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Hosting Company Collusion and How to Protect Your Business

Website Hosting Collusion is Here You used to be able to go to any ‘ol big website hosting company, start a hosting account for $4 or $5 a month and it was done. The cheaper the better. FREE hosting if you could find it was what we would brag to our friends…and we would all…

Why You Should Always Register Your Own Domain Name

A woman published a book and met a web marketer at a networking event. The marketer voiced his excitement for her book and offered to produce a website for her for free if she would agree to a monthly retainer for video creation and marketing. There was only one problem. The marketer registered the author’s…

Domain Name Ideas for Financial Services Providers

Looking for a financial sounding domain name for your company, professional name, or a specific service, but all the .com domain names seem to be taken up? Sure, you can register the usual .biz, .net, or .co to try to have a popular sounding extension. But, why not consider a domain extension that is more…

How to Fix WordPress Viruses and Malicious Code

It’s Friday at 5:45 P.M. You’ve just pulled out of your driveway with your family to get that last camping trip in before the cold of winter moves in. Suddenly, a text message comes through your phone from a long-time client. You are a responsible driver that does not text while driving, so you ask…

Preventing Domain Name Theft

Preventing domain name theft, hacking, and hijacking is THE most important Internet-based action you can take to protect your business. Yes, I said “the” most important. Think about this for a moment. If your website goes down, becomes a victim of malicious code, email gets locked up, or your shopping cart plugin becomes incompatible with…

Domain Name Registration Tips

Domain name registration is your first step to owning your own little corner on the Internet. When you register a domain name, you are publishing an address that is unique to you. No one else in the whole world can register a domain name exactly like the one you register. Sure, competitors can use some…

Managed WordPress Hosting Gets Cheaper and Easier

Few can dispute that WordPress is a great website and blogging platform. WordPress has also had its critics along the way. Common targets of insults for WordPress have usually been in the areas of speed, security, and concurrent session display-ability, and the need for constant version updating. To eliminate (or at least reduce) the need…

FREE URL Forwarding

Sneaky strategies are appearing again for holding customers hostage to their domain names…this time by limiting basic features. I was just talking with a new BestDomainPlace customer about his domain name being hosted at Wix.com along with his website. When he decided to expand his website to a more current and flexible system, he wanted…

Thinking of Selling Your Domain Name for Big Bucks?

Lov.com sold for a whopping $91,800. Coin.org went for $75,000. RookiePoker.com went for $20,000. There is a whole business of buying and selling domain names for profit that’s existed ever since the first official registrar company opened its doors. Instead of letting domain names expire, domain name owners attempt to sell their domain names on…