20/09/2017

What Are premium Domain Names

Have you ever searched for a domain name and discovered that the cost of it was very high? Most times you may want to buy a domain name and then you perform a search and see that the domain name has already been registered and it is offered for sale at a very high price. This type of domain name is referred to as a premium domain.


Premium domain names are domain names that have already been registered by someone or by a registry. These domain names usually have keywords which are highly brandable and easy to remember. Many of them are already receiving a considerable amount of organic traffic and rank very well in search engine results pages (SERPs).

Domain names are like a virtual real estate. A unique domain name will always increase in price value. When someone buys a domain name with an important or sought after keywords, he may decide to keep it, wait and then offer it for sale. Most of these domain names are what people directly search for on the internet when in need of a particular service or product. For example, a person who wants to buy a domain name may likely type domain.com on his web browser. This is a perfect example of a unique domain name which is currently in use by a domain name registrar.

Most big business owners buy a premium domain that tells people more about their business. Car.com will let you know that the website is about cars without being told. Premium domain name can have the name of a location, physical product or service and most usually are the .com extension. But of recent other domain extensions such as .org and .net have been flagged as premium domains.

When a domain name is flagged as premium, it can be sold for thousands of dollar but renewal fee will always be the same as the regular cost for that TLD. Some premium domain names expire and are available for registration. Some domain name registrars will give you the opportunity to acquire such domain names and some may not. Domain investors (domainers) makes a lot of money by acquiring premium domain names and selling to other investors or those who need them for their business at a high value.


What Determines The Price Of  A Premium Domain Name

Age is always the first factor in the evaluation of a premium domain name. There are some domain names that have been registered since the year 2000. You can't expect such domain names to be sold for just few hundred bucks.  Other factors are domain keywords (spelling or wording), traffic the domain is already receiving from search engine or direct traffic.

Can you use your money to buy a domain name sold above the regular cost? 
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15/09/2017

How To Setup GoDaddy Domain On Blogspot To Custom Domain

 A custom domain is a branded domain name which uniquely identifies your business on the internet. Many started their blog with a subdomain. I too started the same way. If you are really serious about your brand, it is necessary to use a custom domain.

If you are on blogger platform and you bought a domain from GoDaddy, this post will guide you on how you can do the redirection.


To begin, log into your dashboard at blogger.com
Click on Settings and click on Set up third-party URL for your blog


On the next page, add the GoDaddy domain name and click Save.


You will get an error: We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12. You shouldn't worry about it. What it means is that you need to add two CNAMEs to your GoDaddy domain and also add A record.


To complete the setup, go to your GoDaddy account. Click on the domain. On the next page, click on Manage DNS.

At this stage, you need to add A record. Click on ADD and choose A.

You need to add A record one after the other as shown in the screenshot below.


Add the A records below one after the other. Make sure you save after each process.
@ 216.239.32.21
@ 216.239.34.21
@ 216.239.36.21
@ 216.239.38.21

Delete the default A record, that is, the one you saw there before you begin to add the new A records. You should have the following below after you are done. 


The next step is to add the CNAMEs. Click on ADD and select CNAME as seen below.


Go back to your blogger settings, copy the CNAMEs record and add one after the other as seen in the screenshots below.


Add the next CNAME record and Save.


 Once you are done, go back to blogger and click on Save. After that, click on Edit


Tick that box as shown below in the screenshot and save.



If you follow the above procedures closely, you should be able to redirect your blogspot to a custom domain with GoDaddy.  Your Godaddy dashboard interface may be different from what you see in this post but the settings are always the same.

If you find this tutorial useful, you can share with others who may need it. 
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08/09/2017

Features To Include In Your Online Shopping Cart

E-commerce has arrived in major league fashion. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe now regularly purchase goods and services online, and that number is only going to increase exponentially in the years to come. No matter if you are new to the online scene, or if you have had a site online for many years, it is time to review your shopping cart capabilities in an effort to make sure that you are getting the most that you can out of this technology. To help you with that goal, consider the following features that you really need to be sure to include in your online shopping cart.


Incorporate a Great Design

As you look for secure shopping cart software, you want to ensure that it has a great interface and that is user-friendly. The design matters here. You want something that will drive sales your way. We live in an age where people decide which website to spend time on based on how it looks. You want something that is easy on the eyes and one that is simple to navigate. If you can accomplish that, then you will have an e-commerce site that will not only keep people there long enough to have a serious look but one that will translate into more sales as well.

Use It To Find Customers

You can also use a functional and well-designed shopping cart to find customers. This is done behind the scenes via search engine optimization process that your provider will put into place. You do not want to discount the importance of this, as one of the ways to build an online business is to do so organically. You can capitalize on the power of the Internet by reaching a base of consumer that you could not otherwise ever hope to meet.

Never Miss Another Call or Email

You wear many hats as a small business owner, so it is understandable that emails or calls often go unanswered. This can lead to disgruntled and frustrated customers, which is never good for business. You will want a team working behind the scenes that help you to ensure that no email or telephone call goes unanswered again. This will give you the professional edge that you need to be competitive today.

Digital Marketing Works

There are many aspects to digital marketing, and they do not require a great deal of your time in order to be effective. You want to make use of your website and shopping effectively so that it does the marketing for you. When this happens, you will reach many more potential customers with your products and services, all without ever having to physically meet them. That is the way to go moving forward.

These are just four of the many features that can be incorporated into your shopping cart to help drive customers to your site and increase sales. You want a comprehensive site that does a lot of work in the background so that you can focus on the main task of running your business. If you can use your shopping cart to do many of the marketing aspects of the business you would normally have to do yourself, you will be better off for it in the end. 
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06/09/2017

Domain Name Registration With DomainKing

Domainking is accredited domain name registrar with several African and Asian domain registries. DomainKing is the leading domain registrar and web hosting company in Nigeria which was founded in 2014 by Hannu Internet Corp.

DomainKing offers global domain extensions including major TLDs like .com, .net, .biz, .org and also popular ccTLDs including .ng (NIRA), .com.ng, .in, .co.in, .co, .co.uk, .pw and many other popular domain extensions.

Domain Name Registration With DomainKing

I have bought so many domain names from DomainKing and at present, my personal blog is hosted with them. If you want to know how domain name registration with Domainking is, then this post will tell you about it.

Domainking.ng is the website to register a domain name which has Nigeria ccTLD. Although, price tends to fluctuate. At the time of publishing this post, a .com is sold at N4100.

DomainKing gives you 2 free custom email when you register a domain name with them and free whois privacy protection for TLDs. At the moment, I don't know of any domain name registrar that will offer you these two services for free.

The domain registrar has several payment options, from the use of credit/debit cards to bank deposit, online transfer and Paypal or payza. After successful purchase of your new domain name, you will have access to your domain CPanel and decides whatever you wish to do with it.

If after some time you decide that you want to transfer out your domain name from Domainking to another registrar, you can do so. To transfer a domain out is free but your welcoming registrar will charge you for hosting your domain name with them. If you have an existing domain elsewhere and want to transfer it to Domainking, you will charge according to the domain extension cost for a year renewal.

Why most customers of Domainking always say Domainking rocks is because of their eccentric customer service. They have the most responsive customer support of all domain name registrars in Nigeria and probably globally. They have live chat on their website at daytime and email support that works 24/7.

Will you like to buy a domain from Domainking? Before you decide, read this post: Before You Choose A Domain Name Registrar. I have over 12 domain names with Domainking and it is because they are trusted and reliable.
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05/09/2017

Domain Name Registration With Namecheap

Namecheap is a leading rival to GoDaddy on domain name registration. Namecheap is ICANN accredited registrar that has been serving customers since the year 2000. The company offers hosting service apart from domain sales. In this post, we will be looking at their domain name registration.

Domain Name Registration With Namecheap

Namecheap offers you .com registration at the cost of $8.88 and a renewal of $10.69 per year. You will get WhoisGuard free for life. This gives you total anonymity and privacy for your most important info. If you are building a website, Namecheap has apps as tools for website building. Some are free and some are paid. Namecheap gives you 2 months of free private email.

Payment method for domain name registration is by Credit/Debit card, PayPal or addition of fund to your Namecheap account. Once payment has been made, you can now access your domain Cpanel and do whatever you wish to do with the domain name.

You may ask "what if after some time I decide to transfer my domain out Namecheap, will I be able to do so?" Yes, you can. You can transfer a domain in and out of Namecheap. Transferring your domain out of Namecheap is free but your welcoming registrar will charge you for a year renewal.

Namecheap customer support is impressive as they have live chat. With your support PIN, you can get in touch with a staff and make your inquiry or complaint. Customer service is one factor you should consider when choosing a domain name registrar.
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Chevening Scholarships Applications Are Open; Apply Now


Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships applications for 2018/2019 are open. Chevening Scholarship is UK Government’s international educational awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders has opened. Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships close on 7 November 2017.

Apply at the Chevening scholarship website
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03/09/2017

Domain Name Registration With GoDaddy

GoDaddy is the world's largest domain registrar with over 71 million domain names under their management. Since their inception in 1997, the domain name registrar has continued to release different domain extensions aside the regular .com, .net and .org. The company has over 6000 employees and 17 million customers as of May 2017.

GoDaddy


The first domain I bought when I started blogging was a .info from GoDaddy and since then I have bought several domain names from them. The question many will ask is, “Is GoDaddy a good domain name registrar?”.  There are some things you need to consider before choosing a domain name registrar. If you know of these things, then it will be easier for you to decide whether to host your domain name with Godaddy.

The purpose of this post is to review domain name service from GoDaddy. For a first time user, GoDaddy normally offers domain name registration of .com at $0.99. At the time of publishing this post, I can’t say if GoDaddy still gives first-time user the opportunity of registering a .com for $0.99 but I have once bought at that price. At the time of publishing this post, a .com domain at normal price is $11.99.

GoDaddy currently charges $7.99 for privacy protection for a domain per year. The service hides your personal information - name, email, address and phone number in the public Whois directory. GoDaddy also has privacy and business protection at $14.99 for a domain per year.

The registrar has a website builder service called GoCentral that allows you to create a website within an hour. With GoCentral you can create a "coming soon" page if you are not ready to launch your website but you want the domain name to be available when people visit it. This service is free for a month, after that, if you want to continue using it you will be charged.

While registering your domain name you can create a custom email address that matches your domain name. Example mazino[at]mazinoweb[dot]com. This service cost $2.99 per month for the lowest plan.

GoDaddy accepts Debit/Credit cards for payment. After you have successfully registered your domain name, you can decide what you want to do with it. By default, domain is set to auto renewal. You can decide to turn it off or leave it like that. On your domain Cpanel, you can manage the DNS and other settings.

If after some time, you want to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to another registrar, you can do so. GoDaddy doesn’t charge for transferring a domain out. But if you are transferring a domain to Godaddy, you will be charged just like the cost of domain name registration of a specific extension.

One common problem people have complained about GoDaddy is their customer service. You can only get through by phone call. You can imagine when making calls to another country and you are placed on waiting, you will waste a lot of call airtime and sometimes you may not get to speak with any representative. It takes patience to get to speak with a customer representative. Although their customer support is always available 24/7.

Should you buy your domain from Godaddy? Well, it depends on you. They are the most popular of all domain registrars. 
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01/09/2017

How To stop Facebook Friends From Finding You On Instagram

You created a new Instagram account with a fake name so that people don't know you are the one who owns it. You think by hiding your real details your Facebook friends won't know you are on Instagram with that new username. Then suddenly, you log in and your Facebook friends are following you. All your effort to create a secret Instagram becomes useless. You begin to wonder if there is anything like privacy on social media.

While there are plenty of benefits to social media, you don't always want to be noticed. However, according to this post by Frugaa, social networks are often integrated and automatically connected - as the above example shows. Luckily, there is a way to prevent this."


What Others Have Suggested

If you use search engine to find out ways of hiding your Instagram account from your Facebook friends, you will see many suggestions. Some of which are given below.

  • Unlink your Facebook account from Instagram.
  • Use a new email account.
  • Block all your Facebook friends on Instagram.
  • Do not connect your phone contact.
  • Go to Facebook and revoke Instagram access to your account.
  • Uninstall Facebook App from your device.
  • Delete your Facebook account and restart all over.
Well, there are many other suggestions, but none seem to have worked. Their Facebook friends keep finding them and also gets friends recommendations from Facebook.

What Really Work

I tried my own experiment and for now, the Instagram account has been kept secret. I created a new Instagram account with a new mobile number which none of my Facebooks has. In fact, even friends outside Facebook don't have the phone number.  I refused to link the Instagram account to any personal Facebook accounts. But the Instagram account is linked to a Facebook page which I use for advertising.

You may try that as well and I hope it works for you.
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