Friday, November 25, 2016

The Best Domain Extensions When a .COM is Not Available

What do you do when the domain name or suffix you want is not available?
Finding the perfect domain name to represent your business can be harder than you think. A frustrating problem for many new businesses and startups, the domain-name competition is only getting more intense.
According to Netcraft, there are currently 850 million active websites on the Internet. With that kind of volume, it’s no wonder domain name competition has become the aggressive duel it is today.
Luckily, if you find yourself in this situation (and you will) there are some alternative routes you can take.

Get creative. Make sure you’ve exhausted all your options.

Before you go through the headache of legal action, you may want to evaluate whether another gTLD (generic top-level domain) would work. The core group of gTLD’s is comprised of the com, info, net, and org domains. As well as the restricted gTLD’s, which includes, biz, name, and pro domains.

domain examples

If .info works for you, your problems are solved! But let’s be serious, nothing sounds better than a .com domain. Generally speaking, a .com domain is what a searcher types in first, it’s easy to remember and eliminates the guessing game.
Alternatively, if you determine that a different gTLD just doesn’t cut it for you, you might be better off making a change to the domain name. At this point, its time to get creative. Start writing down as many variations of your brand’s name as you can think of. If you have to, add in hyphens or abbreviations.
Using my company’s website as an example, instead of tmprod.com, I could go with something like:
  • trademarkproductions.com
  • tmproductions.com
  • thetmprod.com
  • tmprodoffice.com
  • tmprodagency.com
  • tmdigitalagency.com
See the idea? Once you’ve found a domain name that you’re satisfied with, it’s imperative that you do your research. A conflict could arise if your new domain name starts stealing organic traffic from another site using a different extension. Make sure to purchase both .com and .net, if possible, to avoid any future problems.
Some more general tips:
  • Use .org when you are a non-profit or a foundation
  • If .com is unavailable, .net is your next best option
  • If you are country-specific, there are many country domain extensions that could work
  • If you’ve exhausted all of the above, try looking at the 350+ domain name extensions to see if you can come up with something clever that’s branded and memorable. An example could be honey.be, homebrew.beer or ITA.ly

Investigating & Suiting Up (With Lawyers)

If you’ve exhausted all your options and your creative domain brainstorm left you empty-handed, this is your next best option. Do some investigating and try to determine who owns the domain name you want. This can be a tricky process, but a good place to start is with WHOIS, a utility used to find information on the registered domain name owner.
Unfortunately, many times you’ll run into people who are “cyber squatting” on various domain names in hopes to make some quick cash. And unless there is a trademark issue involved, there’s not a whole lot you can do about it, aside from dishing out the cash.
If your business is trademarked then you’ve got some options. ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) oversees global domain registration and globally has rules and standards for registrars to follow. All registrars must follow the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (often referred to as the “UDRP”). Under this policy, most types of trademark-based domain-name disputes must be resolved by agreement, court action, or arbitration before a registrar will cancel, suspend, or transfer a domain name. Disputes alleged to arise from abusive registrations of domain names (for example, cybersquatting) might be addressed by expedited administrative proceedings that the holder of trademark rights initiates by filing a complaint with an approved dispute-resolution service provider.
Be sure to read up on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy  to learn more about the guidelines that must be followed by all registrars.
To invoke the policy, a trademark owner should either (a) file a complaint in a court of proper jurisdiction against the domain-name holder or (b) in cases of abusive registration, submit a complaint to an approved dispute-resolution service provider.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Tips to use LinkedIn for domaining

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,
At the end of last year, I bought a domain name “ScottWhite.com”, I can see there are 19,663 people having an account with LinkedIn.
On left side, you can click on Companies to see which are the companies having Scott White term in it. The search filter of LinkedIn is really poor IMO and it will show you the results of all companies which contains not only Scott White in their company name but also shows if this name exists in their description.
Now you will see 28 companies and you can easily filter those with the number of employees by selecting employees range through Company Size filter. Find out what company names have Scott White in it and try to contact them and see if they have interest in buying that domain.
There is another tip you may use in order to find available domains to hand register and try selling to endusers.
Simply type in “Scott” in LinkedIn and select companies, it will show almost 9,000 companies which somehow has the word Scott. Now you will see Scott Kay, Scott Wilson, Scott Sports, Scott Builders and many more. Now search ScottKay.com, ScottWilson.com, ScottSports.com, ScottBuilders.com and others to see if any name is available to hand register. Do your own research, check TMs, other tools you use before buying domain and register it if you think can sell it for profit.
You can just leave the search blank and click on companies to see the result is 8,872,533. You can filter it according to your requirement and above I used Scott as an example to make things easier for you to understand.
Feel free to share your experience once you use this and/or if you have any questions, feel free to comment below.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

DomainIt: Domain Name Registration, Domain Transfers, Domain Backorder

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What Is A Domain Name?

Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses. For example, the domain name microsoft.com represents about a dozen IP addresses. Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. For example, in the URL http://www.pcwebopedia.com/index.html, the domain name is pcwebopedia.com.
Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:

  • gov - Government agencies
  • edu - Educational institutions
  • org - Organizations (nonprofit)
  • mil - Military
  • com - commercial business
  • net - Network organizations
  • ca - Canada
  • th - Thailand

  • Because the Internet is based on IP addresses, not domain names, every Web server requires a Domain Name System (DNS) server to translate domain names into IP addresses.

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