Choosing Domain Names For Your Websites

Domain names are the iden­ti­fy­ing address­es of web­sites. The domain name of tells you where to find Bob’s Burg­ers on the inter­net. The inter­net is actu­al­ly based upon IP address­es, so the domain names are relat­ed to a domain name serv­er (DNS) sys­tem used to trans­late the domain name into and IP address.

When pur­chas­ing a domain name, you should attempt to relate it to an actu­al busi­ness, per­son or enti­ty. In this way it is more unique and eas­i­er to remem­ber. It also makes a nice email han­dle that peo­ple can remem­ber as well, such as

When you buy domain names, you will also have to find a host­ing com­pa­ny to host the domain name so that you can get onto the inter­net. Com­pa­nies like GoDad­dy, namecheap, 1&1, Host­gater, and DotEasy are host­ing com­pa­nies. Host­ing com­pa­nies also sell domain names, for var­i­ous prices. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Choos­ing Domain Names For Your Web­sites”

Unique Domain Names Sell For Millions

Back in the “wild west” days of the Inter­net (the 1990s), there was a mad dash by many entre­pre­neurs to pur­chase as many unique domain names as pos­si­ble. Back then, a savvy entre­pre­neur could buy a pop­u­lar one word domain name for less than a 20 spot. But times have changed, and the Web is now big busi­ness. Accord­ing­ly, com­pa­nies now spend hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars — or even mil­lions — pur­chas­ing just the right domain name to brand their online busi­ness. One entre­pre­neur who made a par­tic­u­lar­ly good invest­ment back in the 90s is Chris Clark of Mary­land. Chris man­aged to pur­chase the domain name way back in 1994 for a pal­try $20. He has held on to the name all these years and just recent­ly sold it at auc­tion this March for a stag­ger­ing $2.6 mil­lion. The win­ning bid is more than 13,000 times Clark’s orig­i­nal $20 invest­ment. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Unique Domain Names Sell For Mil­lions”

Purchasing Expired Domain Names

When some­one choos­es to reg­is­ter a domain name they typ­i­cal­ly have the option to pur­chase it any­where from 1–3 years. As the years expire, the own­er of the domain name has the option of renew­ing it or just let­ting it expire. Most peo­ple typ­i­cal­ly renew their domain name because they have a web site locat­ed there. Many domain buy­ers pur­chase hun­dreds of domain names that they actu­al­ly nev­er use. They buy them because they think they might use them or because they might pay off in the future if some­one else wish­es to pur­chase it from them at a cer­tain price. When you are search­ing for the right domain name and you may come across some are expired or soon to be expired. Log­i­cal­ly, you may think that you just wait until the cer­tain expi­ra­tion date and pick it up for the low, low price of $8.95 or what­ev­er the cur­rent reg­is­trar is charg­ing. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, there is more to it than that. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Pur­chas­ing Expired Domain Names”