admin on February 12, 2010

I usually do plan my renewals. Every month i check the domains that expire in the next 3 months and plan for their renewals. I check the renewal fees with the current registrar and decide if i need to transfer the domain elsewhere to save some bucks. Don’t be surprised some Registrars charge ridiculously high renewal prices.

I failed to do this last Dec. & Jan. A .org domain is up for renewal in the next 1 month. When i checked the renewal cost it is $35. Thats really pricey imho. It would have cost $7+ if i had moved it to another registrar. Never mind i am trying to move this now and lets see if the current registrar will allow me. If i am not wrong, if the domain is within 1 month of its expiry date registrars won’t allow the domain to move out. I simply want to try my luck.

Most registrars will send out the renewal notice only when the domains are within 1 month of its expiry date. Not sure if this is done so that the domains won’t be moved out and will be renewed at whatever ridiculous prices they charge. I feel cheated when this happens. But then this the reason why you have to plan your renewals in a timely manner.

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I have been reading some blog & forum posts – Everything had “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” written all over them. I felt this is one thing we forget in all the excitement and fun coming from domaining.

1. Blog post from Jamie. Definitely the people who are affected for no reason of theirs are going to feel the pinch and frustration. But when Bido or anyone is going to block a whole country then the problem has to be serious and hence the tough decision.

2. Forum sale from RJ at Namepros. I was checking the “side note to developers” just above the domain listings. “I lost more than 50 sites in one day because of nonexistent backups.” – This caught my attention.

What i saw from these is that you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. We will have to spread the risks. Some do domaining for hobby and some for earning. No matter how you do it i feel when you put your money & time into something its wise to spread the risks.

ComputerChair.com, Necklace.net, Offended.com And More For Sale. Andrei from Domaining Tips mailed me about the portfolio of domains that is being auctioned at Snapnames showcase auction. Do check out the list of domains that are being auctioned.

I will cut it short and for those interested, more information can be found on the blog post at Domaining Tips.

Good luck to the Seller.

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Google has made a PR update somewhere between 31st Dec. 2009 to 1st Jan. 2010. Previous PR update was on 31st Oct. 2009.

Lazy Domaining has gone from PR2 to PR3.

Not that i give a lot of importance to PR but just that it feels good to start the year 2010 with PR3.

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admin on December 31, 2009

Following are some of the Godaddy Coupon Codes. Make use of them and save some bucks.

gdr1251an – 25% OFF on $60 or more
gdr1257c – $7.17 for .com
tvspecial – $7.20 for .tv renewal
gdr1249 – 30% OFF on .com

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admin on December 18, 2009

How to go to Google.com instead of say Google.co.uk or Google.co.in etc etc. When you type Google.com in your browser(say firefox) you will be directed to your country(cctld) version of Google i.e Google.co.uk if your ip is in UK or Google.co.in if your ip is in India etc. Here is an info which might be of use if you already are not aware of it.

If you want to go directly to Google.com instead of the individual country version of Google, then do one of the following

1. Type www.google.com/ncr in the browser which will prevent the redirection to the country version of Google and will directly take you to Google.com.

2. Type Google.com and lets say it takes you to Google.co.uk. Now there you will find a link back to Google.com with the following caption “Go To Google.com” at the bottom. You click this and you will go to Google.com.

3. You can even search for Google.com in the Google search and go from there. When you go to Google.com from the search result i.e by clicking a link the redirection won’t happen.

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Following are some of the Godaddy Coupon Codes. Make use of them and save some bucks.

BUYCOM99 – $1.17 – Register or transfer any available .COM, .US, .MOBI, .BIZ, .NET, .ORG, .CA, .CO.UK and .IN domain

fbgdhome20 – 20% OFF on $75 or more

gdbb776 – $7.68 – .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .MOBI and .TV renewals

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For those interested the auction of 0-w.com(zero hyphen w) can be found at the following location

0-w.com – Bido No Reserve Auction

The minimum wholesale price for N-L.com type domains is $650 as per 3charater.com.

Happy Bidding.

admin on December 2, 2009

For quite sometime i wanted to run an auction at Lazy Domaining just as a small experiment. The idea of running the auction in a post and asking bidders to bid through the comments section is something i didn’t feel comfortable with.

WP Auctions is a plugin which allows you to run auctions at your wordpress blogs. You can simply drag drop this WP Auctions widget in the sidebar and you are ready to run auctions. You can also embed this plugin in your post but i haven’t tried it yet.

I have added the WP Auctions plugin on the top of the middle side bar.

I am using the free version of this plugin and there is a gold version(which you will have to buy for a few bucks) where you will get more options to configure the plugin and more themes to alter the look & feel of it.

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admin on November 30, 2009

Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease is a simple idiom whose meaning is Ask if you want something or in other words Those who ask will get it. I chose this title not only because it suited my story but also to experiment and see how it would fair with Google. I wrote my first post and a follow up post with the title “Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease”.

I wrote those two posts a couple of weeks back. Today i checked Google to see the effect and happy to see Lazy Domaining’s two posts have ranked 6th and 25th.

Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease

My second post(6th position) was able to climb up taking help from my first post. It was able to knock down sites like wiktionary & britannica. This again speaks volumes about the power of a blog and the fact Google loves blogs.

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