Choosing A Domain Registrar

Written by Dan Grossman

Since Network Solutions lost its monopoly overrepparttar domain name registration business, a multitude of competing registrars and thousands of resellers have popped up. Now a domain buyer may choose between these various sites at various rates for basicallyrepparttar 108336 same service.

So why does it matter where you buy your domain names?

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The price you pay for your standard .com, .net or .org domain can vary greatly between registrars. While there are "free" domain name services available, many of them either buyrepparttar 108342 domain themselves and only permit you "use" ofrepparttar 108343 name, or force you to place large frames full of advertisements on your site in exchange forrepparttar 108344 domain name.

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Written by Don Meeker

If your present domain name doesn't get you top placement in directories, it's broken.

A second domain name pointing to your web site can give you guaranteed top placement in Yahoo (with over 25% of all online searches).

If you are just starting a web site, you can choose a domain name that will get top directory placement and bring visitors to your site.

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For guaranteed high placement in directories you need:

Domain name with alphabetical priority Domain name with high scoring search words Page title with alphabetical priority

Alphabetical Priority

The key here is that numbers appear before letters and symbols appear before numbers in alphabetical listings.

Domain Name - Your domain name cannot begin with a symbol, but it can begin with a number. For example, "1st" gets high alphabetical priority and suggestsrepparttar 108349 best orrepparttar 108350 first. Some names from our domain auction that use this principle are:

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