How Buy a New gTLD

United States Cedes Regulation of Internet to a Foreign Entity. See this link for details: NYTimes.comExactly how to buy a new gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) is something of a mystery. So it seems, from a basic inquiry into new extension registrations that one can pre-register for approximately fifty dollars and priority pre-register for nearly four hundred dollars. Neither process ensures that one will actually be able to acquire a domain name at a new extension.

Instead, after paying the so-called pre-registration or priority pre-registration fee, one enters into a cue to potentially compete for a new domain at a new extension. If one decides to bow out and not bid for their new extension, then one forfeits an application fee of approximately one hundred and sixty dollars. The actual contents or required details for the application only being reviewable once one has paid the noted fees.

You may even pre-register a domain name at one of the nearly two thousand new generic top level domain name extensions. If there are multiple pre-registrants, then your proposed domain name will go to auction, which usually lasts seven days or so.  You may be bidding against other competitors at the same Internet Domain Registrar. A domain name registrar sells domain names on behalf of registries who actually create the domain name extension. If priority pre-registration was permitted for your chosen domain extension, then the priority pre-registration trumps all general pre-registrations. If there are multiple priority pre-registrations from different registrants at various registrars, then the auction will take place among these competitors.

You would be smart or wise to consult with a domain broker and Intellectual Property Lawyer who specializes in Internet matters before buying a domain name. This will hopefully ensure that you do not have any issues later on.

Apparently there is no actual regulation of the new gTLDs by anyone other than the registry of the gTLD. The registry can manage the potential auction for a domain name at a new extension once it ensues and potentially the highest bid would become the property of the registry. What happens though, if multiple registrars are accepting pre-registrations for the same domain at the same gTLD? How will the auction be managed, when many registry’s are accepting bids from multiple applicants?

Some information on this bizarre process, for the largest expansion of the internet in history, can be found one these links: gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus or icann.org/en/news & icann.org/en/news/press/materials. View comments about the internet and create one at: icann.org/en/news/public-comment

 

Internet Expansion Funding

How will Internet expansion funding be provided? With many pre-registration registrars offering to pre-register a domain for one of the new extensions and charging fees upwards of a hundred and twenty dollars, one might need to take out a loan to be able to afford the domain names one wants to acquire. Are there, actually, brokers or lenders who will issue loans or credit to domainers for the purchase of a domain name? One lender that will grant a loan with the domain name as collateral is: Lend.Me. The domain name is used as collateral, similarly to house or property is put up for a mortgage? While there are so many great new extensions and so many uncertainties about the actual cost to buy a new domain name for a new extension.

While there are clearly set prices for pre-registrations, there seems to be much ambiguity about the actual cost of a new domain name with one of the new extensions. Also, after pre-registration for a new domain extension there is no guarantee that once one has pre-registered that one will actually be able to buy their intended domain. Reasons for this abound with explanations such as there could be a bidding competition for the new domain at the new extension. Where many pre-registrants have pre-registered with various registrars for the same domain name, the domain name will be put to auction and then sold to the highest bidder. This process hardly seems fair.

Speaking of all things being unequal in the new domain name frenzy, if a company holds a trademark on a phrase then they can dispute the registration of a domain by someone else and also claim the domain name as their own. Therefore, if one really wants to guarantee that they will be the successful recipient of a certain domain name at a certain extension, then one only needs to register a trademark for the phrase – that is if the phrase is not already registered. This does not seem fair either. Where must one register a trademark, considering that the internet is global? Hence the phrase World Wide Web, which precedes most domain names in the URL bar.

If one is located in one country, does one have an obligation to register a trademark in their country of residence or in multiple countries? The domain name will be viewed online globally and the trademark could be infringed if the phrase in the domain name is broadcast on the internet. Moreover, can one register a trademark at a lower cost in a foreign country, which is not their country of residence, and also register a business associated with this trademark in that country and then be privy to the rights of a trademark holder. These are some of the many questions and concerns that remain, to be explained, during this frenzy of the Internet’s largest expansion ever.

Myth of Business Transactions

A business transaction, such as buying a home, can be a joyful experience. If the seller is upfront about the price they expect and direct about their negotiation flexibility, the sale process can be one of clarity rather than a confusing mess. Whether a seller is planning to sell their own home, or if they are going to utilize the services of an agent, the home owner needs to know and share their expectations for a sale price and all of their planned negotiation stages. The myth of business transactions is that they are actually as they appear to be on the surface.

A potential buyer should also be forthcoming with their agent, or be so directly with the seller, as to terms, prices and timelines. This will ensure a smooth transaction, rather than a long drawn out game of labyrinth. Potential buyers for any product or service and in every industry have their own angle in the game of business transactions. Buyers want more service or a better product at lower price. They will often want the best possible payment terms, which are long and drawn out, so they can keep their money longer in an interest bearing account. Perhaps they just use the extend payment process as a means of control during the transaction.

Oftentimes a seller or buyer is more interested in being invested in a negotiation process and all of the flare of the business hustle, then the actual closed deal. An agent with the right finesse should be able to determine the angles of the seller and buyer before acting for either of them and prior to introducing one to the other.

A professional agent will ask a series of questions to establish rapport with their client and to determine the clients’ expectations and knowing the comprise points for the client. These points are terms on which the client is willing to negotiate. Also, a capable agent will know absolute bargain base on which their client will ultimately be will to either pay for or sell their home.

The entire transaction is almost like a dance, having a set number of steps, a required rhythm and flow. Certainly, both dance partners must know the steps and sequence of the dance. Otherwise, the dance theme will just appear as awkward series of moves leading nowhere and of no point or purpose.

More great articles about property and business transactions can be viewed at Resale.Condos.

How to Excel at SEO

To successfully promote your website online and maximize search engine optimization, you will need to utilize a variety of tools. Knowing how to excel at SEO (search engine optimization) is essential to online success.

Using SEO in combination with Social Media promotion will greatly enhance the presence of your website on the World Wide Web. To achieve long-term ranking results you will need to regularly update and promote your website.

Even though there are some people who offer the opinion that Meta-Tags are obsolete, they are actually quite useful for search engines to rank and index websites.

Having a meta-tag tool on you website is definitely a great idea. Also, you will want to register your website with Google and benefit from Google Analytics to track your website. You also want to verify your website with Google Webmaster tools and link your verified website with your tracking. Inserting the tracking code can be a challenge if your website is a WordPress website. There are many plug-ins available to help make this process easier.

You will also want to verify your website with Bing and import a site map here, as well. Registering your website with Alexa is also very important to ensure that visitors can view your websites ranking and status.

Speaking of making things easy, you will want to write about your website, within its pages and circulate articles about your business and services to other websites, as well; all the while noting your website and provide a link to it within the article.

Creating shared links with your website another similar or related business is also a super valuable suggestion to increase your websites ranking.  Search engines rank websites according to connectivity of websites with other websites, which is known as creating referral links, backlinks and crosslinks.

Also by submitting your website to Search Engines through to a wide range of website submission services is optimal way to increase the ranking of your website and maximizing online exposure.

Here below, I have noted many wonderful options for you to create an online presence for your website. You will realize that I have listed a vast variety of website tools for you to utilize.

I wish you all the best, in maximizing your search engine optimization.

http://www.freemetataggenerator.com/

– Google Analytics

– Obtain Tracking Code Google Webmaster Tools – Confirmation

http://www.google.com/analytics/ http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster

http://www.seo-lab.com/directory-articles/best-free-directories.php

http://www.wowdirectory.com/

http://www.alexa.com/

http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster

http://www.linkmarket.com

http://www.hotvsnot.com

http://jayde.com/

http://www.submitterbot.com/

http://www.entireweb.com/free_submission/

http://www.submitexpress.com/free-submission.html

http://www.dmoz.org/help/submit.html

http://www.websiteurlsubmission.com/

http://submitstart.com

http://www.freewebsubmission.com/

http://www.webs.com/blog/2011/12/06/20-free-places-to-promote-your-website-online/

http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/

NEW DOMAIN EXTENSIONS

Are you as confused and excited about the new TLD’s (Top-Level Domains) as I am?

With so many new domain extensions to potentially be released – up to 700 – how can you not be enthralled at this massive change to the online world?

But when are these domain extensions going to be available to the public? Is there a schedule or timeline? What will be the cost per domain and extension? Who will set the prices? Earlier today I spoke with a representative who told me that the domain extensions will be divided and assigned to various registrars. I was not able to obtain anymore information other than finding out that there are updates about available about the domain expansion, which can be viewed on the following links:

http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/materials        /        http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/releases/release-23oct13-en

If you scroll to the bottom of either of the pages to be found on the links noted above, then you can sign-up to stay connected to receive updates, such as news alerts, newsletters and much more.

To find out the status of any of the new TLD’s (Top Levels Domains or Extensions) search the extension on this link:

https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus

It is interesting to note, that initially 1930 applications were submitted for approval of new Top Level Domains.

According to Marcaria.com: “With the new gTLD program approximately 1,500 new extensions will be launched between the end of 2013 and the end of 2015.”

According to Godaddy.com: “The competition for some of the new domains will be fierce. So to increase your chances of getting the domain name you want, we suggest you pre-register. For all pre-registration phases, GoDaddy will automatically submit your application to the registry the instant the phase opens. Which means you’ll be at the front of the line to claim your new name.” Godaddy proclaims that “With the introduction of new gTLDs, you have a fresh chance to get the domain name you really want. Because many of the new domain extensions are specific to particular industries, interests, or locations your web address can now tell people exactly what you do (or where you do it). This makes the new domains easy to remember and you easier to find online.”

Here you can find the list of New Domains or New gTLDs organized by categories, alphabetically, and/or by status.

New domain names are available for almost every industry. Having a domain name at top level generic domain name extension is an optimal way to rank your website