Article category: Domain names

Buying aftermarket & expired domains - tips and advice.

by Meg - 13.08.2015

A domain name that's already been registered by someone else is called an aftermarket or secondary market domain name. It's available to register once it expires or the owner wants to sell. A healthy domain name used on a respected website can have good inbound links and lots of traffic, but you need to know it's genuine.

Free crash course in domain names, it's gonna save your ass!

by Meg - 20.07.2015

This is a shout out to website newbies! I'd like to share with you a few pointers on setting up your website and choosing your domain name. Your domain name is going to be at the centre of your marketing campaign, it's your brand and it's going to be with you for a while.

Don’t lose your link juice after a change of domain name

by Meg - 17.07.2015

Planning a branding revamp? Got the domain name you’ve always wanted, or tempted to change to a new domain extension? Cool, whack your new domain name on your website, reprint your business card, let’s go. Whoah, stop right there! Your old domain name might not have been the best, but it’s got good link juice…

Local search - local domain: the perfect match!

by Meg - 10.06.2015

We’ve always been a firm believer in the power of a local domain name and the dotBerlin registry is testimony to this. The registries that provide .HAMBURG & .BERLIN have written a post for our readers and using dotBerlin as an example, they’ve proved that a website with a local domain will get a boost in Google.

.DESIGN is the iconic domain for designers! The King tells us why...

by Meg - 28.05.2015

Top Level Design is behind some really cool domains including .DESIGN, .INK, & .WIKI. The .DESIGN domain was in contention but the registry didn't bail out and it won. It was a hotly contested new domain with 7 other applicants vying for it. Raymond King, TLD CEO, explains why it was worth the fight!

“Your domain name is not available.” Aaaargh, now what?

by Meg - 13.05.2015

It’s frustrating when you’re searching for a domain name and it’s taken. Curious, you check out the website only to find your precious domain name is parked, or it’s up for sale at an extortionate price. Here’s some invaluable advice from Daniel, our CSO. Seven years in the domain industry, his knowledge knows no bounds...