A Domain Name Related Contest

Bill Hartzer

I was just interviewed by Borja for the Money Diver podcast about domain names and choosing the right domain name. As a part of this podcast, Borja and I put together a domain name related contest. Domain Names

Why A Great Domain Name Goes A Long Way

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His full name is Christopher Ahston Kutcher. When it comes to Internet sites, it is equally important to choose the right name. A Great Domain Name Can Make All The Difference. Pick a Name and Stick to It. Business & Marketing choosing a domain name domain nam

Domain Names, Developed Domains, and Expired Domains

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to search engine marketing, one issue that many people struggle with is the domain name. There’s some confusion out there regarding domain names and how they effect a site’s ability (or inability) to rank well in the search engines. Domain Names

Domain Name Scam Alert: ICANN Does NOT Provide Domain Name Appraisals

Bill Hartzer

There is a pretty nasty domain name appraisal scam going around that you need to be aware of if you own domain names. The scammer’s only intent is to make money from a domain name appraisal service, which is fake. That is the price of this domain.)

Google Removing Domain Names From Search Results Increases Internet User Vulnerability

Bill Hartzer

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Google announced that they are beginning to remove the domain name from the mobile search results. Domain names generally have been removed from the mobile search results. The Domain Name System.

Microsoft Buys 26 Contosoyams Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

I’m not sure what, but I am really curious as to why Microsoft recently registered 26 domain names at once: all related to the word contosoyams. The whole reason I bring this up is that Microsoft doesn’t normally register a lot of domain names all at once like this.

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: Why UDRP Reform is Needed

Bill Hartzer

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking is “a disgusting practice…”, according to Rick Schwartz (aka the Domain King), and co-founder of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. “I always think about the mom and pop with one domain and their entire lives wrapped up in it.

Google Registers Google Analytics Domain Name Typos

Bill Hartzer

On a regular basis, I watch the domain names that Google registers, as sometimes it is an indication of things to come–sometimes the registration of a domain name may indicate a future project. Here are the typo domain names that Google registered today.

Microsoft Fails to Renew Engyro Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft failed to renew the domain name Engyro.com recently when it came up for renewal. The domain name doesn’t currently resolve (at least not for me). Here are other domain names that Microsoft did not renew on April 7, 2014: diagram.biz.

Facebook Registers 21 Instagram Direct Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an offensive move, Facebook has registered twenty one new domain names in conjunction with their launch of Instagram Direct. Here is the list of domain names that Facebook registered recently. Domain Names

Beware of Domain Name Parking Scams and Schemes

Bill Hartzer

If you own a domain name, and you don’t currently have a live website on that domain, then one option is to park that domain name and potentially earn revenue from it. You don’t have to pay to park your domain names. Domain Names

Does It Really Matter What Domain Name You Choose?

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If so, you’ll want to be extremely careful about the domain name that you choose for your new official company website. The wrong domain name is one that could haunt you for years to come. On the other hand, the right domain name can help you get a healthy start and advantage over your competitors. When it comes time to check available domain names , keep this in mind: In the world of the internet, perception can very quickly become reality.

How to Know if You Should Renew Your Domain Name?

Bill Hartzer

If you own domain names, then you are inevitably going to have answer the question: should I renew this domain name? Here are fourteen questions to ask yourself to help you decide on whether your should renew your domain name or not. Domain Names

Google To Make Not Provided Keywords Exclusively Available to.Google Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

According to an unnamed Google source, this is one of the marketing tactics that Google is using to encourage website owners to move their websites from a.COM,NET, or.Org TLD to the new.Google Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). Domain Names

How to Host Your Domain Name with Bing.com For Free

Bill Hartzer

Tired of having to pay for web hosting and don’t want to park your domain name with a domain name parking company ? Well, you can (temporarily) host your domain name with Bing.com for free. How to host your domain with Bing. Domain Names

Exclusive: Domainer Returns Domain Name to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Bill Hartzer

Domainers, those who buy and sell domain names for a living, are not all evil. Domain names that are not renewed are oftentimes put up for auction by the domain’s registrar–before that domain name is released to the general public again for registration.

Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: synsuplabs01.com.

Disney Registers Star Wars Master the Force Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

registered a few new domain names. I normally monitor the domain names that are registered by major companies on a regular basis. Disney doesn’t register a whole lot of domain names. But, they currently own 15,000 domain names total.

JD.Com Domain Name Sold for $5 Million in 2012

Bill Hartzer

According to George Kirikos , the domain name JD.com sold for an estimated $5 million in 2012. Mr. Kirikos was browsing through EDGAR, and was able to discover that their SEC filing referenced domain names. that referenced domain names. Domain Names

Intellectual Property Domain Name Scam Still Running Rampant

Bill Hartzer

There is what I would call an intellectual property domain name scam that companies are still falling for–and the individuals behind the scam have been successfully running it for over 10 years now. If you are a domain name owner (and most likely you do own a domain name), then you may at some point receive an email from someone in China telling you that someone is trying to register a domain name that is similar to your intellectual property.

51 Sponsors I Want to Meet at the NamesCon Domain Name Conference

Bill Hartzer

This domain name conference is going to be amazing one, especially because of the speakers, the sponsors, and the attendees. Nonetheless, now is a very critical time for the domain industry as a whole, as the new gTLDS are launching soon. Domain Diction. Domain Name Sales.

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).

PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker Domain Names Seized

Bill Hartzer

According to the indictment, “The United States also filed a civil money laundering and in rem forfeiture complaint (the “Civil Complaint&# ) against the Poker Companies, their assets, and the assets of several payment processors for the Poker Companies. Domain Names

Premium Domain Name in Pending Delete Status Gets Renewed Due to Court Order

Bill Hartzer

Someone made a mistake recently and did not renew a high-end, premium domain name, Publication.com. This should not have happened, according to the domain name drop process. The domain name was not renewed. The domain name went to the Redemption period.

Intellectual Property Domain Name Scam Changes to Brand Registration Scam

Bill Hartzer

A well-known intellectual property protection domain name scam that has been going on for at least 10 years has taken a new twist–the scammers are now calling this a “brand registration” rather than “intellectual property” In any case, though, the scam is the same, really: Some unknown company from Asia contacts you, trying to reach the CEO or marketing manager of your company. There is no company named “Jep Industrial Co.

Domain Names for Sale: Why You Should Buy a Keyword Rich Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

One of the best kept secrets of the search engine optimization and search engine marketing industry is the expired domain name auctions that exist out there. If someone does not renew their domain name, it is frequently put up for auction on by the registrar itself, like Godaddy.

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.

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? My first online voyage was in 1994, working with my college pals at Internet Direct, Arizona’s first Internet company (and also the inventor of virtual Web hosting, ultimately sold to Mindspring). Domain names were free, and brands didn’t even know what the World Wide Web was in many cases (given that graphical browsers.

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 mean, really–take a look at all of the domain names and companies that 3M is suing.

Chase Ignores Domain Name Whois Privacy, Sends Credit Card Offers to Web Host

Bill Hartzer

Chase Bank is mining internet domain name whois data in the pursuit of credit card customers. When they encounter whois privacy on a domain name, they are disregarding it and alternatively sending the credit card offers to the domain owners’ web hosting companies.

Why I Gave a Domain Name Back to Its Former Owner

Bill Hartzer

I gave a domain name back to its former owner. The former owner called me on the phone, told me that the domain name I bought several years ago at a Godaddy TDNAM domain name auction, was their former family-owned website. Tags: Domain Names

How to Pick the Right Domain Name for your Business

Bill Hartzer

And when it comes to driving more traffic to your website later on, if you have chosen the right domain name then you will have a huge advantage over your competitors. , I’m the guest speaker on July 9, 2009 at Bido.com in their online chat area, come by and we can chat one on one about domain names and SEO. And then there’s the domain name. Never ever underestimate the power of the domain name. Domain Names with Hyphens.

Rogue Snapnames Employee Bids on Domain Name Auctions, Drives Up Prices

Bill Hartzer

Snapnames, an aftermarket domain name auction service, has reportedly discovered that a rogue employee set up an account and bid against other bidders. This is a clear violation of our internal policy and was not approved by the company. Domain Gang has their say as well.

During Link Cleanup, Don’t Forget Links to Redirected Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

While cleaning up link profiles for Google reconsideration requests , it’s one thing that is often overlooked is the links pointing to domain names that redirect to a website. There may be a lot of low quality, unnatural, or inorganic links pointing to a domain name that then redirects to the website. Google searches for the domain name (usually in quotes). Bing searches for the domain name (usually in quotes).

How to Properly Redirect a Domain Name and Get Link Credit

Bill Hartzer

I recently received an email from Duane Long asking a question about redirecting a domain name that he had recently purchased. He is trying to redirect the domain name so that he can get the proper link credit; so that the links from the domain name he bought is credited to his current, live website. I recently purchased an expired domain name to take advantage of it’s many incoming links. Set up web hosting for the domain.

Infoseek Trademark and Domain Name to Be Auctioned December 8th

Bill Hartzer

Do you want to own the trademark and domain name of a former search engine? The trademark and domain name of Infoseek , a search engine originally founded in 1994 by Steve Kirsch and the first search engine to sell advertising on a CPM (Cost Per Thousand Impressions) basis, will be put up for auction on December 8, 2010. The Infoseek trademark and domain name will be part of a brand name auction being held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Check the Whois on Your Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Technically speaking, Whois is is a query/response protocol which is widely used for querying an official database in order to determine the owner of a domain name, an IP address, or an autonomous system number on the Internet. Expires on – Is your domain name going to expire soon?

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

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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. Domain Extensions. 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name.

217: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name

ProBlogger

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. Domain names have an impact on SEO.). I’ll also talk about legal implications of choosing a domain name, because it’s important to stay within the law.

The Domain Name Game With Bill Sweetman - This Week's Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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A strong brand and corporate name is critical to demonstrating your uniqueness in the marketplace. Many people believe that all of the good names are already taken. The problem, of course, is that even if you can secure a strong and original brand identity, getting the right domain name can be costly, time consuming and extremely frustrating. Thankfully, there are smart people like Bill Sweetman who love the domain game. His company is called, Name Ninja.