To Be or Not To Be, That is the Domain Question

Written by Mike Banks Valentine

Adaptation by Mike Banks Valentine with apologies to Shakespear

To be, or not to be: that is Domain question. Whether 'tis nobler inrepparttar mind to suffer The slings and arrows of slow, free servers, Or to take arms against a sea of wannabees, And by opposing, end them. To search: to seek; No more; and, by anonymity to say we end The heartache of a million useless search results That eBiz is heir to, 'tis a relevancy Devoutly to be earn'd. To look; to seek; To find? perchance to link! Ay, there'srepparttar 108306 URL; For in search fatigue domain names may come, When we've shuffl'd off this long URL, Must give us pause. There'srepparttar 108307 address That takes gigabytes for so long a name. For who would bearrepparttar 108308 tilde and subdirectory, The competitor's URL,repparttar 108309 name so catchy

Winning The (Domain) Name Game

Written by Paula Morrow

What's in a name? In a word: Everything!

Choosing an appropriate domain name for your web site is one ofrepparttar first and most critical decisions you'll have to make onrepparttar 108305 road to Internet success.

What Makes A Great Domain Name?

Is it punchy, sticks inrepparttar 108306 mind, is short and fits your product/service? Does it begin with a letter closer torepparttar 108307 beginning ofrepparttar 108308 alphabet, instead of towardsrepparttar 108309 end? If so, and it's not taken, you may have a winner!

However, with more than 60,000 new domain names being registered each month, many ofrepparttar 108310 short, memorable, two-word names have already been snapped up. But don't despair: there are other ways to win atrepparttar 108311 domain game.

Expired or 'On-Hold' Domain Names

Every day, domain names come up for renewal. And every day,repparttar 108312 owners let them slip away. Why? Either they've gone out of business, or simply forget to renew. You can use free web sites to monitor these domains, and you may get lucky. As a bonus, your new name may come with built-in traffic!

Just be aware: many people are actively searching for good domain names to buy and sell, at a profit. For example, one domain,, sold for millions! So be warned: if you see a name you want, don't wait - grab it.

I've successfully used lists posted onrepparttar 108313 following two sites: and You'll soon notice that some names are available immediately, while some are 'on hold.'

Technically, once expired, all names are available. However those that have expired withinrepparttar 108314 past 45 to 60 days are in a grace period. Prior owners are givenrepparttar 108315 chance to make good on their debt. If they don't, andrepparttar 108316 grace period expires,repparttar 108317 name is 'deleted' fromrepparttar 108318 master domain registry. It is then available for purchase by others.

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