Recent Posts by Steve Jones
If you're an affiliate, now is the time of year to start getting to work on your fall promotions. The first step is naturally to find the right domains.
Why? You want to get momentum going and search engine rankings rising going into the holiday season so you can be in prime position to capitalize on it.
The domains in this sale can empower you to get traffic more easily, reduce bounces from visitors turned off by a poor quality domain, and ultimately achieve higher sales and revenue.more >>
It was less than 3 months ago when the integrity of some obscure country code extensions was compromised. That situation showed why using a domain in an obscure extension can be quite risky. The latest major issue however just happened to a far more recently popular extension.
The .io extension recently suffered an full-scale outage long enough to be notable in the VC community. Many startups including some high profile VC-backed ones have turned to .io for a cute short extension.more >>
Once again, the Penguin has struck.
Many sites were affected in the past 2 weeks by the Google Penguin 2.0 search algorithm update (the 4th Penguin update, 2.0 signifying it is major) that was released on May 22nd. It's the latest of Google's actions to get rid of what it feels to be "webspam". By Matt Cutts' account, it affected 2.3% of results, slightly less than the last major Panda update. That said, some are speculating that Penguin is being refreshed again right now.more >>
It's that time of year again - Spring is in the air! We're doing some Spring cleaning with this sale of over a thousand incredible domains massively discounted in price!
With so many domains up for grabs at the low price of $129 each, you'll have plenty of options to choose from.
For bulk buyers, we're offering a special deal: buy 3 or more domains and get them for only $99 each!more >>
The dominance of .com in power and value as a domain name extension has never been in question. Even though well over 100 million .com URLs are taken, if you're starting a new business, you're more likely to get a .com over another extension. The difficulty of getting a quality .com however might drive you to something else.
It's at that time that you might be drawn in by the massive marketing efforts of a newly released domain TLD. Hype can often surround the release of new extensions, making it seem like a hot and viable alternative, which often couldn't be further from the truth.more >>
If you look at the largest brands online, you'll notice some trends among their names. Short brandable names are the most commonly used. You might also find some trends like rising use of particular extensions, popular terms like cloud or certain types of brandable misspellings like in Flickr and Tumblr.
You'll also see something else - they don't go with domains too similar to other trendy brands of the time. That is often one of the reasons they've been able to reach the peak of the internet.more >>
Being edgy with domain choice often means venturing into obscure extensions. Getting something short and "cute" can be difficult in .com, especially if it's a single word domain. Why not just get it in .ly, .tc or another extension where it's available? Believe it or not, there are risks involved with that.
This was evident initially when Libya suddenly started cracking down on certain .ly domains back in 2010. That was one of the most publicized incidents given the country involved and the extension gaining steam in the social community and among URL shorteners. Other incidents however, some even more serious, can happen without much press when it involves more obscure country codes.more >>
You see the right domain for your next business is for sale. You approach the seller and they come back to you with a sky-high price, high enough that you're not even sure how to attempt to negotiate. Has this ever happened to you?
Buying a domain name can be a frustrating challenge. Domains can often be had privately and securely for a tiny fraction of their asking price if things are handled right. But why?more >>
One of the biggest concerns about the new gTLD program since it was introduced about a year and a half ago was trademark protection. With several hundred extensions to come out within the year and thousands on the horizon, how could a smaller business deal with defending their trademark in even just the TLDs that might pertain to them?
It seems ICANN has kept this in mind after all. ICANN plans to release a global repository for trademark data on March 26th dubbed the Trademark Clearinghouse. It is intended to enable companies and individuals to protect their trademarks through a centralized system rather than on an extension by extension basis.more >>