Dead Domains - find out How to give them a Good Send OffWritten by E Margaret MacGillivray
How many times have you bookmarked a web site and, months later, gone back to find that original content has disappeared and new web site appears to be a directory of links? How frustrating is that! Have you stopped and considered why this is happening? If you were owner of domain name, how annoyed were you to find that your domain is live and well and earning someone else some money when you couldn’t make an honest dollar from your old web site?
There are several things which you ought to know about your domain name registration. While you pay for annual renewal of registration, and especially if you have “locked” your domain name, it is yours. However, when you don’t renew name with your registrar, it goes through a protection scheme of up to 75 days when you can renew registration and add domain name back into your portfolio. After that, it’s open hunting season for expired domain names, particularly those with web traffic.
There are many Domain Name Hunters who scour internet each and every day looking for valuable domains which show signs of death. The obvious signs are that domain hasn’t been renewed and is in redemption period. There are several well known companies whose sole role in life is to snap up expired domains THE SECOND that they become available again (they have developed software to allow them to do this) – and then they either sell them to highest bidder – or put a directory site on them which has a whole lot of affiliate links of one kind or another. Then they sit back and let your work in building traffic bring in a small income each month. As they probably own thousands of domains, this business can be extremely profitable for them. All this is perfectly legal and above board. These are genuine businesses who are breaking no rules and they are expanding all time.
DomainsWritten by Bobby
Choosing right domain name can be hard. Everyone wants a .com, but all good .com's are taken. So it comes down to compromise, when your HEAR a website's domain, that is .org or .net. You still type in .com. That is where .info and .biz come in. Most people have not heard of .info and .biz, so they are more likely to remmeber it. If you heard yahoo.net and two hours later you decided to go there. You would still type in .com. If you heard yahoo.biz it is more likely to stick with you.