Domain Names are getting the Celebrity Treatment

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Domain names are valuable and they are treated just like any other commodity in the world so, when domain names go missing or transferred without ones knowledge the police can get involved.

Recently we were watching TMZ the celebrity news show and they were announcing a squabble between two miner celebrities Jeff Beacher the person behind Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and Shorty Rossi from the Animal Planet’s Pit Boss.  Apparently these two use to work together and after they parted their ways, Beacher is claiming that so did his domain names.

Beacher claims that when Shorty left, he went into his domain name register and forwarded his domain names over to himself, presumably to make money off them, to hold them for ransom or just to hurt his former partner.

Beacher is also claiming domain name squatting.  Squatting is when you are moving into someone’s Trademark Claim with your domain name, presumably to syphon off customers to make money, and it seems that Shorty had purchased many different domains really close to Beacher’s claim and even domain variations of Beacher’s name.

That was just too much for Beacher and he has filed suit.  He is interested in having his domains returned, which he has valued at One Million dollars (including pain and suffering we sure) and the domains similar to his name handed over.

There are a few points to this fun blog about domain names, the first is you need to be careful, even with domains about getting too close to someone’s Trademark Claim.  You also need to remember that domain names are treated just like any other kind of property and if you make off with them, there is repercussion and you can find yourself in hot water.

We just thought this would be a fun article about domain names but it is actually quite a serious matter, it’s just funny when celebrities get involved and not exactly what we were expecting when we turned on this celebrity news show!

If you hear of any great domain name stores involving celebrities, politicians or other funny stories, we’d love to hear them, you can send us an email or just post them below.  We’d also love to hear if you have any questions about domain names we can answer or if you have any ideas for future domain name blogs.

Register Your Domain Name as Soon as Possible

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Normally our blogs are about tips on how to create domain names, developing domain names even what domain names are and how to register them so we thought we would do something a little bit different today.

Today we want to bring you a bit of a warning and that is, as you’re developing ideas for your company, business or product you’re probably likely to come up with several different names and therefor domain names.

Here’s the blog tip for domain names for you, register these domains as soon as possible and if you can afford it register all of them until you decide which one you’re going to go with.  We’re bringing this up because recently we’ve had a client who was considering a domain name on our site and when they came back to our site, the domain name was gone and already being used by someone else.

That means these people took all that time, effort and money to come up with a domain name / company name that they were no longer able to use, don’t let this happen to you.

As your creating your business and product names and corresponding domains, snap those domain names up as soon as you can, and as for mentioned, if you can afford it, snap up all of your ideas.

There is a secondary market for the domain names that you’re not using so you can get some of the money you paid for them back.

Don’t waste money and time develop these domains just to have them swiped out from under your feet, buy your domain name ideas today!

If you have any domain names tips or advice we’d love to hear it, either contact us or post your thoughts below.  We’d also be happy to hear your ideas for future domain blogs post.

What is a Top Level Domain or TLD?

top level domains for saleWhat is a Top Level Domain?

If you’ve been looking find a domain name for your new business, product or even a blog you may have come across the term .TLD or Top Level Domain.  You might be thinking, isn’t every domain name a top level domain or what exactly is a TLD or even, if there are Top Level Domains are there bottom level domains and if so how I can avoid them?

 

 Where is the TLD on a Domain Name?

First off we must say that whatever type of domain that we’re talking about Top Level or otherwise, what we’re really looking at is the Domain Name Extension.  The Domain Name Extension is what you call the last letters of a domain name, the ones past the “dot” or “.”  This area is sometimes referred to as the “root” section of the domain name.

In the example of www.DomFind.com, the “.com” would be the Top Level Domain or TLD.

Let’s be 100% clear, a TLD is not a domain name extension, it can be but, there are other extensions that are NOT TLDs as we will see in this article.

All levels of domains, whether they’re top level or not need to have a Domain Name Extension otherwise they don’t work.  If you have any question as to what a domain name is or to learn more about domain names, we have a great article all about that.

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What Makes a Domain Name, a Top Level Domain?

In the beginning, no not of the universe but, the beginning of the internet, domain names were divided into three main sections.

These three are .com built for COMmercial, .edu for EDUcation and .gov for GOVernment.

Now TLD’s also include country codes, for example .ca for Canada and .uk for the United Kingdom.

Recently ICANN or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has decided to expand what a TLD is to include .info for INFORmation as well.

 

Should I get a non TLD Domain Name?

The short answer is no.  You’ll see that all the domain names you’ll find on DomFind are TLD’s and more specifically .coms.  We never deal in anything other.

Since the beginning, as mention above, the .com domain name has been set up as the commercial or domain name.  Since then it has become the go to for all businesses.  Over the years ICANN has released more and more domain name extensions, you might have heard of them, domains like .comedy, .xxx, .film, .shop, .gay, .map and the list goes on and on.

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Top Level Domains in today’s internet

Because of the release of all the domain name extensions by ICANN the original TLD’s have increased in value over the years.  They have become the gold standard, as it were and the other domain names have become what are called Sponsored domain names.

To be honest with you, not to say you can’t find or be successful with one of these domain names but, you are far and away much better with a TLD and if you’re in business a .com domain name is just the only way to go.

There are just so many reasons why a .com domain name is the only way to go for business and all other online purposes, but that’s just another discussion for another blog.

As always thank you for reading and if you have any questions please post them blog and we’ll be happy to answer them as quickly and completely as possible.