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Top Domain Sales For First Half Of 2014

Many people say that buying and flipping domains is dead and has been dead for a few years now. In some ways, these people are correct but flipping domains is not dead. The industry is evolving and making the quick money by flipping is not as easy as it used to be but the market is still there and the buyers are still there.

We’re not at the halfway point of 2014 just yet but I’m going to make a quick list here of the Top 20 Domain Sales of 2014 between the dates of January 1st, 2014 to June 8th, 2014. I’ll state the domain name and the selling price. Read More..

GoDaddy Files For $100 Million IPO

As you may have heard, domain registrar and hosting giant GoDaddy has recently filed paperwork with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) to raise $100 million in a public offering. The company had filed to public back in 2006 but those plans were scrapped when KKR and Silver Lake acquired the company back in 2011.

The second IPO attempt has been on the rumor mill for some months now. GoDaddy has yet to to pick a stock ticker or exchange but Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and J.P. Morgan have been hired as underwriters for the IPO. Read More..

Reasons Why GoDaddy Is The Best Reselling Hosting Company

GoDaddy is one of the most popular web hosting companies and they have a solid reputation for providing excellent service since they opened up shop in 1997. As the largest hosting provider in the world as well as domain registrations, they are also the market leaders in innovations in this industry. Here are some top reasons why GoDaddy has the best reseller hosting packages.

  1. GoDaddy uses the most powerful control panel in the industry which is the Cpanel. This is one of the reasons why GoDaddy is a popular option with beginners and customers who want to host several domain names online. The control panel is user-friendly and has many useful features.
  2. GoDaddy offers a wide range of services which an satisfy the needs of everyone. Besides domain registration and reseller hosting services, the company offers special discounts and plenty of features to clients who choose their reseller hosting solutions program.
  3. Because GoDaddy is the number one reseller hosting company, they provide value added plans which includes reseller site with credit card processing and a shopping cart, advertising credit for Good Adwords, Yahoo, Bing, and Facebook. You also have the convenience of 24/7 support, website analytics, client renewals and billing, e-mail marketing with templates, various site builder tools, SSL certificate, online file folder, and a 30-day money back guarantee!

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Tips for Choosing the Right Domain Name

Anytime you start an online venture, the domain name is part of the equation. Everyday, choosing a domain name becomes more and more difficult. It’s almost safe to say that most of the good names are already bought up. Don’t worry though, it’s not the end of the world and there still are many names up for grabs. And the one domain name you had your heart set on may be taken but there is still a good chance it is just sitting there, parked, and waiting for you.

Easy to Remember and Type

You can have the most amazing website but if people can’t remember the name or how to type it, don’t even bother with it. The right domain name is critical for online success. You need to make it easy for your customers to find your site. Try to avoid slang or words that have multiple spellings. And don’t make the domain name too long. Last thing you want is to type out a word like colonendparenthesis dot com for example.

Use Keywords

I know, it’s difficult these days but if at all possible, try to use keywords related to your business when it comes to choosing the right domain name. Try to include keywords that people would enter when searching for your products and services. Doing this also helps improve your rank on search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. And of course, you’ll get a lot more traffic as well. Read More..

DecalGirl – Protecting your Domain Buying Computer

I know, it’s a bit of a stretch here. I’m fairly certain that no one owns a notebook computer just for the sake of registering a domain, but the point I’m about to make still stands.

Computers are often kind of boring looking, and unless you’ve g0t a ton of money to throw around (money you could be using on domains), then chances are you won’t do anything about it. Well, I’ve recently found a simple solution to this little problem, and it will cost you hardly anything.

The next time you’re looking to spruce up your computer, consider picking up a “skin” from DecalGirl. They produce hundreds of different types, and they’re extremely simple to swap on and off. It’s just a matter of rubbing them off, and when you’re tired of the one you have on there, just peal it off and put on another. I realize this isn’t strictly domain or hosting related, but if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re sitting in-front of your computer all day, and having a nice looking computer doesn’t hurt any.

 

Name.com – One Year Later

Technically it’s been more than a year now, but the point still stands. I’ve been registering domains through Name for quite some time now.

Instead of rambling at your incessantly about the minor features that make them different, I’m simply going to focus on one which I feel is the most importantly. Namely, their incredible customer server. Just like with ones favorite restaurant, domain companies are bound to make mistakes sometimes, and I had just such an occasion recently. I won’t go into details, but what I will say is that they corrected the issue promptly, and to my complete satisfaction.

Name, thanks for yet another year of excellent service. If any of you are considering switching from your current domain provider, give these guys a try. You can register using the link on the navigation menu above.

 

Will HostGator Work For You?

HostGator is one of the largest privately owned hosting companies and was created by Brent Oxley. They are among the top 10 in the world and are known for their customer service. Presently they have more than 100,000 customers and have hosted more than 100,000 domains since their inception in 2002.

They use cPanel and can perform 6 FTP uploading simultaneously. This makes the site update extremely fast and easy to use. HostGator is known for its customer services and many of the customers can actually vouch for the efficiency of the services and the feedback and response provided by its team.

They are available on email, chat and telephone and can provide answers and solutions to the queries by the customers in less than 10 minutes. They are also known for their guaranteed 99.9% uptime. HostGator also has its own data centre and can manage its own servers. This is also one of the reasons why customers say that there is hardly any downtime that is faced by them. They are extremely confident about the products and services that they offer and even back it up with of 45-day money back guarantee for all their hosting plans. In fact Brent Oxley personally gives the guarantee to all the clients.

HostGator provides top class security for the domains that it hosts and runs mod_suPHP. The hosting company also provides a number of web hosting plans for the users. It provides monthly plans as well. These packages are known as Hatchling, “Baby” and “Business”. The hatchling plan is meant for those that wish to host only a single website. When you want to expand or already have multiple website, then HostGator recommends that you take the “baby” plan. When you want to start a business, then you should go in for the “Business plan”.

All plans come with unlimited space and bandwidth requirements. In addition to this, it also provides its clients with unlimited MYSQL databases and POP3 email accounts. This is a recommended web hosting companies for all your website hosting requirements.

Review – Dreamhost

According to the users that use the Dreamhost web hosting servers for hosting their sites, it receives the following marks for its services

  • 3.3/5 for reliability
  • 3.7/5 for support
  • 4.4/5 for pricing
  • 3.6/5 for the overall services

Dreamhost has a number of clients and they recommend that its shared servers should be used for those operating personal or small business websites. The product is easy to use and they provide you with a number of resources at very reasonable price on their products. Currently they have revamped their customer support and respond better than when they started operation way back in 1997. They now have a 24/7 customer service that can handle the problems and also keep clients informed about their status and what they are doing to solve the problem during the downtime for their sites.

Dreamhost is shared hosting and for this reason, certain kinds of applications can be run, while certain kinds of applications can’t be run on the servers. This information is given lucidly in their ToS. They also have a great cPanel. They also have top-notch User panel and installation plugins (for WordPress) and streaming QT.

As of now Dreamhost is also offering unlimited storage, bandwidth domain names, full shell access, unlimited mail accounts, unlimited MYSQL databases and even a Linux operating system for many of the packages. These are just some of the resources that the customers can take advantage of.

It also gives many options to the customers in which they can get the traffic targeted directed directly to their sites as well. As new customers of Dreamhost, they provide $75 in Google AdWords credits. Google AdWords helps sites to advertise through the search engine for the products and the services that they are offering.

For newcomers and even experienced web designers, the automatic one step installation of WordPress, ZenCart, PhPGedview and many other applications makes it quite seamless and trouble free to get their sites up and running really fast. Without one click installation, many web users can tell you that it creates a lot of problems to get their sites up and running.

Get The Honest Blue Host Review Here

Blue Host has a pretty clear and visually pleasing web site design. It has also won a number of awards for the web hosting solutions that it provides that are very genuine. Unlike other web sites, the content matter is clear, precise and grammatically correct as well. It also provides a demo of it’s own control panel that shows how the cPanel works. This is a rare thing that most web hosting solutions providers don’t give.

For beginners, it gives them an opportunity to see how the cPanel works, when they want to create and upload their own websites. As a web host Blue Host provides the standard features that include cPanel, multiple database support, FTP, email etc. Though it provides limited number of databases, 100MYSQL and Postgre. When you opt to use Blue Host, it also gives you the option of unlimited add-on domains, sub domains and parked domains.

Blue Host has discontinued the 3 and 6-month packages. However pricing for 12, 24 or 36 months will now cost the customer the same amount of money. The package pricing is fixed at $6.95 and there is no set up fee.

The cPanel has a number of standard features and is very easy to use. The special features are domain manager, site builder and other features that allow the user to log into the billing system. Blue Host also has ‘Fantastico’ and the cPanel really runs fast. To enable the SSH/Shell access, you will have to fax them a copy of your id (drivers licence, passport etc.), as it doesn’t give the user default access.

They have a great support team and the response time is very fast. Whether you decide to call their data centre or send them an email, the tech support team will be able to help you. This means that as a web hosting company, you can be pretty sure that your websites will run smoothly and if there are any problems, they will get up and running within a few minutes. They know that the downtime can cost your business valuable clients. They can be labelled as among the top 10 companies providing this service.

Fat Cow Delivers What It Promises

Fat Cow was founded in 1998 and is a perfect web hosting solution provider for small and medium sized businesses. It has daily server backups to ensure that the critical data of its clients aren’t lost. Even if there were some problems with the hosting of their websites, then they have the least amount of downtime and are able to get it up and functioning. Fat Cow also has a 24-hour monitoring system that ensures that the system is running smoothly and efficiently.

Fat Cow also gives unlimited disk space, bandwidth, add-on domains and many more for its customers. It also has very reasonable prices for hosting the domains. The hosting costs as little as $3.67/ month for 12 months. This is very reasonable as compared to the other web hosting companies. It has tools that allow you to point and click. Even those that have no experience in website design can use the tools since there are a number of dynamic themes and templates available for use. Users can create professionally designed websites with the tools that are provided by Fat Cow.

Other marketing features provided by Fat Cow include Google WebMasters Tools, Google Adwords and Yahoo search credits. They offer a 24/7-customer support system for all their clients. Clients can contact them via phone, email and live chat. They have also included a FAQ library to answer all the potential questions that you may have. The customisable control panel makes it really easy for website design. You don’t need to know any HTML        or programming skills to build the websites.

Fat Cow also offers “Web Analytics Tools” and offers FTP access as well for the clients. They are already pretty reasonable and also offer a 30-day money back guarantee in case the clients aren’t happy with the services that they provide. However the add ons that they provide will come at an additional cost to the clients. However they have been in the business of web hosting for the past 12 years and this speaks for the reliability and the technological support that is provided by Fat Cow to its clients.