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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. If you want to learn more about choosing the right domain name, take a look at this article. Domain Names

Yahoo!’s Domain Name Auction

Small Business Mavericks

listed more than 100 domain names for auction at Sedo. was in the domain name business. Some of these domain names are actually pretty valuable and whoever ends up with them will have great keyword-based domain names that should do well in the search engines for years to come. For instance, what do you think of these names? Now is the time you want to put the domain name of your choice on your watch list.

I Just bought Bill.Ninja Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

As you may be aware, I am a big fan of the new gTLD domain name extensions, there are hundreds of them already in General Availability. So, I was hunting around today, using the technique below, to find available domain names and names that I wish to pre-register. I found that the first owner of Bill.Ninja failed to renew the domain name, so I was able to pick it up at a minimal cost. Domain Names

Apple Deletes Over 500 Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Apple has deleted over 500 domain names this week, and decided not to renew these domain names. Most of these domain names were registered by Apple exactly one year ago, and after coming up for renewal they have not renewed them. To be exact, 527 domain names owned by Apple were not renewed on December 11th, when they came up for renewal. Many of these domain names were nonsense domain names , and didn’t really make any sense.

New gTLD Domain Name Forum Launched

Bill Hartzer

A New gTLD Domain Name forum has recently launched. As you may know by now if you haven’t been following my blog, I’m a big fan of the new gTLD domain names, and especially the keyword-rich opportunities they provide. I’ve recently done some research and analysis of the new gTLD domain names versus sites , and found that in certain cases Google appears to prefer the new gTLDs over the nearly identical keyword rich dot com domain names.

Apple Registers 682 More Nonsense Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

nonsense domain names. I’ve been following these nonsense domain name purchases since they started purchasing them a while back. Here are a few of the domains on the latest purchase: It looks to me like these are domains. They’re not all the same length, and I am not sure what exactly these domains mean. On December 31, they registered 62 nonsense domains. Name Server:

Gmail Not Recognizing New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

As you know, I am a pretty big fan of the new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) that are out, and even ones that have not been released to the general public yet. TLDs, Gmail turns them into clickable links in the email when it was received, whether the sender made the domain name a clickable link or not. Then, I opened it and Gmail automatically made those domains (well only certain ones) clickable links. Domain Names

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 domain name. Domain Names

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. Looking right now for expired domains to register? You need to check out Premium Drops which is a great service for finding the expired domain name you really want. Domain Names in General.

ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google

Bill Hartzer

ZDNet recently bought a new domain name from the domain name aftermarket (a domain name auction), and almost immediately got their trusted, authoritative, 2 year old website banned in Google. Here’s how ZDNet bought a domain name, redirected their trusted, authoritative site to this new domain name, and then got their website banned in Google. – ZDNet decides to purchase at a domain name auction.

Registering Domain Names with Google Domains

Bill Hartzer

For a few months now, I have had the opportunity to have access to the Google Domains program, where you can buy (and transfer in) domain names. Google has been a domain name registrar for many, many years now, but has only recently opened up their registrar services to the public. I thought that I’d tell you about my experience with Google Domains so far, and how it’s been going. domains are $20 a year

Never Use a Hyphenated Domain Name for Your Website

Bill Hartzer

It’s solid proof that the right keyword rich domain name will out-rank a hyphenated domain name in the search results every time. silktide did an SEO challenge where they used 3 different domain names and web sites and saw if nonsensical content or real keyword rich content would rank better. They used three different domain names: – – site had content rich with relevant keywords. Domain Names

Google Thinks Domain Names Are Like Guns

Bill Hartzer

So, here’s an interesting question: when are domain names like guns? Well, apparently if you are searching Google, then domain names are so related to guns that Google shows a popular domain name registrar along with search results related to, you guessed it: guns. I have to admit that in the past I’ve been quick to “pull the trigger” when I see what I think is a good domain name. domain names.

The New gTLD Domain Name Extensions Explained, Using Pizza

Bill Hartzer

So, here are the new gTLD domain name extensions, explained using pizza. Then came along the New gTLD domain extension, giving us so many more awesome choices: Hawaiian, vegetarian, mac ‘n cheese, pizza rolls, breakfast pizza, stuffed crust, and the hot dog in the crust pizza. Then anchovies, and… You see, domain name extensions are like pizza.COM is the plain old cheese pizza, the new gTLDs are all the extra choices we now have. Domain Names

Google Expands Domain Name and Icon Listings in Search Results to Web Queries

Social Media Today

Google has expanded its mobile search listing format, displaying website icons and domain names, to desktop queries

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. Furthermore, the scammer, Roland Gordan, and, tries to make it look like the real is offering domain name appraisals. Here’s how this domain name scam works. - Domain Names

Does It Really Matter What Domain Name You Choose?


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.

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. Rather than displaying a URL in the search results or a domain name, Google has begun to display a website name or a website name and a breadcrumb of the website’s page. Domain names generally have been removed from the mobile search results. The Domain Name System.

Godaddy Caught Registering Domains Names After Availability Lookup

Bill Hartzer

Godaddy , the domain name registrar, has apparently been caught registering domain names after someone has looked up the availability of a domain name. This guy claims that he looked up a domain name to see if that domain name was available. The domain name was available, but apparently he did not register the domain name that day. Domain Names

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. 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 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. And when they register both and, there’s a reason for it: to protect the brand name or the domain they’re registering. Domain Names

Apple iPhone Doesn’t Recognize New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

I’ve written before about how Twitter , Facebook , and even recently how Google’s Gmail were or were not recognizing the new gTLD domain names as real domain names. as real domain names, either! When I refer to these companies or their apps (or sites) not recognizing the new gTLDs, I am referring to the fact that when one of these domain names (e.g., Domain Names

Get The Best Domain Name By Avoiding These Mistakes

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Get The Best Domain Name By Avoiding These Mistakes. However, it can be painstakingly hard to find an available domain name as well. Hundreds of millions of domain names get registered daily, which makes the most basic and effective names virtually taken already. You don’t need to end up with a badly named domain just for the sake of having an online presence. Here’s a summary: Don’t pick a domain name that is already taken.

What is the Value of a Domain Name?

Bill Hartzer

Do domain names make good investments? Domain names are the real estate of the internet. In fact, with millions of people getting online, the value of a domain name can only go up. The leader in domain name sales, Domain Name Sales , founded by Frank Schilling, just redesigned their website. Included is an amazing video that describes the value of a domain name perfectly. Domain Names

Wikipedia Registers 11 New Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has just registered 11 new domain names in the past 24 hours. Usually moves like this indicate upcoming projects, especially because Wikipedia does not have a history of regularly registering new domain names. Here is a list of the new domain names registered by Wikipedia; Domain Names

Apple Continues to Register Mystery Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

A few days ago, I uncovered the fact that Apple owns a bunch of mysterious domain names, most of which are resolving to a default Linux setup page on Amazon’s cloud. But today, after I reported that one of these mysterious domain names,, was registered and then deleted, was just re-registered yesterday. Here’s the entire list of domain names that I found, these are all pointing to an Amazon cloud server. Domain Name

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.

Facebook Takes Legal Action Against 12 Facebook-Like Domain Names in Latest Push

Social Media Today

Facebook continues to ramp up its legal action against businesses looking to scam its users

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. Not to protect domainers, but to protect the masses.” Rick Schwartz was recently the victim of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. What is Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?

Apple Reveals iPhone4N Via Domain Name Registration?

Bill Hartzer

Did Apple just reveal the name of the next Apple iPhone , the iPhone 4N via a new domain name registration? Based on whois records , Apple has apparently purchased the domain name What is interesting (and perhaps suspect) is that this domain name,, was registered through Godaddy , and not MarkMonitor. A review of the Apple domain name shows that the registrar is MarkMonitor and not Godaddy.

GoDaddy Domain Name Auctions Are Down

Bill Hartzer

GoDaddy , the domain name registrar, not only is a place where you can register domain names, but they also sell domain names on the aftermarket. So, that means that when someone doesn’t renew their domain name, GoDaddy will frequently sell it at auction and add an additional year on the renewal for the top bidder. GoDaddy’s domain name auctions are pretty popular, and apparently the site is down. Domain Names

List of New gTLDs – New Domain Names Coming Soon

Bill Hartzer

Very soon there will be a lot more choices when it comes to registering and owning a domain name. We’ve all be used to,net, as TLDs (Top Level Domains) but there are actually are a lot more,,biz,info, and even the ccTLDs (Country Code TLDs), such There has been a big debate in the domain industry going on, and I recently covered the Namescon conference recently held in Las Vegas that I attended. Domain Names

Microsoft Fails to Renew Engyro Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft failed to renew the domain name recently when it came up for renewal. The domain name doesn’t currently resolve (at least not for me). One of the whois services that I checked this morning (which obviously wasn’t updated) shows that the domain name expired on March 27, 2013: If that’s the case, then it appears that Mark Monitor still held the domain until just recently, when it was apparently then deleted on April 7, 2014.

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. It is interesting to note that Google today registered a lot of typo domain names related to Google Analytics , their web analytics service. One of the domain name typos that they registered is Domain Names

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. Typically, when companies announce new products or services, the company will register related domain names at about the same time (or on the same day) as their announcement. Here is the list of domain names that Facebook registered recently. Domain Names

Facebook Takes Aim at Scammers Misusing Related Domain Names in New Lawsuit

Social Media Today

Facebook has filed a new lawsuit against two providers who've used Facebook-like domain names in order to dupe users

Why A Great Domain Name Goes A Long Way


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. A startup’s name is so important that the creators should should invest a good amount of time time to ensure that they choose a good one. And once that name is chosen, the startup should make the best possible job to match that great name with a great domain name.

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? Well, as someone who owns a considerable amount of domain names, I frequently have to make that decision on a regular basis–and have come up with my own internal checklist that helps me decide whether or not I should renew a domain name. What is the current status of the domain name? Domain Names