Lee Hodgson

Lee Hodgson
Lee Hodgson

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Posts by Lee Hodgson

Want to open a .SHOP?
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-18 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Fancy a .shop domain name? How about .ltd, .inc, or even .xxx?Thought all these names were rejected by ICANN and would never see the light of day?Think again. ...more

Reduce Your Domain Name Renewal Overheads!
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-17 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Most people that have registered domain names in the past few years will be paying $35 per year to renew them, either via a web hosting company or directly to Network Solutions. Wouldn't it be great if you could move your names to one of the new discount domain companies that have sprung up, and take advantage of their low prices? ...more

How To Create Profitable Domain Names
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-16 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Earlier this year, I took time out in order to test the widely-held view that "all the best names had gone". In the space of two months, I registered nearly two hundred domain names - one hundred and ninety .coms, and ten .net addresses....more

Considerations for Innocent Domain Name Owners
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-15 00:00:00 in Domain Names

The ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA") present grave risks to innocent domain name owners. This page offers some general comments for domain name owners to assist them in avoiding loss of their domain names. ...more

by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-15 00:00:00 in Domain Names

This Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy") has been adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), is incorporated by reference into your Registration Agreement, and sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between you and any party other than us (the registrar) over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by you. ...more

Take Responsibility for Domain Renewals
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-14 00:00:00 in Domain Names

I'm sometimes contacted by site owners complaining their web site and e-mail has suddenly stopped working. Upon investigation, I often have devastating news for them: the domain name used to access their site has been deleted. 99 times out of 100 this happens because they failed to pay the renewal fees for their domain name after the initial registration period ran out. ...more

How Secure Is Your Domain Name?
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-14 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Fancy playing Russian roulette with your online business?Of course not, but if you knew how insecure your domain name might be, you'd realize what a risk you were taking. Here are five potential security risks pertaining to domain name ownership and tips to minimize them. ...more

Give Domain Registration Information a Second Though
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-13 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Enter Honest and Complete Registration InformationWHOIS data is very poorly protected by privacy laws, and is in fact available for any company to buy for $10,000 or less. So many people are tempted to enter bogus registration information to avoid getting spammed. ...more

Domain Goldrush Part 6 - Snap-Back To The Future?
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-12 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Verisign Inc. have announced the details of a new system that will completely change the way deleting domain names are re-registered. Although the proposal has still to be commented on by the "Registrar Constituency", chances are that by March 20th, we'll all use this new system if we want to register expiring domain names....more

Help! I've Lost My Domain Name!
by Lee Hodgson - 2003-08-12 00:00:00 in Domain Names

Imagine this: you wake up one morning to find your web site has disappeared, your e-mail has stopped working and a person you've never heard of is listed as the owner of your domain name. Such a Kafkaesque loss of digital identity is actually surprisingly common. ...more