Are You Master of Your Own Domain?

Written by Kate Smalley


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I have changed hosting companies for Connecticut Secretary once. As my traffic increased, with my other hosting company, they limited my services and at times shut my site down because of server load. This was an important issue for me, as it resulted in lost sales and potential customer dissatisfaction, to sayrepparttar least. Because I owned my domain independent ofrepparttar 134388 hosting company, changing hosts was a very simple procedure. All I had to do was start services with a new hosting company and redirect my URL to that hosting company. Oncerepparttar 134389 transfer was complete I was back in business without a hitch. There was work involved with rebuilding my site of course, but I was prepared for that. If I lost my domain name I would have lost a tremendous amount of existing traffic and potential business, not to mention my business identity that I had worked hard for. "...ownership of an account as well as havingrepparttar 134390 ability to userepparttar 134391 account are important features... "

There are so many topics that we can go into regarding domain names and your business onrepparttar 134392 internet: Cyber squatters and your responsibilities with regards to trademark policing, dispute resolution,repparttar 134393 increase of typo squatters onrepparttar 134394 internet, choosing a relevant domain name, how to promote your business onrepparttar 134395 net through domain names, and so much more. With this article on domain name ownership, Connecticut Secretary wants to conveyrepparttar 134396 fact that a domain name is a valuable asset, and I suggest that you takerepparttar 134397 time now to check and verify who actually owns your domain name. If you are about to startrepparttar 134398 process of obtaining an internet identity I suggest that you takerepparttar 134399 time to considerrepparttar 134400 future ramifications ofrepparttar 134401 decisions you make today. ******************** Copyright 2003 Kate Smalley, President Connecticut Secretary Specializing in Transcription and Freelance Secretarial Services http://www.connecticutsecretary.com kms@connecticutsecretary.com ********************

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Free Web -Site hosting without the banner ads?

Written by Matt Byron


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A word of warning - be very careful whom you register your domain name with. We recently assisted a client who registered a domain name for a couple of dollars, but had very little control overrepparttar name without having paying huge fees torepparttar 134387 registrar. It took approximately 2 months to wrest control away fromrepparttar 134388 rabid registrar and transferrepparttar 134389 name to a more ethical company. Always readrepparttar 134390 fine print. What if I can't afford a domain name? You could always use a free, no-banner, no-popup URL/HTTP redirection service from providers such as:

http://www.shorturl.com/

http://www.has.it/home.php

http://www.777i.net/

http://www.ipfox.com/home.html

The only issue with using these free URL redirection providers isrepparttar 134391 question of continuity of service. Also bear in mind that when it comes to being listed onrepparttar 134392 search engines, nothing beats having your own domain commercially hosted, rather than a redirection to one. Free web space may be right under your nose! When you sign up for Internet access, it is not uncommon for you also to get some free web space thrown in withrepparttar 134393 deal. We receive 10 Megs of space, including Front Page extensions from our Internet Service Provider which has been invaluable for creating a mirror / backup version of Tamingrepparttar 134394 Beast. Net. Email your ISP to check out what is available to you.

Ok, back to non-advertising supported, free web hosting options. While we won't personally recommend any as we haven't used them and there were too many conflicting views,repparttar 134395 following free hosting directories may assist you in finding some no frills, no banner web space. Remember to readrepparttar 134396 fine print before signing up for any service:

http://www.freewebspace.net/search /advanced.shtml

http://www.clickherefree.com /Free_Web_Space_Directory.htm

Looking for free web based file storage space?

http://www.freewebspace.net/guide /diskstorage.shtml

As you can see, there is a number of alternatives to get you started. It should be noted that nothing matches paid site hosting. But if price is an issue and you want to get your site up quickly, by all means check outrepparttar 134397 free service being offered. It may not supply much such as web space or bandwidth, but you would have takenrepparttar 134398 first step towards your online career. The most important thing to realize, is donít certain factors detain you from your goal. If money is an issue, you now have some free services to get you started.

Article by Matt Byron

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