Domain Name Information

WhyYouNeedThatPerfectName.com!


What You Need to Know About Choosing A Domain Name


Aside from the nuts and bolts of where to register your domain name and purchasing a good economical hosting service, there are a few things to know about buying a good domain name, that only experience can teach. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right foot:

Understand the Domain Name System


Ever wonder why DNS systems came into existence? Efficiency. Every computer has a distinct IP address, and the Internet needed an elite method for obtaining these addresses and for managing the system as a whole. Enter ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number manages the DNS root of the Internet domain namespace. ICANN?s role is to manage the assignment of identifiers, ensuring that all users have unique names. The DNS system is run by a series of servers called DNS servers. ICANN manages the root DNS domains, under which are the top-level domains. It also manages: Organizational domainsGeographical domainsReverse domainsBeneath the top-level domains are other naming authorities such as Nominet, the UK?s naming authority. How does a DNS Query work? The process occurs in two parts. Firstly, a name query begins at a client computer and is passed to DNS client service for resolution. When the query cannot be resolved locally, DNS servers are queried. For example, when a web browser calls the fully qualified domain name www.discountdomainsuk.com, the request is passed on to the DNS client service to resolve the name by using locally cached information. If the query is held in the cache, then the process is complete. If, however, the query cannot be answered locally, the DNS client service uses a server list (ordered in sequence) to query external DNS servers. When a DNS server receives a query, it first checks to see if it is authoritive for that domain name. If it is authoritive, it resolves the name, and the process is complete. If the DNS server is unable to resolve the query, it in turns queries other DNS servers, using a process known as recursion. DNS servers make use of root hints to assist in locating DNS servers, which are able to provide the required result. In this way, DNS queries are minimised and the Internet is able to operate quickly and effectively. A typical query may run as follows: Client contacts Nameserver A looking for www.discountdomainsuk.com.Nameserver A checks its cache, but can?t answer, so it queries a server authoritive for the Internet root.The root server responds with a referral to a server authoritive for the .com domains. NameserverA queries the the .com server and gets referred to the server authoritive for www.discountdomainsuk.com.Nameserver A queries this server and gets the IP address for www.discountdomainsuk.com.Nameserver A replies to the client with the IP address.Queries can return answers that are authoritive, positive, negative or referral in nature. In the event of a negative answer, another DNS server is queried.

1-800-Get-Rich Can Toll Free 800 Number Domains Pay Off?


The toll free number 1-800-Get-Rich belongs to the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Perfect vanity number for a casino, right? Well apparently not. Their website shows the actual numbers, 1-800-438-7424 for the marketing department of Resorts Atlantic City. Those NUMBERS are nowhere near as memorable as is the mnemonic device of letters representing those numbers on the telephone keypad. It makes you wonder, did the casino have bad luck (no pun intended) or receive bad publicity for their 800-Get-Rich phone number?

Is Your Domain Costing You Traffic?


You visited a great website some time ago that had some fantastic information on it. It is not easily found in search engines results so you decide to type the domain name into your favorite browser. The problem is that the url spells out something like keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword.com.

Choosing A Domain Name


--About Domain Names--

Good Domain Names Make Your Dreams Memorable


"What was the name of that website? It was good. It has something to do with..."

The Value of a Good Domain Name


Domain names to the internet are the as necessary as wheels on a car. All websites need a domain name; it is how your website is found on the internet by your potential customers. It is your unique identifier and two organizations can not have the same domain name. Your domain name is not really purchased or bought; it is actually leased for a year to 10 years.

How To Really Profit from Domain Names


Have you heard about domain names that sold for over a million dollars? Inspired by this, you imagine registering a great domain name, hanging onto it for a while, and then selling it off to become the next multi-millionaire. It could happen, but don`t count on it!

Warning: Your Domain Name Could Infringe On Trademark Rights!


If you have or are about to purchase a domain name, YOU could be in trouble and you don't even know it yet...

Public Domain - Internet Gold Mine


With the advent of the internet and the ease of which information can readily be downloaded and compiled you would think that more people would realize that the public domain is a source of wonderful wealth that can be tapped into for huge profits.

Got a Small Business? Choose the Right Domain Name


Choosing a domain name can be daunting. Research the subject (after all, you're the type of marketer who researches, right?) and you'll be hit with a landslide of opinions, most contradictory. There is, however, two points that everyone agrees on:

What is a Domain Name and Where to Register?


A domain name is an alias for an IP address. Now what is an IP address? An IP address is a numeric code that signifies where to look through the Internet for content. An example of an IP address would be 22.226.141.25. Rather than typing in a long and easily forgotten IP address, a domain name helps you by typing an easily remembered name to access the same site.

Why to Register md-Domains?


What is .md?

ICANN Registrar: za-Domains for Anybody


Cologne, 12.10. 2004. ICANN accredited registrar Secura announces today,that the company is accepting the registration of za-domains.

More Articles from Domain Name Information:
2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8



Analyzing startup domain names (take two)  Domain Name Wire

Most still use .com. Picture of woman at a startup with words Startup Domain Names overlayed. Last year I reviewed the domain names that MassChallenge's ...


Amazon wins domain name dispute with Latin American governments  Financial Times

Amazon has provisionally won the right to the “. amazon” domain name, following a years-long dispute with eight Latin American governments.


Amazon Prevails In Domain Name Fight With LATAM  pymnts.com

Amazon has won a lengthy fight against eight Latin American countries for the provisional ability to use the .amazon domain name.


Retailer Amazon nears victory in rainforest battle over domain name  Yahoo Finance

Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, is close to winning a seven-year battle with eight Latin American countries over the .amazon internet domain.


Someone needs to stop Roy Flanders' domain names from expiring  TheDomains.com

Hopefully Enom or someone else can step up but the domains of a domain investor who passed away are expiring and it needs to stop. Ron Jackson wrote ...


12 end user domain name sales up to €29k  Domain Name Wire

A candy company, an escape room and an upscale hotel chain bought domain names last week. graphic of briefcase full of money related to end user domain ...


5 Domain Name Thoughts  Domain Name Wire

Here are some things I've been thinking about lately. Man with thought bubble. It must be difficult for expired domain name research tools to compete with ...


15 end user domain sales up to $100K  Domain Name Wire

An online dating site, the National Conference on Weights and Measures and two home accessory brands bought domain names last week. graphic of briefcase ...


Bankrupt PG&E owns domain names like ‘pgecrooks.com’  San Francisco Chronicle

PG&E Corp. has thought about how its reputation could be damaged online through the creation of new websites — and then become an owner of those domain ...


Could Chrome downplay domains?  Domain Name Wire

Some users report a change in the latest version of Google Chrome. Google Chrome shows recently-visited sites when you start typing the domain. Some users ...


What domain names Samsung and others bought this week  Domain Name Wire

Samsung bought a Galaxy domain name and other end user sales. Picture of Samsung Galaxy products. Samsung bought PlayGalaxy.com for its line of Galaxy ...


If You Are Incorporated And Playing Domain Name Roulette Consider This New Option  Forbes

A new top-level domain option called .inc just may be the cure to your domain name ills.


How to Transfer a Domain Name  PCMag.com

It's one of the most basic aspects of web hosting, but most people do it so seldom that they probabl.


The economics of domain name prices  Domain Name Wire

ICANN has a duty to cap renewal prices of domain names. Picture of man surprised about high bill. This might be your reaction to your renewal notice in a ...


Google on Domain Penalties that Don’t Expire  Search Engine Journal

John Mueller discusses a problem where an old penalty remains with a domain and keeps it from ranking.


Escrow.com: Domain sales jumped in Q1  Domain Name Wire

Escrow provider reports robust domain name market in 2019. Online escrow *service* Escrow.com released its Q1 market report (pdf) today, showing that domain ...


VPN.com Brokers Premium Two-Character Domain Name, J8.com  GlobeNewswire

ATLANTA and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VPN.com, a leader in exact-match domain name brokerage is pleased to ...


17 end user domain name sales up to €59500  Domain Name Wire

A German travel site, several property development companies and a bitcoin trading platform bought domain names last week. Photo of Edge New York viewing ...


Domain name nostalgia  Domain Name Wire

A look back at the domain name industry ten years ago this month. Screenshot of Domain Name Wire. Domain Name Wire circa 2009. I've been writing Domain ...


Why Freshii, Amazon, Beyoncé are adding 'inc' to domain names  Fast Casual

Inc domains are launching Tuesday for general availability and that means any business and individual around the world may have access to a domain ending ...


B.C. expands global role in internet domain name disputes  Vancouver Is Awesome

What happened: Vancouver will soon be one of a select number of cities handling disputes over domain names such as .com or .org. Why it matters: The new ...


.Blog jumps from Nominet to CentralNic  Domain Name Wire

CentralNic wins another registry contract. Logo for WordPress' .blog top level domain name Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is switching backend ...


F**K Intuit, says Intuit  Domain Name Wire

Tax prep company registers derogatory domains as the public dials up the heat. Intuit TurboTax logo. Millions of Americans just finished filing their taxes.


.Inc domain tops 500 registrations  Domain Name Wire

Expensive domain finds buyers. .Inc top level domain logo. The .Inc top level domain name has crossed 500 registrations after getting 237 registrations in the ...


Media Options Seeking Pet Domain Name  DomainInvesting.com

Media Options sent out its newsletter this morning with a domain name buy request. According to the newsletter, Media Options has a client seeking to buy a ...


Koch Org. Gets StandTogether.com in Advance of Rebrand  DomainInvesting.com

The Washington Post reported that The Seminar Network, a non-profit organization founded and funded by billionaire Charles Koch, is being rebranded as ...


Domain name disputes in Russia - new developments  Lexology

Domain name disputes are becoming more acute, sophisticated and global as e-commerce continues to develop in Russia. No residence or…


CentralNic bounces as it snaps up Australasian domain name seller TPP Wholesale for A$24mln  Proactive Investors UK

Centralnic Group PLC (LON:CNIC) - The AIM-listed firm said TPP would be an extension of its largest business unit and was expected to be “immediately ...


Tabloid The Sun tried to buy TheSun.com for $600000  Domain Name Wire

Then it engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. A cybersquatting case as good as the news it produces. The British tabloid The Sun unsuccessfully tried to ...


Domain name dispute: who gets to keep Amazon?  Lexology

It is unquestionable that Amazon has always been subject of disputes. Whereas it has been subject of territorial dispute or regarding the management…


Domain marketplaces should add two-factor authentication  Domain Name Wire

Marketplaces need to offer better security. Picture of secure lock with two-factor authentication. All reputable domain name registrars have added some sort of ...


This Instagram influencer is facing 20 years in prison for a plot to steal someone's domain name at gunpoint  CNBC

From Amazon to Tesla, even major companies have had to battle for control of a desired internet domain name. While a basic domain name can usually be ...


Domain Names for 2020 US Presidential Candidates  DomainInvesting.com

Here are the 2020 US Presidential candidate domain names that are being used for campaign websites.


EUIPO and EURid launch anti-bad faith domain service  IPPro Magazine

The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and EURid have created a *service* for EU trademark applications aimed at curbing cybersquatting and bad faith ...


Apple registers Apple Pay domains under .Apple  Domain Name Wire

Is company ready to launch sites on .apple? Apple Pay image. Apple has registered three new domain names under its .apple top level domain, suggesting that ...


Google launches Safe.page to improve web security smarts  Domain Name Wire

Survey shows people still need help. Screenshot of safe.page, a Google Registry site about safe web browsing. People still need help with web security. Google ...


Register Domain Names Before Filing for TM!  DomainInvesting.com

In my article about checking for trademarks, Jackie asked, “Why do you prefer trademarkia.com over trademark247.com?” The simple reason is that I had not ...


The Ethereum Name Service Is Turning Nearly 300,000 .ETH Domains Into NFTs  CoinDesk

An effort to build a domain name system on top of the ethereum blockchain network is gearing up for a major upgrade early next month — and the project's ...


Domain Name Variants Still Won't Work  CircleID

ICANN has spent years trying to figure out what to do with domain name variants, strings that look different but mean the same thing, for some definition of "the ...


Brand Owners Urge Clarity in Internet Domain Name Data System  Bloomberg Law

Intellectual property owners worried about enforcing their rights want more clarity in the system for collecting domain name contact data to ensure they'll be able ...


When you buy a dead person's domain name  Domain Name Wire

I'm sure we've all done it…we just don't know it. Picture of clock with words "expired domains". A Domain Name Wire reader sent a story about a gambling ...


Clothing company tries to reverse hijack domain name  Domain Name Wire

Company was “factually misleading” and committed “egregious overreaching”. Screenshot of Incanto website. The company that operates this website at ...


How (and Why) to Change Your DNS Server  PCMag.com

The Domain Name System is an essential part of your internet communications. Upgrading to a better DNS server can make your surfing both faster and more ...


Someone is trying to phish domain name registrars  Domain Name Wire

Criminal is spoofing ICANN. Image representing email phishing. Hacking individual domain name registrar accounts is so old-school. Why not gain access to an ...


Before securing a domain name: see how it impacts your overall business  Times Square Chronicles

The domain name you choose for your business can make or break it gradually. In fact, choosing it can be much more vital than many online entrepreneurs ...


Coveted Two-Letter Domain Name, Potentially Worth Millions, to Auction Exclusively on NameJet®  GlobeNewswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With less than 700 in existence, two-letter domain names are rare and often worth millions of ...


April's Top Stories  Domain Name Wire

Here's what happened in domain names last month. These are the top five stories on Domain Name Wire last month ranked by pageviews. 1. Clothing company ...


Is Fox gearing up for sports betting?  Domain Name Wire

Domain names suggest some sort of sports betting is in the works. Image of smart phone with sports betting app. Last year NBC Sports registered many domain ...


Verisign posts earnings, nearly 70% operating margin  Domain Name Wire

Results continue to tick upward as company pushes for price increases. Chart of Verisign's revenue and profit - VRSN. It's good to be the king. .Com registry ...


WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution: One Americano, please!  JD Supra

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a Panel ...


Web4Africa Launches Bitcoin Web Hosting  AltBitNews

Leading African web hosting provider, web4africa.com has launched a domain and webhosting *service* payable by bitcoin (btc)


ICANN Updates: Access To Domain Name Registrant Data Post-Blackout - Data Protection - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

As stated previously, the implementation of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created significant issues for brand ...


Deep Packet Inspection a threat to net neutrality, say campaigners  Naked Security

Some of Europe's biggest ISPs and mobile operators stand accused of using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology to quietly undermine net neutrality rules ...


Amazon awarded a proof of work patent for Merkle tree technique  CoinGeek

In an effort to improve their web services through blockchain technology, Amazon has secured a patent for a proof of work technique.


Political Parties Still Have Cybersecurity Hygiene Problems  WIRED

Three years after the DNC hack, a new report finds that political parties around the world have ongoing security flaws that leave them vulnerable to attack.


Guardicore raises $60 million to protect cloud workloads from attackers  VentureBeat

Gaurdicore, a Tel Aviv-based company developing workload protection solutions for the cloud, has raised $60 million in venture capital.


Global co-operation on cyber security is long overdue  Financial Times

Security researchers recently revealed that a previously unknown hacker group carried out a series of attacks on government agencies in 13 countries by ...


New Shackelford Law Website Launches with Unique .law Domain  PR.com

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, a law firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas, recently published a newly redeveloped website featuring .law instead ...


Business Live: FCC backs Sprint-T-Mobile merger  BBC News

The FCC said it approved the merger because 5G will bridge the digital divide in rural America.


Axios Future - May 20, 2019  Axios

Have your friends signed up? Any stories we should be chasing? Hit reply to this email or message me at steve@axios.com. Kaveh Waddell is at ...


Database Exposed Instagram Influencers’ Data  pymnts.com

Social Media News: Millions of Instagram influencers — including celebrities and brands — have had their accounts exposed online by Chtrbox.


All the news from the world's biggest IP event  IAM

The annual INTA meeting is now in full swing in Boston, with over 11000 delegates in attendance. Not surprisingly, there is a lot going on.


Tech trapped in US-China trade war  Financial Times

The trickle down of President Trump's trade war with China has reached the level of a mobile operating system. Google has said it is restricting Huawei's future ...


How To Find A Great Domain Name Broker  Forbes

Finding a domain name broker that's a good fit should be your primary objective if your company is looking to sell or purchase a domain.


15 end user domain name sales up to $44k  Domain Name Wire

A tourism *service*, pharmaceutical company and restaurant ordering system bought domain names. graphic of briefcase full of money related to end user domain ...


Registrations for .inc domain names are open, but is it worth it to get one?  TechRepublic

Businesses interested in a .inc domain name will need to pay $2500 per year in registration fees.


You can now register .dev domains  TechCrunch

Google today announced that you can now register .dev domain names. Google acquired the .dev top-level domain when ICANN opened up the web to new ...


Moniker to take over Alpnames domain names  Domain Name Wire

CentralNic registrars will pick up 680,000 domain names. Moniker.com website. Three domain name registrars owned by CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) will ...


18 end user domain name sales up to £50000  Domain Name Wire

A French fishing magazine, several tech and engineering firms and a British furniture company bought domain names last week. graphic of briefcase full of ...


Brits Could Be Locked Out Of Their .eu Domain Names After Brexit  Forbes

U.K.-based individuals and companies who own a .eu domain name could find that they can't access their related websites and email addresses in the event of ...


VeriSign Inc. (VRSN)'s Financial Results Comparing With Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE:SFUN)  The NBO News

As Internet Information Providers companies, VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) and Fang Holdings Limited (NYSE:SFUN) are our subject to contrast. And more.


Yes, domain names really can end in .Monster now  Domain Name Wire

There aren't a lot of use cases for .Monster, but it could be kinda fun. Logo for .Monster top level domain name It might seem like a bad April Fools' Day joke, but ...


Challenges of ".brand" domain names  Domain Name Wire

The structure of domain names and ICANN rules hamper .brand domains. Image with the words www.brand. Earlier this week ICANN posted a notice from ...


Battle for .amazon Domain Pits Retailer Against South American Nations  The New York Times

A years-long battle over control of the domain name, which included promises of free Kindles, may soon be decided.


16 end user domain name sales up to $25k  Domain Name Wire

A Black Friday site, a gaming company and an apartment community bought domain names last week. graphic of briefcase full of money related to end user ...


Sometimes domains with hyphens make dollars and “sense”  Domain Name Wire

Domain Name Wire contributor Alvin Brown argues that hyphenated domain names make sense in some circumstances. Before I share my thoughts and unpack ...


Wow: Over 64000 .Dev domain names registered  Domain Name Wire

The .Dev top level domain is off to a strong start. Google launched the .dev top level domain name yesterday and the domain already has over 64,000 ...


Google Introduces the .Page Domain Name Extension  Search Engine Journal

Google Registry has introduced a new domain name extension, .page, which is now available for webmasters to register.


Digital identities and privacy: Time to change how domain names are registered?  American Enterprise Institute

With new privacy regulations in Europe -- and potentially America -- is it time for a *fresh* look at how identities are managed online?


Naming Your Business: Are Domain Name Extensions Important?  Forbes

An exact-match .com domain name is more crucial to your company's success than you might think.


This stolen domain lawsuit just got messier  Domain Name Wire

First the judge questioned trademarks. Now a company says it bought one of the domains. Picture of judge's gavel. Yoshiki Okada's lawsuit to recover valuable ...


Lawsuit alleges 864.com domain name is stolen (again?)  Domain Name Wire

This might be the second time 864.com was stolen, and someone might have paid a lot of money for hot merchandise. Image of cyber thief. A lawsuit (pdf) ...


Live domain name auction nets $2.3 million  Domain Name Wire

NamesCon auction tops $2 million and extended auction closes in two weeks. People holding bid cards in an auction This week's NamesCon domain name ...


Real estate and domain name parallels  Domain Name Wire

We just sold our home and it made me think a lot about the domain name market. House sign with "sold" notice. We recently sold our home in Austin. I can't help ...


Year in Review: Domain names and free speech  Domain Name Wire

Registrars continue to grapple with thorny questions about *content*. Free Speech. What role do domain name organizations play when it comes to free speech?


How to get your domains out of Alpnames - Fast!  Domain Name Wire

Customers can access their account through LogicBoxes. Domain name registrar Alpnames has imploded, leaving hundreds of thousands of domain names ...


16 end user domain name sales up to €50K  Domain Name Wire

Several digital marketing agencies, two gas companies and a new app bought domain names last week. graphic of briefcase full of money related to end user ...


ICA to hold public update for domain owners  Domain Name Wire

Domain investor advocacy group will make its next member call public. Internet Commerce Association logo The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a group ...


Be careful about this expired domain name metric  Domain Name Wire

The number of TLDs a domain is registered under can be a misleading statistic. Graphic of domain name showing TLD variations. Domain investors use lots of ...


.Inc domains will be about $60,000 at Early Access  Domain Name Wire

Start a purchase order if you want to buy a .Inc domain in April. Yesterday was day one of early access for .Dev domain names. I watched with amusement as ...


ICANN shuts down Alpnames domain name registrar  Domain Name Wire

ICANN takes emergency action after Alpnames seemingly shutters. Error page at Alpnames.com. This is all that's left of Alpnames. Domain name overseer ...


15 end user domain name sales up to $70K  Domain Name Wire

A German clothing brand, a link shortener and the SyFy network all bought domain names last week. graphic of briefcase full of money related to end user ...


Entrepreneur buys hundreds of LI domain names, websites  Newsday

A Long Island serial entrepreneur has acquired more than 200 Long Island-focused internet domain names and websites such as LongIsland.com, ...


How to Negotiate the Price of a Pricey Premium Domain  Entrepreneur

Your domain name is your brand. Indeed, very few brands these days can get away with an off-beat domain name or a one that doesn't reflect their company.


Four things to think about when considering domain names  TechRadar

DreamHost's Kathy Brahm explains what you should consider when choosing a new domain name.


NBC registers domain names for sports betting  Domain Name Wire

Do the registrations foreshadow a new sports betting platform or are they merely defensive registrations? NBC Sports logo Is NBC going to offer sports betting?


2018 Domain Name Year in Review  CircleID

Well, it's that time of year again. The time of year when I look back at all of the biggest domain news stories from the last twelve months, and also reflect on my ...


Farmer's Daughter: Do you have a .farm domain name? Is it worth it?  AGDAILY

I'm always encouraging farmers to advocate: speak up, reach out, and invite consumers in. Having a website is one option for farmers hoping to be more ...


Iceland's .Is domain is now easier to register  Domain Name Wire

Namecheap becomes biggest registrar to offer .Is domains. Picture of waterfall in Iceland. This picture of Iceland makes me want to visit. Or at least register a .


5 little-known tools for finding great domains  Domain Name Wire

These linguistic tools will help you brainstorm good domain names. Image for 5 tools to find great domains. Last week I interviewed Anthony Shore of Operative ...





home | site map
© 2005