Category Archives: Domain names

It’s back: ADNOTW

You may remember this from the old days. After a two-year hiatus, Grant is back with splorps’ available domain name of the week:

Welcome to your source for hand-picked, inspiring, and occasionally useful interweb addresses. The only criteria for a domain name to be featured is that it be available for registration according to the public whois database at the time of posting.

Web Domains: Tools To Use, Articles To Read

“A thought-out domain name can save you a lot of time and bring you a lot of traffic. Search engines love topic-related domain names and they seem to be an important aspect which is being used to evaluate web-pages. Besides, if you have a popular web-site with enviable reputation, you might be willing to make sure that your visitors don\'t get to some surprising web-sites mistyping your site\'s URL… Let\'s take a look at essential, hand-picked domain-related tools, articles and resources we\'ve found in the Web during our research.”

Domain Log Book

Seen via MeFi Projects: “Okay I own a lot of domains. Most of them have websites running on them, and I was having trouble keeping track of all of all them. Domain Log Book is the place for you to track all your domains, simply add them to your log book, and see their Google page rank, and Alexa traffic rank on one page. More stats are coming in the next few weeks.”

Google AdSense for Domains

“AdSense for domains allows domain name registrars and large domain name holders to unlock the value in their parked page inventory. AdSense for domains delivers targeted, conceptually related advertisements to parked domain pages by using Google’s semantic technology to analyze and understand the meaning of the domain names.”

Web Hosting’s Dirty Laundry

“Of course we’re generalizing here, so not all of these types of sites are as bad as they may seem…oh wait, yes they are. Some of these sites produce little fluff ‘reviews’ of web hosts, and some don’t even bother to go that far, instead making lists to the ‘Top 10 Web Hosts’ and waiting for unsuspecting prey to come along and make their next yacht payment for them. We’re here to bust this thing wide open. We had always suspected these sites were crooked, so last month we decided to prove it when we were approached by hosting-review.com to appear on their ‘Editor’s Picks’ page.”

The Search For A Domain Name

“You’ve thought up a brilliant idea for a new Web 2.0, AJAX-enabled web app, or you’re about to release a thus-far-unnamed killer software app. Now you just need to find the perfect domain name for it to live at (and, in true new-economy fashion, you’ll base your corporate name upon whatever available domain name you find… PILLAGEANDPLUNDR Corporation). You pull up GoDaddy and start punching in clever names, along with their many variations, only to find that they’re all seemingly taken. ‘This can’t be!’ you cry. ‘Has every possibility already been registered?’”

Coincidence? I THINK NOT! Grrrrr!

“I am in the process of setting up a new website. I have been planning it for a week or so now. A few days ago I visited a certain domain name seller to check on the availability of a domain. It came up as available. Super… I thought. Quite a good name there. However…… Today I came to set up the name and hosting for the new website. And what do you think I discovered? The domain name was purchased 2 days ago. And who is the name registered to? The exact same domain name seller I searched the term on on the first place!”