Are you in marketing, like I am? Do you have a marketing-related blog and want the ultimate marketing blog web address? Well, here is your chance. The dot blog domain name extension, .BLOG, is launching on November 21, 2016. If you want to purchase (pre-register) www.marketing.blog for your marketing blog, then you can do so for a mere $139,999.99 over at GoDaddy: [Read more…]
It’s been a long time coming. Dot Brand, the part of the New TLD domain name endings, are now officially here, I’d like to declare. While we have already had several Dot Brands use their branded TLDs for websites and microsites, it’s now that Google has launched their Keyword blog that I can say that Dot Brand is officially launched. [Read more…]
One of the main arguments that I keep being presented with by those who don’t like the New gTLD domain endings is this: New gTLD domain name owners lose traffic to .COM domain names. For example, if I own www.billhartzer.horse, then I will lose traffic to someone mistyping my domain name, and adding .COM to the end like this: billhartzer.horse.com. Many who are not fans of the New gTLD domain extensions (endings) claim that you should NOT buy a New gTLD domain name because you’ll lose traffic to .COM. [Read more…]
A few years ago, back in 2014, I set out on a personal quest to try to answer a question that I had: Will using a keyword rich New gTLD domain name for your website help online marketing efforts? I have to say that so far (as far as I know), I’m the only one out there who have used real world data in an attempt to answer this question. While there certainly have been skeptics and those who question the results, I knew going into this that there would people who will try to poke holes in everything I did. [Read more…]
Backordering a domain name is going to start costing more money starting soon. Both Snapnames and Namejet have announced that the price of backordering a domain name is going to increase from the base of $69 to $79. While you won’t pay the backorder fee unless the drop catching service catches the domain name for you, the price is going up.
Namejet.com sent an email today explaining their price increase: [Read more…]