When you purchase a television or a car, you perform due diligence by comparing prices, looking at third-party ratings and searching for recalls. Buying a domain name should be approached in the same way, conducting appropriate research to ensure a sound acquisition.
In this show, Steve Jones walks us through the 11 steps of his process for domain name due diligence, which will keep you from buying a domain name that infringes on someone else’s trademarks, that is stolen, or that was previously used for an unscrupulous purpose and might be on blacklists.
January 9, 2012
Even with the inherent superiority of a domain name like toothpaste.com, its value is undermined if the company that owns it does not develop a useful website on that domain, a website that can reach the top rankings of search engines.
Such is the case with toothpaste.com, owned by the Procter & Gamble. P&G is not capitalizing on the marketing value of its domain name and, as a result, P&G wastes more than $500,000 every year.
August 21, 2011