing visitors. Sweet names are easy to remember. If you have the best site in your industry and people can’t remember your domain name then you will have no visitors. Sweet names like Google, Yahoo, and eBay are examples of names that not only are easily remembered, they have become part of American English.

Keep your name simple I always urge people to avoid dashes and underlines. Avoid cute spelling unless, of course, you have outrageous branding–I’ll bet you don’t. Writewell is far better than ritewell if your site promotes better writing. The point here is that you want people to find you so follow the KISS rule–Keep it simple silly!

Your domain name choice should reflect your business If you sell widgets make sure that widgets is a part of your domain name. The same is true if you sell whirllygigs, or real estate, or mules. The point is that your domain name should, in some way, reflect the nature of your business. A photographer might choose something like or as memorable domain names that reflect the photography business.

You don’t always need to come up with a new name as thousands of domain names expire every day. These names come available and there is no reason you can’t get one. There is also an active market for buying, selling and trading domain names. You might find just the one you need in that market as well. Most domain registrars have access to this marketplace and make it easy for you to shop the marketplace.

Finally, you cannot purchase a domain name that is trademarked. You can’t even have a part of your name reflect a trademark unless you have direct, explicit, written permission from the trademark holder. The best advice is to stay clear of that problem altogether.

Roger is a principal at RNS Design Group, an internet design firm specializing in small businesses and organizations. Through RNS Domains he offers Linux or Windows website hosting services, domain name registration and more.

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Common Domain Extensions

Posted by admin on Dec 31 2008 | Domain Names

Most of us, when thinking of the web in general and websites in particular, .com is what first comes to mind. This .com at the end of a website address is what is known as a domain extension - these have a particular function in the structure of the internet as a global construct and for that reason, there is more than one extension. In fact, there are quite a few possible extensions, but there are a few which are the most common among them.

While of course .com is the best known of these extensions, there are a few other common domain extensions - .net and .org are the most common other than .com. All three of these common domain extensions are known as top level domain extensions. These are the most commonly chosen extensions for websites.

.com is meant for use by commercially oriented websites, while .net was originally intended for non-commercial (generally speaking, personal) websites. .org was originally meant for use by non-profit organizations. However, there are no hard and fast rules governing the use of these common domain extensions. There are for-profit websites which use the .net and .org extensions, and non-profit organizations which use the .com extension.

The reason for this is that when registering a website, you may often find that the domain name you would like has already been registered by someone else in the domain extension of your choice. Since there are no actual regulations governing the use of these common domain extensions, you can use any of them that are available for your website. If you want to register your new website and find that the .com extension for the domain name is already taken, you may then try to register the domain name with the .net or .org extensions instead.

So which of these common domain extensions is right for your website? That all depends. While most people prefer the popular .com extension, at least if it is available, it is perfectly fine to use the .net and .org extensions as well. Just make sure that when telling people about your website that you remember to include the extension. Even though the other common domain extensions are growing more widely used as the number of sites on the web grows, it is still a habit for many to simply assume the extension will be .com.

There are plenty of other possible domain extensions; these are largely meant for specialized purposes and are best saved for another day. You can look into these less common domain extensions if you have a specific purpose for doing so. However, the vast majority of websites continue to use the big three domain extensions as they always have.

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Make Money Online by Purchasing Recently Expired, Dropped Domains

Posted by admin on Dec 31 2008 | Domain Names

For some of you blogging online to make money might not be the way to go. It can be very time consuming, a bit discouraging at first, and it just all around is very difficult to get into. So what are some alternative ways to make money online you ask? I was doing a bit of research the other day and came across a website that you can do searches on to find recently deleted / expired domain names. I thought about it for awhile and realized that this type of information could be made into an online career. Let me explain.

Domain names normally only sell for about $7 - $20 each. However, the more sought after domain names can go for over $3000 each! A friend of mine recently sold his 2 character domain name for roughly $3,200! Now imagine you were to purchase that domain name at say $300 you would be making a profit of $2,900. Not bad for hardly doing any work at all I would say. Now where this website comes in handy is knowing of domains that have recently expired/dropped. It is possible that a good domain that someone had registered accidentally forgot to review their domain and you could buy it for a cheap price and have a high demand from people wanting to purchase that domain. You can then once purchasing some of these domain names just turn around and sell them for twice or even more then what you have purchased them for.

In order for this type of online opportunity to work for you you will most likely need to do it on a high scale. What that means is you will need to purchase a lot of domain names and sell a lot as well. The reason why that is is because you most likely won’t always get a return like I explained in my example. For the most part you may only get a few dollars extra in return. However, considering the amount of effort to make the money is seems pretty nice.

In doing further research on this opportunity of making money online I read about a guy that was so good at this type of thing that he made millions of dollars a year doing it. But like I said he did this on a high scale to make that type of money. This guy had thousands of domain names he owned and some of them he couldn’t even sell.

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Buying Yourself a Domain? Choose Your Domain Name Wisely

Posted by admin on Dec 31 2008 | Domain Names

Choosing a domain name is one of the most important aspects of setting up your online business. The domain name you choose will be what your website is known as and remembered as. This will become your identity online and offline hopefully. You need to buy your domain name based on what you are offering or the product you are promoting.

Doing research is one of the most important aspects of choosing a truly memorable domain name. You want choose one that has the ability to become a household name. It needs to be related to your product or niche. Most people think that they need the company name or product name in the URL. That isn’t the case.

Always choose a .com domain name. There have been a lot of different type of domain names coming available in the last year but none of them carry the weight that a .com domain name does. One thing you can do when you purchase your domain name is to see if other forms of your domain name are available and buy them as well. If you buy you can also buy and and then just link them back to your .com domain.

Your goal when choosing a domain name is to choose one that is short and also very memorable. You want to choose a domain name that can be said on a radio commercial and remembered by the audience until they get around to visiting it. Short and sweet is the name of the game. The only exception to this is if adding a descriptive adjective will help your domain name become more memorable.

These are just a few of the basics that you will need to keep in mind when choosing a domain name. Don’t rush this step because you are choosing your online identity. This is the name your company or product will be remembered as across the world.

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Save Money With GoDaddy Coupons

Posted by admin on Dec 31 2008 | Domain Names

If you want to make money on the internet - and who couldn’t use an extra source of income these days? - then the first thing you need is a website. You’ll need a suitable domain name, and somewhere to host the files, and both of those cost money.

There are some great deals to be had on domain registration and web hosting if you shop around, but one of the best places to look is GoDaddy - they have really competitive prices, and are a well-respected company that provides a good service.

They make it very easy to choose your domain name, as you can type in what you want and GoDaddy will do a search to find out whether it’s available. If it is already in use then the search will suggest some alternative names that might be suitable for your site.

The price you pay for domain registration depends on the type of domain you order - with .com domains usually being the most expensive. Some ‘premium’ domain names are very expensive, but you should be able to register a good one for less than $10 a year.

Once you’ve chosen your domain name then you need somewhere to host it. GoDaddy hosting plans start at around $5 a month, and offer “99.9% guaranteed uptime, best-of-breed routers, servers and firewalls and the best 24/7 support and maintenance on the Web.” There’s also extensive language support, if you’re tech savvy and do your own web development.

There are hosting packages suitable for larger projects too, including either a dedicated virtual server, or even a dedicated server.

Once you’ve chosen your domain name, and your hosting package, and added them to your basket then you’re almost done - but don’t checkout just yet! Even though GoDaddy offer great deals you can still save even more money by finding and using one of their promotional codes to get a discount (they’re also called source codes, promo codes and coupons). There are lots of sites offering GoDaddy coupon codes on the internet, but trawling around to find ones that are still valid can be time consuming and frustrating.

Using a discount code is easy - when you’re checking out, just look for the text that says ‘if you have a promo or source code enter it here’. Enter the code and click ‘Apply’ and the discount should be taken off your order. If you have found more than one code then you can try entering all of them in turn to see which saves you the most money (but you’ll only be able to use one per order).

Some of the best coupon codes don’t expire, and can be used multiple times. Try using emma1 to save 10% off any order, with no minimum spend. If your order is over $30 (or £25) then you can use emma2 to save 20%. If you’re registering a new .com domain then using emma3 means that you pay just $6.95.

Other discount codes come and go, and are only valid for certain time periods. Good sites to look at if you’re searching for valid GoDaddy coupon codes are and Both of these sites are regularly updated, so you’re not going to end up with a bunch of codes that are no longer valid.

Having chosen your new domain, picked your hosting package and saved a packet with your promo code, it’s time to checkout - your new website is on its way!

Emma Cooper is a British freelance writer and podcaster. Visit her website to read gardening articles, find out the latest news from her organic kitchen garden or listen to the free weekly internet radio show The Alternative Kitchen Garden.

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