What is a valid reason for wanting a domain name? 

by on October 13, 2010

Q: Hi all
I am trying to register a .ie domain

I’m not part of a company of any kind. I am just a regular john doe trying to register a domain.

This domain will cost me about 30 so I don’t want to waste my money on a domain name like www.MyName.ie so I have decided that the domain I will register should be a name that might be worth something in the future.

I will use this domain for training myself on wed design, emails, hosting, PHP scripts and so on.

Now the IDER is looking for me to make a clam to the domain. They need a signed letter from me saying why I want this domain name.

The domain name I am trying to get is www.AttribComputers.ie

I need to have a valued reason for wanting this domain name but the only reason I have is that I like the name.

So my question is

What can I say that will class as a valid reason for wanting this name and allows me to have a clam over this domain or is there something I can do to give myself a clam over this domain name.


How can I come up with a good name for my new company? 

by on November 23, 2009

Q: I am looking for a main name of my new private company I am building now. This company will do technical support, accounting, as well as security cameras and alarm systems.

I want the name in Ontario, Canada (Ottawa). I don’t want a name with suffix tech, this is gonna be sub name after. Can anyone help me think of a good name?


Is there anyway for me to take over an abandoned website? 

by on November 1, 2009

Q: I’ve discovered a website that appears to have been abandoned since 2003. However, the domain name is active until 2015. I have tried contacting the owner but I received no reply. Is there any way for me to commandeer, take over, the site? I would use my own domain name.


Are there free web hosts that let you use your own domain name? 

by on October 26, 2009

Q: I have registered a domain name and I want to host it for free, what should I do? I have registered at many free hosting sites but I am not able to use my domain name.


How do you purchase a web domain and hosting? 

by on June 26, 2009

Q: How do you purchase a web domain and hosting?


Finding domains that contain keywords 

by on June 16, 2009

Q: Is there an easy way to search for registered domain names that contain certain words? For instance, if I know the name includes ‘book’ and ‘shop’ but I have no idea where those words come in the name but I want the result IShopForBooks24-7.com.

A: There is a site called namedroppers.com that allows you to search for domains with keywords like you suggested. It also allows you to exclude keywords as well. So if you wanted to search for domains with ‘books’ and ‘shop’ but without ‘now’ then you can do that as well.


Is there a way to find all registered domains that contain a certain word? 

by on June 9, 2009

Q: Is there an easy way to search for registered domain names that contain certain known words? For instance: If I know the name includes ‘book’ and ‘shop’ but I have no idea where those words come in the name (e.g. IShopForBooks24-7.com). I’m using a Mac, if that makes any difference.


How come I cannot get to a domain but everyone else can? 

by on May 23, 2009

Q: I’ve purchased a domain thru whois.com and the domain is sourceofgaming.com. I do have a hosting website too.

My problem is everyone else can open the website and view it but I can’t. I am keep getting redirected to a parking page and I do not know why.

I’ve downloaded multiple spybot, adware, malware cleaning programs and cleaned out everything and still failed.


Are Country Specific Domain Names Actually Hosted Within The Country 

by on December 21, 2007

Q: Are the country specific domain names like .cn or .tt. required to be hosting in those countries? Do they have anything to do with those countries (i.e., do they get routed through there?). Would national instability affect them? Can they handle massive surges of traffic, do you think?

A: When you register a domain name, there will be an IP address sitting behind that (i.e. your web server, file server, or whatever the domain name is intended for). This IP Address will dictate how routing happens to/from that domain name, not the name itself.

Can civil unrest in countries result in problems with the domain name? Realistically no. The name is registered to you on an IP address somewhere else in the world. The only thing that may affect you is if China decides to no longer allow outside-of-country people to own .CN names. This isn’t likely to happen, but I suppose it’s a very small risk no less.

Everything else you have asked (Throughput etc.) is really dictated by that IP address you have assigned to it. If the server that is handling the traffic can handle 10mb a second, then it can handle 10mb a second regardless of what the domain name associated is. Domain names are simply there to make addresses easy to identify and remember (Could you imagine having to remember numbers such as “ for Microsoft updates, and is my Anti Virus vendor”; it would be near impossible to navigate anywhere!