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Russian Election Hacking Domains Seized by Microsoft

Thursday, September 6th, 2018


Microsoft has taken control of six domains associated with a hacker group believed to be a part of Russian military intelligence, according to the company.

Company president Brad Smith blogged yesterday that Microsoft obtained a court order allowing it to seize the names, which it believes were to be used to attack institutions including the US Senate.

The domains in question look like they could be used in spear-phishing attacks.

The domains seized by Microsoft are,,,, and These attacks were aimed at two major conservative establishments, the International Republican Institute and the Hudson Institute, as well as the US Senate.

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SEO For Beginners

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018


 Many people have heard of the term SEO but don’t really understand what it means and how it impacts website performance and search engine ranking. There are a ton of SEO tips and tools of the trade but we have compiled a beginner’s list of the down and dirty ones you need to know.

Keywords are the most important factor for SEO. Most of our SEO tips will be around keywords; how to establish a focus keyword and how to optimize them for success. So let’s jump into the SEO tips we have for you.

The focus on keywords is huge when it comes to SEO marketing. Making sure you have the right word or words in your title and the throughout the body of your article will ensure that Google associates your page with your keyword focus.

In addition to keywords, it is suggested to link up (outbound and inbound) with other websites with similar topics to make your site have more of a web presence and have more for your page visitors to follow.

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Crypto Domain Name Auction to be held in September by Sedo

Thursday, August 30th, 2018


Sedo announced that it will hold an auction September 13-20 that will exclusively feature cryptocurrency and blockchain-related domain names.

Since the beginning of 2017, Sedo has recorded $1.7 million in sales of names containing crypto and blockchain terms.

Crypto and blockchain companies are also buying generic and short domains that lack these keywords.

Sedo is taking name submissions currently for the crypto domain name auction and if they meet Sedo’s criteria you can submit them for free.

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Yahoo Small Business Online Presence Domain Package

Thursday, August 16th, 2018


Yahoo Small Business today announced a new “startup” priced launch package for businesses wanting to jumpstart their online presence, providing the basic tools they need at an affordable cost.  Businesses will now be able to purchase a domain name, secure one-page website, and branded email address – all for the cost of a domain name registration.

“Creating our triple-threat startup pricing makes sense.  A domain name gives businesses a unique identity, but without a professional email address and a website the identity is incomplete,” said Dilip Deshpande, product manager for Yahoo’s new domain offer. “Having a professional website and email address that are tied to a new domain name provides everything businesses need to launch their online presence and start attracting customers.”

The Yahoo Small Business online presence package reduces the expense to less than half of what competitors are charging.  As the online business grows, Yahoo offers competitively priced options to expand to a larger website or more mailboxes, all without losing the existing website or email history.

With features like a one page secure website with an SSI certificate, built in SEO, a professional email account through Yahoo mail, domain name registration and more, this sounds like great option for small businesses looking to boost their online presence.

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Sedo Sells Domain Name For $600,000 Again

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Domainnamewire: sold for the exact same amount in 2009 when Boris Kreiman bought the domain name shortly after buying for $1.1 million. Kreiman told Domain Name Wire that he was going to create a Christian social network using the domain name.

The domain was about to be sold at the Rick Latona TRAFFIC auction in 2009, but the transaction went through Sedo. So this is the second time Sedo has had a hand in selling

The buyers identity has yet to be revealed.


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Improve Your Domain Ranking With New Content

Monday, August 13th, 2018


In addition to changes you can make at the domain level, there are content updates you can make to improve your domain ranking and SEO tactics from a content perspective.

Content formulation is arguably one of the more challenging aspects of content marketing. You don’t always need to produce new content, especially when you have really high-quality content already written. Repurposing your old content helps to keep your content fresh and a relevant and current authority on a subject for domain ranking.

In addition to new and repurposed content, linking with other relevant blog posts and guest blogging will help improve domain ranking.


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The Personal Hosting Service That Provides a White Glove Experience

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Director of Business Development Lennon Patton:

We focus on creating a custom solution for your hosting needs. One plan does fit all needs and our team is here to help craft a custom hosting solution for your needs. We take a local approach to each of our clients. We treat each as if they are visiting our offices in Edmond, Oklahoma.”

If you have a website that has custom requirements, the majority of hosting companies that provide automated settings will not be able to meet your needs. You’ll need a personal hosting service that is willing to listen to all of your needs.

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Free Website Hosting is a Mistake. Here’s Why.

Saturday, August 11th, 2018


Free sure is tempting. With all the expenses businesses face today, it may seem like a breath of fresh air to see that you can get a web hosting service for your website for free. The problem with falling for the temptation of choosing a free website host is that it ends up costing you more money in the long run. You also risk the integrity of your website, can ruin your online reputation and can lose revenue and customers while facing these negative repercussions of choosing “free.”

One of the major problems with free web hosting is the amazing marketing tactics hosting companies use to draw you in. It’s almost as if you can’t say no! The great news is that you can turn down free offers and you don’t have to spend an inordinate amount of money to get what you need. There are many managed and shared hosting options available that offer affordable premium hosting. These companies can save you money long-term, but they can also save you a headache and mess of making the mistake of choosing a free website hosting service in the first place.

Rarely is anything actually free, especially online. If you chose free web hosting it’ll be seriously limited and you will need more. This means spending money or settling for a limited service.

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GoDaddy’s Aftermarket Revenue

Friday, August 10th, 2018


An analyst asked GoDaddy about its domain name aftermarket business on this week’s GoDaddy earnings conference call. GoDaddy credits increased aftermarket revenue for growing its topline domain name revenue and it’s important for analysts and shareholders to get an understanding of how the business works.

Here’s the takeaway: the aftermarket business contributes mid-single digits to GoDaddy’s total revenue. Last quarter the company had revenue of $652 million, so if you assume about 4%-6%, that gives a number of about $25 million to $40 million in aftermarket revenue for the quarter.

GoDaddy’s aftermarket revenue is generated from GoDaddy purchased domains for resale, expired domain names from Godaddy and partnering platforms, and Afternic and AfternicDLs sales.

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Easily Avoided Hosting Mistakes

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Maybe you haven’t built a website yet because you’re intimidated you’ll make a hosting mistake or you’re complacent with having only a Facebook and Yelp page – whatever the reason is, don’t let it hold you back any longer.

Building a website doesn’t have to be difficult, most users will be able to get by without even having to learn about DNS settings and zone records. No one expects you to master a complex topic you’re completely new to before you take the leap, but it will save you from making an unnecessary hosting mistake if you understand the basic fundamentals of hosting and DNS.

Whether you’re building your own website with a website builder service or you’re using shared hosting, it doesn’t have to be over-complicated. Decide which one of two hosting strategies is right for you and find the hosting solutions to accommodate.

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