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:

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.


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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). Domain names ending were reserved for telcos and Internet providers (like us) exclusively. Anheuser-Busch: “It seems you have the domain name?”

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

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). While some domain names are being held back by Google (meaning that some names are not going to be available for purchase by the general public), most names, including trademarks and most company and brand names will be available.

Laureate Education Sues Domain Name Proxy Service for Trademark Infringement

Bill Hartzer

is suing Domain Name Proxy Service, Inc. The Domain Name Proxy Service, Inc. While the lawsuit alleges that is infringing on trademarks owned by Laureate Education (namely the Walden University and University of Liverpool trademarks), Laureate Education has filed suit against Domain Name Proxy Service because they couldn’t contact the real owner of DOMAIN NAME PROXY SERVICE, INC.

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. Many affiliate marketers buy tons, and tons of these types of domains, and work to get those domains ranked in the search engines. Oftentimes, the domains can be used for highly targeted niche sites, and some can even be flipped for a profit.

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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.

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. 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. It’s very easy to buy a domain name that you come to regret later. The four things you should consider when choosing your domain name are: The Human Perspective. Domain Extensions.

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.

Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. The next time you log in you’ll notice a bar across the top of your browser with their suggested new name. If you don’t see the option to get a custom URL yet, don’t worry, they’re rolling them out.

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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. When I’m talking about whois from a search engine optimization perspective, I’m talking about who owns your domain name. There are several things that you need to take a look at on the domain name’s whois record.

Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name

Laurel Papworth

You can also add URL names for Applications, not just Pages. Make sure you spell your brand name correctly. KyleMinogue has 200,000+ fans but her name is spelt KYLIE Minogue. You must have at least 100 fans, I believe, to score your own URL. Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Technorati Tags: Domain , Facebook , name , page , url , username.

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More Proof Apple Moving to.Apple TLD Soon?

Bill Hartzer

Is Apple going to finally move to their new TLD (Top Level Domain).Apple Well, if new domain name registrations are any indication, there are 10 new ways that may show proof of that. Apple recently registered 10 new domain names that all end in their brand name, Apple. As part of a defensive domain name registration move, it would make sense for Apple to register these names and redirect them to the new location, the new URL.

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Apparently There Will Be No More Mobile Innovating At Microsoft

Bill Hartzer

Well, at least that’s the impression you get if you look at the domain names that Microsoft did not renew. Microsoft, obviously on purpose, has chosen not to renew this group of domain names, as they will soon be available for anyone to register: When you look up each of the domain names, they have not been renewed (they are set to expire on September 25, 2013), according to the whois record: Whois Server Version 2.0.

Facebook Acquired

Bill Hartzer

It appears that Facebook has recently acquired the domain name. Checking the name servers and the whois data for, there was a recent change to the name servers: from to, and the registrant is now Facebook. According to Whoisology , the domain name was recently also in privacy: Name Private Registration|Account Privacy (2,600) (+120) Org. Domain Names

Did Microsoft Just Buy, a Typo Domain of Verizon?

Bill Hartzer

Did Microsoft just register a domain name that is a typo (a typo domain) of Verizon? I know this might be a stretch, but I am really curious about one of the domain names that was just registered, and was set up on Microsoft’s name servers: Well, most likely it was NOT Microsoft that registered this domain name. First off, take a look at the whois record: Domain Name: VERICEN.COM. Registrar URL: [link].

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

They should also be found in your URLs. Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you aren’t at that point yet, you want to make sure you get a domain name that has powerful keywords in it. By doing so, you will quickly start to see many opportunities you have to put keywords into that domain name. Your keywords are a great tool to reach potential customers, so make them a priority.

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Microsoft to Launch Microsoft Sway

Bill Hartzer

But based on the number of domain names that have been purchased recently by Microsoft and their private acquisition of the domain name leads me to believe that Sway is launching soon. Jamie Zoch, from Dot Weekly reports that Microsoft “used the domain buying service Brand Certified and has acquired the domain name No purchase price has been disclosed but it was likely six figures for the domain. Domain Names

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. Whenever possible, I recommend moving away from a.COM domain name to a New gTLD domain name if that new domain you’re moving to is “better” Meaning that if you can get a keyword-rich domain (with the keyword in the ending), that ultimately will be the better choice for your site. They just put up a “copy” of their main site on the same URL.

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5 Online Marketing Terms You Should Know

Small Business Maverick

That said, here are five Internet marketing terms every small business owner should know: Domain Name – I still talk to people who don’t have a clue about what a domain name is. If you look in your Web browser, at the top of the browser where the website address is, that’s the domain name. HTTP:// is the domain name of this website.

Facebook Recognizes New gTLDs in Facebook Posts

Bill Hartzer

If you were to include the URL of a new website that you just put up on a new gTLD, then would Facebook include that URL in the post and change it so it’s a clickable link? Not only that, Facebook will see that you’ve included a URL in your post and will automatically visit it and attempt to grab an image from the site and post it as a thumbnail and a link. Domain Names Social Media

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Microsoft Buys Domains with Hyphens, Skips Domains without Hyphens

Bill Hartzer

Well, by now you probably know about how I feel about domains with hyphens in them. If you don’t, then you may want to read my post about a test that was done regarding domain names with hyphens. That certainly opened up my eyes, and now I prefer domains without hyphens in them. So, when I saw today that Microsoft registered two domain names with hyphens in them (multiple hyphens), and they didn’t purchase the domains without hyphens, I cringed.

Apple Owns Mystery Domains, Hosted on Amazon Cloud Server

Bill Hartzer

owns a bunch of nonsensical domain names that use Apple’s own DNS, but are hosted on Amazon’s cloud server. These domains continue to be registered on a regular basis, some as late as last week. And they’ve been buying these nonsensical domain names and setting up web hosting for at least 6 months now. On January 29, 2014, Apple registered two different domain names that appear to make no sense (at least to me):

Mozilla Media: Answer to Google’s Chromecast Device?

Bill Hartzer

Mozilla Media domain names were just registered by Mozilla. Here is the whois record, and it’s registered through Mark Monitor: Domain Name: Registry Domain ID: Registrar WHOIS Server: Registrar URL: [link]. Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited. Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited. Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited. Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: DNS Admin.

Google Plus Recognizes new gTLDs as Links in Posts

Bill Hartzer

If you were to include the URL of a new website that you just put up on a new gTLD, then would Google Plus include that URL in the post and change it so it’s a clickable link? Well, I made a post with a list of URLs of 14 of the new gTLDs that are now available to the public for registration, and I am happy to report that Google Plus actually recognizes them. Domain Names Social Media

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Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is Now Called Globe Life Park in Arlington

Bill Hartzer

The Texas Rangers baseball team has reached a naming-rights deal for the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Back in 2004, the Texas Rangers sold the naming rights to a company called Ameriquest Mortgage Co. Globe Life Stadium,, was registered on January 28, 2014, on Godaddy: Domain Name: GLOBELIFESTADIUM.COM. Registry Domain ID: 1844606830_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN. Registrar URL: [link]. Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited.

Twitter Not Recognizing New gTLDs in Tweets

Bill Hartzer

The first one was obviously mine, and Twitter is NOT converting those perfectly legitimate URLs into links. But, on the other hand, URL that includes a dot gov or a dot com URL is automatically made into a clickable link. Notice how the URLs are [link] that I bought today, and [link] which resolves to a website. Twitter doesn’t change those URLs into links. Yet Twitter has failed to make URLs on the new gTLDs into acceptable links.

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Social Media Marketing

Difference between and Wordpress.Org When you want to host a blog with a Domain name and want Wordpress to handle most of the web hosting tasks you choose You can make changes and get domain and FTP access to your website.

24 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use

Visually SM

By entering a topic, domain, or specific keyword, your results will be nothing short of relevant. The pro plans allow you to closely monitor keywords, domains, or authors by setting up alerts when new content is published. each 1.000) and 20 (Then $5/mo each) custom domain names.

Domain SEO Service Registration Corp. Domain Registration Scam

Bill Hartzer

Unfortunately, there are still people out there, like Domain SEO Service Registration Corp., It’s a shame that these scams exist after all these years, as they have morphed from a search engine submission to even a domain name registration scam. By adding in the word “SEO” to the title of this scam, they make it sound as if the “Domain SEO Service Registration Corp.” Domain SEO Service Registration Corp. Registrar URL:[link].

4 Reasons the New Google Local Stack Sucks


The Local Stack Hides URLs. Dr. Adam Paiso’s business, the “Livermore Chiropractic and Wellness Center”, is easy to confuse with his competitor, “Livermore Chiropractic” His domain name,, helped clear up that confusion. Display URLs contain a ton of information for users. If you run your own business, you’ve probably been tempted to buy a “better” domain at one point or another.

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Google Cache Dates Updated: After a Month

Bill Hartzer

Remember, the Google cache date is related to the disavow file: if you check the Google cache date of a URL that you disavowed, and the Google cache date is after the date you submitted the disavow file, then Google IS taking that URL into account (they’re disavowing it). But, if the Google cache date on a URL that you disavowed is before the date when you uploaded your disavow file, then Google is not taking that URL into account (they haven’t disavowed it yet.

Almost everything About Electronic Private Network, or VPN

Dave Fleet

The DNS domain name system is definitely the internet’s phone publication, equating textbased URLs using their appropriate IP addresses. What is definitely a VPN? Free VPNs available, although some operate with restrictions upon data and also other features.

Two New gTLD Domains Show Up in Alexa What’s Hot

Bill Hartzer

One of the things that I monitor on a regular basis is the Alexa What’s Hot (on the web), formerly called the Alexa Hot URLs. So, when I looked at the list of top 20 URLs on the web in terms of traffic, I was surprised to see two new gTLD domain names there on the list. While I’m surprised that this is the first time I’ve seen new gTLD domains there, I’m not surprised that they are.CLUB domains.

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The Best Way to Brand Your Blog


And you’re just about to buy the domain name for it. Even if you already have the domain name, you may still be wondering which way to go. Just because you have a business-related URL doesn’t mean you can’t give it a personal brand, and vice versa.

5 Best SEO Tools for Bloggers and Webmasters

The Realtime Report

If you’re in the SEO business for a while, SEMrush won’t be a new name. All you have to do is add your URL in the search bar and hit enter. With the help of backlink feature, one can efficiently investigate new and lost backlinks alongside referring domains and IP addresses. For in-depth analyzation, all it requires is creating a project, add your URL, and that’s it. It has billions of indexed and crawled URLs in database and is continuously growing.

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Google’s CookieChoices.Org Is Now Live

Bill Hartzer

Back on May 16, 2014, I wrote about Google registering the domain name If you currently go to, it doesn’t respond–but it only works if you literally go to [link] without the www in the URL. and on Google’s name servers. Well, now I have discovered today that it looks like there is a version of Google’s search engine on

Don’t Pay for Search Engine Submission

Bill Hartzer

I just received one recently, and it is actually a notice that would appear that you might be paying for domain name registration. Our services provide submission and search engine ranking for domain owners. This offer for submission services is not required to renew your domain registration. The search engines crawl the web, trying to find all sorts of URLs that they can find. I know I have written about this before. But it is worth it to me to repeat it again.

Google Change of Address Tool Still Broken After 3 Months

Bill Hartzer

Granted, in many cases where the site’s webmaster has set up a redirect from the site’s real home page to an internal URL on the site, they don’t know how to change the default home page on the server. For example, in the screen shot above I’m redirecting one domain name to a new gTLD domain name, and that site uses MediaWiki as its CMS. All sites that use MediaWiki will have these same issues if they choose to move to a.WIKI domain.