Picking a domain name for your new business, product or service is often the most challenging part of launching an enterprise. After all, you want a website that is easy to remember, does not have too long a name and will stand out among the crowd of websites on similar topics.
The process of picking a name is complicated by the fact that so many domain names have already been taken. To help you achieve the often difficult task of selecting a domain name, we have compiled a list of 20+ useful tools and websites.
August 7, 2011 17
Hundreds of millions of domain names have been sold in the past, yet the future of the domain name industry is based on our ability to bring additional services into the industry, such as insurance, titles, initial public offerings or stock exchanges. This requires a standard methodology and formula for valuing domain names.
Andrew Rosener has taken a brave step forward to share his domain name valuation methodology. Andrew’s methodology is not the final say; it is the start of the discussion. Watch the interview, test his formula and contribute to the conversation by suggesting methodology improvements in the comments.
May 17, 2011 82
Like being pick-pocketed and unaware that your wallet is missing for an extended period of time, when your domain name is hijacked it could be a while before you notice. Countless examples of domain name hijacking have happened (e.g., Prince.com, CheckFree.com, Adios.com, P2P.com, etc.). You may not notice that your email inbox has been lighter [...]
January 18, 2011 2
When evaluating the purchase of a domain name — either from another person or as a newly registered domain name — it’s helpful to know if the domain name is receiving type-in traffic and/or type-in searches. Often times users will mistake the browser address bar for the Google search bar and vice versa. Why is this? Because many people set Google and their browser’s homepage and when Google.com loads the cursor is automatically placed in the search box, not the browser’s address bar. So knowing the magnitude of searches for a domain name is can be a useful statistic before buying a domain.
January 12, 2011 3
If you’re buying a domain name, you probably already have some idea what it is. But many people are confused by terms like domain name, top level domain, third level domain, uniform resource locator and the like. If you’re one of these people, this article is for you. It will provide a clear understanding of what a domain name really is and how it fits into what you type into your Internet browser’s address bar.
January 5, 2011 3