Hard To Transfer Your Domain? Follow This Easy Step

According to Shweta Singh article, Here are a few tips that will certainly make the process of a domain name transfer a lot easier for you:

Firstly, avoid domain name transfers if you are near your date of renewal. Give yourself ample time before initiating these transfers just in case there is something which goes wrong. Two weeks is doable, a month is recommended. Anything less than that and you will be cutting it real close.

You should also make sure that the domain you want to transfer has been unlocked before you begin this process or your request for a transfer is going to be denied. Domains are usually locked in order to prevent any unauthorized transfers. So if you are ready to begin a transfer, you should first go to the control panel of your domain and unlock it.

Ensure that the contact email ID in your website account is correct. Most of the process of transfer will rely on email notifications at each step. If you aren’t getting all of these notifications, it is going to slow down the process drastically. Also, there are many registrars who do not allow transfers if any of the registrant details have been changed in the last few months. Go through the transfer FAQ of your registrar before you change any of your contact information.

In the case of most domains, you are going to require a special code that will come from your registrar. But since nothing is so simple as far as domain transfers are concerned, the code is going to be called a number of different things like authorization code, EPP, transfer key, AuthInfo code, transfer secret, etc. There are certain registrars who may just provide this code in the control panel directly. Others may send it to you in an email. Again, if you are stuck, the transfer FAQ of your registrar will help you progress.

Keep a look out for an email from the new registrar regarding the transfer request. Be sure to accept the transfer when you get this email. You should get a similar email from the old registrar too along with an intimation that your transfer is pending. If you don’t finish these steps on your own, your transfer may be delayed by a number of days or may just be blocked completely.

You should also note down the services which you are using through your present registrar like domain parking, email, forwarding, custom DNS, etc. You are going to have to ensure that the new registrar also offers these services to you and set each of them up once the transfer has been completed. You should know that there is going to be a time lag between the time when your services are stopped by the old registrar and restarted by the new registrar.

This may seem like a whole lot to remember but once you have transferred a few domains successfully, the process will start to appear a lot simpler and you will not have too much trouble anymore.

Easy Ways to Buy an Aged Domain

Easy Ways to Buy an Aged Domain

There are lots of benefits to buying an aged domain, which is an ideal strategy if you are building a new website. The immediate benefit comes from the reputation which, may have been previously established, where the older is better.

The primary reason for the preference for an aged domain, is that traffic and reputation may have already been established. However caution is required to determine whether any effort has been put into developing the site, if it exists, or is simply a domain name.

Aged domains are available at various prices, which are determined by the intrinsic value. If you are developing a new site, an aged domain can put you miles ahead of the competition, where the need to develop inbound links and site traffic is already completed, but the difficulty lies in determining how to make efficient use of the reputation, but even more important, is determination of the value of the links.

There are several sites where you may buy established domains in your category, but before doing so, an examination of the link profile may be necessary. Determine if the inbound links are appropriate and able to send the right type of visitors as quality becomes even more important than quantity.

If all is in order, to make use of the traffic, the next objective would be to direct the traffic from the old domain to your new domain. This should be done discreetly as search engines really do not like redirects, and generally not much value is passed on redirects.

Do not expect that your site will receive higher ranking in search engines from redirects, as there are several other factors that come into play. Do not expect to receive from credit from domains that may have already expired.

Where real benefit from an aged domain can be derived, is where a domain is transferred, or if a website is bought or sold. If you intend to operate the site in the same manner, despite the new registration, it is more than likely that credit for the existing link profile should continue.

Another option to make use of an aged domain, requires a bit more effort, but can have a positive impact onsite performance. The old domain can be set as a sub or microsite, which can then be linked to your main site. In that way much of the value with the established microsite can be passed to your main site, without affecting site reputation, but the downside, is that a bit more effort is now required to maintain two websites.

The third option is to completely rebuild a site on the old domain, and this is not always as daunting as it sounds, but you have the ready benefit of making use of an already established reputation.

Buying an aged domain may not be for everyone, but there are ways that benefits can be obtained from previously established reputations.