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Before You Buy a Domain: How to Do Your SEO Due Diligence

Before I get into the specifics of how to do SEO due diligence on a domain name, let’s look at recent real-world example of a great domain name–but how the domain’s past eventually hurt a business.

How the 2nd Annual Domain Boardroom Funfest Wound Up Getting

DomainBoardroom s 2nd annual DBR Funfest wrapped up a four-day run in Dana Point, California Monday (May 6) that had guests raving about another great get together with fellow members from the popular private forum.

Domain Name Uniform Rapid Suspension System is Here

Trademark owners have been asking for a quick takedown process for domain names that clearly infringe on a trademark owners’ rights. And now it appears that the URS is going to be put into action.

2012 Given by Tucows to Rightful Owner, LucasFilm

LucasFilm brought us Darth Vader in 1977. Now, Darth Vader (as in the domain name is now owned by its rightful owner, LucasFilm. Tucows Domain Portfolio Vice President Bill Sweetman commandeered the domain name when it was not renewed by its current owner–and promptly arranged for the domain name to be given to LucasFilm.

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: Why UDRP Reform is Needed

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking means using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain-name holder of a domain name.” The key point to remember here is “in bad faith”. and Hacked, Hosting Malware on Site

It looks like and, the search engine for domain names, has been hacked, and apparently is hosting malware on their web site. These messages started appearing to visitors of both and within the past 24 hours, and I have verified that users are still getting these messages.

Godaddy Caught Registering Domains Names After Availability

Godaddy, the domain name registrar, has apparently been caught registering domain names after someone has looked up the availability of a domain name. This guy claims that he looked up a domain name to see if that domain name was available. The domain name was available, but apparently he did not register the domain name that day. He came back a fe

Microsoft Registers Outlook Domain Names: A Lesson In Protec

Microsoft recently launched as a new online email service, to rival Google’s Gmail. will be replaced by On the same day that Microsoft rebooted, they registered a whole slew of similar domain names–in a move that looks like it’s mainly to protect the Outlook brand.

Apple Reveals iPhone4N Via Domain Name Registration?

Did Apple just reveal the name of the next Apple iPhone, the iPhone 4N via a new domain name registration? Based on whois records, Apple has apparently purchased the domain name

How to Find Buyers for Your Domain Name

For those who like to do affiliate marketing, buying domains is a familiar subject. You never know what set of keywords will be the next big thing, so you buy several domains with several different combinations of keywords. Many affiliate marketers buy tons, and tons of these types of domains, and work to get those domains ranked in the search engi

Why Exact Match Domain Names are Good (or Bad) for SEO

Is an Exact Match Domain Name good or bad for your search engine optimization strategy? Bill Hartzer, Director of Search Engine Optimization at Standing Dog, considers whether or not acquiring an Exact Match Domain Name is right for you and your business.

The Frager Factor: Seller Schilling, Meet Buyer Whiteley: Ta

“I hadn’t dealt with Frank before and didn’t know who I was dealing with. The prices were high – but they are good domain names and I should get good returns by using them. I think the fascinating thing at the moment is that there still isn’t really a fixed way of valuing a domain yet.”


Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 Domain Names Available

BabyCenter has revealed the most popular baby names of 2011. I am not surprised by the names–and even had a relative with a new baby this year name her baby Chloe, which made the list this year. Here is the list of the most popular baby names of 2011:

Should You Renew Your Domain Name?

14 questions to ask yourself to help you decide on whether your should renew your domain name or not.

How to Boost your Website Domain Authority

For Search Engine Optimization, in order to show the search engines (mainly Google), that your website is quot;worthy quot; of ranking well in their search results, you need to boost your domain authority. When you are creating a website and adding links to direct people to your site, you must consider the type of domains directing people there an

Network Solutions Privacy Fails for Private Registration

Network Solutions reveals the true identity of domain name owners despite opting into the Private Registration service.

Do You Like This Domain?

Really, a simple question, do you like this domain name?

Google Acquires Illegal Google Plus .com IDN Domain Name

In an effort to protect their Google Plus social network, Google recently acquired .com. The problem is that .com, aka is not allowed. It s an illegal domain name. IDN characters are not allowed or available in the .com TLD. Google, what were you thinking when you purchased this IDN .com domain name? I hope you did not pay too much f

How Amazon CEO got domain for free

Jeff Bezos owns And he has Bob Olea to thank for that. Olea is one of those domainers who buys and sells internet domain names. Olea recently bought the domain name at an aftermarket domain auction. But he has decided to give it to the CEO.

3M Files Trademark and Anti-Cybersquatting Lawsuit

3M Corporation has filed a trademark infringement and anti-cybersquatting lawsuit over domain names that appear to be similar or confusingly similar to their own trademark.

Conde Nast Purchases 285 Reddit Domain Names

When large groups of domain names are purchased such as the one I came across today, most of the time it indicates that the company purchasing them has major plans in the works. That happened today, when I was alerted to the fact that Conde Nast Digital, the folks behind the popular Reddit website, purchased a few hundred domain names. These are no

Microsoft Moves Synsup Labs Domain Names

In April 2011 I first reported that Microsoft had acquired 47 domain names related to something (a brand or a company) named Synsup Labs. Those domain names had previously been pointed to the search results. Now, the total number of domain names related to Synsup Labs that Microsoft owns is an even 50 domain names, and a name server has be

bertie at the blackman : First Impressions : The Blackman Ho

Bertie welcomes viewers and fans alike by touring her creative domain within the Blackman Hotel. The Blackman Hotel, on St. Kilda Road in Melbourne Australia, offers luxurious studio suites featuring dreamy Art Series beds, complete kitchenettes and stylish designer furnishings.

Microsoft Acquires 47 SynsupLabs Domain Names

In an interesting acquisition today by Microsoft, the company acquired 47 domain names and has pointed them to the search engine. I usually watch the list of Microsoft domain names and have not seen such a large acquisition of new domain names in a long time. Perhaps this is the indication of a new product, a new service, or upcoming proje