admin on August 7, 2009

Godaddy Coupon Codes for Domains

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cjctld749 – $7.49 for .org, .net, .biz – New Registration
fbDomain10 – 10% discount on regular prices for .com, .net, .org, .biz, .us – New Registration
gdr0802y – $7.49 for .com per year – Multiple year registration – Free Private Registration
goaorg01a – $7.49 fo r.com – New Registration, Renewal

Godaddy Coupon Codes for Products

gdr0803a – 15% discount on $70 or more
fbgdhome20 – 20% discount on $75 or more

Godaddy Coupon Codes for Hosting

cjcwwd25 – $25 discount on Reseller Hosting
cjc20host – 20% discount on Shared Hosting

admin on August 5, 2009

Don’t love your domains or in other words don’t get emotionally attached with them. Once you get emotionally attached, you will not be in a position to make a financially good decision when an offer comes knocking the door. Worst case you won’t even try to sell the domain and itt will be in your account for ages gathering dust.

You think you got a great domain which you don’t want to part with only to regret later. I am not saying you should take any offer which comes in your way, but just make financially wise decisions instead of emotional ones.

The reason why i bought it up is, i see many people get attached with a particular type of domains even if the future looks bleak. Just because they are emotionally attached, it becomes tough to part ways.

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admin on August 4, 2009

Just made a few updates on LazyDomaining.com which i want to share.

1. Added a “Subscribe via RSS” & “Subscribe via Email” options in the top of the middle sidebar. Feel free to subscribe.

2. Added a link category “Bido Vote Required” just below the subscribe option. Feel free to vote if you like the name.

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Morgan of Linton Investments is running a contest for Domain Development. Check the contest details at Domainvestors.tv.

Contest is to develop your previously undeveloped domain to rank top in Google search results. $500 worth prizes. One more reason to develop atleast one domain. Development is fun really, if you got the time for it.

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admin on August 3, 2009

Bido is a market place for selling and buying domain names. Bido is a Social Auction Platform. I want to through some light on how Bido selects the domain names from submitted ones.

Bido Rules

Before we dive into how Bido selects the domains for selling, go through the Bido Rules which should give you the major steps involved in selling domain names on Bido.

Bido Voting System

Bido doesn’t auction all submitted domains. Domains get voted by Bido members and those which receive atleast 20 votes are the ones that make it to Bido’s auction. So for a Domain to get auctioned by Bido, it needs 20 votes. This pretty says why Bido is a Social Auction market place.

How to vote on Bid?

You have to be a registered member of Bido inorder to vote. Registration needs a small payment of $0.10, which i guess is to verify the registrant. Once you login to your Bido account, Go to Auction -> Submitted. Search the name on the Search bar if you can’t find a particular name on the list and then Click the “Thumbs up” image next to the domain name if you want to vote for that particular domain name.

What i would like to see on Bido voting system?

1. There is a “Thumbs up” image for voting. After i cast the vote it changes to “Tick mark” which is cool. What if i cast a vote by mistake. I don’t find a way to “Cancel” my vote.

2. The last submitted names are on the top of the list by default. I would prefer to see the first submitted names on the top as they are the ones which have least time to get the required 20 votes. I can sort it by clicking on “Days” column, but to have it by default would be cool.

I have submitted DTVBoxes.com on Bido. Vote for it if you like the name.

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admin on August 2, 2009

All LD Readers,

It has been two months since LazyDomaining was born. First month was exciting and the Second month was all the more exciting.

LD had over 3,000 visits in the second month which is double the number of first month visits. Thanks to all LD readers for making it happen.

Now that motivated me to change to a new theme. Hope this is better compared with the default one.

Have a nice day.

Regards,
Kumaran.

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admin on July 30, 2009

Google keyword tool is a handy tool for all domainers. If you haven’t used it yet, i suggest you to try it straight away. It gives a wealth of information regarding the “keywords” you are interested in.

You would have noticed the “Match Type” column which is the last column shown in the result. There are four options for the “Match Type” column – Broad, Phrase, Exact, Negative. The default is Broad. This “Match Type” is a very important option which many a times we ignore knowingly or unknowingly. This post is to remind the significance of this option and explain what each option exactly means.

Lets consider the example of the keywords “Domain Name”.

1. Broad
Statistics are shown for the either or both words “Domain” and “Name” in any order and when searched along with other words.

2. Phrase
Statistics are shown for the words “Domain Name” in the same order and when searched along with other words.

3. Exact
Statistics are shown for the exact term “Domain Name” in the same order and without any other words.

4. Negative
Statistics are shown for the term “Domain Name” minus any word(for eg. “Cheap”). Statistics won’t include searches such as Cheap Domain Name, Domain Cheap Name Domain, Domain Name Cheap.

Majority of the times you will want to use the “Exact” option.

admin on July 28, 2009

Domain Development will add maximum value only if it reaches its logical conclusion. Whether it is a minisite or a full fledged site finally it should attain the objective of revenue generation.

If you are looking to put up a site on a domain(one which has no traffic & revenue) and try to flip it you will find very little takers who would value your development cost. It will take time and effort for the site to start earning. Be prepared for it.

Its like all or nothing scenario. Domain Development is not for everyone especially if you are looking to make a quick buck imho.

admin on July 26, 2009

Just came across a joke. Usually i keep away from politics but this one is hilarious. No offense intended to anyone.

While visiting India , George Bush is invited to tea with Abdul Kalam. He asks Kalam what his leadership philosophy is. He says that, it is to surround himself with intelligent people.

Bush asks how he knows if they’re intelligent.

“I do so by asking them the right questions,” says Kalam. “Allow me to demonstrate.”

Bush watches as Kalam phones Manmohan Singh and says,

” Mr. Prime Minister, please answer this question:
Your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or sister. Who is it?”

Manmohan immediately responds, “It’s me, Sir !”

“Correct. Thank you and good-bye” says Kalam. He hangs
up and says,” Did you get that, Mr. Bush?”

Bush nods: “Yes Mr. President. Thanks a lot.

I’ll definitely be using that!”
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Bush, upon returning to Washington, decides he’d better put Condoleezza Rice to the test. Bush summons her to the White House and says,
“Condoleezza, I wonder if you can answer a question for me.”

“Why, of course, sir. What’s on your mind?”

Bush poses the question: “Uhh, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister. Who is it?”

Rice was puzzled and finally asks, “Can I think about it and get back to you?” Bush agrees, and Rice leaves.

Rice immediately calls a meeting of senior senators, and they puzzle over the question for several hours, but nobody can come up with an answer. Finally,
in desperation, Rice calls Colin Powell and explains the problem.

” Mr. Powell, your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister. Who is it?”

Powell answers immediately, “It’s me, of course.”

Much relieved, Rice rushes back to the White House, finds George Bush, and exclaims,

“I know the answer, sir! I know who it is! It’s our Colin Powell!”

And Bush replies in disgust, “Wrong,
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it’s Manmohan Singh!”

admin on July 24, 2009

Domain Investment is spending your bucks on Domains(Price to acquire, Development cost if applicable, Maintenance cost etc) with the intention of making a profit in future.

Is Developing Minisites kind of Domain Investment?

Yes very much. No matter it is a minisite or a massive site, every buck you spend comes under Domain Investment.

Is PPC the only source of revenue for Minisites?

Not necessary. PPC, Affiliates, Ads etc all can be used for revenue generation.

Can everyone win by developing Minisites?

Not necessary. Be it developing many minisites or developing a few massive sites, it need not work for everyone. You simply have to try to see what works and what doesn’t for you.

I have decided to make the above post after seeing Tia’s reply to my previous post.