My Video – “Never Give Up”

Hi Everyone!

I have a new logo, new name and a new video.

I decided to post a video about an important issue, when doing business online.

I am sorry about the closeup and i will try to smile more in the next videos.

Feel free to share your thoughts with me.

Have a great day everyone!

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How I build my site in 7 days, with 114 dollars!

Hi Everybody!

BuyYogurt.com

BuyYogurt.com

I want to share with you, how I developed my site – BuyYogurt.com in 7 days.     

Last week I wanted to register a domain name that related to the yogurt industry.

I think yogurt will be very popular in years to come.

I was looking to register a brand new domain; I checked a lot of opportunities until I saw that “BuyYogurt.com” is not taken.

I checked the keywords in “Google keywords tool”.

When I found out that there are more than 5,000 searches a month, I decided to register the domain.

2 days later I told my designer to prepare a cool logo for 50 dollar.

Then I was thinking a lot about the site content or purpose.

I decided to do a yogurt site that gives a lot of information about yogurt locations, yogurt information, news, people reviews.

I decided to develop my site in WordPress, I bought a theme for 20 dollar on Themeforest.net.

I start gathering information about yogurt locations and general information.

Right now the site is on the third place in Google for the keywords (Buy Yogurt).

Of course there is still a lot of work on the site; I plan to add a lot of information in the next couple of days.

Bottom line – Almost everybody can develop a site, it is not so hard or complicated like people think.

The total costs were – domain register $7.50 (Go Daddy) + Logo design $50 + Work design $50 hosting account $6 (Go Daddy) a month = total $113.5!!!

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)

   Domain Name: BUYYOGURT.COM

      Created on: 13-Jul-09

      Expires on: 13-Jul-11

      Last Updated on: 13-Jul-09

Bad Domain Name Renewal Story with Happy Ending

YahooHPHi Everybody!

Last year I purchase a birthday gift for my good friend, domain name with his name, I purchase the domain on Yahoo.com

He was very surprise and happy with the original gift idea.

A year pass and the domain was automatic renew, when I saw the email from Yahoo.com, I was shock.

Yahoo.com want to take $34.95 for a “year renewal”, in Godaddy.com I am paying around $7, I know that in recession company’s raise the prices but $34.95 for a year its $27 more than Go daddy.

Long story short – Eventually I was lucky that my credit card information was not updated, the transaction was not completed and now, my Yahoo account is suspended, until I will update the credit card information.

I am glad that all my domains are not with Yahoo.com

Have a great weekend everybody!

Mistakes That Young Domainers Doing!

Hi Everybody!big-mistake

Because I consider myself a “young domainer” I can tell you, “young domainers doing a lot of mistakes”, so I put down few of them here, almost all the mistakes here, happened to me.

So for all the people that starting or thinking to get inside the domain industry.

Read the post, it can only help you.

Common mistakes that happening to “young domainers” –

- Fall in love with their domains – don’t develop any feelings to your domains.

- Forget to renew on time – prepare a list in excel with all the expiration dates of your domains.

- Put dashes between the words in their domain name – this is not good for development or SEO.

- Not using promotion codes when register domain name – there are tons of them in the Internet.

- Register domains with trademarks – don’t do it; you can lose your domain.

- Thinking their domains worth “millions” – stop dreaming and face reality.

- Don’t checks how many ads or searches the domain keywords getting – start using Google keywords tool.

- Not doing any homework’s before registering domain name – “like stocks” do your homework’s before you buy.

- Registering fast because afraid from other people registering the same domain – most available names will be available also tomorrow.

- Don’t use other domainer’s knowledge before buying – other domainers have a lot of information and they can help you, a lot with domain appraisal before buying.

- Don’t have patient and then, they sell low or not sell at all – be patient if it’s a good domain the right buyer will appear.

- Not doing anything to promote their domains – People, it’s like selling your car; you have to spread the word.

- Think they know everything– also the professional domainers don’t know everything, you must learn if you want to minimize your mistakes.

- Treat domains like a hobby – start treat domains like it’s your business.

For sure I forgot a lot, so please if you want to add something, post a comment.

I am Looking for a Domainer Who Speak Hebrew

Hi Everybody!

I am looking for a domainer who speak Hebrew for an interview in my Hebrew Domain Name Blog.obama-interview-w-090217

 I want to give the people in Israel the opportunity to hear in their own language, the life of a domainer or information about the industry.

Please if you know Hebrew and would like to do so – Please send me a  email to – Sales@Thedomainsworld.com

Poll – What Niche is the Most Popular in Your Portfolio?

Hi Everybody!

New Poll – What Niche is the Most Popular in Your Portfolio?

Its going to be very interesting to see, what niche the domainers like the most, when they buying domains.

For sure i forgot to put some categories, so please choose the “other” button and add your niche.

“Please vote” – we can study a lot from that.

[polldaddy poll=1783162]

“The Results Of My Poll” – If You Won The Lottery

Hy Everybody!

Its been 2 days since i post the poll “If You Won The Lottery And You Have To Buy One Domain Name“.

53 people voted and the results are -

Sex.com

Sex.com

Sex.com – 14 votes.

RealEstate.com – 4 votes.

Poker.com – 4 votes.

Porn.com – 4 votes.

News.com – 3 votes.

Music.com – 2 votes.

Car.com – 2 votes.

TV.com – 2 votes.

Casino.com – 2 votes.

LasVegas.com – 2 votes.

So i guess sex and gambling are the most popular things in the world. :-)

Thank you for all the people that participate in the poll.

“The Domainers Language”, for all the New Domainers out there

Hi Everybody!

When I just start discovering the domain name industry, I didn’t know the language that the domainers speak in the domain name industry.

I decided to give all the new domainers, the basic staff that you need to know before you start investing in domain names.

For sure I didn’t include everything, so if you have some information to add, please do so in the comments area.

Here we go…

Domain Name – is an identification label to define a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the Internet, based on the Domain Name System (DNS).

TLDs – A top-level domain or domain name (TLD) is the highest level of domain names in the root zone of the Domain Name System of the Internet.

URLs – In computing, a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) consists of a string of characters used to identify or name a resource on the Internet.

IDN – An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internet domain name that contains one or more non-ASCII characters. Such domain names could contain letters with diacritics, as required by many non-English languages, or characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese or Hindi.ccTLD – country code top-level domains

gTLD – A generic top-level domain (gTLD) is one of the categories of top-level domains (TLDs) maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for use on the Internet.

SLD – In the Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy, a second-level domain (SLD) is a domain that is directly below a top-level domain (TLD). For example, in wikipedia.org, Wikipedia is the second-level domain of the .org TLD.

ICANN – is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Headquartered in Marina Del Rey, California, United States, ICANN is a non-profit corporation that was created on September 18, 1998 in order to oversee a number of Internet-related tasks previously performed directly on behalf of the U.S. government by other organizations, notably the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

Cybersquatting - is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else.

Domain hack – is an unconventional domain name that combines domain levels, especially the top-level domain (TLD), to spell out the full “name” or title of the domain, making a kind of pun.

Domainers – People who buy and sell domain names are known as domainers.

Domain name transfer – A Domain name transfer is the process of changing the designated registrar of a domain name

Registrar-Lock – is a status code that can be set on an Internet domain name by the sponsoring registrar of the domain name.

WHOIS – is a query/response protocol which is widely used for querying an official database in order to determine the owner of a domain name, an IP address, or an autonomous system number on the Internet.

Domain slamming – is a form of scam in which an internet service provider (ISP) or domain name registrar attempts to trick customers of different companies into switching from their existing ISP/registrar to the scamming ISP/registrar, under the pretense that the customer is simply renewing their subscription to their old ISP/registrar.

DNS – The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource participating in the Internet.

.com (commercial) – is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used on the Internet’s Domain Name System. It was one of the original top-level domains (TLDs, the other five being .edu, .gov, .mil, .net and .org) established in January 1985, and has grown to be the largest TLD in use.

Domain appraisal – is an estimate about the potential sales price of a particular Internet domain name. Domain name appraisals are highly speculative. It is an estimate and an opinion, and can considerably vary depending upon the considered elements of the name and its extension. Traffic to and revenue from a web is not relevant to a domain, but to the web content. It is a common mistake to take web traffic and revenue into calculation of a domain.

SEOSearch engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results.

Reverse domain hijacking – The term reverse domain hijacking refers to the practice of acquiring domain names from owners by accusing them of violating trademarks with the domain name, and demanding that the domain be transferred.

WIPO – The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations. WIPO was created in 1967 “to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world”.

Single-letter second-level domains – are domain names in which the second-level domain consists of only one letter, such as x.org. Such domains are rare, due to the fact that on December 1, 1993, The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority explicitly reserved all single-letter and single-digit second-level domain names in the top-level domains .com, .net, and .org. This was done in case the registries for these domains became overloaded. In December 2005, ICANN considered auctioning off their domains.

Type-in traffic – is a term describing visitors landing at a web site by entering a keyword or phrase (with no spaces or a hyphen in place of a space) in the web browser’s address bar (and adding .

All information in this post are thanks to Wikipedia.

What Is The Most Expensive Real Estate On The Planet???

Google.com

Google.com

Hi Everybody!

My opinion for the most expensive real estate on the planet is “Google.com“.

The traffic of Google.com is huge, Compete.com indicates -  in the month of  June Google.com had 146 million U.S unique visitors. 

So Google is the most expensive real estate on the planet? Maybe.

How much you think will be to advertise one ad in Google home page?

Answer – too much…

So if this is the case, online is the future.

“Offline is out…Online is in”

How much Google.com is worth?

Answer – Estibot.com estimates are - 21 million dollar for the domain and with traffic, its jumping to 2 Billion dollar. WOW!

How much Google worth?

Answer – Yahoo finance saying, the market cap is 130.93 Billion dollar. WOW!

So i think, teach your kids Online and teach your friends Offline :-)

Have a great weekend everybody.