You Control Your Domain Name? Think Again!
Let me ask you some questions that may sound "obvious" but can
have downright scary answers. Did you buy your domain name from
a service? Do you know who is in control of your domain name?
Have you done a "Whois" search to find out? The answer may very
well shock you!
Buying a domain name is a very easy thing to do. But if you buy
a domain name without any knowledge of "ownership" vs.
"control", you could very well be headed down a bumpy road.
Unfortunately, most Web site owners are unaware that "ownership"
does not equate to "control." Just because you paid for your
domain name does not mean you have access or authority to make
changes, transfers or other necessary functions. But if not you
- the owner - who does?
There are 4 components to a domain name:
Registrant: you - the person who registered the domain name
Billing Contact: could be anyone
Technical Contact: could be anyone
Administrative Contact: could be anyone
The registrant is you. You might assume that items two, three
and four are also you. A natural assumption. Guess what. most of
the time they are not! THIS is where you get into trouble.
Internet Marketing Wide
Open to Women
At the April, 2002 Internet Marketing & Direct Mail Super
Conference in Atlanta only one-fifth of the audience was women
and none of the ten speakers. Several speakers mentioned that
Internet marketing is wide open for women. The question is: Why
are more women not getting involved when many are ideally
situated to take up Internet marketing?
Women may be assuming that Internet marketing requires computer
skills beyond their knowledge or interest. Actually, if a woman
can surf the Web, she can do everything she needs to become an
expert in Internet marketing. For activities that take a bit
more knowledge, like downloading eBooks and setting up a web
site, there is plenty of affordable help to be found. Most women
have a computer-literate relative or friend who can teach her a
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