OF COURSE you need a domain!

Written by George Kosch

Continued from page 1

3. The autoresponse system is your system and not some freebie from somewhere onrepparttar net. Check out these examples.

A. Your own Sales Manager message looks like:

Hi John, thanks for requesting information on our opportunies.

Here isrepparttar 108329 information with our url and our professional looking email addresses


B. This is what a free autoresponse system looks like:

Hi John, this message is brought to you by

-------------------------------------------------- Joe Blows FREE autoresponse system. We are free and you should click on our link without even reading further. Here is our url www.oururlforyourfreesystemlikethis.com

We have other free items listed here too etc. ----end advertisement for autoresponse company----

Sorry John we forgot about you becauserepparttar 108330 free company put their ad up first before we could tell you about our products. Oh, if you missed their ad just checkrepparttar 108331 bottom of this message as they have added it again.

Are you sure you don't want to buy something from US? Please, because if you do we can afford our own domain and sales manager system...

Do you getrepparttar 108332 picture as it unfolds more and more. No domain=NO CREDIBILITY!

4. Listservers are going to make 99% of your sales. Listservers allow you to communication to past clients and subscribers ever single day. The cost for a listserver should be around $200 per year and allow you UNLIMITED postings. Again,repparttar 108333 free listbot type systems will pepper your message with their ads leaving you with little chance of success. And, it makes you look cheap and unprofessional.

Owning your own listserver promotes your domain and YOUR ads, no ifs and or buts!!

Butrepparttar 108334 company that I am with won't let me have my own site. Remember that statement? I bet it doesn't make much sense anymore does it? You should be telling that company:

"My domain generates leads and if I feel your products meet MY specifications I may tell me hundreds of leads aboutrepparttar 108335 site url you gave me, but first they will be directed to my company"

Nothing like being professional and having pride in your business first. At least you know for sure that you will be around in 10, 20 even 30 years, WILL THEY BE??

If you would like to find out about how to getrepparttar 108336 tools you need for success with your own domain just email:george@worldprofit.com withrepparttar 108337 subject: I want my own domain!

George Kosch MSc. is Webmaster for Worldprofit.com, a renowned technology services consultant and educator. He has appeared as a speaker in several technology seminars and on Canadian television as an industry expert. For other helpfulinformation on how to grow your business, go to http://www.worldprofit.com/autoresponse. Subscribe to Worldprofit's business-building newsletters at http://www.worldprofit.com/ezines

It Could Happen To You - Part 2

Written by Elena Fawkner

Continued from page 1

A common problem is identifyingrepparttar culprit. In Jan Tallent- Dandridge’s case, for example,repparttar 108328 only information aboutrepparttar 108329 perpetrator is:

offers@NameRegister.com Registrant: Dave Web (JTDBIZOPPS-COM-DOM) Buy This Domain 5 Tpagrichnery St ., # 33 Yerevan, Armenia 375010 AM 208.978.3555 208.978.3555 offers@NameRegister.com

Call me skeptical, but somehow I doubt that’s a real name and address. Fortunately,repparttar 108330 Act has anticipated this problem:

“The owner of a mark may file an in rem civil action against a domain name [an “in rem” proceeding is an action againstrepparttar 108331 thing rather than against a defendant - in this context, it means thatrepparttar 108332 court can make an order in relation torepparttar 108333 domain name itself rather than against Dave Web personally such as ordering him to surrenderrepparttar 108334 domain name] ... “.

And as for remedies, assuming you are able to identify your particular scumbag, these include injunctions and damages (either actual or, in a case where your individual name is at issue, statutory damages of between $1,000 and $100,000 per domain name).

=> Generic Legal Avenues

Whether or not you can pursue an action underrepparttar 108335 Act, there are a number of legal avenues open to anyone in Jan’s situation (and by that, I mean, someone who is usingrepparttar 108336 domain name to point to a site that damages your reputation).

First off, let’s recognize this practice for what it is. Extortion. Pure and simple. It’s a crime. So is criminal defamation. Write a strongly worded cease and desist letter torepparttar 108337 offender, threatening to report them torepparttar 108338 District Attorney and/orrepparttar 108339 police andrepparttar 108340 Federal Trade Commission as well as instituting a civil suit. You are more likely to get a result ifrepparttar 108341 letter comes from your attorney.

Ifrepparttar 108342 offender doesn’t comply, report them. As for what action will be taken, your guess is as good as mine but at least you’ve done what you can.

If you haverepparttar 108343 resources to do so, you can also bring civil proceedings againstrepparttar 108344 offender onrepparttar 108345 same grounds. The conduct in question is egregious enough that you may well get punitive damages awarded in your favor.

Finally, and I HATE to even suggest this,repparttar 108346 most cost-effective option of all may be to pay what is demanded. That at least gets repparttar 108347 domain name back under YOUR control where it belongs. And there’s nothing to stop you turning around and reportingrepparttar 108348 individual in question torepparttar 108349 DA, police, FTC etc.. In fact, paying overrepparttar 108350 money may be your best chance of identifyingrepparttar 108351 perpetrator so you can initiate a criminal prosecution.

Of course, all of this is damage control which is a VERY poor substitute for prevention. So go back to Item 1. and calendar your domain name due dates to avoid getting into this mess inrepparttar 108352 first place.

Elena Fawkner is editor of A Home-Based Business Online ... practical home business ideas for the work-from-home entrepreneur. http://www.ahbbo.com/mmp/sub.cgi?AHBBO=!FLM

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