I’f you’re in the domain names industry you should definitely have your own domain name reseller account. Not only you can keep all your domains in one place but you can also sell to other interested parties. Before a couple of years I wanted to have my own domain name reseller account however most of the biggest companies required a large upfront deposit. After hours of research I came across NEO (NetEarthOne) and to be honest I was amazed by their pricing. After reading some reviews I was confident they were the real deal and signed up instantly.
At the time I signed up they were offering a $400 signup bonus from which I jumped directly on second tier. This was a great incentive because you could register domain names for as low as $7.79 and the best part is that you were getting (you still get) free whois protection (on other companies you have to pay up to $2 for that)
24 / 7 Support
You can find the phrase “24 / 7 support” on many online businesses however, NEO is really keeping their promise when they say 24 /7. An excellent support staff which is there anytime you need it. Whether you have a problem at 2:00 AM in the morning or on a Saturday evening, there will always be someone there waiting for you
Easy Management & Interface
When dealing with hundreds (or even thousands) of domain names and clients, you should definitely find what you are looking for as quickly as possible. At Net Earth one they use Logicbox platform (the new beta version rocks!!) which is really easy to use. You can set your domain name prices accordingly, see your costumers, check your finances and much much more. Here’s a screenshot how everything looks like:
If you are located in Europe you can easily change the currency to Euro, make sure your merchant account or credit card is in Euro too in order not to lose money every time from the exchange rate
I always prefer writing a conclusion at the end of each article and the conclusion this time is obvious. If you are an online marketer / agency / webmaster or whatever you will definitely need your own domain reseller account in which you will easily manage your domains in one single place
I often get asked on how important is a domain name and to be honest, with all my latest projects, I’ve chosen exact match domains and the results have been incredible. In this article I will outline some of the key factors on why should you use an exact domain name for your next affiliate site
What is an Exact Match Domain?
As it can clearly be understood from the name, an exact match domain is a domain which contains the exact primary keyword you are targeting in the domain name. For example if your niche is golf and you are targeting “golf courses” keyword then the exact match domain would be golfcourses.com / golfcourses.net / or any other combination
Awesome, so I’m going to register GolfCourse.im (Isle of Man) and dominate all the search engines hence becoming a millionaire overnight … erm thats not right, the first reason being that the extension (.im) is a cctld (country code top level domain) which cannot be compared with the potential of the top level domain names
What domain name extension to use?
Search Engines are changing their algorithms quite often hence you have to keep up with the latest updates and find out yourself whats working best for you however, right now, the most successful domain name extensions I’ve reached top rankings in Google are in the following order
Wait a minute, there’s no .info right? You are right, to be honest I haven’t been able to get too much Google love for my .INFO domain names and that is commonly connected with the fact that lately, since .INFO’s are so damn cheap they’ve been used mostly in spamming / scrapping sites with no actual value or whatsoever
No more exact match domains left?
While it is true that the best exact match domains (.com / .net / .org) have already been grabbed, you can always use hyphens (golf-courses) and if thats gone already, I would recommend you to do another research and make sure not to broaden your search, focus on one particular niche and get hundreds of keywords, analyze them and decide which one is the proper one
Proof or it didn’t happen!
Usually I never disclose my niches for obvious reasons, let me tell you that exactly yesterday I launched a new site (my good old pal Tycho can verify it) and in no more than 24 hours my site is ranked on second page of Google for a keyword with a volume search of 25,000 exact match searches per month and a competition of 6 million sites! Impressive eh? Well, not for me, because that’s what you get when you combine an exact domain name with the super charged WordPress platform
Exact Domains are the biggest trend right now, if you haven’t already noticed then you’ve been missing a good opportunity to rank higher and higher. Note that all of my sites (as this one) use WordPress platform with some incredible seo plugins, it just makes a lot easier to control / maintain everything
I was doing my research on Google for “make money online” and all of a sudden saw wrong meta details for John Chow. I thought maybe it was a bug or something and quickly clicked on the link but the weirdness got larger
Its really ironic and pathetic at the same time how GoDaddy is right now using his domain name to advertise their own products. Check below the notoriously known phrase “This webpage is parked free courtesy of Godaddy.com”
Moral of the story? You better pay $2 for whois protection and you are safe in the long run rather than using fake whois because at the end of the day it will take you more than 15 hours to get the problem fixed (John Chow is still in the talks with Godaddy but no response so far)
I’ve been in the domain name industry for over 5 years now, been registering domain names almost every day and the more I did my research, the better domain names I was getting. The problem with many new webmasters (or domainers) is the fact that they aim too high. Actually aiming too high is not a bad thing but when choosing a domain name, you should keep in mind 2 important factors
- What am I going to do with this domain name?
- How to make money with this domain name?