How To Protect Your Website From Being Repossessed Or Stolen!

Written by Simon Grabowski

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In other words, if you fail to act (and act fast) when renewal time comes, it can kill your business ... Almost instantly, too.

Certain web-based services offer peoplerepparttar ability to snatch up expired domain names, like for example. These services may appear to prey on these unsuspecting business owners -- but keep in mind that registrars are reallyrepparttar 108304 ones to blame.

However, such services can be used as effective tools by business owners who wish to protect their online piece of real estate from potential loss. In fact, services like these offer features that can become extremely helpful in preventing online identity theft.

(Realize that identity theft is not really a "theft." According to Kornblum: "It's hot. It's legal. And if you've got a popular domain name, you can be sure someone's out there just waiting for you droprepparttar 108305 ball so they can snap it up and run with it.")

Here's a three step process to prevent online identity theft (or to protect you from shady registrars with poor customer service):

1. Join an online service like, and allow for daily email alerts of expired and soon-to-expire domain names to be sent to yourepparttar 108306 moment they arise. (Only a handful of these subscription services offer this important feature.)

2. Create filters in your email reader that watches for specific words, including prospective domain names as well as your own, and immediately flags them as they arrive in your inbox. (And note that BizMint also offers an online tracking service.)

3. And finally, renew your domains as quickly as possible. (Also, some of these services offer members instant registration as well as domain name transfers for existing domains. Therefore, if your registrar's customer service is less than desirable, consider transferring your domain names to better a one.)

So, be sure to verify and be immediately notified well in advance of when your domain names are about to expire. In fact, USA TODAY reported that an average of 19,260 domain names expire every day inrepparttar 108307 last month alone, as opposed to 1,200 just a year ago.

Is your domain name among them? If so, you better watch out.

Simon Grabowski is the owner of several online businesses that serve a growing network of over 23.6 million people. He is the owner of, the leader in expired and soon-to-expire domain names. Grab a great domain name for pennies! Above all, don't let yours fall into your competitors' hands! Join today before it's too late. Visit right now!

Making The Dot Compromise: Consider Dot Net

Written by Heather Reimer

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Shelley Lowery also buckedrepparttar trend. Three years ago, she had to choose between sacrificing her favorite name, which was already taken, or makingrepparttar 108303 dot compromise.

Lowery tookrepparttar 108304 bull byrepparttar 108305 horns and registered her business as . Today, it's a highly- respected guide to professional web design and development with a dedicated following. Lowery says going .net didn't hurt a bit.

"A few years ago it seemed everyone was convinced that if you didn't get a .com domain you were a second class citizen. Things have changed considerably withrepparttar 108306 addition ofrepparttar 108307 new domain name suffixes andrepparttar 108308 extended number of characters.

"In my opinion, you have just as much of a chance of your visitors finding you with a .net or .ws suffix as you would if you settled for an alphabet soup domain name like"

Onrepparttar 108309 other hand,repparttar 108310 website says we shouldn't be afraid of using a longer name. Shorter isn't necessarily better inrepparttar 108311 scramble for a domain name.

"Just as company names continually break boundaries inrepparttar 108312 effort to be both unique and memorable, so too must domain names extend beyondrepparttar 108313 currently prevailing convention of simple words with as few characters as possible."

But that may end up being a moot point. New technologies and new suffixes (like .info, .pro and .biz, among others) will blow apartrepparttar 108314 dot com obsession.

Internet users will adapt torepparttar 108315 ever-changing online environment, as they always have. And we'll all be laughing that we were ever so distraught overrepparttar 108316 dot com dilemma.

Inrepparttar 108317 meantime, be a rebel. Stay open torepparttar 108318 options and try to enjoy what should be one ofrepparttar 108319 most fun parts of starting a new business - choosing a domain name!

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