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.
SEO – Search 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.