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”

Domain name disputes

The advent of glob­al­iza­tion and the inter­net has brought much inno­va­tions and ben­e­fits to us. Today, the world has gone small­er and data research are but at the tips of our hands. We can now access var­i­ous web­sites that pro­vide us with the infor­ma­tion we need. Busi­ness was also rev­o­lu­tion­ized by the inter­net as more and more com­pa­nies adver­tise and sell their prod­ucts online. Along with these ben­e­fits came nov­el prob­lems and con­flicts. One such con­flict is the domain name dis­pute. To under­stand domain name dis­putes, you must first under­stand what domain names are. Domain names are sim­ply the inter­net address of a web­site such as yahoo.com or google.com. Often­times, domain names not only help to iden­ti­fy the web­site and the cor­po­ra­tion oper­at­ing it, they have also has become a trade­mark for the busi­ness. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Domain name dis­putes”

Dropped domains are big business

Domain names serve many dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es when doing busi­ness online. For one they become a company’s iden­ti­ty. Any­thing short and catchy will be a def­i­nite plus. They also pro­vide a per­ma­nent address/location to it’s reg­is­trant. Hav­ing said this, it is essen­tial to pick out some­thing that peo­ple will remem­ber how to get back to. In order to sell on the web, you need to build up clien­tel and also keep it. Hav­ing your own domain name is the first step in that process. Now imag­ine the pres­sure on any com­pa­ny that is not sure what to name itself. All the catchi­est names are no longer avail­able and will nev­er be reg­is­ter­able again, cor­rect? Con­tin­ue read­ing “Dropped domains are big busi­ness”