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The value of a domain name

A domain name, the www.yourdomainname.tld (tld is the com, net, org, etc..), can be one a huge asset when it comes to Internet marketing. Companies have been known to pay literally millions of dollars for a domain name. Why? It's because domain names have become a huge business for making money from the Internet. There are people out there that have nothing better to do, than to sit around and buy up all of the domain names they can think of. Some are just obsessed with owning Internet real estate, while others are investing in their future. Yep, it's an investment. Why? Well, because they may have the domain name that you want bad enough to pay them more than what they paid for it. Right now, the average domain name sells for about ten bucks from a domain registrar. You can find them cheaper, and you can certainly find them much more expensive. However, if you find a domain that nobody is in possession of, you can pick it up at just about anyplace that sells domain names for under fifteen dollars.

What makes a domain name so valuable?Suppose you are selling squares. Would it make a lot of sense to have a domain name of It probably would not. The reason is, those people came to that site expecting to find circles. Imagine their disappointment when all you had to offer was squares. However, what if your domain name was Now you're cooking with grease! Think of all of the people that would simply type your name into their address bar, without ever even using a search engine. People have somewhat come to expect the domain name of a website to be relevant to its content. I know, I know, what about Google and Yahoo, or any other big name that has a domain that has nothing to do with its content. Well, that answer is simple. It's called "Branding." Branding is when a name, regardless of its typical meaning, becomes valuable. Usually branded names are small, and easy to remember. That is what helped them to become more popular. Quick, think of a guy's name. Was it something like John, or Bob? Why wasn't it Sebastian, or Ebenezer? It is because our simplistic little minds like to keep things simple. We cherish simple things in life, and we remember them more easily. Domain names are no different. We remember the small simple ones, and besides, they are easier to type. That is all part of branding, and unless you are lucky enough to get a hold of a name like that, and have the dough to sink into marketing it, you should probably stick to a name that describes your website's content. That's why domain names are so valuable. People buy them up, and resell them to us to make a profit, because a good name is hard to come by the promo code.

How do we choose the right domain name?First, decide if you are going to attempt to compete in the Branded name market, or if you are going straight to a name that makes sense for your website. If you are going for the branded option, more power to you, and good luck buddy! However, if you're going with a name that makes sense, sit down at your computer, and find a website that sells domain names.

Choosing a domain name for a website is tricky business. The value of that domain name will be placed squarely upon the results you get in traffic from it. Search engines play a large role in the value of a domain name. They can make or break your online presence. If a search engine considers your domain name to be relevant to your website, then that search engine may give more search results to your site. If your website does not bring in traffic, perhaps you should look at such things as the domain name. Domain names that are too long, have too many words, or are just plain hard to remember will rely on links to get traffic to you. If you can pick a relevant domain name, one that is easy to type and remember, you will not only get traffic from backlinks, but also traffic generated by the domain name. That is how you can place a value on a domain name. If it brings traffic to your site, it is priceless, and you should hang on to it. Remember the guy sitting at home waiting to buy it? He will be watching you, I promise.

24 Oct 2015
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Art Auctions For Sculptures

Art auctions for sculptures are a great way to find new art for your home or office. I like to peruse the online auction sites for nice sculptures. I have found some very interesting items when Ive looked.

There was a sculpture sold on eBay recently that was entitled Love. The art auction for this sculpture went above the estimated value. The piece was red and blue and made of polychrome aluminum. The French artists name was Robert Indiana. The art auction listed the item as six feet tall, six feet wide and three feet deep.

I liked a hall stand that was carved from wood that I found in an online art auction. The carving depicted a playful bear climbing a fir tree. There was a young bear cub carved into one of the branches. The branches were there to serve as garment hooks and there was even a mirror on the piece in a carved oak leaf designed frame.

There was an exquisite sculpture by a Russian artist that was sold recently in an art auction. The subject of the sculpture was a Bar Mitzvah boy and the medium was marble. I think that marble statues seem so timeless and elegant. It is an excellent medium for a sculpture.

The wife of artist Yitzhak Danziger signed a certificate for the brass sculpture her husband completed in 1969. Danziger is an Israeli artist. The piece looked very abstract to me. It did not do very well in the art auction and sold for less than its estimated worth.

I found a lot of bronze sculptures in the online art auctions. Most of them were of people, but the ones I liked best were abstract. My absolute favorite was a Harry Bertoia bronze sculpture called Bush. This piece is also known as a Brain or Coral. The bidding for this piece of art in the art auction was started at thirty nine thousand dollars. It didnt get a bidder.

I saw little interest in the bronze sculpture art auctions for animal figures. Im not sure if the reasons they didnt get bidders were because of subject matter or because of price. Bronze is an expensive medium for an artist to work in and it takes a lot of training to be proficient.

I have a favorite glass sculptor. His work goes for so much in online art auctions that I will probably never own a piece of his work. Dale Chihuly is magnificent. There are permanent installations of his tremendous work all over the world.

Crystal sculptures look more like paperweights to me. Online art auctions for glass representations of animals and sea life are really neat. My favorite art auction recently was for a hand blown glass jellyfish. It was magical.

I liked another online art auction for optical crystal that had been turned into a work of art by artist Christopher Ries. The piece was small and called Lotus. It would look so pretty in a well lit display case.

Im jealous of the buyer that gets to call this sculpture their own. They won the piece in the art auction for just under a thousand dollars. This artist uses blocks of pure, clear lead crystal cast from Schott Glass Technologies of Duryea, Pennsylvania. It is truly amazing art. His work is prominently displayed in numerous galleries and even in the Columbus airport in Columbus, Ohio.

20 Oct 2015
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Air Travel: Is It Right for You?

Are you interested in taking a vacation? If you are, you may be required to fly. There are many popular vacation destinations, such as Hawaii, Europe, and the Caribbean, that cannot be reached any other way. With that in mind, if you are looking to vacation within in the United States you may have more options. For that reason, you may want to first decide if traveling by airplane is really right for you.

When it comes to determining if air travel is really right for you, for your next trip, you will first want to look at your destination. Just because you do not have any oceans to cross, it does not mean that you dont need to fly. For example, if you are looking to travel from New York to California, it may be within your best interest to fly. This is particularly true if you are limited on the amount of vacation time that you have available from your work. 

Your budget is another factor that you will want to take into consideration, when trying to determine if air travel is right for you. For example, there are many other cheaper alternatives for those who must travel a short to medium distance. For example, if you will be traveling from Texas to Nevada, you may be able to buy tickets for a bus or train. There are many different options when you look for them. For many individuals, riding a bus or a train is a much more affordable option. Perhaps, the only downside to this approach is the time that you will spend on the road. For many, it would just be convenient to drive their own car.

Speaking of driving your own car, if you are looking to avoid flying, you will want to examine your alternative option of driving yourself. As previously stated, keep your location and distance in mind. Also, it is important to take the cost of your trip into consideration. Many of us automatically think of gasoline and the cost of it, but it is also important to take the cost of vehicle wear and tear into consideration. For that reason, many end up renting a car for their trip. However, it is important to return back to traveling by air. For long distance trips, the cost of renting a car can be the same, if not more than hopping on a flight that only lasts a few hours

What does all of this mean for you? It does mean that you will likely be better off traveling by airplane if you are looking to travel in the United States. With that said, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, you should never fly if you can drive to your destination in an hour or two, as doing so can be considered a waste of money. Also, if you are a motor home owner or if you can find an affordable rental nearby, you may want to drive to your destination instead, as doing so can sometimes be better than flying.

For the most part, the only individuals who should have trouble flying are those who suffer from claustrophobia or a fear of flying, even flying is safe. Individuals with other disabilities, including the need of an oxygen tank or those who are wheel chair bound, can still fly to their destination, as many airlines will go out of their way to provide needed accommodations and services.
19 Oct 2015
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