this last session of this domain name workshop, here's a few final tips
on buying and using domain names.
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Domain name tips
In this last session of this domain name workshop, here's a few final tips on buying and using domain names. We'll look at buying for insurance, domain names as an investment, the importance of renewal and other issues.
for the future
If so, then buy domain names now that you might possibly use. They are cheap enough and, remember, once someone else has got a domain name, it may be impossible (or very expensive) for you to get it.
Please note, we are not talking about buying up brand-name domain names; you would probably lose a legal fight to get such a domain name away from you. But think about generic domain names that your competitors might find useful. Buy them!
But there are still some gems available if you think creatively. We were amazed a short time ago to find that variations on the "marketing sparks" name were still available. We bought them, partially because we might use them ourselves, but also because they are names that someone else might find useful - and would be prepared to pay for.
Then think of country variations that might be useful to protect. Large companies go wild in this respect, buying every possible country variation that they can get their hands on. Maybe your pocket isn't as deep. But get hold of as many variations as you can. It's "domain name insurance".
miss renewing your domain names
Don't rely on other people. Keep a record yourself of when your domain names are due for renewal, and act promptly.
Well, that's the end of another workshop. We hope that you have found it useful. If you have any tips or advice on domain names that you'd like to pass on to other people, please use the feed-back form below. We'll give you full credit for anything we publish.
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