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What To Do With A Taken Domain

By Stephen Grisham, Sr.

Branding YOU Incorporated. Branding myself on the Internet and using my personal domain name.com was necessary for my business to expand. When I tried to register SandyMoore.com it was currently in use by a different Sandy Moore; my identity was gone, what could I do now? How could I ever get a good ranking on Google when there are 1,150,000 search results for Sandy Moore? Certainly, I would love to have the #1 rank on Google and this is precisely where I am going. However, I am ranked #2 because I have only used free methods for brand advertisements.

Find a Domain Name First locate a domain registrar; there are a lot of them online from which to make a selection. GoDaddy or Crazy domains is where you can go to find out if the domain name you want is already registered. Type in your desired domain name to find out if it is available. Now you will be shown a few different ideas in case your first preference is currently taken.

I am not suggesting you use any of those names since they probably are not very good choices for branding your business. If you really desire to have a certain name, you can find the domain owner and ask them to sell it to you. Frequently you will discover that the domain name is put on hold or not used anymore because this is a method for the owner to earn money from selling it to anybody that wants to buy it.

Ultimately, it is generally known that people join people rather than businesses. By employing your own domain.com name to brand yourself, others will become familiar with you, trusting you, and consequently they’ll want to gain more knowledge about you. First via social networking, email marketing, your blog site, and then by the things you have written regarding your business or interests.

Domain Name Options Here are a few other choices for domain name branding if your name is being used already. So for example, if your name is John Smith, you can be pretty sure that your name is already taken. You might pick a variation on your own name. Here are the sort of choices you might try with a common name like John Smith: whoisjohnSmith.com, IamJohnSmith.com, or Johnsmithonline.com, JohnSmithsWebsite.com. You could also add your middle initial JohnWSmith.com. It is easy to see that there are really a lot of options open. This is even true when your domain name of choice has already been snatched up by someone else.

Stephen Grisham, Sr. is a copy writer for InfoServe Media, LLC. InfoServe Media is a Houston web design and web hosting company. Or if you just need a few changes to an existing site, InfoServe Media also offers website maintenance.

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