Getting the right domain name

Creating a domain is easy when you know you have a unique name. However, even then, it can be difficult to register a .COM even if you have a unique name. Billions of sites have already been registered with a .COM, but there are some ways around this if you really want a specific site name. You can always use a domain registration service to find variations on a particular name. For example, you can find cheap domain register at Register.com that will offer you up to 20 or more variations on a .COM domain including variations with other top level domains like .NET, ORG or .BIZ. In addition, you can get creative with your domain name like adding a transition word such as “a” or “the.” If you’re trying to create a company site, you can also put “co” or “company” somewhere in the domain. There are also abbreviations, or you could try registering the slogan of your company if you plan on using that to market your site. Continue reading Getting the right domain name

Namecheap’s new website redesign

I didn’t see it coming but when it hit me, I realised that I absolutely love the new redesign of Namcheap.com. In fact, the redesign is quite long overdue….they should have done this way earlier.

Here is the web design of Namecheap, prior to 2011.

This is the new redesign, conforming with current web design standards and Web 2.0 trends.

Despite the release of fresh air, I don’t understand why some people are complaining about it. Its quite beyond my ken to understand why anyone would dislike the new redesign and prefer the old, drab look.

GoDaddy.com is for sale

I can hardly believe the news myself when I first knew about it but apparently GoDaddy.com has put themselves up for sale. For those who do not know what GoDaddy.com is, they are a well-known domain registrar and hosting company and aggressively promote their products through television and internet ads, something other domain registrars rarely do. The company is valued at USD $1 billion.

So who would buy GoDaddy.com? My guess is as good as yours, but I would not be surprised if the big G buys it. In fact I cannot imagine any other buyer apart from them would show interest in a domain registrar like GoDaddy.com

Google Analytics Master Class on Actionable Insights

Last week, I found out that Google is holding a Google Analytics Master Class on Actionable Insights at the Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. In plain English, this means that Google is holding a seminar with tips and insights from their speakers on how to better utilise the Google Analytics tool that is provided by Google.

Well, I registered for a RSVP and today, I received this confirmation letter from Google.

    Hi Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi,

    Thank you for your rsvp. This is to confirm your seat at the event.

    If you are bringing a colleague along, please encourage them to register before Thu, 4 March. The more the merrier! Otherwise you may contact us at +603-2283-4288 or +6016- 336-3057.

    Please print this confirmation for registration at the event.

So yes, it looks like I will be going to learn more about Google Analytics. I’ve always wanted to learn how I can effectively utilise it in order to improve my SERPs and traffic to my blog(s). Did you receive a RSVP for the Master Class? Let me know. See you there!

Hitler gets Google-slapped

Even Hitler is not spared from the might of the Big G. Watch this hilarious video after Hitler receives the bad news regarding his domain rankings in Google :mrgreen:

GoDaddy banned commercial 2007

This is a funny GoDaddy commercial advertisement in 2007 that was banned apparently. Its hillarious, really.