If you would like to search expired domains online then you can use search engines that allow you to do so easily. This is because many people do not use their domain names anymore, and once this is done they can then be recycled for other people to use or resell. This has become one of the biggest things when it comes time to make money by using the internet. Reselling domain names is one of the best ways to go when choosing what to do on the internet for money making tactics.
Searching Expired Domains
If you want to search through all of the available domains that are out there to purchase that have expired then you can use search engines on particular sites, and throughout the internet to use. This allows you to get the most when it comes to choosing the right site for the job. You do not want to purchase a site that you do are not able to use, or put information on. This is because they will not be valuable, and you will not be able to use it when the time comes to resell or place your content on it.
Purchasing Your Expired Domains
If you would like to purchase the expired domains that you have come across then now is the chance to do it. This is because you can get a wonderful deal on a domain that is better than anything else you will be able to get over the internet. This is something that is beneficial to you since you save money, and get one of the best domain names out there for that low price. A lot more people are using expired domains since you can get the domain that you would like without having to go through a series of guessing which one is not taken, or which one is about to expire.
I have to take a break from my website design project to write a bit about the purchase of domain names. I’ve said it before and have to mention this again – Hiring a friend, neighbor, student, or any other person who is not a professional website designer or a company who is licensed to provide these services (preferably one that is local to you and one that comes with at least 3 good references) is a NO-NO. As well, do not allow anyone, EVER to purchase a domain name for you if at all possible for this could turn into a costly mistake.
Why? Take my word for it, allowing someone to purchase your name for you is a nightmare waiting to happen, especially if you are unfamiliar with the guidelines and procedures of purchasing or transferring domain names. If you want to purchase a domain name, log on to godaddy.com or networksolutions.com and use your own credit card and purchase it directly. If you need help, call their customer service representatives to walk you through it. All you will need if you will be hosting your website with another company is their name-servers ( usually an NS1 and NS2 prefix with company name following.) If you do not have this information, don’t worry too much. Name-servers can be changed at any time and in the meantime your domain will be “parked” where you have purchased the domain name, until you decide on a hosting company.
Here is a scenario to think about and one that recently took place.
You’ve allowed someone else to purchase the domain name for you using their credit card. You reimburse them for the amount which should not cost you anymore than what they have actually paid the domain listing company for the domain name that YOU chose. You decide to allow this person to build your website as well but as time passes, you realize that they were not capable of providing you with the expertise required to run your growing on-line business. You cut your losses (or so you think) pay them for their work and find another web designer and hosting company. You get a great website, great hosting and e-commerce solutions, everything is great. You’re ready to launch here and abroad.
Suddenly days prior to opening your on-line store, the disgruntled designer changes the domain name-servers and your website is no longer accessible. You have been disconnected. You don’t know what’s going on. Your new hosting company does a “who is” and looks at your underlying information. Changes recently were made but not by you and not by them. How could that happen? It happens because you may have reimbursed someone for the domain name but , you NEVER owned it. Why? Because you never received a formal domain name transfer. You didn’t even know you needed it. Why? Because you TRUSTED the person you were dealing with to do the right thing. Now, that same person demands money, lots of money to release the name to you. You’re launching your site’s shopping cart and you are at an “All systems go” for filling orders, shipping, etc. You’re website’s been live with a notice of when orders can be placed. The problem? You have to pay this scammer because you cannot obtain relief or take recourse in the time frame allotted you. You have to be up and running and this person scamming you knows it.
This is an actual client’s nightmare. Bay Area Graphics & Marketing often takes on clients with existing websites that are in need of a re-design and/or better hosting or e-commerce solutions. Yes, we have been hosting, designing and marketing websites for businesses in the Tampa Bay area since 2001. We have heard every imaginable horror story from clients who, in an attempt to save money by using someone other than a reputable website designer, have only lost time and money–not to mention basic trust for ANY designer or website design firm! Most always, they come to us with a story of how they had lost thousands of dollars on a website that was either unfinished or non- functioning. Other stories about not being able to make basic changes to their websites without being charged an arm and a leg are also common. But today, it was the “I just found out I don’t own my domain name story.”
If you think you have been a victim of this type of foul play, you can obtain more information, file a complaint or dispute the transfer of a domain name by visiting http:/internic.net as well as http://icann.org If you’re just starting out with an on-line business call us and we can walk you through the process of obtaining your domain name safely and on your own. It’s not difficult to do, don’t be afraid, we promise that you’ll be a “pro” at purchasing domain names the right way by the time you’re done!
Familiarizing yourself with the laws governing the purchase of domain names as well as some of the more well known “scams” shouldn’t be an afterthought. Doing business with a disreputable company can certainly end up costing you thousands of dollars and it may end up costing you your website.
Suppose the domain name you have chosen has already been taken. Now what will you do? You may either keep searching for a name that is not yet taken, or contact the owner of the domain name and want to purchase it. Before negotiating with the owner, visit the domain name you want and check if it is active. Some owners prefer to sell the name if they are not using it at all. Some others buy domain names for selling them for a large price in the future. Be careful not to overpay for your domain name.
You can obtain the contact information for domain name owners from the domain name research sites.
Network Solutions, a foundational registrar for .com and .net, offers a simple WhoIs query function that may suffice. It, however, is limited to searching by the exact domain name or by NIC handle, customarily the owner’s initials followed by a number. Register.com has a WhoIs search function on most of its pages that check a domain name with or without specifying the extension simultaneously across a range of popular extensions and some country codes. In addition, it suggests some available name variants in case your searched name has already been taken.
Allwhois.com, BetterWhois.com, TrueWhois, Whois Source and WhoIsQuery.com are also useful as each of them can access various registrars’ WhoIs databases that contain many country domain registrars. These sites also have a variety of unique search capabilities, and sometimes can provide a fuller and more accurate response for exact matches of partial or full domain names.
AMNESI can reveal a range of similar names that can be utilized for identifying misspelled or similar versions of a name. Whois.net is capable of searching a database of deleted names using your name fragments. That can be extremely useful in discovering what someone else thought was a worthwhile name previously but which is now available again.