WhyYouNeedThatPerfectName.com!

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet" -Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)A rose perhaps but not your domain name!Welcome to the dotcom bubble! Here, any successful e-tailer should tell you that there's more to a name than just the name... Read More

What You Need to Know About Choosing A Domain Name

Aside from the nuts and bolts of where to register your domain name and purchasing a good economical hosting service, there are a few things to know about buying a good domain name, that only experience can teach. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right... Read More

Understand the Domain Name System

Ever wonder why DNS systems came into existence? Efficiency. Every computer has a distinct IP address, and the Internet needed an elite method for obtaining these addresses and for managing the system as a whole. Enter ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number manages the DNS root of... Read More

1-800-Get-Rich Can Toll Free 800 Number Domains Pay Off?

The toll free number 1-800-Get-Rich belongs to the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Perfect vanity number for a casino, right? Well apparently not. Their website shows the actual numbers, 1-800-438-7424 for the marketing department of Resorts Atlantic City. Those NUMBERS are nowhere near as memorable as is the mnemonic... Read More

Is Your Domain Costing You Traffic?

You visited a great website some time ago that had some fantastic information on it. It is not easily found in search engines results so you decide to type the domain name into your favorite browser. The problem is that the url spells out something like keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword.com.Does that sound ethical... Read More

Choosing A Domain Name

--About Domain Names--Choosing a domain name for your web site is a major step for any individual or organization. You need domain names that are sticky, short, meaningful, easy to remember and at the roll of your tongue!It is very easy to choose a domain name but difficult to find... Read More

Good Domain Names Make Your Dreams Memorable

"What was the name of that website? It was good. It has something to do with..."Is your web site like many others?Domain names always on the tip of a visitor's tongue, but not quite memorable enough?Your choice of domain name needs to be easy to remember, as well as focused... Read More

The Value of a Good Domain Name

Domain names to the internet are the as necessary as wheels on a car. All websites need a domain name; it is how your website is found on the internet by your potential customers. It is your unique identifier and two organizations can not have the same domain name. Your... Read More

How To Really Profit from Domain Names

Have you heard about domain names that sold for over a million dollars? Inspired by this, you imagine registering a great domain name, hanging onto it for a while, and then selling it off to become the next multi-millionaire. It could happen, but don`t count on it!First of all, many... Read More

Warning: Your Domain Name Could Infringe On Trademark Rights!

If you have or are about to purchase a domain name, YOU could be in trouble and you don't even know it yet...See, what the domain sellers won't tell you is that the domain name you are purchasing or have purchased can possibly infringe on trademark rights and you can... Read More

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Fast Company

The Organization That Coordinates All The Internet Domain Names In The World ...
The Consumerist
ICANNLOGO If the Internet was the Death Star, then the weak point hackers might be trying to aim at would be the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN (though I'd like to think the non-profit organization that administers ...
Hackers Attack the Group That Controls Internet Domain NamesPopular Mechanics
ICANN hacked, zone file system among victims POSTED UNDER Policy & LawDomain Name Wire
Just How Bad Was the ICANN Database Breach?Top Tech News
Slate Magazine (blog) -PC Magazine -The Register
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Domain Name Wire

Cuba domain names take off after yesterday's announcement POSTED UNDER ...
Domain Name Wire
Immediately, people went to domain name registrars to register Cuban domain names. According to Verisign's DomainView tool, over 1,500 domains containing “cuba” were registered yesterday in .com and .net. Compare that to fewer than 100 that are ...

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Boston Globe

Arthur T. finally acquires a domain name of his own
Boston Globe
Weber bought up lots of domain names around that time, picking from a Forbes list of wealthy people. Most, he said, cost him about $150 to secure, plus annual maintenance fees. The Harleysville resident was laid off in October from his job evaluating ...

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2014 welcomes the Net's new names: .beer, .farm, .nyc and much more
CNET
Starting in February, 469 of these new names arrived, says the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( ICANN), a nonprofit organization that oversees the system. As of December 18, people have registered 3.6 million Internet domains using ...

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Companies are movin' on up to .com domain names
Network World
Similarly, I've noticed a number of companies movin' on up to prime online real estate by switching from one of the many alternative domain names to .com. Recently, I wrote about a few companies, including overstock.com, Visa International, Connectify ...

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Will more contested TLDs get more registrations?
Domain Name Wire
I commonly hear that the best is yet to come in terms of new to level domain name launches. The most heavily contested applications are just getting resolved, and these represent the best top level domain names. It makes sense to me. But will this ...

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Concord Monitor

Staking claim to political domain names ahead of the game
Concord Monitor
Hoell estimates he now owns more than 100 domain names – representing politicians from both parties – in the two years he has been purchasing them for anywhere from 99 cents to $12.99. He declined to name all the sites he owns, but said in the future ...

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'Nigeria Still Far from Meeting Domain Name Registration Target'
THISDAY Live
The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the body in charge of the registration of Nigeria's country code Top Level Domain name (ccTLD), otherwise known as '.ng domain name', has said Nigeria is still far from meeting the set target of ...

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Bill Sweetman Explains What's in a (Domain) Name
CMSWire
Suffice to say Sweetman both knows and enjoys names, especially in the online context. A domain name strategist, he's the president and "lead ninja" at Name Ninja, a Toronto, Ontario-based boutique domain name consulting firm. Besides giving him the ...


Could new TLDs have an SEO benefit in the future? POSTED UNDER ...
Domain Name Wire
Using a new top level domain name instead of a .com or other gTLD does not give you a benefit in Google search results. Ditto for using a .com instead of a new TLD. They're basically the same. That's what Google says. And it makes sense when you think ...

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Q: I'd like to buy a domain, but I discovered... Read More

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