Domain Names: A Sneaky Attempt To Take My NameWritten by Charles L. Harmon
If you have a domain name(s) that youíve registered how much thought have you given to who else might want name? That question crossed my mind only in context of - do I have a name that others might like to buy or one that could potentially drive traffic to a website. I was registering many domain names. Some names I wanted to use myself, some to keep, hoping they would go up in value, and others to sell as soon as I could find a buyer. Most of names I had made up - until it had become difficult to think of new names that had meaning and were not very long. When that happened I started registering expired domain names.
After accumulating several hundred names I decided to take a break and pondered my next move. I didnít have to wait long. Within a week I received a notice from my registrar. It seemed a registrar in Germany had someone who was transferring one of my domain names to their account. How could they get away with that? That was my first experience of having someone steal a name from me. I had heard of such things, but experiencing them first hand is much more real.
I quickly emailed my registrar and asked what was going on and that I had not given anyone permission to take one of my names. I was told my domain had already been transferred to someone else. I gave my registrar explicit instructions to cancel transfer, which they did immediately, and as soon as I got name back they placed a lock on domain so it could not happen again.
Confident I had solved problem, that incident quickly left my mind, as I had a myriad of other things to do. But no - things never seem so easy, as I came to realize a couple of weeks later. I checked my email and there was an email from that same registrar, where two weeks earlier someone tried to transfer my domain name. It was a form letter in both English and German telling me they were transferring my domain name to their registry. I asked a co-worker who was German to translate German language part. She verified that language said same as English version. All my domains were locked so there was nothing I had to do.
By now I wondered how my name, ~~~~fix.com*, which I made up, could be so important. I did some quick research on Internet and found there was a company in Germany with name ~~~~fix. It was starting to aggravate me that if someone wanted my dot com version of name why didnít they just make me an offer for name. It seemed awfully suspicious that someone wanted that name so badly that they would try to transfer it when it was plainly up for sale. The directory website where that name was hosted showed a for sale notice along with a price.
Information on Domain NamesWritten by Priyanka Agarwal
Itís been two years since John started his online business. He is very much satisfied with his current web host whose services he acquired one year ago. Today John is relaxing in his chair and thinking about initial days when he spent many hours on Internet collecting information related to web hosting. Like him there are many Johnís out there who are in search of information everyday, visiting this and that website hoping to find most illuminating advice. The problem is that common topics of interest can be found on most of websites whereas other relevant issues are not dealt with everywhere. This article is going to touch on one of those areas: various concerns related with domain names.
What is multiple domain hosting? Many times you will see that a web host offers multiple domain hosting. In simpler words it means that on buying an account you will have ability to get multiple websites. For instance, if plan provides you with five domain names, you can use one domain for your website and you will still have four domain names leftover to use. The advantage of this scenario is that you can resell these four domain names to your clients.
What is Domain Parking? If you are planning to build up a website and have decided on a name for it you then must purchase that domain name from a domain registrar: i.e. your domain name gets placed on a name server so that you can use it later on. This is known as domain parking. Even if your website content is not ready, itís better to park your desired domain name. Otherwise, it might be possible that in future somebody else acquires that particular domain name.
What are sub domains? Sub domains are Ďthird levelí domains in sense that they are used solely to organize your website content. They are simply folders under your root directory, but to access them a special URL is used. For instance, http://www.m6.net is a regular URL without a sub domain. http://features.m6.net is an URL with sub domain name: "features". Here the: .net: is first level domain, m6: is second level domain, features: is third level domain