NameSilo

NameFAQs - Answers to common domain name questions

Located in Domain Beginners, started by RJ, Jul 22, 2003

Replies:
221
Views:
72,046

  1. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    21,115
    Likes Received:
    22,508
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. RJBlocks

    RJBlocks New Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm new to this domain game and questions on my way to fame....

    Q: I just got my first domains (awww.....) and I want to really design the sites myself for ads, but for now, I'd like to park them. What kind of commitment is involved? Can I park domains for a couple weeks and then get out of the parking spot?

    Q: For parking, do I need to pay hosting fees? Or I just register a domain and park, no fees?

    Q: Why does it seem like some domains that mean nothing, make no sense (dcoulpet.com etc) draw traffic and sale bids? What does it take to get traffic?

    Q: Is it possible/feasible to register a brandnew domain (ie, no pre-existing traffic, links) and build traffic? How?

    I got a lot more questions but for now, I'm all questioned out.
     
  3. localpub

    localpub Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    3
    Yes, you can park your domains for whatever time you see fit. Would it be couple of weeks, couple of years, couple of days or even couple of hours (yes, even couple of hours is possible - nowadays DNS propagation is almost instant). The only thing you will need to change when you'll feel like parking them at another spot is nameservers at the registrar.

    This depends on your hosting company. Usually they make it clear to you, how many domains you'll be able to host/park/add with hostingplanA or hostingplanB. Sometimes it could be unlimited (although I strongly discourage you to using hosting which advertises 'unlimited' space and bandwith). Contact your hosting company if in doubt.

    Good questions. Please let us know when/if you'll get an answers to them.
     
  4. Pakistani

    Pakistani Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Q. What "DNS" stands for in domains industry ? :xf.love:

    A. "DNS" stands for Domain Name "System, Service or Server".
     
  5. holeinone

    holeinone Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    55
    Server.But as on Wikipedia .
    The Domain Name System (DNS) is a system that stores information associated with domain names in a distributed database on networks, such as the Internet. The domain name system associates many types of information with domain names, but most importantly, it provides the IP address associated with the domain name. It also lists mail exchange servers accepting e-mail for each domain. This means that DNS is involved with each page visit on the internet and with each email message sent.

    DNS is useful for several reasons. Most well known, the DNS makes it possible to attach hard-to-remember IP addresses (such as 207.142.131.206) to easy-to-remember domain names (such as "wikipedia.org") Humans take advantage of this when they recite URLs and e-mail addresses. Less recognized, the domain name system makes it possible for people to assign authoritative names, without needing to communicate with a central registrar each time.
     
  6. texasgamer

    texasgamer VIP Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    66
    can anyone please be so kind to explain what the term rep added mean?
     
  7. ridesign1

    ridesign1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    885
    Likes Received:
    7
    reputation added
     
  8. Proxy

    Proxy Guest Guest

    Heya

    What should i do if i have bought a domain what a company with a tm has?
    Answers: Redirect your site to there current site
     
  9. agasonex

    agasonex Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Q: What does "pr4" mean?
     
  10. localpub

    localpub Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    3
    Google pagerank 4. :)
     
  11. agasonex

    agasonex Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Wow, thanks. (Feels kinda dumb now. >.>)
     
  12. sparky1896

    sparky1896 New Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    got to dyndns.org for dynamic dns services. cheap as heck.
     
  13. dotcomlisa

    dotcomlisa Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Though I do like how each of the entries are posted in a category specific to their content, is there a way to see them all in one shot? Since there are not a lot of them to view right now, it probably isn't much of a big deal, but then again, I like ot take chunks of time from my day to read FAQ's, and to read them all in one shot would be great.

    Also, thank you for the site.

    Lisa
     
  14. macbd

    macbd New Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi to everyone
    I am new here (joined just today!) as well new investor too in domain names. Could you please suggest me the best ways to sell domain names? Thanks in advance.
     
  15. stscac

    stscac A Wealth of Knowledge VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    3,960
    Likes Received:
    79
    Well, feel free to start your own threads and look through the forums and see if your questions have already been answered recently. IF the haven't - them post a new thread and one of the many helpful members will help you.

    -Steve
     
  16. macbd

    macbd New Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks

    Hi Steve!
    Thanks for your nice suggestions....
     
  17. invincible.vib

    invincible.vib Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    Nice post!
    I would like to add few more things regarding this questions.

    If we think of the other aspects of domain name which plays
    a very important role in SEO. Then choosing a good keyword
    for a domain name is also very improtant.

    So waht makes a good keyword?

    You can choose a good keyword by doing a bit of research using
    google, wordtracker, and overtune.

    Using wordtracker & some other SEO tools you can check the traffic
    of that particular keyword. The more traffic that keyword has the
    more profitable that keyword becomes and so the domain becomes.

    Then if the cost per click of that keyword is high, then it can pay
    you some good bucks if you are parking them.

    But again these tow factors are secondry the main point which one
    should take care that your main aim is to sell that domain name,
    so the name must attract the buyers.

    Now a days most of the general names are registered so you should
    think of some innovative names. But then again you should take care
    of the fact that you are buying the domain name for selling.

    PR- Google Page Rank (or PR as it is often referred to as) is simply an indication of the number of websites that link to a specific website. It also attempts to indicate the quality of those links. PR ranges from 0 to 10 (with 10 being the 'best' PR and 0 being the 'worst'). The vast majority of small business websites will usually find they have a PR of between 0 and 5.

    To calculate a particular sites PR, Google uses a fairly complicated algorithm based on the number of web links that it is aware of that link to the site in question. This algorithm will also take into account the PR of the page that is providing the link, thus a link from a web page that has a PR of 7 will be considered more valuable than a link from a page with a PR of 4.

    For more details on PR and DMOZ see this thread-
    http://www.namepros.com/domain-newbies/107116-terminology-library.html#post712182
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2006
  18. mbony

    mbony Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Q: What is the order of importance between .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .web, .name, .us (and any other of the popular ones)
     
  19. localpub

    localpub Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    3
    What activity you have in mind behind the domain? I.e. will it be for a big corporation, church, portal, etc?
     
  20. mbony

    mbony Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    They would be used for a minisite.
     
  21. invincible.vib

    invincible.vib Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    1) .com-->most imp

    2) Then .net, .org or .biz depending upon the kind of site you are
    trying to develop.

    If it is business related then .biz.
    If it is internet related or some kind of portal or information site .net is good.
    If it is for any non profit organisation then you can go for .org

    3) Then .info

    4) Then .us

    5) Then .name or .web-- these names are not widely used.
     
  22. localpub

    localpub Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    3
    Or *YOUR* contry's ccTLD...
     
  23. texasgamer

    texasgamer VIP Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    66
    Who is RJ?
     
  24. localpub

    localpub Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    3
    Nobody knows. Some suspect he's a secret agent of Mossad, MI5 or FBI; but as you realise, this information couldn't be confirmed.

    Joking... Joking...

    He's the owner of NP.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2006
  25. Amano

    Amano Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    If I want to redirect my namepros domain somewhere, how do I do that?
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
biix
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...