Don’t Let Your Domain Name Ideas Slip Through Your Fingers
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.
Domain names are Property Just Like Everything Else
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.
Recently we started a question and answers series where we’ve asked the readers of this blog, if they have any questions about what a domain name is, how to find a domain name or just about anything else relating to a domain name and we got quite a few questions.
Based on a question we were asked and expanding on a recent article entitled What is a Domain Name we went looking for a great explanation of what a domain name is, what is a DNS server and how it all works.
The DomFind Team releazies that even if we do know the answer, we may not be the best at explaining the answer. With that said, we came across this great video on YouTube and we thought we would share it with you.
We really think this video does a really great explanation of the basics of domain names what they are and how they work, check it out:
While we thought this video was ineradicable helpful but we’d love to know what you think. We’d also like to know if you have any new questions or if you would like to have anything explained further.
Did you find the video format helpful or would you prefer a different type of explanation. Either way we’d be glad to help and if there is any way we can help you find the best domain name for your business or for anything else, please let us know.