Domains


The 32 Year Old Domain Virgin!

A very successful entrepreneur recently gave me an article from Business 2.0 talking about Domaining. As many of you might already know, I invest in domain names and other things that give me passive income. When I wrapped my mind around the concept of domaining and domain monetization, I have to admit I got pretty excited. Playing around with words has always been a fascination of mine. Language evolves especially English. I think about how and why we name things on a daily basis. It always draws my mind to wild imaginations. What is domaining? I always thought domaining was simply speculating on domain names. I never […]


8 things a website newbie should know to save money.

  Don’t subscribe to get rich quick schemes. These are so tempting and because of the way our minds are conditioned, it’s pretty easy to fall for them. We all love success, especially when it comes quick. There are thousands of websites out there trying to get you to part with your money, and inferring that you will immediately start reaping the rewards. Don’t be fooled by compelling one page sales letters, often with copies of bank statements, and invariably concluding with free gifts worth hundreds of dollars. Often the letters are sprinkled with testimonials and attempt to close the sale by offering […]


Domain Name: Read this before you register one

Domain Name Speculation Domain name/s in the news all over again! Numerous articles have been devoted to this topic and every other day more and more individuals are rushing in with the hope and fantasy of registering and securing a name that will make it up to the front headlines of the news.   You may already have heard that business.com was sold several years ago for a whopping $8 million while AsSeenOnTv.com sold for $5.1 Million. More recently Year2000.com received a bid for $10 on eBay which later turned out to be a hoax, but don’t be surprise if it ends up […]


Monetizing domains

Monetizing Domains                   Earlier in this blog I spoke about Domain parking which research shows is still a popular way of monetizing domains amongst some investors, especially those who own premium names. Examples being cooking.com, date.com,  games.com> etc. You will notice these names are specific to a particular subject (keyword). The names were registered a long time ago and some redirect to well established web sites for  the sole purpose of driving type-in traffic i.e. people who type the name as it is, directly on the URL bar. It turns out parking is not so great if you are only […]


Hyphenated Domain Names: Should you buy one?

Should you invest in a Hyphenated Domain?   You think about the best domain name. It contains a keyword that is found in online search engine, has no trademark issues and is memorable for website visitors. You aim to register your domain name with a domain name company. It appears to be taken. So, you put a hyphen in it. That variation of your domain is not taken, but should you go on and invest in it? This short article will explore exactly what web designers need to consider if they are choosing to utilize hyphenated domains. Domain Traffic and Backlinks First, […]


Web Host: How To Choose A Reliable Web Host (A Tip For Newbies)

Reliable web host   This is so vital for anyone attempting to earn money with a business website. Choosing a host for your website is not easy when you are new into this Internet world and don’t really know bandwidth from Band-Aid. What selection criteria do you use? It is important to know what your needs are, how many websites you want to host, how big your traffic is and so on but since this post is mostly for a total newbie, a good shared hosting account is your best option. Shared hosting is cheap, easy to maintain, and sufficient for most new sites. Keep in […]


Free Domain Names: Are they Safe?

Should I get a free Domain?   Everyone likes a bargain. It’s even wise to keep one’s costs down. On the other hand, you can be so cheap that you cut your own throat. Here are two ways to register a domain name for free and some reasons why you might not want to. 1. You Must Have Your Own Top Level Domain (TLD) Name Your business website should definitely have its own top-level domain (TLD) name. This means a name like yourcompany.com. It doesn’t mean a sub domain of someone else’s domain name, such as yourcompany.someisp.net. Sometimes people hesitate to register a […]


World’s Best Internet Marketing Tools

World’s Best Internet Marketing Tools are Cleverly Disguised   Most of the world’s best are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The best motorcycle stunt ever performed, the best circus trick that will make your eye drop, and other best performances executed by extra-ordinary individuals. But there is another “world’s best” that is not listed on Guinness Book of World Records. And that is the world’s best Internet marketing tools. Just like other existing industries, Internet marketing has its own set of the best marketing tools. If you are not new to the world of Internet marketing, many of these […]


Web Hosting: Dedicated Or Shared?

Web Hosting   There is nothing more frustrating as a webmaster than waking up in the morning, firing up your browser to check your website only to find a message saying “This site has exceeded its bandwidth limits for the month” It’s embarrassing, time-consuming and not to mention costly if you are missing out on sales. On the other side of the scale, it can be very costly to be on a larger web hosting plan or dedicated server and hardly even use the services it offers. Good quality web hosting is not cheap, but you need to balance your business needs […]