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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.

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.

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.

UK Now Seizing Music Blogs (With American Domains) Over Copy

UK Now Seizing Music Blogs (With American Domains) Over Copyright Claims


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.

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

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

High Profile Poker Domain Names Seized

Three high profile Poker domain names were seized today. The FBI has charged the founders of the three largest Internet poker companies doing business in the United States with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses. Others were charged, as well. The PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker domain names were seized as a


Popular Domains Suspended Due to Invalid Whois

When Nikki Craft woke up one morning recently and checked her websites, they were not working. In fact, all 20 of her high-traffic websites were down. These high profile domain names were suspended due to invalid whois data.

Why Your Business Should Invest In Keyword Rich Domains

One of the best kept secrets of the search engine optimization and search engine marketing industry is the expired domain name auctions that exist out there. If someone does not renew their domain name, it is frequently put up for auction on by the registrar itself, like Godaddy. If you do not renew your domain name at, then there is a

Why You Should Buy a Keyword Rich Domain Name

The expired domain name auctions are a best kept secret in the search engine optimization industry because many do not take advantage of these expired domain name auctions. Here is why you should buy a keyword rich domain name.

How to Leverage Unused Domains to Boost Website Traffic

Do you have more domain names than you do websites? If you answered Yes and are just leaving those extra domain names showing your registrars Coming Soon page full of ads, you are leaving money on the table.


2008 Texas Domainers And Developers Convention Coming Soon

Texas is about to get the first convention dedicated to domain names and web developers.

5 With Bill Hartzer, Search Engine Optimization Expert

Interview with Bill Hartzer, Search Engine Optimization Expert, about SEO and domain names.

Making Domains Your Business [Domain Names]

Even though there s not a NASDAQ or S amp;P 500 for domain investors, industry insiders all know how steeply the domain market rose in 2007.

Sedo to Hold Around the World in Seven Days Online Domain Name Auction

Sedo is holding an Around the World in Seven Days online domain name auction, which features travel-related domain names.

What s in a (domain) name? Some serious cash.

While America s housing market slumps, sales of domain names, the real estate of the Internet, climbed 60 percent last year. More than 100 reported domain sales exceeded the $100,000 mark in 2007 – up from 70 the year before. And last May, an adult-themed domain sold for $9.5 million.

Moniker Domain Name Auction to be Held at iDate 2008 in Miami

Moniker will host a social networking and dating domain name auction at the iDate 2008 conference. iDate is the premiere gathering of executives from the online dating and social networking business.

Tips for finding Expired Domains with Value

Here are several alternative tips for finding expired domain names that have value. There are several tips that you probably have not thought of before.