Domain Names

How do websites accidentally go offline and what happens to your rankings?

By Michelle Sullivan

It’s never a good moment when you realise your website has gone off-line, especially if you are not sure how long it’s been down. Most people don’t visit their own website everyday, and unless they have a site monitoring system set up, weeks can go by with the website being down and no one noticing…

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Beware the extra ‘DNS’ management fee with some overseas domain name registries

By Michelle Sullivan

It really is a case of ‘buyer beware’ when purchasing domain names and services online. What can look like a great cost-saving, can in fact end up costing you more money in the long run. This is particularly the case if you use an overseas registration service for your domain name. I was recently asked…

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How to register a New Zealand Domain Name

By Michelle Sullivan

Though the process of registering a domain name is quite straight forward there are a few things you need to be aware of. These are things that I keep coming across in my day to day working life as a web designer in New Zealand

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Don’t wait to register that Domain Name

By Michelle Sullivan

Having a good domain name can help contribute considerably to the success of your website. Ideally you want something that is easy to remember, easy to type, and which will help with your rankings in the search engines. You can register multiple domain names and select one as your primary domain and have the remaining…

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Keyword or Branded Domain Name?

By Michelle Sullivan

Keyword ‘generic’ domain names have always been sought after. Initially they were popular because they were easy to remember and use and you could count on getting visitors just because of the domain name. Today, keyword domains are still very popular but mainly because they can help considerably with getting higher search engine rankings. If…

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