Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Domain Name And components

What Is Domain Name?

We often wonder as newbies when we hear the word; domain name, we try to attempt defining it from our own understanding. From the offline perspective, domain may sound to you as a territory or someone’s boundary or even as your immediate covered environment. You are somehow close to the definition as domain name simply means your territorial name on the internet.

Domain name is what defines your address on the internet; it is your address through which people can get to your website or Uniform Resources Locator (URL). It is often called the internet address. Your domain name is what determines how you can be reach by numerous internet users from all over the world. This is what you type in the address bar of your browser whenever you want to browse a website.

Domain name is a unique property of an individual, an entity or an organization. Your domain name is unique all over the world. You can register or lease a domain name on a monthly or annual basis. Once you register a domain name, no one else can use it for the period that you pay for until it expires.

Components of domain name

A standard domain name usually comes with prefixes and different suffixes that generalize the address unification on the internet, the standard web address prefixes and suffixes read like the followings:




.com,.org, .edu, .info, .biz, .tv, .me, .mobi


All these prefixes have their respective meanings, which we shall attempt to discuss here;

HTTP – Short for HyperText Transfer Protocol, the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web. HTTP defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. For example, when you enter a URL in your browser, this actually sends an http command to the Web server directing it to fetch and transmit the requested Web page.

WWW – This a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. The documents are formatted in a markup language called HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) that supports links to other documents, as well as graphics, audio, and video files. This means you can jump from one document to another simply by clicking on hot spots. Please note that Not all Internet servers are part of the World Wide Web, some are designed to link others privately, especially for corporate purpose.

.com, .org, .edu, etc. – this are called top level domains suffixes, they are ever increasing daily online.

CC TLD – this simply means Country Code, Top Level Domain. Example of CCTLD are .co.uk –United Kingdom sites, .com.ng – Nigeria sites, .ke – Kenya sites, .com.gh – Ghana , .cn – China sites, etc.

How to register a domain

Registering a domain is easy and simple in steps. All you will need is to ensure that it is synonymous to your kind of idea that your website will entail. This makes it easier for search engines and the likes to enlist it on time. On the average, a domain would cost about 8 dollars a year.

Please note that you can buy a total package that includes domain name and web hosting, this makes it easier as it allows you to enjoy the full service of the registering company.

The followings are the easy steps:

  1. Decide the name for your domain, make sure you write more than one domain name in case your primary choice is not available.
  2. Make sure your domain name in one way or the other has something to do with your website contents, though not compulsory but considering that will help people to automatically have access to the site easily by typing any relevant keywords.
  3. If you are taking an offline business which already has a brand name online, ensure you register a domain name that is exactly or closely related to that name for easy access by your existing offline customer.
  4. Log on to any desired domain name register site like www.register.com, www.moniker.com, www.netfirms.com, e.t.c.
  5. Check for the availability of your chosen domain by typing it into the domain checking box of the register and click submit.
  6. Follow the instructions afterwards to complete the signup process.

Domain Parking

Domain parking is an online business that has been thriving tremendously in the recent time. Domain parking entails registering domains that are synonymous to a project or companies that are yet to come on the internet before the concerned body decides to go online. By the time the concerned body decides to go for the domain, they will need to consult you, and then you resell it to them at the amount you deem it fit. Some people resell to make up to a profit of about a thousand percent or more.

Lanre Adeboye

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Earn Online Solving People’s Relationship Problems?

Like we have been saying, there are so many things that you can do to contribute to the society we live in today and still earn yourself residual income, especially on the internet. If you can find solution to problems, you will always command attention anytime, anywhere. Are you gifted at creatively finding solution to people’s relationship problems? Then you can gradually turn this into money making business online.

As we already know, the internet has reduced the world into a global village which has made it possible for humanity to communicate seamlessly. If you discover that you have this gift, or you think that you can begin to catch fun listening and advising people on their relationships, you can start to explore this online by kick starting it writing articles. . If you fall into this category of interest, you can start now and begin to write solutions that would help people with relationship challenges in the form of articles. These articles will set your foundation online as it will allow the readers to assess your knowledge and build their confidence in you. You can begin to post your articles online through blogging that means you can begin to earn online even without spending money on anything, as most blogging sites are free. You will just need to pack all your articles together when you are ready to launch your own website. For more on blogging, log on to www.onlinemoneyways.com/webtools

Remember that in anything you do online, you stand the chance to attract global attention, so make sure you add enthusiasm, always see whatever you do or you will be doing on the internet as an avenue to earn yourself a global recognition.

Going into this kind of adventure online does not require any qualification from you; all you need is just the experience and passion or interest that will drive you to write from your personal experience and of those that are closer to you. You are sure of getting attention in this adventure as long as you have a good content that will make meaning in the lives of the readers.

Understand that to earn online you need to get the following formula right:

Content – Traffic – Conversion

Your kind of content will determine the traffic you will attract, which you will now convert or monetize later.

There is a huge demand for this kind of support online, as many relationships especially in the west are facing serious challenges. You have nothing to loose as you can start this adventure with zero investment and begin to net in dollars soonest.

Lanre Adeboye

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Starting A Business On The Internet

Learning how to start an Internet Business doesn't have to be complicated.

Starting a new online business or taking an existing business online can seem intimidating or

overwhelming. But like everything else, if you make a plan and take it step by step, you'll be up and running in no time. No matter where you are coming from, once you know how to hold the mouse and have enthusiasm, you can start gradually.

What you will need to start your internet business will depend on which type of online business you choose. There are some standards that almost all internet-based ventures follows:

An Idea
Do you have a flair for something? or are you passionate about anything? Do you know something about anything? Anyone that is well motivated can earn a living online. You will need an organized idea to start off. The beautiful thing here is that the internet provides opportunities to learn more and more until you become a master on that niche.

An Internet Connection
Exactly what type of connection and hardware that you will need depends on the types of programs that you plan to use. The computer systems that are sold new at your local electronics store or computer shop will work fine for almost any use.

A Website
No matter what type of internet venture you start, you will want a website to showcase your products, services or information. You can create your own site or hire a web designer to do it for you. If you plan to hire someone, ensure you have enough information about the person/company. Ask for his/their past works to aid your decision.

A Hosting Account
This is where your website will 'reside' on the internet. Your hosting account will be a specific
amount of space for your files (web pages, images, scripts, etc) and will generally include email
addresses as well.Site Build it! is a great all-in-one host that includes a website builder, shopping
cart, mailing lists, email addresses and much more.

An FTP Program
FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is how you move your files from your computer to your hosting
account. You can also download files from your hosting account to your computer. Bullet Proof ftp can be a good idea. But if you are designing it yourself, you can rely on the site manager in the software (e.g Dreamwaver) to upload your files.

An Email Client
You will need an email client in order to set up your "pop email accounts" that come with your
hosting service. This will allow you to send and receive email using an address like
yourname@yoursite. A popular solution is Microsoft outlook, which comes with your window package.

These are the basic requirements for a internet based business to start off. As you progress, you will need to understands some basics about web-trafficking, site submission, e.t.c. For more on this topics, visit : www.onlinemoneyways.com

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Are You Ready For Online Biz?

Do You Know Something About Anything?

A Hobby? A Passion? Any Interests? Experience? The internet can work for you?

Turn Your Knowledge Into Revenue!
Anyone with motivation can make a living or earn extra income on the internet.

So why do most fail?

Because they fail to recognize and act upon the profound difference between offline and online commerce. They fail to realize that a strong passion is the key to successful online reward. And that the only free cheese in life is in the mouse trap; i.e effort is needed in order to comand result.

The Difference!

There is a big difference between the conventional offline business and the dynamic online biz. The number one requirement for online biz success is your passion; that is why you have to plug in your own flair and start having fun instead of working. Pierre Omdiyar, the CEO and founder of Ebay.com, the world largest online auction site said he's always at fun working online. Whatever your flair, I believe you can carve a niche for yourself is you can think contrarily and act warily according to Peter Thiel, the founder of Paypal, an online payment system.

Earnings Offline is all about "location, location, location." Put your business where people crowd by... and you're all set. Get your cash register ready with great workforce for operations.

Online, small businesses fail to act on the fundamental reality of how people use the Web. No one "passes by." They search for "information, information, information" according to Ken Evoy.

It's so simple. Not "easy" (as real business takes some work)... it's simple. No technical barriers to stop you if you will follow the contrasting rule: Provide in-demand information (Content) about something you know in an organised manner, in the manner you think people can benefit from reading it, at least from your own point of view. From that point on, everything flows...

Content - Your own information
Traffic - Your way of attracting attention
Conversion - Your medium of exchange for earnings

Please relax, take your time to explore this website, and find out how you can truly break through online just exploring free info here and through so many other links you can see on this site.

Remeber, Change, they say is the only constant thing, explore your inner value and take full charge of your destiny, it is the way, the way of the future.... welcome on board.

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