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10 Tips For Better Website Security

By: Raymond Hackney

Go Daddy did a blog post a couple days ago highlighting 10 tips for better website security. The article was written by Neal O’Farrell.  According to the article he is the executive director of the nonprofit Identity Theft Council was recently appointed senior advisor to the Stock Act panel (a study mandated by Congress to look into the security, privacy and other implications of the Stock Act). As a member of the FCC’s Cybersecurity Roundtable Working Group, Neal also helped develop their online Small Business Cybersecurity Planning Tool.

Neal’s Top 10, in a nutshell

  1.              Look in the window.
  2.              Understand what the risks are.
  3.              Focus on passwords.
  4.              Consider a dedicated computer for developer access.
  5.              Create a list of your Top 10 security rules.
  6.              Make sure you’re PCI compliant.
  7.              Don’t forget to get physical.
  8.              Control who you give access to.
  9.              Choose your Web hosting provider carefully.
  10.              Review your security regularly.

The article he wrote can be found here


Matt Cutts Answers Whether or Not Backlinks Will Lose Their Importance ?

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By: Raymond Hackney

Matt Cutts was asked “Google changed the search engine market in the ’90s by evaluating a website’s backlinks instead of just the content, like others did. Updates like Panda and Penguin show a shift in importance towards content. Will backlinks lose their importance?”

Matt said that he still sees backlinks having importance for many years, he also said they are trying to figure out who the content creator is and what their expertise in a given field is. He also says Google is getting better at understanding actual language.


Sedo and Afternic Weekly Sales Report Led by Gab.com

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Gab.com led all sales this week at $200,002, the domain was sold in the Great Domains auction.

There were some good cc tld sales this week with Flavour.ca being the best at $17,650. Movie4k.tv at $9,375 had a few .tv domainers wondering aloud.

Sedo sold $1.3 million in domains for the week.

Go Daddy/Afternic sold $2,065,279 in domains for the week.

Sedo

COMs
gab.com 200,002 USD
qlic.com 13,500 USD
greats.com 13,000 USD
rmail.com 12,500 USD
conejo.com 12,000 USD
rmx.com 10,000 USD
coinify.com 10,000 USD
3et.com 9,350 GBP
glassbottles.com 9,200 USD
fplsolarnow.com 8,600 USD
hempstock.com 8,500 USD
ausone.com 7,000 USD
e-ads.com 7,000 EUR
iconx.com 7,000 USD
antiquaires.com 6,900 EUR
noend.com 6,100 USD
totalt.com 6,000 USD
2ka.com 5,900 USD
paymentgate.com 5,500 USD
visionplanner.com 5,500 EUR
uniross.com 5,400 USD
adventistchurch.com 5,000 USD
colormebeauty.com 5,000 USD
smartprocessing.com 5,000 USD
gemhub.com 4,800 USD
totalservices.com 4,000 GBP
trailcamera.com 4,000 USD
babymarket.com 4,000 USD
mehealth.com 3,995 USD
channelportal.com 3,500 USD
ikontakt.com 3,300 EUR
renation.com 3,140 USD
nookums.com 3,000 USD
wmeimg.com 3,000 USD
mkcg.com 3,000 USD
groosman.com 3,000 EUR
guardiantrust.com 3,000 USD
communitybloom.com 3,000 USD
elira.com 2,999 EUR
phonesmart.com 2,875 USD
ucareers.com 2,800 USD
malaysiatravel.com 2,700 USD
sukienki.com 2,499 USD
golflist.com 2,400 USD
assemblymedia.com 2,395 USD
whiptv.com 2,395 USD
myfireplaces.com 2,295 USD
quotenotes.com 2,295 USD
forscene.com 2,190 EUR
aerzteverlag.com 2,150 EUR
aquagarden.com 2,000 USD
accountforce.com 2,000 USD
iwilltakeyouronlineclass.com 2,000 USD
sekta.com 2,000 EUR
aktuality.com 2,000 EUR
info-pro.com 2,000 USD
healthclarity.com 1,995 USD
forzafootball.com 1,900 USD
gusi.com 1,900 USD
grupossa.com 1,895 USD
jackpotjournal.com 1,895 USD
estudiosjuridicos.com 1,800 USD
hinthint.com 1,800 USD
youshops.com 1,788 USD
produceit.com 1,750 USD
crushtech.com 1,599 USD
pornosy.com 1,555 USD
calahua.com 1,550 USD
fitnessgirls.com 1,550 EUR
zipmart.com 1,500 USD
pokerjacks.com 1,500 USD
smartfinancials.com 1,500 USD
hanfinfo.com 1,500 USD
lovecannabis.com 1,500 USD
herbalvitamins.com 1,500 USD
crashonline.com 1,500 USD
fairviewroofing.com 1,495 USD
inspirium.com 1,358 USD
networths.com 1,350 USD
sgwin.com 1,300 USD
remakinghistory.com 1,300 USD
overbrands.com 1,295 USD
beseder.com 1,250 USD
osoc.com 1,200 USD
expovirtual.com 1,200 USD
designyourspace.com 1,200 USD
shizo.com 1,200 USD
iconnected.com 1,200 USD
yumyai.com 1,200 USD
coinect.com 1,195 USD
hearthunters.com 1,195 USD
gobybus.com 1,100 USD
tynor.com 1,100 USD
liquidplayer.com 1,095 USD
mbclassics.com 1,000 USD
1zh.com 1,000 USD
capolavori.com 1,000 USD
redlorry.com 1,000 USD
travelos.com 999 EUR
elevania.com 999 USD
writeowl.com 999 USD
finitel.com 999 USD
inmoment.com 998 GBP
bitguy.com 995 USD
palmcoal.com 995 USD
shamayel.com 925 USD
ar90.com 900 EUR
danalexander.com 900 USD
xlbs.com 900 USD
s3f.com 900 USD
doyouhaveaplanb.com 900 USD
goalcoaching.com 900 USD
techcircuit.com 900 USD
zoomtex.com 899 USD
forextribe.com 899 EUR
rhinoinvestments.com 877 USD
birthdaycalculator.com 877 USD
nosotro.com 840 USD
wohnberater.com 810 EUR
orlando-taxicab.com 800 USD
sparkyelectric.com 800 USD
dog-house.com 800 USD
sketchdesk.com 800 USD
forexnut.com 799 USD
patentstudio.com 799 USD
mifhunters.com 799 USD
mywirelesswarehouse.com 799 USD
united-bank.com 777 USD
readmyclips.com 750 USD
htadvisory.com 750 EUR
festifun.com 749 EUR
lezaz.com 710 USD
emelyn.com 700 USD
remotebookkeeper.com 700 USD
ccTLD
mobile.com.co 15,000 USD
xiaomi.de 10,000 USD
ethos.co.uk 10,000 EUR
movie4k.tv 9,375 USD
mix.tv 7,500 USD
stresscontrol.de 5,926 EUR
shoppings.com.br 5,000 USD
gw-world.cn 5,000 USD
mp3.cc 5,000 USD
eli.fr 4,000 EUR
tiko.de 3,900 EUR
quepasa.co 2,500 USD
visiondirect.fr 2,500 EUR
meinejobs.de 2,350 EUR
netbook.de 2,050 EUR
hexoloy.com.cn 2,000 USD
immowelt.pl 2,000 EUR
priceline.cz 2,000 USD
stylight.in 2,000 USD
railteam.cn 1,999 USD
pilotage.ch 1,950 EUR
diamond24.de 1,900 EUR
soc.co.za 1,750 USD
uniraj.in 1,720 USD
folm.de 1,700 EUR
rasenmähroboter.de 1,650 EUR
secunia.no 1,600 EUR
cycleworld.tv 1,500 USD
quepasa.mx 1,500 USD
digitalbusiness.de 1,500 EUR
gul.fr 1,500 EUR
reitstaelle.de 1,500 EUR
avc.co.uk 1,495 GBP
artisan.in 1,250 USD
bebeauty.de 1,200 EUR
awesome.eu 1,100 EUR
calisson.fr 1,000 EUR
reitställe.de 1,000 EUR
veggiegrill.de 1,000 EUR
jdc.in 1,000 USD
offline.eu 1,000 EUR
zaunsysteme.de 1,000 EUR
medimarket.de 999 EUR
medicare.es 990 EUR
top-baufirmen.de 990 EUR
ha-co.de 980 EUR
themedical.co.uk 900 GBP
yourcha.de 893 EUR
parmalat.si 800 EUR
interieurinrichten.nl 800 EUR
1dui1.cn 800 USD
freundewerbenfreunde.de 800 EUR
propertypartner.co.uk 750 GBP
rentclub.co.uk 750 USD
wholovesyou.co.uk 700 EUR
OTHER
ibj.net 9,800 USD
partnerprogramme.org 5,000 EUR
lacf.org 2,999 USD
diax.net 2,500 USD
mon-village.org 2,000 EUR
thoroughbred.net 2,000 EUR
hochzeitskarten.net 1,999 EUR
living.company 1,999 USD
here.info 1,988 USD
wpd.net 1,655 USD
zags.info 1,500 USD
809.net 1,299 EUR
ltgt.org 1,200 USD
opendatanetwork.org 1,000 USD
stefanel.clothing 1,000 EUR
payphone-directory.org 999 USD
lacourt.org 800 USD
gesellschaftsrecht.org 714 EUR
onenesstemple.org 700 USD

Go Daddy/Afternic

.COM Sales Price
ngsn.com $20,000
anyview.com $17,000
sa3at.com $14,000
depose.com $11,000
el-badrgroup.com $9,111
petrowire.com $9,000
planetos.com $7,500
talentline.com $7,088
modev.com $6,695
colabrio.com $6,500
trailerwheels.com $6,250
3dme.com $6,000
freshtunes.com $6,000
tpex.com $6,000
southernhomes.com $5,100
indianheritage.com $5,088
fuelconverter.com $5,000
happyman.com $4,990
in8software.com $4,900
coasthillscreditunion.com $4,750
doyourown.com $4,750
4254.com $4,545
leadgenetics.com $4,449
leste.com $4,388
asklepian.com $4,200
buckeyestateblog.com $4,150
dudad.com $4,000
heritagefoodservice.com $4,000
rwgoods.com $4,000
thejewellerybox.com $4,000
vitravel.com $4,000
waee.com $3,888
adaptme.com $3,800
economicsustainability.com $3,788
gamingsoft.com $3,788
redusa.com $3,600
helpship.com $3,588
mdcares.com $3,588
adbird.com $3,500
marstone.com $3,500
SlimbyDesign.com $3,500
wilsonmarketing.com $3,500
affluency.com $3,488
bizbridge.com $3,488
floorsense.com $3,488
specd.com $3,488
zweed.com $3,488
businessconfidence.com $3,388
home-solutions.com $3,388
southernclass.com $3,388
structuredproducts.com $3,385
needtogo.com $3,288
thebeatbox.com $3,288
atmasphere.com $3,188
Command360.com $3,000
cremationpa.com $3,000
encoreapparel.com $3,000
falconwater.com $3,000
printdigital.com $3,000
sharprx.com $3,000
sterlingadvisors.com $3,000
refluence.com $2,997
bimage.com $2,988
anybodyoutthere.com $2,927
heybrain.com $2,900
nametool.com $2,888
rateyourteacher.com $2,875
cornerthemarket.com $2,850
radsolutions.com $2,850
destinationtransportation.com $2,846
golube.com $2,800
dynamicvoices.com $2,588
grimetime.com $2,588
handsofamerica.com $2,588
healthcareconsumer.com $2,588
3dprintedhats.com $2,500
contractorapp.com $2,500
huntlist.com $2,500
huzah.com $2,500
insuranceninja.com $2,500
marijuanaoils.com $2,500
mercedesmagazine.com $2,500
novadesign.com $2,500
rossgold.com $2,500
securymaxis.com $2,500
weedlife.com $2,500
abaculi.com $2,499
coachesvideo.com $2,488
duplexprint.com $2,488
europamarket.com $2,488
givingfamily.com $2,488
thrivestyle.com $2,488
e-d.com $2,402
i-q.com $2,400
adayoflove.com $2,388
buddingbrilliance.com $2,388
consignanddesign.com $2,388
creativelofts.com $2,350
FreeM.com $2,295
braingold.com $2,200
dealmama.com $2,200
tfortexas.com $2,188
yourfuturelife.com $2,188
withwine.com $2,170
befitlivefit.com $2,100
counselingventura.com $2,100
whimsicaldreams.com $2,088
00004.com $2,000
apolloclinic.com $2,000
badassglam.com $2,000
devmac.com $2,000
fabricgeeks.com $2,000
finwire.com $2,000
goodmatters.com $2,000
justboxing.com $2,000
localjoes.com $2,000
mktng.com $2,000
Pat24.com $2,000
picoral.com $2,000
rotopro.com $2,000
redtune.com $1,997
fandroid.com $1,995
funtshirts.com $1,900
honeycolour.com $1,900
deepstream.com $1,899
daytonpestcontrol.com $1,895
diyhomedecorating.com $1,888
olivershop.com $1,888
placereview.com $1,888
sectorview.com $1,888
bigdaddybbq.com $1,877
capitalshield.com $1,877
treneseuropa.com $1,875
xinglang.com $1,850
prohomes.com $1,820
00012.com $1,800
sparkbio.com $1,800
DealSignal.com $1,799
meetingstrategy.com $1,788
nagrobki.com $1,774
modernkorean.com $1,750
retirementpaycheck.com $1,750
covertennessee.com $1,730
peopledoctor.com $1,688
rivetingmachine.com $1,688
vintageinspired.com $1,600
wesmile.com $1,600
top-colleges.com $1,591
vitco.com $1,581
centralpointenergy.com $1,560
mudlog.com $1,550
makerparts.com $1,525
aimsinternational.com $1,500
closedloopira.com $1,500
eyebelieve.com $1,500
healthycheck.com $1,500
heinrichchevrolet.com $1,500
homeceu.com $1,500
HOTSAUCEBOSS.com $1,500
jordanholidays.com $1,500
kinglawfirm.com $1,500
louw.com $1,500
meetmeout.com $1,500
painfighter.com $1,500
reciperemix.com $1,500
smartpropertycontracts.com $1,500
sterlingrose.com $1,500
woodchester.com $1,500
cheetahprints.com $1,499
gleasonscore.com $1,499
greaterzuricharea.com $1,499
spitguard.com $1,495
joebobs.com $1,450
tagnbag.com $1,450
doginmysuitcase.com $1,425
marushka.com $1,400
militarydutystations-blog.com $1,400
doctoralex.com $1,388
herbapharm.com $1,388
conegliano.com $1,376
vrmachine.com $1,354
nearing.com $1,348
tvshqiperia.com $1,301
blisswine.com $1,300
freetise.com $1,300
mrbrain.com $1,300
pachi.com $1,300
vietcorp.com $1,300
vpizza.com $1,300
charlestonstyle.com $1,295
recyclingsummit.com $1,288
oneblip.com $1,250
engineeria.com $1,200
enjoytechnology.com $1,200
mycrypt.com $1,200
securapet.com $1,200
dowhatyouwant.com $1,199
moodvision.com $1,195
beyondgood.com $1,188
travel-advantage.com $1,188
weedgear.com $1,177
sigaroofing.com $1,150
louisianabaptist.com $1,149
wholesaleshampoo.com $1,119
surveypulse.com $1,111
vappos.com $1,111
360benefits.com $1,100
qter.com $1,088
tastymeats.com $1,088
workersinjury.com $1,084
airportselfstorage.com $1,077
ecocap.com $1,075
fiestainnresort.com $1,065
redministries.com $1,050
benf.com $1,025
metroprop.com $1,025
apollodiamond.com $1,011
1yuangou.com $1,000
acpal.com $1,000
adabel.com $1,000
agebliss.com $1,000
cloud-connect.com $1,000
fairfind.com $1,000
financialadvisorsofamerica.com $1,000
gamedaygiveaway.com $1,000
minutemovies.com $1,000
MYGEL.com $1,000
petseatcovers.com $1,000
printcart.com $1,000
recruitscout.com $1,000
seattrade.com $1,000
seoulkitchen.com $1,000
socialclout.com $1,000
spinestemcells.com $1,000
streetfiles.com $1,000
tennesseeobamacare.com $1,000
thehutterites.com $1,000
tipitoe.com $1,000
Non .COM Sales Price
flavour.ca $17,650
chg.org $9,800
ois.net $9,800
phr.org $9,800
wombat.co $3,900
clubfitness.net $3,588
understood.net $3,400
iap.org $3,000
acar.co $2,750
crossbow.org $2,500
sarcoma.net $2,500
detroit.net $2,325
ourchoice.org $2,300
1y.net $2,002
aff.org $2,000
leste.net $1,988
fragmentation.org $1,800
ctsn.net $1,500
nontr.net $1,500
breastcancerwalk.net $1,488
pacificfishing.net $1,388
bastille-linux.org $1,305
georgiahealth.org $1,250
propertypartner.net $1,180
agricare.net $1,088
amerind.net $1,088
mennoweekly.org $1,026
worldwaterday.net $1,025
alakija.net $1,000
bunker.biz $1,000

Webmastering.co.uk covers 28 Happy Exact Match Domain Owners

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By: Raymond Hackney

Edwin Hayward wrote a good post today on the power of exact match domains and what they have meant to website owners who own one.

Edwin said,

Summary: an exact match domain name is not an essential part of doing business, but having one can catapult you to the next level, and bring an instant dose of credibility that can open many doors. I’ve rounded up 28 interviews covering a wide range of businesses, all of which enjoy the benefits of operating on descriptive, generic domain names.

Tip of the hat to the original publications – it’s well worth taking the time to enjoy each interview at length, as there are some fantastic take-aways from them. Think of this roundup as a sampler, a little nibble to whet your appetite for the 28 delicious meals ahead.

I would agree with Edwin that they are each worth taking the time to read, along with using as a reference point if you are trying to sell an exact match domain to a potential client. It makes sense to highlight other end users having an exact match domain.

Read the article on Webmastering.co.uk

LifeHacker: What Do I Do When Someone Has a Domain Name I Want?

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By: Raymond Hackney

Lifehacker did a question an answer piece for a reader who cannot get the domain they want.

Dear Lifehacker,
I’d really like to register the domain name for my last name, but it’s already taken. The frustrating part is that the person who owns the domain name doesn’t seem to be doing anything with it. Is there anything I can do?

Sincerely,
That’s My Name!

Dear TMN,

It is frustrating when you think of the perfect domain name and then find out it’s already taken, especially if the owner doesn’t seem to be using it. Sometimes, they may even be “squatting” on these domain names hoping to make a quick buck off of you, the person that wants to buy it. Unless there’s a trademark issue involved, though, you can’t really force someone to give up a domain name they own. But there are some things you can do.

You can read the whole article here.

What I like to do with these types of posts outside the domain industry, is to read the comments. Its always interesting to see how those outside the domain investor community perceive domains and domainers.

Sometimes they are really interesting,

Most of y’all are too young to remember when McDonalds found out someone else owned mcdonalds.com. They sued the guy and ended up settling out of court. Turns out he was a teacher and I wanna say in NYC, so they settled for McDonalds supplying computers for his school district. The son of a friend of mine heard about that and immediately went out and registered football.com, baseball.com, hotels.com(YES), resorts.com (YES), soccer.com, and many more. And yes, he’s a rich guy now.

Football was regged in 94 and Baseball in 97 so not sure it was the same guy.

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