Have you got your domain names covered?

Written by Gim Yeap

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xxxxxxs.com xxxxxx.net xxxxxx.org xxxxxxs.net xxxxxxs.org Or you can try this service at http://www.nameprotect.com mmonitoring.htm that helps track your domain name for possible threats. The service generates a free monthly report on your domain name and gives suggestions of high-risk domain names to register. It also has a feature that can tell you if anyone is trademarking a name that's similar to your domain name. What happens if there's already somebody else with a similar name? The best thing to do is to co-exist with this other site. Most ofrepparttar time, whenever someone registers a similar domain name, it's done completely innocently. For example, our site at www.payingads.com started receiving emails from visitors saying that they couldn't get into their accounts using their username and passwords. A quick check in our databases revealed that these visitors were not our site's members but members of a site called www.payingad.com. This site pays people for viewing ads while our site is a global exchange for people looking for paying web ads to place on their websites. Our businesses are different so it was obvious that payingad was not trying to usurp our users. So we're content to just leave things as they are. However, we still get user complaints on our site mistaking us forrepparttar 108314 other site, typically around 2 to 4 a day. If you find yourself in this situation, deal with it carefully. Though some ofrepparttar 108315 emails can get quite irate, remember to always be courteous and take time to clarifyrepparttar 108316 situation to them. It's bad enough that they keep getting "Invalid password/username" messages whenever they try to log on even when they're certain it'srepparttar 108317 right password or username. It's like being told you have brown eyes when you know your eyes are blue. Politely explain that there is a site of a similar name and direct them there. Also, explain more about your own site as they might also be interested in your own services. Who knows, you might even come away with a few more new visitors to your site.

Gim Yeap, PayingAds.com - a global exchange for webmasters looking for paying web ads for their sites. Please send your comments or queries on the article to gim@payingads.com.

Dot-Com Will Always be King!

Written by Wayne Ford

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Meaning. None ofrepparttar new top level domains meanings are as elegant or as classy asrepparttar 108313 dot-com, which can mean ‘communication’ or ‘commercial’. Dot-biz obviously stands for ‘business,’ but it sounds slangy and it also happens to mean sh** inrepparttar 108314 United Kingdom. ‘Information’,repparttar 108315 meaning of dot-info, would be perfect if it was restricted to sites with a high concentration of information about a certain topic, but it’s not. This domain is unrestricted, and can be registered by anyone. Surfers will quickly lose trust that all dot-info sites actually contain quality information. Dot-pro and Dot-name will be effective but on a limited level. To register a dot-pro you must ‘prove’ you are a professional onrepparttar 108316 topic inrepparttar 108317 domain name. Dot-name will be for individuals name only (good luck to allrepparttar 108318 John Smiths out there.)

Appeal. Surerepparttar 108319 new TLD’s, especially dot-biz, will make it easier for smaller companies to get a web address that fits their business. But will it be as appealing as a dot-com? Those businesses that have a dot-biz domain may seem to be in a different class thanrepparttar 108320 dot-com and it may be harder for them to compete. It may be worth it for them to invest more money in a dot-com domain that be ‘stuck’ with a dot-biz. Even withrepparttar 108321 recent doom of a few dot-com companies, there are many that are still going strong and they continue to breathe life intorepparttar 108322 dot-com world. The only new TLD applicant that might have been able to rivalrepparttar 108323 dot-com for appeal was dot-web. Unfortunatelyrepparttar 108324 application for dot-web was not approved by ICANN.

Bottom Line- Dot-com is established and respected. It hasrepparttar 108325 distinction of being one ofrepparttar 108326 first domain names ofrepparttar 108327 new Internet frontier andrepparttar 108328 most sought after. The new domains will make it easier to get a home onrepparttar 108329 web and will have their place inrepparttar 108330 city of Internet. But Dot-com will always berepparttar 108331 beautiful white mansion up onrepparttar 108332 hill withrepparttar 108333 brand new Ferrari out front.

Wayne Ford [ info@domainsweekly.com ] is the founder and president of DomainsWeekly.com the leading supplier of daily expired and soon-to-expire domain lists. He also publishes a free weekly newsletter packed full of domain-related information and a list of quality available domains. You may subscribe by sending a blank email to domainsweekly-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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