Facebook Recovers Typo Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Most likely a result of Facebook having sued a whole lot of cyber-squatters recently, Facebook has recovered 44 domain names that are typos of the Facebook brand. As you might recall, if you are a regular reader of my blog, I previously reported about Facebook suing a group of domain name cyber squatters , people who owned typos of the Facebook.com domain name. Facebook, Inc. Domain Names

Don’t Try to Sell a Celebrity Their Domain Name on Twitter

Bill Hartzer

There are several reasons that I can come up with right off the top of my head why you shouldn’t try to sell a celebrity a domain name on Twitter. Especially if that domain name is their brand or their name. Domain Names

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Does Your Domain Name Need To Be Exact Match?

Small Business Mavericks

Is it necessary that your domain name be an exact match for your primary keyword? However, many websites have been successful without exact match domain names. Facebook. I would consider it a partial match domain name since we do cater to small businesses, however, we provide online marketing services for small businesses. That makes the domain name a partial match, not an exact match per se.

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). There could be a few reasons, the most logical being brand and trademark protection, as I do not suspect that Microsoft is going to go into the search engine optimization business anytime soon.

dot coma – Are Domain Names Even Relevant Now?

Convince & Convert

When I started, domain names were free , because why would anyone pay money for something of no consequence? Domain names were free, and brands didn’t even know what the World Wide Web was in many cases (given that graphical browsers barely existed).

Update: Microsoft’s Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Last month I first discovered that Microsoft had secretly acquired 47 domain names related to a brand called “Synsup Labs&#. Those domain names had previously been pointed to the Bing.com search results for a keyword search for SynsupLabs. Now, about a month later, the total count of domain names related to Synsup Labs that Microsoft owns is an even 50, and each of those domain names have been set to resolve to their own name server.

3M Files Trademark and Anti-Cybersquatting Lawsuit Over Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

3M Corporation has filed a trademark infringement and anti-cybersquatting lawsuit over domain names that appear to be similar or confusingly similar to their own trademark. I am all for protecting your brand, and protecting your trademark. Domains By Proxy, Inc.

217: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name


4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name for Your Blog. Today I’m talking about what to consider when naming your blog and choosing a domain name for it. I’ll share four things to consider when choosing a domain name. helps you to build your brand. Domain names have an impact on SEO.). How to Choose a Domain Name. Facebook group. My name is Darren Rowse. I don’t own that domain.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name


When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. It’s very easy to buy a domain name that you come to regret later. The Brand Perspective. Domain Extensions.

Why’d You Choose That Domain Name?


It all dates back to the mid 1970s, when a man name Albert Bandura, the guy behind Social Cognitive Theory , examined how we seek to replicate success we see in our surroundings and in media, often at all costs. Now I’ve got my first domain and I have no idea how to use it.”

Facebook Sues Over Massive Cybersquatting Attack on Its Brand

Bill Hartzer

Facebook , the social network, has filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California, claiming trademark infringement. The case, “Facebook, Inc. Facebook lists the cause as 15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act). Domain Names

Facebook First Brand Owner to File Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) Domain Dispute

Bill Hartzer

Facebook is the first brand owner to file under the new Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) domain dispute system. Facebook used the new Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) system to dispute the ownership of the domain name Facebook.pw, where they prevailed.

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Facebook Prepaid (Something) Coming Soon?

Bill Hartzer

Based on recent domain name registrations by Facebook , it looks to me like the social media network is up to something related to prepaid. Facebook has acquired several domain names related to prepaid. Registrant: Domain Administrator. Facebook, Inc.

Does Twitter and Facebook Endorse and Encourage Reverse Social Media Hijacking?

Bill Hartzer

Twitter and Facebook , as well as many other social media networks such as Pinterest, both encourage and endorse reverse social media hijacking. What is disturbing to me is that the current policies of Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are the complete reverse of the established domain name policies of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that address Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.

Engadget to Change Name to AOL Tech Guru?

Bill Hartzer

AOL does not normally purchase a whole heck of a lot of domain names on a regular basis. In fact, from what I can tell, it’s been a while since AOL has purchased any new domain names. AOL has recently purchased the following domain names: aoltechguru.biz.

Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name

Laurel Papworth

How to swap your hideous [link] for [link] – your own Facebook address! I’ve already set my personal account to be facebook.com/LaurelPapworth – this is how you do Business Pages, Fan Page, Brand Pages or whatever they are called now. Facebook Removal of Fanpages.

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NamesCon 2014 Keynote: Jennifer Wolfe

Bill Hartzer

Jennifer wrote a book called Domain Names Rewired, and is a keynote speaker here at NamesCon 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jennifer is frequently hired to to consult and educate executives and brands about the new TLDs. There are not a lot of top level domains currently.

The Social Side of Brand Management

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This means going straight to Google and searching for your name, your business’ name, board member’s names and the CEO. If you have a specific product or service type in the name of that product or service, then go deeper and type in the name plus complaints or name plus reviews.

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Using Social Media to Build a Personal Brand

Proactive Report

“We still don’t care about your personal brand&# tweeted one of the social media thought leaders yesterday and that set me thinking: does anyone care? Here is the strategy to build your brand online. 3. Buy your name as a domain name.

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Facebook Privacy Gone Awry: Search Engines Indexing Email Addresses from Facebook

Bill Hartzer

Private email addresses of individuals who have Facebook accounts are getting indexed by the search engines, including Google , Yahoo! , There are certain web pages on Facebook, mainly the Facebook Email Opt Out web page, that are getting indexed by the search engines.

206: Personal Brands vs Business Brands for Blogs


Is There a Right Way to Brand Your Blog? One of the questions that I got asked repeatedly through both masterminds was around whether it is better to give a blog a personal brand or more of a business brand? In one case the questioner was about to start a new blog and was wondering if they should set it up on a domain that was their own name or if they should choose a name that was nothing to do with them. Personal Brands. Business Brands.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. Branding one’s self in an online environment built on entropy and go-baby-go is difficult at best, and impossible if you forget to take your happy pills. But most people who want to develop a personal brand do. Buy an easy-to-remember, easy-to-spell, content-appropriate domain name if you can. It’s a good idea to build an account on some of these sites to further extend your personal branding.

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Marketing Lessons From The Toxic Avenger With Jeffrey Sass - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

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It started back when I was speaking at an event in South Florida and stumbled into a domain name convention and auction. I watched the domain Jeans.com go for a ridiculous amount of money. Jeffrey Sass didn't but that domain, but he's been a part of that scene for a long time. Currently, he's the CMO for.CLUB - now a global brand, and one of the top and most used new domain extensions. brand. branding. domain extension. domain name.

Claim Your HubPages Subdomain – Now!

Small Business Mavericks

Remember when Facebook first opened up personal domain names? You could get your own name and it was on a first-come, first-serve basis. Well, recently, HubPages has decided to give you your own subdomain and you better hurry if you want it to be your name. Otherwise, you might have to settle for your name plus a few numbers, or a variation that you’ll be forced to live with. Now you can do it with a branded subdomain.

The Cost Of Online Rebranding

Small Business Mavericks

If you’ve built a solid online brand and find yourself having to rebrand your business online for one of various reasons, then you should count the cost before you start. For instance, if you have to get a new domain name to correspond with your new business domain, then when you redirect your old site to the new domain you’ll likely lose some search engine rankings. A new domain starts at line zero where age and authority are concerned.

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4 Outdated SEO Ideas

Small Business Mavericks

You need a keyword-based domain name – It might help. This is just one ranking criteria, however, many websites rank well for keywords that are not in their domain name. Branded domain names work just as well. Just look at Google, Bing, and Facebook. The Web changes. So does SEO. In fact, SEO is not the same today as it was 10 or 15 years ago.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Facebook. Personal) Branding. Building a Brand/Brand Evangelism. Here are how brands can get involved.

How to Brand Your Blog’s YouTube Channel


Whether you run a business with a YouTube channel, you’re a blogger whose blog has a complementary YouTube channel, or you’re someone with a blog who’s thinking of setting up a YouTube channel, you may be interested in knowing how to brand a YouTube channel.

Fetching Friday – 21 Marketing Links


How Much Bloggers Charge to Publish Sponsored Content – Most bloggers surveyed (60%) charge fees to work with brands or publish sponsored content. Top 10 Domain Name Suggestion Tools: Create a Catchy Domain Name with Ease – What makes a great domain name great?

How Social Media Helped Get Top Search Engine Rankings with 2 Hours

Bill Hartzer

I registered a brand new domain name, put up a very simple web page on it, and used a few social media websites to “like&# the site. Within 2 hours the domain name was crawled, indexed, and ranks in the top 5 for its main keyword phrase.

5 Tips for Making a Consistent Social Media Marketing Effort


When you make updates on various platforms, using the same tone of voice will help people recognize your brand by its consistency. 2: Get vanity URLs Start by scooping up vanity URLs on sites like Facebook and Twitter and buy your domain name.

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4 Blogging Strategies That Really Work

Small Business Mavericks

This type of blogging has a bad name in some circles. You set up a domain name with your primary keyword in it and target that keyword plus several more that are related. You can put your SEO blog on the back end of a domain that you want to increase traffic for or put it on a separate domain and use it to build links. This may include but is not limited to BlogCatalog, Facebook, Twitter, niche social sites, and a myriad of social bookmarking communities.

How to Set Your Facebook Privacy Settings If You Don't Want Your.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to Set Your Facebook Privacy Settings If You Don’t Want Your Personal Profile Searchable Why would you want to do this? Due to the fact that Facebook has recently reconfigured their privacy settings area – here is the most up to date way to make sure the personal profile that you wish to be on “lock down” is in fact not able to be found.

Choosing a blogging service: Blogger, Tumblr or Wordpress


There are pros and cons for all of them, but it depends a lot on whether you want to spend any money, want to have your own domain name, what kind of options and functionalities you want and what kind of skills you have in doing the design and maybe programming.

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auDA misuse of power?

Laurel Papworth

There is no Optus branding, my site aggregates all discussions re: Optus on social networking sites. It auto updates with tweets from Twitter, blog posts, Facebook, whatevers. It is a straight out anti-branding site. Have a look at IkeaFans for a brand named but neutral site.

Do You Have a Digital Business Card? (Register for.tel for free.

Almost Savvy

Register for.tel for free) Posted by Irene Koehler in Branding , Business , Career , Networking , Tips on February 23, 2010 | 47 responses We all want to be found more easily online when our friends, potential clients and employers Google us.

Your 2011 Digital Marketing Reboot

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We also can't ignore the powering growth of Facebook. Over the holiday break, Facebook was named the most visited site in 2010. If brands were feeling a tad intimidated about leveraging all of these channels before, I hazard to guess at how overwhelmed they're feeling right now (but the word "dizzy" does come to mind). Figure out how the digital channels can best serve your brand. Do you own your brand online? brand. digital branding.

Why a Powerful Brand Image Is Crucial for Successful Blogging (And 6 Ways You Can Build One)


In other words a successful mentor needs to have a brand image that epitomizes trust, expertise and consistency. A Powerful Brand Image Is Crucial for Successful Blogging. But that will only happen when you intentionally work on building your brand image.

7 Critical Elements Of Effective & Complete Domain Management


Effective and complete domain management is a composition of processes with essential elements that if used together forms a system that determines the success of your business or blog online. A set of essential elements shared below will assist you in this process of getting into good rhythm and adopt good practices right from the start, ensuring you become the ultimate domain manager. Choosing A Brand Name. Registering A Domain Name.

As a Blogger on The Global Internet, What Laws in the World Apply to You?


Your domain name is hosted with GoDaddy in Delaware in the United States, your website content is hosted with a local provider. Domain Name Registration. The law governing the registration of your domain name will be whatever law your provider nominates.

It’s All About.SOCIAL

The Realtime Report

The beauty of a.SOCIAL domain, as opposed to another one, is that it evolves with you. This means that www.yourbrand.social can redirect to your brand’s Facebook today, Twitter tomorrow and the social media platform of the future the next day. It’s All About.SOCIAL.

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When DIY Blogging isn’t for You: 5 Alternatives to Self-Hosted WordPress


You may not have the budget for buying domain names and hosting. With hosted blogging platforms, the company hosts your site on their servers – just as Facebook and Twitter let you set up pages and accounts on their sites. And if you want a custom domain name, you can register it through them too. A free domain name (of the format yourname.wordpress.com). You won’t have a custom domain name (i.e.

Analysis of Five Top Blogs and What You Can Learn from Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Their domain name Their post type – length, frequency and value. Their Domain Name Another great thing to analyze from these blogs is their domain name. Darren registered this domain name when he was not known and when he had no readers.