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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. message in Google Webmaster Tools.

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. What Google Tells Site Owners. The Domain Name System.

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 Using Twitter to Promote New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Google is using promoted Tweets on Twitter to promote the use of new gTLD domain names. I am not sure how long Google has been promoting Google Domains on Twitter, but this is certainly the first time that I’ve personally seen this promoted Tweet.

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. Like many Google products, they first go through an “invite only” process. domains are $20 a year and.co

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 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

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. Is.Com Better than a New gTLD Domain Name?

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.

New Search Engine Launched: Only Searches New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

There’s a new search engine out there that apparently has ditched the legacy.COM,NET and.ORG TLDs (Top Level Domains) and only show New gTLDs in its search results. Newgle is a new search engine using Google Custom Search that takes the legacy TLDs out of the search results.

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

Will Brand Domain Names Be A Small Business Opportunity?

Small Business Mavericks

I know Frank Reed says a recent ICANN ruling that will allow large corporations to purchase their own domain name extensions for their brands will only be available for the big guys – small businesses won’t be able to afford it. Where there are domain name extensions, there will be domain names. Who will be allowed to have a.samsonite domain name? What if they allowed businesses headquartered there to have their own domain name?

How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

A friend recently asked me about a domain name he was thinking of buying. He mentioned that one of the websites he owns and has developed is the name of a city: and he noticed that there is a ‘related’ domain name that is for sale. Post on Google Buzz.

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. Google Plus does recognize them , though. Domain Names

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 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.

Will New Domain Name TLDs Carry Extra Weight in the Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

The new generic TLDs (top level domains) are coming soon. You’ll be able to buy a domain name other than they ‘typical’ com,net,org,info,biz domains. Google bases its results on what it believes the intent was behind a search. 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! Domain Names

Big Reddit Changes Coming? Conde Nast Purchases 285 Reddit Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

As you may or may not know, I typically watch the domain name purchases of many of the web’s biggest brands online. When a large group of domain names is purchases by an organization that is popular on the web, it usually indicates something big is coming.

Privacy Fail: Network Solutions Reveals Identities of Domain Name Owners Despite Whois Privacy

Bill Hartzer

Networks Solutions , a popular domain name registrar, is revealing the real identity of the domain name owner even though the domain name owner has opted-in and paid for their domain name privacy service. Domain Names

High Profile Domain Names Suspended Due to Invalid WHOIS Data

Bill Hartzer

After further investigation into the issue, she learned that the domain names had been suspended by the registrar due to invalid WHOIS data on the domain name WHOIS record–here web server was not down. Craft is among many domain name owners whose domain names have been suspended due to invalid WHOIS data. I spoke with Camille Ede, Go Daddy Director of Domain Services. Post on Google Buzz. Domain Names

Google Buys Illegal +.com Domain Name on Domain Aftermarket

Bill Hartzer

Google , in an effort to protect their interests in their new Google+ Plus social network, has recently acquired the International Domain Name (IDN) [b]+.com[/b], com) is an illegal domain name–the domain name violates IDNA2008, as published by IETF.

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). Microsoft purchased 49 domain names today, and eight of the domain names were related to “search engine optimization&# for their Bing.com search engine: searchengineoptimizationforbing.info.

Cherokee Letter Domain Names for Sale – Owner Recommends Their Use in AdWords Campaigns

Bill Hartzer

This has to be what I would personally call the most bizarre domain name sales pitch I have ever seen. However, these domain names are in Cherokee Characters, not Latin letters (most of us in the USA have English (latin) character keyboards. Domain Names

Selling Your Domain Name with LeadRefs

Bill Hartzer

For those who like to do affiliate marketing, buying domains is a familiar subject. You never know what set of keywords will be the next big thing, so you buy several domains with several different combinations of keywords. Domain Names

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

Bill Hartzer

With the Google Penguin algorithm update affecting so many websites, I have personally be involved in cleaning up a LOT of websites’ link profiles. This also involves cleaning up link profiles because websites have been manually penalized by Google because of unnatural and inorganic links pointing 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 Webmaster Tools.

Google Cookie Choices Domain Name: Response to EU Ruling About Right to Be Forgotten?

Bill Hartzer

In what looks to me like a possible response to the European Union’s ruling this week about the right to be forgotten, Google has just registered the domain name CookieChoices.org. So, I’m not sure how Google will use this CookieChoices.org domain name in the future.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

ProBlogger

When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. But you also want to be easily remembered, have a URL that accurately describes your business, and it would help if it ranks well in Google. Domain Extensions.

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?

Moving Your.COM to a.BRAND Domain? Google Says…

Bill Hartzer

Brands that have purchased their own.BRAND TLD (Top Level Domain) shouldn’t worry about moving their websites. Gary from Google implies that you really just need to use the proper 301 Permanent Redirects, and use the Google site move tool. Branding Domain Names Google

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.

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. Post on Google Buzz.

Verified Domains Provides Comprehensive Background Checks for Domains

Bill Hartzer

This week, I’ve launched our new service called Verified Domains. Verified Domains is the first-ever service on the internet that provides comprehensive background checks for domain names. Domain Names

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Google Calls New gTLDs Domain Endings, Offers Web Hosting

Bill Hartzer

Google is getting ready to launch Google Domains , where you can get a website, web hosting, and a website editor like Wix.com (which is very SEO-unfriendly, by the way). And, Google is pitching the purchase of a shiny, new gTLD (Top Level Domain). 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. Domain Names

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.

Google Now a Part of Alphabet, Uses New gTLD Domain Extension

Bill Hartzer

Google has been officially moved to a new organization called Alphabet. Sometimes they do things differently because Google isn’t a conventional company. Google is now a part of a Alphabet, and Alphabet is a collection of companies. Domain Names

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.

Even Huge Institutions Can’t Move Their Sites Properly to a New gTLD

Bill Hartzer

As you may already know, I am an advocate of the New gTLD domain names. The New gTLD domains, however, have been slowly been adopted, and what it’s going to take is for more and more mainstream businesses to start moving to a New gTLD. Domain Names

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New ICANN Regulations Require Domains to be Verified by Email or Phone

Bill Hartzer

If you buy a domain name in the future, you will be required to verify ownership through receipt of a PIN number or unique code by email or by phone–or the newly registered domain name will be suspended by the registrar. When you set up a new Google Account, Yahoo!

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