Apple loses control of iPad.com domain names

Despite being one of the wealthiest tech companies in the world, Apple has lost a vital domain name portfolio for its hit iPad tablets. With the new retina display iPad announced yesterday at Yerba Buena Centre for Arts in San Francisco, we can reveal that www.iPad.com is a dead website, showing a construction site saying ‘coming soon’. Elsewhere a British design company that has been trading for over 18 years owns the lucrative www.apple.co.uk While Apple does own the rights to apple.com, iPod.com, iWork.com, iCloud.com and iMac.com, the Cupertino-based tech innovators have lost control of their iPad name portfolio in its entirety – a practice widely called ‘cybersquatting’. With no new name revealed yesterday,  Apple could have lost its iPad domains for good. Other domains that are in opportunists’ hands include: iPadHD.com  – owned by an iPad accessories blogger called ‘Dave’ iPad2.com – owned by Apple news website Mac Rumors iPad3.com – also cybersquatted with adverts iPadHD.biz – has been parked with adverts and an offer to sell to the highest bidder iPadHD.co.uk – taken [...]

50% off .CO Domains

Get 50% off .CO Domains – the most interesting shake up of the Internet in recent years. The .CO domain has become one of the most sucessful new domain extensions in the world since it was launched in the summer of 2010 – and the number of registrations keeps growing! It’s so close to the .COM and .CO.UK – but shorter and easier to remember. Plenty of opportunities Like .com, the new .CO domain is globally recognisable. It’s the ideal domain to make your online identity stand out from the crowd! .CO can represent many areas, so let your imagination soar with ideas for domains and websites: Why register a .CO domain? .CO (Columbia) was re-launched internationally in 2010 and quickly became one of the fastest growing global domains in recent times, with over one million registrations in 200 countries so far. .CO has great universal appeal – recognised by a global audience and flexible in it’s application. With your .co domain name you can cater for any country, any language, any meaning, interest or [...]

Tips for choosing the right domain…

Choosing your domain name is one of the most important things you will do for your online business – so careful attention should be paid to ensure you select the perfect domain for you. The first thing you need to decide when choosing a domain name is whether you want it to be obvious to Internet users. The advantage to having a domain name that is clearly related to your website’s topic is it may help people find your website through keyword searches. Also, it may be easier for people to remember a domain name that is fairly intuitive.   Considerations for SEO The first and obvious choice is your organisation name. However, this is not always the wisest choice. If it’s something inconspicuous then you’ll lose points from type in traffic, and if it’s no real reflection on your service, then you will lose on natural search traffic to your site. Search engine’s no doubt account for the largest percentage of website traffic when compared to any other methods. Therefore, if your website is [...]