Avoid These Common Mistakes When You Buy a Domain

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Five Common Domain Registration Mistakes – Which One Do You Want to Avoid?

A domain name is the identity of your website and loosing the online identity can cause severe and costly damage.

However, do not make these mistakes when registering your domain name.

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Mistake #1: Not Registering a Domain Yourself

You know how a business owner hires someone to create a website for their company and then after a few years, the person (or company) who created the website disappears for whatever reason? The person or company may have moved out of the area; the person might get another job; or they may be out of business.

Then unknowingly, the web domain registration expires and is automatically, electronically gobbled up by opportunistic domain squatters. These domain squatters then register the expired domain in hopes that the original owner will be highly motivated to purchase the domain name at a much higher asking price. Usually, squatters might ask for $ 200 to $ 2000. Sometimes, it could even be much more.

So what should you do instead if you have not registered the domain yet? Just go to one of the best domain registration services below and register the domain yourself.

  • Namecheap – one of the cheapest with free domain privacy for first year.
  • Godaddy – the most popular and trusted domain registrar.

Did someone else register your domain name for you? A webdesigner or web host perhaps has done it for you. That’s fine, but you’ll want to check a few things. Find out what you should do next.

Mistake #2: Forgot to Renew Domain Name on Time

You are working real hard to beat your online competitors, search the entire internet for your targeted audience, calling all your suppliers bargaining for the lowest cost price so that you can have a much competitive pricing, but be sure you have not missed your domain renewal notice, you should always renew your domain on time to avoid loosing your business.

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There are various ways to keep your domain name safe.

Mistake #3: Paying Too Much for a Domain

You only should pay extra for a premium domain name, i.e the domain has been registered by somebody else so they can sell at higher price. A domain name is a domain name. You pay to reserve the name on yearly basis. By paying $ 35/year instead of $ 12/year does not give you:

  • a top placement in Google’s search result. You still need to work on your Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • a website. You still need a website built!
  • a hosting space. A reliable hosting like Hostgator is recommended and should cost only around $ 10/month. The Hostgator coupon codes 2015 could save you more for your first invoice.
  • visitors to your website. You still need to do some marketing and promotion to get visitors.

Mistake #4: Not Aware of Registration Scams

Registering your domain name is usually safe, but as with anything, there are some folks who may try to scam you. Here are two things to watch out for:

  • You might receive offers (email or snail mail) from other registrars who may lead you to believe that you need to renew your domain name with them. While you can do that (you can transfer registrars at any time), these offers usually are at high prices. Don’t fall for it. Know who your registar is. If the notice isn’t from your registrar, pitch it in the trash.
  • “Lock” your domain name. Registrars offer a feature called “domain locking” at no extra cost. It prevents your domain name from being transferred to another registrar unless you authorize the transfer by first “unlocking” the domain. It’s a good safeguard, and you can do it online in just a couple steps.

What else should you know about domain registration? There are tons of strategies about domain registration that we want to share, but we would not be able to fit them all here. Download the reports and guides; and to subscribe to the newsletter below.

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President Obama Proposes ‘Common Sense’ Rules for Net Neutrality

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US President Barack Obama is putting pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to implement “the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality,” releasing a statement and video on Monday that urges the FCC to ensure that telecos or ISPs can’t act as gatekeepers.

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Big Data #9: Don’t Push It Too Far, Stick to Your Common Sense

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Big data is about trying to unearth the right information from your structured and unstructured data sets. Done properly, it is no doubt that it will assist the enterprise to understand its environment, its customers better and make more informed decisions. However, in the current market dynamics, fear of missing out, wrong investments in the platforms, lack of experience are the most cited risks. There is more to that.

We have seen the bandwagon effect behaviors in big data as expected, companies rushed to invest in big data without proper knowledge, the fear of missing out rushed projects with too many items undone, which were in fact the same as the cold war era of arms race. During the big data timeframe, from the investment to the arms race, the companies failed to understand there are further risks that come with big data.

I can say that the foremost risk that companies fail to understand, or lose down the road is common sense, which this post is about. First of all, big data analytics are about giving insights, nothing more. It is being used by the scientific and government institutions for many years and by today we are sure that it is not hundred percent accurate. Think about the meteorologic research, which has far more data than many other sciences: are we absolutely definitely sure about the time when the next hurricane will strike? Looking at the big data, nobody can say which week, let alone day and time. We are sure about that and we are also sure that our big data will give us the information we need. It might, but we have to apply some judgement, we need to stop and think, before accepting whatever it gives us.

Similarly, there are the inherent problems that come with any data analysis: choosing significance, relevance, eliminating noise, validity, extent of analysis, just to count a few. Staff training will eliminate some of these problems for sure, but still anyone working in the big data analytics should be aware that it is so easy and just a matter of minutes to lose sight. There are correlations that show the murder rates in U.S. fall with the loss of Internet Explorer market share, Facebook lowering the cholesterol-lowering effect of Justin Bieber and similar unrelated issues. Although these are just some funny statistics, they show that there are traps in the analytics that people may fall, such as correlation not implying causality.

Second, it does not replace the tried and tested methods in the business. Visiting customers, attending trade shows, conferences, building networking cannot be replaced entirely by monitoring mentions, hashtags, clicks, web site analytics and click monitoring, displayed in dashboards. The product or service that is offered by the enterprise, whether or not operating in a fully-automated Business-to-Business market has a human factor in it. Big data analytics does not replace the human element. Following my list above, suppose that big data analytics indicated a building trend in your market. In this case you have to make a little bit of research and then discuss with your colleagues, with your customers about their opinions. You cannot make the whole enterprise act on the big data results.

Third, big  data present users with the opportunity to dive deeper in the analysis, which is also a trap in itself. It is so easy to lose the sight of the forest for the trees. Big data analytics give you the tools to make queries for you to gain some insights. When you spot a trend, list a couple of questions to analyze the insight from different dimensions and when you are done, avoid the temptation to go further. Suppose that you are trying to analyze the trends with your product launch, you can try to see the impact of the marketing campaign, competitor’s reactions – such as increase in commercials etc.. Once done, and perhaps with some more questions from your colleagues, stop your analysis. Digging deeper will shift your focus from the product launch to less trivial things.

My advice is: try to see what works and what not, what works best where, how you should be using big data analytics and what technologies enable you to walk to your goals. Pushing big data too far and losing common sense may easily work against your company.

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