Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Elliot's Blog and Good Advice

I am a faithful fan of Elliot's Blog; he offers a lot of good information to domainers who are still fairly new at this profession. I appreciate his insights and his patience. I do like the other blogs, such as Domains Tools Blog, but I'm sure that I sometimes come across as a royal pain in the arse, with all my newbie, naive questions and insights.

Elliot's post today discusses protecting one's brand by registering generics, associated domains, and TLD's; once a business or entity becomes known, speculators could snap up the other TLD's and try to sell them to you.

It was a wake up call for me; I have grown rather fond of my Ms Domainer moniker, but I had only regged the dot-com. Today I fixed that problem by regging the major TLD's: .net, .org, .info, .org, .biz, .us, .mobi, and even .tv (after some agonizing, but if .tv takes off like some think, I thought I'd better have it--cheaper getting it now than having to go after it in the aftermarket).

These domains are now permanently redirected to this blog. I don't expect my traffic to pick up dramatically, but this defensive move could help avoid traffic being siphoned off from this site. Never underestimate the power of .net and .org--the few .orgs that I have are kicking serious butt. In the future, I may branch off, and these domains could be directed to other projects; for example, I may set up a Ms Domainer foundation, and .org would be used for that purpose.

It was an expensive day, but I think I made some good decisions that will impact my future in this biz.

Thanks, Elliot.

Best, Ms Domainer

1 comment:

  1. i am pretty sure .com is the one that syphons off .net and .org, and all others not vice versa.

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