"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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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Why Your Child Needs a Domain Name
Wall Street Journal (blog)
TED JENKIN: When a child is born, family and friends often wonder what gift to give the infant. Over the years, my children have been showered with baby blankets, rattles, piggybanks and designer outfits. I've even bought these gifts myself ...

Domain Name Wire

Google nixing domain names in mobile search
Domain Name Wire
This move devalues domain names and puts more emphasis on whatever someone wants to call their site. I hope that Google has a good way to prevent people from spoofing names; I ultimately put a lot of trust in a search result based on the specific ...


Google Removes Domain Names from Mobile Search Results
Web Host Industry Review (blog)
In a post describing the update on Domain Name Wire, Andrew Allemann says: “This move devalues domain names and puts more emphasis on whatever someone wants to call their site. I hope that Google has a good way to prevent people from spoofing ...
Google Adds Breadcrumbs to Mobile SearchPC Magazine
Google mobile search results to highlight site names, breadcrumbs over URLsGreenbot
Google cleans up URLs in mobile search results with breadcrumbsBetaNews
Digital Journal
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Silicon Valley Business Journal

One of her best business investments? A domain name bought for $75 that could ...
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Selling her domain name is just one of the many steps Miller has to take now that she is closing her Baltimore-based recruitment firm, Computer Management Inc., after 30 years of connecting IT companies with new hires. Business was drying up, Miller ...

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Domain Name Wire

The history of Verisign's Internet Official contest winners
Domain Name Wire
In addition to showing that good .com domains are still available, they've managed to get two in the first batch that “match” new top level domain names: .tattoo and .club. “See, internet! You don't need new TLDs. Your first choice is available in .com.”.

20 End User Domain Name Sales
Domain Name Wire
Sedo handled 593 domain name transactions last week for a total of $1.2 million in sales. End user buyers include a webhosting company that created a shorter domain with .ch, an air conditioning company in Arizona, and a bail bond seller. A whopping 57 ...


Politicians not always masters of their domain (names)
If you went looking for more information after Ted Cruz's presidential campaign announcement this week, you would have found a surprise at TedCruz.com: "SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA," the large font on the site reads. "IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW.".

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Taylor Swift buys porn-site domain names
Ever the savvy businesswoman, Taylor Swift has gone and purchased the domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. Now before you get any wrong ideas, it's clearly in Taylor's best interest. According to CNN Money, the Internet Corporation for ...
Taylor Swift buys up porn domain namesFox News
Why Taylor Swift is buying adult web domainsFortune
Why you should buy your .sucks domain name before someone else doesThe Guardian
New York Daily News -CBS Local
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DomainInvesting.com (blog)

What to do with Extra / Unused Domains
DomainInvesting.com (blog)
Every once in a while, a family friend or friend of a friend gets in touch with me to ask about their unused domain names. Sometimes these domain names were bought for a project that was never launched or they were previously used and are no longer ...

The Independent

Vox Populi's .sucks domain: 'I don't need a domain name to register my dislike ...
The Independent
When the domain name system was broadened a few years ago, permitting applications for the likes of .xyz, .london, .porn and hundreds of others, chaos was predicted. People said that this level of expansion simply wasn't necessary, that it would ...
A Questionable Future for .SUCKS Domain Names?JD Supra (press release)
Controversy Rages Over ".Sucks" Domain NameInfopackets (blog)
Beating the Trolls: Celebrities, Companies Rush to Buy .porn Domain NameSputnik International
Tech Times -Blouin News Blogs (blog)
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