What Is Domain Name Parking?

Well, let’s say that you’ve got a great idea for a website, but you’re in the middle of another project and you won’t be able to get to it for a while. In the meantime, you don’t want anyone else to snap up that great domain name. With domain parking, you can simply buy and park it until you have time to develop the website.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when parking domains:

In most cases, it will work best if you choose a .com extension. They are still the most popular, and will be for a long time to come. Finding a domain name that is a highly searched term will help you attract free-targeted traffic. That is always a good selling point for a domain so make sure to take some time and do your research when choosing a domain name.

It’s a fairly common practice to buy misspellings of domain names. By doing so, you can assure yourself that anyone who misspells the word will still end up on the right site, eventually. This can help decrease the amount of wasted traffic.

It’s not hard to find a company to park your domains with. Usually the one you purchase the domain from will offer this service. It will take a little time and some research to find the best company for you, there are a lot of them around. Just check out each one that you’re considering doing business with before you sign up. Make sure you are completely comfortable with all the terms and conditions they offer.

Most domain parking services place ads on your parked domain and will share the profits with you. Look for a company that offers you at least 80% of the revenue earned by your parked domain.

Here is an article that has some nice tips and list of the best places to park your domain: http://kejanny.hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-Free-Domain-Parking-Companies-of-2013

By targeting the right keywords on your landing page you can greatly increase the amount of organic traffic you get, thus increasing your potential income. So choose wisely. Make sure that any company you’re thinking about working with will allow you a lot of leeway when it comes to the landing page layout.

If you want to increase your online income by using domain parking as another revenue stream, or if you’ve just bought up a bunch of great domain names but you don’t have the time right now to put websites up, you can make some extra cash.

Please also consider Domain Forwarding; this allows you to forward a domain name to another site, such as an affiliate link and is one of the free services available at RightBiz.com . If you would like to know more about our free Domain services Click Here .

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Buying a Domain Name the Right Way

When it comes to making your online presence, buying a professional domain name is one of the best things you can do for your business. With so many free options available online, many people mistakenly think that they will be just as successful (and save money) going the free route, but there are a few problems with that strategy.

For one thing, when you’re relying on a free blog or website, no matter which platform you are using, you don’t own it. If the service that provides the site, say WordPress.com, decides that they don’t like something you’ve published, they can shut it down and they don’t have to let you know when or why they’re doing it.

Another problem using a free platform is that you can’t get a good domain name. You’re stuck with something long and hard to remember like; MySiteOn.wordpress.com. It’s important to have your own unique domain name not a hybrid name attached to the free service you’re using. Bottom line, it looks more professional to have your own name.

Domain names are inexpensive and easy to buy so there’s really no reason to not buy your own. With sites like RightBiz.com plus many more, you can get a domain name for as cheap as $10 a year or with our frequent promotions you can buy domains for under two dollars a piece per year, check out: http://rightbiz.com/domain-registration/promos.php .

When it comes time to picking out your domain name there are a few simple things to keep in mind:

Do keyword research to find a list of keywords associated with the topic or niche related to your site. Look for popular keywords that receive a fair amount of traffic every month.

Then try to get one of those keywords, exactly, as your domain name. For example, in the niche for Vintage Toys let’s say I found a great keyword that gets a lot of monthly searches without too much competition: Vintage Toy Cars.  Then I would want to use that as my domain: VintageToyCars.com. That way my domain name is a highly searched for keyword, which will help guarantee a certain amount of free, highly targeted traffic.

There are many conflicting opinions about whether or not you should get any domain with a different extension such as .net or .org for example. Personally, I will use a .com or .net whenever possible. I’ve found that any of them work very well for my needs and .net are very affordable. You’ll have to find what works best for you, but you need to remember something: many people will say that customers will forget a long URL or a different extension, which is true, but how do you target the majority of your customers?

Treat your online business like a business and establish your online presence and professionalism by buying a domain name. Don’t get fooled into thinking that going the ‘free’ route with your site is the best way to go. Just keep in mind that if you don’t buy domain names and rely solely on the free services you won’t actually own your fair share of internet real estate and you won’t be able to present a professional image online.

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The Mystery behind Domain Names

There are over 115 million .COM domains registered. That’s a lot of domain names out on the Internet that are either already taken or just parked in some obsolete spot gathering dust and all kinds of age. The most common names like loser.com. Jamesbrown.com are already taken by net investors who resell the rights to the names. Can you imagine someone having www.elvis.com ? He’s just waiting on the highest bidder!

There are 900 possible combinations for two letter sequences. If you’re looking for “ET” then you just won’t find it!  Even allowing for digits, again every single web address is taken. Of course, that’s ignoring the fact that .COM registrars now mandate a 3-character minimum length, so it wouldn’t be an option.

Many of the three-letter sequences are taken. Adding digits to a domain name creates a number of garbage domain entries. If you’re dying to acquire great domains and unique domain names, they’ll free up sometimes only to be auctioned off through unique domain name sales.

The longer the domain name that you choose, the more that the possibilities are that it could be available presuming that you’re willing to accept an arbitrary sequence of letters and/or digits. For example, most organizations have 4 letter acronyms (WQAM.com and AFTA.org so you may have a chance using over 4 letters to get the domain name that you want in acronym style!

Of course many of the registered domains are ever, visited, with a huge percentage having nothing more than a “parked page” (users pay domain registrars to put up ads for themselves on these type of parked pages). There are so many combinations and back door tricks to domain name cataloging and classification until the possibilities are endless.

The rule is to obtain a domain name that closely resembles your business or you are about, which gives you an identity and brand on the internet.

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Identify With Your Domain Name

Use common sense when choosing a domain name because your domain name, or URL, can have an impact in both the online and offline marketing of your web-site. Long or difficult to spell domain names can make people ignore your web site and it has to be pretty good for them to stick with it (for an example, go to www.thedolphinsmakemecry.com website.  Short domain names register better with people’s memory and are easy to remember.

Obtain a domain name that will help you in your marketing niche and strategy. Like I stated before, you can use your business name as your URL. If your business name is already taken by someone else then get a URL name close to what you are doing. Purchasing a business name domain name isn’t the only way to go, and when a keyword domain name could do just fine.

If you plan on using the .net extension, you may want to wait on deciding your name until after you have found an available domain name that is suitable to your type of business. If you follow the steps below, you should be okay in identifying your name brand to the internet community.

Structure Your Brand Name – Put your domain name on your letterhead, business card, printed materials; put it on your phone recording, the side of your car; don’t forget to include it with your email.

Keep it Short & Memorable – Don’t get a URL that uses all 26 letters of the alphabet.

Secure a .com URL – I strongly recommend purchasing a .com domain name as opposed to a .net, .info, .biz or anything else. If your chosen domain name is not available in a .com, keep looking until you find one that isn’t taken. There is nothing wrong with the other extensions but when you have a .com extension, it sounds like you’ve been on the net a long time.

Remember, your domain name is an extension of your business and your brand of product or service.

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What Is A Domain Name?

A domain is a name that identifies IP addresses on the internet. The domain name Yahoo.com represents about fifteen (15)  IP addresses. Domain names are used to identify Web pages. For example, in the URL http://www.rightbiz.com/index.php, the domain name is rightbiz.com .

You register a domain name by registering with a domain name services registrar. The domain name industry is regulated and overseen by ICANN, which is an organization responsible for providing standards and procedures for certifying companies as domain name registrars.

Domain name registration has grown over the years. Network Solutions was the first domain name registrar to ever provide such a service. That was over ten years ago but today there are many accredited registrars. Only a domain name registrar is permitted to access and modify the master database domains that are on InterNIC servers. The fee is determined by the registrar as far as getting a domain name and some registers have special domain name packages.

Do You Really Need a Domain Name?

You use a domain name to create an identity on the World Wide Web and domain names can also be used for branding purposes, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.  In picking a domain name, the title shouldn’t stray far from what your company is all about. This will allow you to market your web-site as a subsidiary of your business and put your domain name on business cards and advertisements.

Once you select a domain name, you must register it with a domain name registrar. This is a task you can do easily.  Many ISPs offer a complete package that includes hosting and the registering of the domain name for you. Fees probably will include a one time set-up fee for all of the backend technical work that needs to be accomplished. Then pay your service provider a monthly, semi-annual or annual fee for Web site hosting services.

Many domain registrar services have competent online tools to help you get your domain name and hosting site up and running, such as you’ll find at www.RightBiz.com .

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