Web Domains


In April 2007, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
approved certain domain registries to increase their prices. Domain registries
are the private companies which manage the registration, technical operations,
and control the allocation policies of the TLD’s for which they are
responsible.

Domain registries VeriSign(.com, .net tld’s), Afilias(.info tld),
Neulevel (.biz tld) and Public Interest Registry(.org tld) applied for and
received price increases and have announced they will be raising their
wholesale prices to all registrars including NameCheap.

Namecheap

In light of that decision, NameCheap.com will be adjusting its pricing on
Sunday, October 14, 2007 as follows:

.com domain renewals, transfers and new registrations: Old pricing $8.88, new pricing $9.29 per year
.net domain renewals, transfers and new registrations: Old pricing $8.88, new pricing $9.29 per year
.org domain renewals, transfers and new registrations: Old pricing $8.88, new pricing $9.29 per year
.info domain renewals, transfers and new registrations: Old pricing $8.88, new pricing $9.29 per year
.biz domain renewals, transfers and new registrations: Old pricing $8.88, new pricing $9.29 per year

NameCheap

Coupon Code for the month of October 2007: ROCKTOBER

Expiration: 14th October 2007
Details: $0.90 off on selected TLD domains registration/transfer

NameCheap

Coupon Code for the month of September 2007: LABORDAY

Expiration: 30th September 2007
Details: $0.90 off on selected TLD domains registration/transfer

Namecheap

Coupon Code for the month of August 2007: NEWSWORTHY

Expiration: 31st August 2007
Details: $0.89 off on selected TLD domains registration or transfer

Namecheap

Coupon Code for the month of July 2007: BOTTLEROCKET

Expiration: 31st July 2007
Details: $0.90 off on selected TLD domains registration/transfer

Does the length of your website’s domain name registration affect search engine optimization and results?

Should you renew your domain name for a long period of time? And if so, how long is long enough? If you want to stay ahead of your competition, then you might consider looking at the length of time your competitors have registered their domain names. If your competitors have generally renewed their domain names for one or two years, you might consider registering your domain name for 5 or 10 years. While putting off your domain name’s expiration date might help your search engine rankings, keep in mind that this may be only a small victory when it comes to search engine rankings.

Its good business sense to register a domain for at least 10 years. You don’t want to deal with the process annual process of renewing them every year. It’s best to obtain the domain names that you want to keep for a while and renew then on a 5 to 10 year plan.

If your domain name expires, there’s a good chance that someone will register your domain name immediately after it expires. If, for whatever reason, you don’t renew your domain name, someone watching a ‘watch list’ of expiring domain names will try to capitalize on the online business that you’ve built over the years. They know that there is potential website traffic they can have simply by renewing your old domain name. By renewing your domain name for several years, your domain name won’t expire for a while, and it won’t be opened up to expired domain name buyers.

If you really want to stay ahead of the competition, you might consider registering or renewing your domain name for 100 years. Currently, Network Solutions is the only registrar offering the 100 year option, which costs $999.00. GoDaddy currently offers to renew or register a domain name for 10 years, at a good price discount per year.
Yes, you can lose critical positioning in the search engines if you don’t reregister your domain name in time. You may have to start the SEO process all over again!

Namecheap

Coupon Code for the month of June 2007: JUNEBUGZ

Expiration: 30th June 2007
Details: $0.89 off on selected TLD domains registration