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20 Mrz 2009 Choosing Domains
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Guide to choosing Domains

Our latest site update is all about how to choose a domain name. This of course depends on the purpose of your domain registration. Our focus is of course on domainers, but you’ll also learn about different approaches for business or personal use.
The most important factor of any domain registration should be the value aspect. For a business it could simply mean that the domain fits to the company for presenting itself online, but for the domainer it must increase the value of the portfolio. One should be aware of the most important factors that a good domain should include or not.
Chracteristcs of great domains

  • Easy to pronounce
  • Made up of useful keywords from a popular field
  • Major TLD (like .com or ccTLD)
  • Potential for development
  • Short
  • Without hyphens
  • Without numbers

Owning great domain names has a lot of positive side effects, besides the value it’s a cheap tool to gain a competitive edge if you are doing business. Just think of benefits like instant revenue opportunities,  branding und marketing and also search engines will love it.  You should also note that a great generic domain by itself builds a certain level of trust or wouldn’t you mind getting an insurance from a site using a domain made up of certain numbers and a .tk extension. Moreover you will always have an asset you can sell again at any time.

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15 Mrz 2009 Domaining Basics
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Domaining Basics

As promised the first two pages of domaining.eu are up and running, there will be updates every couple of days in the next weeks till the most essential things are covered.

We are starting off telling you how to start domaining. The major part is focused on the domaining basics. You will get all sorts of tips that have helped other domainers succeed. It will tell you what things to focus on when starting out in the business and which things should be considerd. You will hear why monitoring is as important as planing your business realistically, also why it makes sense to take some time before investing everything. 

The things at the very beginning that should be at the top of your list include:

  • Control costs
  • Develop a strategy
  • Diversify your portfolio
  • Gain knowledge through reading (e.g. forums)
  • Invest wisely and look for bargains
  • Meet people by attending domain conferences
  • Monitor yourself and the domain market closely
  • Plan your budget
  • Transactions should be safe

These are some of the things covered. Those first two pages are mainly intended for people wanting to be domainers or for domainers that want to recap some guiedlines.

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13 Mrz 2009 Domaining.eu Launch
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After several months of planning domaining.eu is ready to launch. Over the next weeks we will feature articles covering the domaining basics that any domainer should be aware of. I am sure that even seasoned domainers will find some interesting information so stay tuned.

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