Michael Bloch

Michael Bloch

Michael Bloch is an online business consultant with over six years experience in the web hosting and domain name services industry. Michael is currently consulting for Domain Registration Services, who have been providing domain name registration and web site hosting solutions to Australia and the world since 1998.

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An Overview Of Domain Name Slamming

The term "domain slamming" is derived from telephone slamming, where a subscriber's telephone service is changed without their consent - a practice particularly prevalent in the USA and Britain. Domain slamming has been rife for years, but people still unfortunately fall victim to the ploy.

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A Domain Name Search Can Save You Hundreds

Received an unsolicited email offering to sell you a domain name that grabs your interest? Read on as this tip might just save you hundreds of dollars.

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A Primer On Typosquatting

Typosquatting is a form of cybersquatting that can erode a company's brand and contribute to a reduction in sales. It can also add to the cost of sales through the need for defensive action or litigation.

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Beware Of Slurls When Searching For A Domain Name

Finding a good a domain name is a big task - there's not only making the list of choices, but then hoping that one of them is available. Sometimes a search could result in what would appear to be a prime domain being available; but there may be a reason - perhaps it's a "slurl".

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Exercise Caution When Considering A Country Code Top Level Domain

With many nations now allowing people residing outside their shores to register names under their ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) extension, the options for registering an ideal name have broadened. However, registrants should also ensure they are familiar with the relevant laws and culture of the country in question before registering these names.

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A Brief History Of The NU Top Level Domain Name

You may have seen the .nu domain name around - but do you know its origins? The extension .nu is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) representing Niue, a tiny island nation located around 2,400 kilometers northeast of New Zealand.

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What Is Domain Name Warehousing?

Choosing the right domain name registrar doesn't just involve price, features and security - ethics issues may also be a consideration. For example, the reported practice of domain name warehousing in relation to some name extensions.

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Misspelled Domain Names - A Fraudster's Favourite

The energy and innovation of fraudsters never seems to end - if only they would use their powers for good. Fraudsters know that people often misspell domain names and use this to their advantage.

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What Is A Drop Registrar?

Have you ever closely monitored an expiring domain name with view to registering it as soon as it became available again only to be pipped at the post by another party? You may have fallen victim to a drop registrar.

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A Brief Guide To New Generic Top Level Domains

A revolutionary change is about to occur in relation to domain names. What does it mean for Joe Surfer or the average registrant?

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What Is Domain Name Optimization?

Domain name optimization is related to SEO (search engine optimization). It refers to selecting a name that may help your rankings on search engines.

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What Is Reverse Domain Hijacking?

In normal cybersquatting incidents, a party registers a domain name in bad faith, knowing that the registration will negatively impact another party through infringing on their brand. A reverse domain hijacking occurs when the owner of a brand attempts to gain control of a domain name legitimately registered by another party through making false claims against the registrant.

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Alternative DNS Roots - What Are They?

The Domain Name System (DNS) currently used by the majority of Internet users isn't the only one. Several groups operate alternative DNS roots. So how do they work and why are they in existence?

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Hyphens In Domain Names

Using a hyphen (a dash) in a domain name is still a hotly debated topic and whether you should select a hyphenated domain really just depends on your specific situation.

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Domain Name Security Basics

Having a domain name is a serious business, particularly when it's connected to your enterprise - but security is an issue often overlooked.

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