I want to share a non-domain investing related resource that I think you will find valuable. Each day, MarketingLand.com shares a daily recap called “Marketing Day,” which contains links to popular articles from within its website and from a variety of other websites. This resource is a must read for me every afternoon, and I recommend that you add it to your list of reading materials. The top section of the Marketing Day article contains links and the introduction to articles that appeared on the Marketing Land website during the day. These articles are followed by links to articles posted on other websites that cover a variety of topics, including domain investing (under the “Domaining” heading). DomainInvesting.com articles have been listed under the Domaining heading many times, and I always appreciate it when they link to my blog.
Some of the topics that are also covered in the Marketing Day report include:
I think Domaining.com does a great job of updating me about domain investing related news as it happens, but when it comes to reading news about other marketing related topics, I haven’t had a “go to” website until I started reading the Marketing Day report. This daily post allows me to see what else has been published that may not be related to domain names but could impact my business. I think it’s great that MarketingLand highlights domain name related articles, but I find more value in the other articles that I probably wouldn’t have read had it not been for this recap.
- SearchEngineLand.com articles (sister website)
- Business Issues
- Internet Marketing
- Social Media
If you don’t know about Marketing Land or you don’t know about the Marketing Day daily recap, I think you should check it out. The articles are posted in the late afternoon, and they give some solid reading material recommendations.
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Your Selected Domain Extension is Very Important
Give consideration to obtaining multiple extensions, as well as several spellings, of your domain name. This would secure your online brand and protect your website name. You can then set up redirects on these so that if visitors head to one of the other domains that you posses, it would redirect them to your main website.
What Exactly are Domain Extensions and TLDs?
A top-level domain (TLD) is the piece that comes after the last dot (for instance, .com).
Domain extensions, is anything and everything that appears after your chosen name (for instance, .co.za).
An extension is nearly always just a top-level domain, but sometimes it consists of a top-level domain as well as a country code second-level domain (ccSLD).
By way of example (type is highlighted):
.CO.ZA-> Domain extension
.co.ZA -> Top-level domain
.CO.za -> Country code second-level domain
In the above illustration, the ccSLD suggests that it is a company. The TLD indicates that it is a South African extension.
This is a guest post about the Internet Commerce Association from domain investor Nat Cohen, President of Telepathy, Inc.
The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away.
For the domain industry, the part of the Lord is played by the U.S. Government and ICANN.
In the early days of the Internet, the U.S. Government policy allowed billions of dollars of domains to be registered on a first-come first-served basis for a registration fee per domain of $100 or less.
Those of us who benefited from this “landrush” know how fortunate we’ve been. Even those domainers who weren’t involved in the early days, benefit from the tremendous value inherent in domain names that is still not fully recognized.
But it is a mistake to confuse being lucky with being smart.
Being smart is taking full advantage of the good luck that comes your way and not taking it for granted. That is why I consider it smart to support the Internet Commerce Association (ICA). The ICA is the only group that is focused on protecting the rights of domain name owners.
Domains provide my family’s livelihood. I’d be an idiot not to do what I could to protect our livelihood.
“But what’s the problem?” you might say. “I’m making good money from domains. Somebody else will watch my back. What could go wrong? Why do we need the ICA?”
Ever since the beginning of the commercial internet there has been a continuous effort to separate domain owners from the value in their domains. Powerful players consider the domain landrush to be a mistake. They see domains containing their trademarks owned by others. They consider these domains rightfully theirs, even if their trademarks are on common word or acronym terms.
Ownership rights in domains have been weakened so that domains can be transferred away from their owners on the basis of a vague, poorly defined “bad faith” standard. The .biz and .info registries tried to gain the power to premium price renewals so that owners of premium .biz and .info domains would have to pay a surcharge to renew their domains.. If the .biz and .info registries had succeeded, the .com registry would have demanded the same power, in the interests of “fairness”.
An ever growing number of UDRP providers cater to trademark holders who are looking for like-minded panelists to order the transfer of domains these trademark holders covet away from the current domain registrants. These pro-trademark panelists are not hard to find as many panelists are pulled from the ranks of active trademark lawyers who concurrently with serving as UDRP panelists earn their living aggressively advancing the interests of trademark owners.
Domain parking is under attack and considered illegitimate by some UDRP panelists. The same ads that Google displays on its search pages, if they appear on a parked page can result in the loss of a valuable generic domain (see flamingo.com).
Attempts to steal your domain through abuse of the UDRP, called Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, are on the rise (see RDNH.com). Why shouldn’t RDNH cases be on the rise? While an auto-generated ad on a parked page can result in the loss of a valuable domain, the penalty for intentional abuse of the UDRP through an attempt at Reverse Domain Name Hijacking is — nothing.
Now ICANN is finalizing details for the URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension) system. This offers a cheaper, faster way to take down your domains. It is being rolled out on new gTLDs first with the expectation that it will soon be required for dot-com and all other gTLDs. The URS is being sole sourced to the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the same group that was found to be not trustworthy enough to handle credit card arbitrations. The NAF assigns nearly half their case load of UDRP disputes to only seven panelists out of 136 total (see dnattorney.com), and relies on cut and paste decisions.
The ICA has been busy fighting these and many other battles on behalf of domain owners. The ICA only exists because some domainers and companies in the domain space have stepped up to give it their financial support. With more resources it could do more to fight on your behalf, particularly in countering the negative image the public has of the domain industry and in pursuing UDRP reform. The ICA needs – and deserves – your support.
About The Author: Nat Cohen is President of Telepathy, Inc., a domain portfolio company. Nat is a board member of the Internet Commerce Association. He lives in Washington, DC. Connect with the ICA: Website | Twitter | Email
I want to make sure aspiring new domain owners walk away with a clear understanding of domain ownership transfers and other common tasks associated with domaining.
Changing ownership of your domain name on GoDaddy is pretty simple. I have the process down to a science and almost never encounter any confusion from new owners.
Step 1. Get account details from the new owner / buyer
You will need two pieces of information from the new domain owner to begin a change of ownership.
Step 2. Access your domain manager From GoDaddy.com
you can access you domain manager by clicking the “My Account” tab (top right) and then click the “Domain Manager” link which will open in a new window.
Step 3. Select the domain you would like to transfer
Click the check-box next to the domain which is ready to change ownership. The buttons at the top of your manager will become highlighted. You can then click the “Account Change” icon.
Step 4. Enter new account information
Type in the customer number and email address provided in Step 1.
You will typically want to select the option to “Use details from specified customer account” so that their name will be associated with the domain and not yours. Sometimes this option will not work if the new owner has not setup their account information.
Congratulations, you’ve just transfered a domain to it’s new owner
Accepting a Domain Ownership Transfer The process is also quite simple for those accepting a domain transfer.
Within the GoDaddy Domain Manger you will notice green navigation tabs at the top of the page. Move your mouse over the “Domains” tab and select the “Pending Account Changes” link.
From this page you will be able to quickly accept any domains that are pending ownership transfer.
Transfering Ownership to a Different Registrar The new owner may request to transfer a domain to a different registrar. They will typically have to pay a transfer fee and initiate the process themselves.
There are two things to remember when transferring to a different registrar.
Check your email regularly for a notice from the new registrar. You will need to click a link within that email to approve the domain ownership transfer.
Any questions? Domain transfers can sometimes be a tricky business, especially when a registrar doesn’t want to cooperate. Fortunately, GoDaddy has one of the best systems for ownership changes.