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  1. Make the Domain Unique
    Having your website confused with a popular site already owned by someone else is a recipe for disaster. Thus, I never choose domains that are simply the plural, hyphenated or misspelled version of an already established domain. I still believe that Flickr desperately needs to buy Flicker.com - I hear kids in their 20's tell parents in their 40's and 50's to see photos on Flickr and always envision that traffic going straight to the wrong domain.
  2. Five Top

The business of resale of previously registered domain names is known as the "domain aftermarket".

Various factors influence the perceived value or market value of a domain name. They include 1) the natural or "organic" traffic that can be attributed to web surfers typing in a domain name in their web browser as opposed to doing a search for the site through a search engine. 2) Branding Opportunity. The ability to have a term recognized and easily recalled as a brand for a company or entity.


At the recent board meeting in Rio de Janeiro, the international governing body which oversees domain name registration, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) adopted 'consensus policies' regarding the accuracy of WHOIS domain name data which could result in domain owners losing their domains.

The WHOIS database holds registrants' details so that a domain name owner can be traced by a range of people, including registrars, Internet Service Providers, intellectual property


What Does the Status of a Domain Name Mean?

There are 23 domain status codes that you may come across when using DomainAlert Pro. Most of these are variations of a few basic states.

A domain's normal state is ACTIVE or OK. Active domains can be used for Web sites, email, or to register nameservers.

The domain registrant can also transfer domains from one registrar to another. A few status codes exist to keep track of a domain when changes like this are pending. Likewise, cancelling a


Ten Tips for Naming Your Home-Based Business.

  1. Brainstorm.
    Get together a group of people whom you trust and in whom you have confidence-- family, friends, colleagues, noncompeting business experts -- and be creative. Start by rattling off names that identify your company's products and services. Your company name should do two things: it should be easy for people to remember, and it should distinguish your business from the competition. Be sure to serve refreshments as a way of acknowledging


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