Paid Web Hosting…Is the investment really worth your time and money?
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 22, 2014
‘The best things in this world…are all free’. If you are an internet marketer and still believe that this adage is true under all circumstances then, it’s high time you read through this article as in the World Wide Web space, not all free services can deliver value.
That’s especially true in case of Web Hosting services. Efficient web hosting forms an integral part of a good online marketing game plan. After all, if your website is not hosted on good efficient servers, all your promotional activities for your website would be of little consequence.
To have a better understanding of the importance of web hosting services, let’s analyze the Pros and cons of free and paid web hosting services, in a very pragmatic manner.
Free Web Hosting Services:
* It’s free!
* Good option for amateurs or for developing a non-business website like a family website, or a friendship group.
* Limited bandwidth availability, not scalable
* The URL will have the name of the parent website
* Non-stop banners and advertisements, surface on your website
* The parent website can change the terms and conditions at any point of time, leaving you high and dry if they doesn’t suit you
* The biggest disadvantage, which in one way sum totals all other disadvantages, is that you have little or no control over your website!
Paid Web Hosting Services:
* Highly scalability which can go hand in hand with the growth trajectory of your website
* You get your own URL, helping you create brand value for your online business
* As you own the domain, you can easily transfer it from one hosting service provider to another, with any loss in up-time.
* Most reliable hosting service providers provide you with 24×7 customer support, which can be really vital when you are an online marketer as any problem with your websites presence on the Internet can cost you money!
* Nothing really! Apart from the fact that it is a paid service. But that aspect has also been resolved to a great extent due to the availability of affordable, yet quality web hosting service providers.
The qualities of a good Web Hosting Service provider
A good web hosting service provider should necessarily provide you with:
* Options with control panels (CPanel and Plesk control panels are considered the best)
* At least 99% uptime guarantee
* Dedicated 24×7 support system
* Free tutorials to enhance the ease of use (including software)
* The most important- A lot of peace of mind!
Choosing the right web hosting service provider is of cardinal importance for an internet marketer. Now, armed with all the knowledge, wouldn’t the process of selecting the right web hosting service provider be easy?
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Web Hosting Company Brainpulse.com
There Are A Lot Of Lists Out There, Why Is Craig’s So Popular?
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 21, 2014
What is Craigslist?
Craigslist is a website that was started in 1995 by a guy named – you guessed it – Craig. What began as a place for the residents of San Francisco to find what they need from each other (i.e. a job, a babysitter, a new dresser, a Buick) has since grown exponentially. With sites for all 50 states, 52 countries, and major cities all over the world, Craigslist is the ultimate, all encompassing ‘classifieds’ for anything you could possibly want that’s up for grabs in your neighborhood.
Why is Craigslist so popular?
Word of mouth spread the news of Craigslist so quickly that the sites in cities like San Francisco, New York, Boston, Houston and more are the premiere spots in the those cities for job seekers and employers alike. Because of the huge amount of traffic, Craigslist is also free of ads, banners, and any corporate sponsorship that could influence the content of the site.
Simple to use and easy to navigate, Craigslist has managed to keep its grassroots honesty as its grown and continues to provide a community forum to each community it serves.
What information can I find on Craigslist?
The better question might be: what can’t you find on Craigslist? On the home page of each city you will find categories for your perusal including:
- Community – Here you will find childcare, a place to volunteer, classes to take, local news, lost and found, an addition to your band or artist collective, and someone to carpool with.
- Housing – This is the place to not only find a roommate, a room, an apartment or a sublet but also parking or storage rental, vacation rentals, office and commercial spaces, and someone to swap houses with. Customize your search by choosing price brackets, pets allowed, and specific neighborhoods.
- Jobs – Job listings are divided into 24 categories plus an Et Cetera section for positions that don’t quite fit anywhere else. The beauty of this section is that despite the thousands of listings, you can narrow down the selection with keywords and by choosing jobs that offer telecommuting, part time hours, or availability in specific neighborhoods.
- Personals – There’s something for everyone here. The best section is ‘Missed Connections’ where you can list a posting for that cute someone who smiled at you from across the room – or be found when that person posts looking for you.
- For Sale – Twenty-four listings plus a wanted section divides up thousands of postings of all sorts of stuff for sale. There’s even a free stuff section and a place to barter. Find everything from packing materials to a new set of living room furniture.
- Discussion Forums – There are 54 categories in this section. You’ll find someone to talk to who shares your same interests, whether your interests are transgender issues, haiku, kink, or gardening.
- Services – If you need someone to do your taxes, fix your computer, or give you a massage, you can find that person here.
- Gigs – If you’re a computer programmer, stage hand, writer, or jack-of-all-trades, you can pick up a little side work here.
- Resumes – Post yours here or peruse some of the local talent.
- Event Calendar – Find something to do this weekend here.
How do I use Craigslist?
Go to http://www.craigslist.org, choose your country or state from the list on the right then choose your city and keep clicking until you find the apartment, roommate, job, community, relationship, conversation you’ve always wanted.
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Guide to Using Subdomains
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 20, 2014
Domain names are essential in giving your website an identity even before visitors access the content. These domains will be used for giving your site backlinks and additional ways for people to locate your website. Having a domain name with related keywords is good if you want your site to increase in rank so more people can find you through the search engines. Many free domains deals give you these types of offerings. However, having shorter domain names are also good if you want your site address to be easy to recognize. You can still add some things to your domain names through the use of subdomains.
You can easily recognize a subdomain if It does not have the “www” prefix. Instead, there will be a name followed by a dot and then the standard domain name. Subdomains can apply to free domains as well and hosting providers usually offer you to create hundreds of subdomains out of a single domain. With some creativity, you can use subdomains in many different ways.
Combining Several Website Sections Together
Some websites can grow to be very big hierarchically. If you feel that a certain section of your website deserves to have its own shortened address, you do not need to buy separate domain names or go for additional free domains. Instead, you can create a short domain name which looks more attractive. For instance, for the store section, you can simply use the “store” prefix to create “store.domain.com” you will not have any issues in domain conflicts since you already own the original domain. This leaves you will unlimited possibilities.
If you use your website as a storage center, you can use subdomains as shortcuts to access specific types of files. For instance, if you have a large archive of videos in your website, you can use the “video” prefix to create a subdomain that points to all the videos you have hosted for quick access. Other people will not know the existence of this domain unless you add a link somewhere or if someone makes a wild guess which is highly unlikely.
As mentioned earlier, you can add extra keywords to a short domain so search engines can better index your site. Of course, you should have the subdomain point to a specific section or page of your site just so search engines won’t flag you for cheating or keyword abuse. You can combine this technique creatively with the first technique. Just remember that the primary purpose for subdomains is for easier access by visitors. Subdomains are often typed in the address bar so be sure to make it simple to remember if you plan on making it lengthy.
Just because one subdomain points to one specific section does not mean that other subdomains can no longer point to that area. You can create as many subdomains as your host or registrar allows and you can have multiple subdomains point to the same area to increase the likelihood of that particular page being accessed. If you happen to have multiple domain names, you can even apply more creative uses while enjoying more search engine attention.
Through your control panel, you can do as many experiments as you like with subdomains. You can add or remove subdomains with ease. As long as your domain names are functioning properly, your subdomains should as well.
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Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 19, 2014
Are you getting the service that you require from your domain registrar?
Actually, thinking about it for a minute, it might be a better question to
ask, do you even know what services are available? Are you aware that you
can shop around and get better prices, more features and far better customer
Guess what? All domain registrars are not the same.
Okay, let’s back up a minute. Way back when the internet was young (maybe 5
years ago) all domain names were handled by Network Solutions, Inc. In those
dark, evil days you had no choice. It didn’t matter what you thought of the
process, it was unimportant that you were not getting service and the price,
well, was a standard high fee.
A few years ago the government decided that Network Solutions would no
longer be a monopoly. The government wanted to do this to deregulate the
industry and encourage competition, and also perhaps to spur a little bit of
growth into this thing called the internet.
Okay, so now you do have a choice. In fact, there are well over a hundred
different domain registrars at last count. They seem to be springing up all
over the place, and the level of support and service, as well as the price,
seems to vary greatly.
You may not know it, but you can change domain registrars at any time. It’s
actually not very complicated at all.
Here are some of the questions that you may have regarding domain transfers.
How much does it cost?
It depends upon the domain registrar. I have found that many will transfer
your domain for no cost to get your business. Others will charge a few
dollars ($5 to $20 or more), but will drop the fee if you extend your domain
for a couple of years. Shop around and find a good deal.
What are the advantages of transferring?
You may not like the domain registrar you are currently using – perhaps they
have poor support or cost too much. You can shop around and find the best
solution for your needs.
Remember, though, that if you are like most people, domain registration is
something you will not do very often, so perhaps customer support is not all
What are the disadvantages?
Transferring a domain can be confusing. Also, there is no guarantee that the
new registrar will be any better than the old one. Again, remember that
domain registration is not something that you should need to deal with very
often (if you are like most people) so it may not be worth the effort to
Can any domain be transferred?
Yes, any domain registered with any registrar may be transferred to any
What does a registrar do?
The registrar manages your domain name. They maintain security and the
structures that make the domain work.
Does changing registrars have any effect on ownership?
No. When you change registrars you are only changing managers. You still
Are there reasons why a domain may not be transferred?
Yes. Some of these are listed below.
- The domain name is in a legal dispute of some kind.
- The identity of the domain name holder is in dispute or unknown.
- The domain name holder is in bankruptcy.
- The domain has only been with the registrar for 60 days.
- The registrar refuses to transfer for other reasons.
How is a domain transferred?
This varies from registrar to registrar. Some require a notarized form to be
delivered to them, others can do it using a web site form.
How long does the process take?
The registrar will usually take five to ten days to review and validate the
request. Once it has been validated and put into action, it will take a
couple of days for the change to filter through the internet.
Will the web site associated with the domain be accessible during the
Yes. This normally does not effect access to your web site. The registrar is
changed, not the web site address and other information.
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Richard Lowe Jr. is the webmaster of Internet Tips And Secrets at
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Why You Could Lose Valuable Business without a Website
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 18, 2014
Building a strong web presence takes time and an appropriate marketing strategy. Even small businesses owners will want to build a website in order to establish a viable web businesseven just direct clients to their store. Regardless of if you want to sell items on the website, it can still be a very important tool for your business.
Don’t think that you can just slap a few pictures and some meaningless content on the internet and call it good.You need to utilize effective design strategies in order to draw people in. The site should feature things important to your business and also convey a very specific mood and feeling about the business. Make sure important information is very visible.
The website should be helpful and meaningful. Make sure the content on the site can actually help your customers. Consider what your customers might want to know and why they would go to your site in the first place. Make sure your layout is clean and make it easy to read. Plus, you need to check for typos. No one likes a site that is full of errors.
Do not clutter your site with pictures that don’t convey the true meaning of your businesses. Keep things simple and attractive. Avoid anything that will take away from the value of your business. Keep things up to date as well. If people start visiting your site often they are going to want to see new information. Don’t advertise a sale that happens on Valentine ‘s Day and then keep it up for the entire year. This will not impress your customers.
Think about other ways that you can link your website into social networks. Create a fanpage on facebook or utilize a twitter account. These types of sites will get you remembered and will keep you in the mind of loyal customers, while drawing in new ones. People like to shop where their friends shop and social networks are a great way to get the word out.
Another important thing to consider is the way the text looks. Don’t overuse colors or text styles. Don’t change fonts in the middle of paragraphs or format things that will not look pleasing to the eye. Make sure that people want to look at your site! How many times have you gone to a small business website only to find yourself confused and unwilling to continue to look at the site? I can tell you that a number of times a business has lost my business because I haven’t been easily able to find information on their site.
The world wide web is a large place. Make sure you take your rightful place in it so that you can reach the largest amount of potential customers possible. Utilize a strong marketing campaign in order to establish a website that will be widely visited and a big asset to your business. Customers expect to see you online. The yellow pages and newspapers are now a thing of the past. People look for your online so make sure they can find you or you will lose their business.
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Reseller Hosting Guide And Tips
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 17, 2014
Reseller hosting is where a customer can resell space and bandwidth provided by the web host to other customers. The business model is the same as any other resale business – buy in wholesale and sell at retail. In this case, the customer gets a large package from the host with lots of space and bandwidth on the server, which can then be sold in parts to others.
The main advantage of this arrangement is that an individual or company that wants to get started in this business won’t need to invest in infrastructure. The task of maintaining servers and providing support to customers is done by the host. So the startup can simply focus on marketing and sales.
Of course, it’s still necessary for the new startup to find a reliable web host. This is a lot more critical in reseller hosting than it is in other cases where there’s only a single host-to-customer relationship to worry about. In this case, there’s also a relationship between the reseller and the many customers that have purchased the resold packages, which will all be in jeopardy if the web host turns out not to be reliable.
Before signing up, check review sites and forums to get a handle on the web host’s reputation. If necessary, also talk to existing customers. Resellers also need to consider what kind of facilities the host is offering, such as the type of control panel to manage customer accounts.
The popular panels include Helm, Plesk and cPanel, among others. The panel should allow unlimited customer accounts, but it’s better to find out if the host has placed any limits on this. Also check for limits on space/bandwidth – it should be unlimited for resellers. There should also be a billing system in place that can be used for charging customers.
There are many other things which customers will need, including databases, email accounts, name servers, domains and sub-domains, web design tools, etc. All this has to be provided by the host and offered in resale packages to customers. The bottomline is that a host has to allow and facilitate resale of everything that a hosting customer could possibly need.
While this arrangement is perfect for B2B transactions between two web hosts, it can also be between the web host and an individual or corporate customer who simply needs a lot of space and bandwidth but doesn’t want to pay for a dedicated server. The customer can get the unlimited space and bandwidth and then pass the costs on to other customers using reseller hosting.
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Your Internet Home Business Domain Name Is Critical
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 17, 2014
There I was. Waiting in the lobby to meet my next client. Ahhh, the good life. While sipping a nice clean swallow from my filtered water bottle I catch the conversation across the way. What do you know; they too make a living on the Internet.
Then suddenly, as if my chair was ripped from underneath the perch on where I sat sending me hurdling to the floor; I heard it.
“We’d recommend you name your new website William.com.”
Now unless they were talking to Bill Gates or Billy Graham, and I was quite sure neither of those would be the case; I couldn’t believe my ears. Their client was a home business time management consultant. No one would look for his website through Google or any other search engine using his first name. I wanted to get up and scream, STOP! But I think I was half stunned from the pure ignorance being displayed by people in my field.
See, when choosing a domain name you want to use your strongest keyword within that domain name for the best results. True you can build name recognition over time in some cases like Google.com and Yahoo.com but I’m pretty sure that William the home business time management consultant was not interested in what it would take to make this happen for his first name.
Therefore, it is a much better approach to use tools like SEO Elite and HitTail to determine what your strongest keyword would be for your project and make that your keyword. At the very least they could have suggested TimeManagementConsultant.com.
Ahhhh, you say. But wait! That specific domain name is already taken by someone else somewhere else.
Fine. Make it HomeBusinessTimeManagementConsultant.com or TimeManagementConsultant4U.com. The point is that there are options to fit your keyword into your domain name. Which do you think people will search on for a time management consultant? William.com or TimeManagementConsultant4U.com? You get the point I am sure.
Also, when choosing a domain name I’ve made it a general rule to stay away from anything that does not end in “.com”. I simply have not seen a good enough argument for choosing “dot anything else” at this point. However, if I change my mind it is not difficult to purchase the “dot whatever” and redirect it to my “.com” website. I’m sure this point will probably change in time, but for now that’s what I’m sticking with and hence my recommendation.
In closing, next time someone tells you to use your name as your domain name, first laugh loudly in their face and then get up and walk away. Making such a suggestion shows their obvious ignorance of what they are doing. And having a web master that is clueless about their job is certainly not going to bode well for your own success on the Internet.
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What Is A Drop Registrar?
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 16, 2014
Have you ever closely monitored an expiring domain name with view to registering it as soon as it became available again only to be pipped at the post by another party? You may have fallen victim to a drop registrar.
“Fallen victim” is probably too strong a term – in fact, it’s incorrect as drop registrars are pursuing a legitimate practice.
What a drop registrar does is register expired domain names as soon as they “drop” – meaning when they are deleted from the domain name registry and as such, become available again. The activity is also known as dropcatching.
The attempt to register the domain name is usually carried out in conjunction with a back order service – meaning that someone else; or quite possible multiple parties, have put in a request to grab the domain as soon as it became available again.
If there are multiple parties involved and assuming the registrar or back order service grabs the deleted domain, the name will then usually go to the highest bidder in an auction.
For the average person wanting to register a freshly-deleted domain of any value; it’s quite a feat. While it’s relatively easy to figure out the day the domain will become available again, the exact time of the day is arbitrary. They are up against automated tools that transmit up to 250 registration requests per second. Drop registrars are capable of issuing even higher levels of requests; but the 250 was a limit set by ICANN in 2001 to prevent abuse.
But the 250 figure only applies to a single entity. If multiple domain name backorder services are trying to grab the domain, an individual’s chances of being successful through manual monitoring are very slim – in fact, virtually non-existent.
This can be a particularly stressful situation if the domain in question that has expired used to be registered to the person attempting to dropcatch it after having lost control through not renewing registration.
While domain name expiry processes do give certain grace periods along with multiple reminders at set intervals; if the contact record for the name is out of date, the registrant may never see these reminders.
This is why it’s very important for domain registrants keep their details up to date and renew their domain name registration as soon as the first renewal reminder notice comes in – putting it off thinking it’s a task that will remembered sometimes leads to grief.
Often people may see the first notice, but not the subsequent ones if they wind up in a junk mail folder or through some other mishap. The safest practice may be to set up a reminder for registration renewals; which can be easily done through applications such as Microsoft Outlook.
About the Author
Michael Bloch has been involved in the domain and web hosting industry since 2001. Michael is currently consulting for Australia-based Domain Registration Services; where you can register .com.au and other names – start your domain name search.
Bulk Net, Exploit Absolutely Free .net Domain Names
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 14, 2014
If you are in the market for a new website, then one of the things you could examine is finding a organization that gives out dead free domain names. But be forewarned. Both of these places give deal you a free domain name, but testament get you in the elongate run with a brobdingnagian yearbook soprano. So, indicate the book indication before you formalize up with someone.
A way most grouping get domain name is by exploit website hosting with someone. Domains are relatively tatty anyway, so it is nix for the hosting associate to substance a free domain when you buy their hosting services.
If you do this, retributory pee certain you can strike the domain with you if you departure. I hit heard of cases where the hosting accompany registers the domain in their name, but basically allows you to “contract” it. This is a rattling bad agreement, and basically of a untrustworthy legion, and you not datum the amercement pic.
Other way they leave get you is by having a pricey annual fee, but waving it for the original assemblage. I would never pay over $10 per period for a domain. So, if someone is gift you a domain name dead free, then see how semipermanent it is free, and how some the reference fees are feat to be.
One inalterable object to meditate when deed the domain is to insure you get your keywords in the domain. This instrument definitely exploit in the look engine improvement. And think roughly this, too. Because erstwhile you determine the domain, there is no achievement punt and dynamical it. You are cragfast with it.
Above all, right satisfy be sure you see all of the collection the domain official is gift you with regards to the free domain name. It would real be a shame for you to decline the domain, or to get polar a vast quantity for it.
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The Dangers of Searching for Your Perfect Domain Name
Posted in domain name exchange by admin - Jul 14, 2014
Beware! There are some things to watch out for when selecting your domain name. The domain landscape is incredibly crowded. There are over one million domains registered daily (there were 1,263,695 domains registered on 8 Jun 07 according to Domain Tools). The good news is that domains drop, expire, and come back into circulation. You can also still come up with some great names. The bad news is that there is a segment of the domain industry that is more than willing to snatch your domain idea if you take one misstep.
One of the most popular ways to search for the availability of a domain is to type the name directly into a registrar like GoDaddy.com. It makes sense to check there, because if you confirm the availability, then you can simply register the name right then and there. If you do this, there is absolutely no problem. However, and this is a huge however, if you decide to wait and think on it, you run the risk of losing this name to a domain squatter. In fact I can almost guarantee if you have even a remotely useful domain name, it will be gone. Domain squatters are doing absolutely nothing illegal. They are simply staking a claim of internet real estate albeit with a little inside knowledge garnered from your seemingly innocuous search. Instead of paying $6.95 and some change for that great domain, you’ll be faced with a request for $500 and up depending on how desirable the domain is.
Here are some ways to prevent this. First and foremost, if you even begin to consider looking up domains names, and I don’t care where you look it up, have a credit card in hand and pull the trigger! Buy the name right then and there. If you decide not to develop it, you can sell the domain, park the domain for future use, or let it drop back into circulation losing only the initial $6.95 investment.
Second, if you aren’t ready to buy the domain and prefer to search and mull it over, then do not use a registrar like GoDaddy to search for domains. Using the GoDaddy search option, I lost FossilCreek.com and Webistics.com literally the day after I looked them up. I naively thought it was a freak coincidence. I have since been educated.
It is also important to note that GoDaddy is doing nothing wrong. Their search mechanisms often place previously searched names in the domain suggestion fields on future searches. They just do what they do best, and that is sell a whole bunch of domain names for a low cost. A lot of domaineers use Moniker.com to do domain availability searches and swear by the authenticity and security of Moniker. I haven’t personally used this site, but it has been recommended to me by several different esteemed sources. Again, the best policy is to register the domain if you even remotely like the domain.
In closing it is a real drag to come up with a great domain just to lose it the very next day. When I came up with the name www.infoaces.com, I had two credit cards in hand with my registrar account information all ready to go. I for sure was not going to lose this one.
I don’t know what happened to the FossilCreek website, but I followed up on the Webistics domain name and learned that it sold for $100. Thankfully, it wasn’t thousands of dollars, but it’s still $93.05 that could have gone to my pizza and Diet-Pepsi fund! If you have any questions, tips, or suggestions, please feel free to email me. I enjoy the feedback, and I especially like the success stories. Leona. www.infoaces.com
About the Author
Leona started her home based transcription business, www.infoaces.com, in August 2006. She served in the US Air Force and was awarded a commendation medal for her time during Desert Storm. She has two teenage kids and lives in sunny Arizona.