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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a domain name?

A domain name is much like a business or home address. It is the place where people can find your company and view your products, services and/or information via the Internet. The growing use of the Internet and the millions of addresses available requires people to strategically choose their domain name. A domain name is part of the Domain Name System (DNS), a set of guidelines and rules developed by the Internet community, which substitutes words for a complex list of numbers to go from one place to another on the Internet. 
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What is a top level domain name?

Domain names fall into different categories known as top-level domains. Names may be registered in the following top-level domains:
.com - Commercial (for profit) organizations.
.net  - Network infrastructure machines.
.org - Non-Profit organizations.
.edu - Educational institutions.
.gov - US Federal Government agencies.
.mil - Military. 
In 2001 there were several  proposed new top level domain names to being released. They are as follows:
.info - General Information
.biz - Businesses
.name - Individuals
.aero - Aviation groups
.museum - Museums
.coop - Cooperatives 
.pro - Professionals
The International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC) has announced a plan to add seven new top-level domain names. According to IAHC, the seven new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) will be:
.firm - Businesses, or firms
.store - Businesses offering goods to purchase
.web - Entities emphasizing activities related to the WWW
.arts - Entities emphasizing cultural and entertainment activities
.rec - Entities emphasizing recreation/entertainment activities
.info - Entities providing information services
.nom - Those wishing individual or personal nomenclature
As more and more top level domains are issued the .com domain names become even more valuable. This is due to the web browser's default settings for .com  and the .com assumption for most web users.
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Can I buy a top-level domain even if I am not in the U.S.?

Definitely! Anyone from any part of the world can purchase a domain name.
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How much is a domain name worth?

The ease in which a web site can be found, recognized and associated with a company's name or generic-brand product can easily determine it's worth. Domains have sold for prices ranging from $100 to $7.5 million! A very clear example, which demonstrates exactly what some are willing to pay, is the sale of Business.com for $7.5 million dollars.

Domain prices will continue to go up as the supply decreases and the demand increases. But what will always hold true is the importance of securing a suitable and marketable domain name in order for your organization to thrive on the Internet.
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What is the linkUwant Appraisal Guarantee?

Your Domain Name Guaranteed to Appraise for more than the Price through one of the most respected Domain Name Appraisal services online which is www.GreatDomains.com
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What are the general criteria used for pricing a domain name?

There are several things you need to look at when valuing a domain name:
  • Top-level domain - .com, .net, and org.
  • Length of domain- is it too long for users to remember.
  • Brand recognition - is it easily recognized.
  • Marketability of the domain- how marketable is it.
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Why are DOT COM domain names more valuable?

DOT COM names have several benefits over other types of domain names:

DOT COM is recognized, (even by the most amateur user) as the standard domain. Hence, when people type in a web address, also referred to as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), they often assume that the extension is DOT COM without giving it much thought. For those people who own a DOT NET or DOT ORG domain, they will often miss out on traffic due to this "standard assumption."

DOT COM is now the default setting on web browsers. A client can type a web site name and current releases of Netscape and Internet Explorer will automatically add http://www. and .com. Try it and you'll see how it really works! For example, type "linkUwant" into the location bar and you will be taken to http://www.linkUwant.com.

If you want to give an impression of being an experienced veteran in the Internet business, you'll definitely want to opt for DOT COM instead of DOT NET. The simple reason being that DOT COM is recognized around the world as the top domain for doing business.
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What are the benefits of having your own domain name?

Web presence and name recognition of your company or your organization is the primary reason to secure your own domain. If you are serious about doing business on the Internet and you want to make a professional impression on those who visit your site, it is vital that you have a domain.

Without actually purchasing the rights to your own domain name you must rely on an Internet Service Provider to host your web site using their own domain. This would cause your e-mail to read your_name@yourISP.com and your web address to be www.yourISP.com/your_name. This is not only lengthy and difficult to remember, but it also fails to give the user a positive or professional image of your company.
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Is there a limit to the website size for a linkUwant domain name?

NO! The fact that there is no limit to the size of a website attached to a any linkUwant domain name, the sky really is the limit as to how valuable a domain name can be.

In addition to any number of pages on this website, you can add an unlimited number of sub-domains. (example: YourDomain.com can have Members.YourDomain.com or Support.YourDomain.com as additional, totally individual websites). This you can compare to a boundary less subdivision of a property. (impossible in the brick and mortar world). However, a quality domain is much more than that.

On or attached to a domain you can set up any sort of project, activity, meeting place, information center, sales function or advertising link of any size you want.
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What if my company already has a domain name?

Even if you have a principal website that is already generating good traffic, by adding quality linkUwant domain names, you can add more "entry doors" to your business. When you purchase a LinkUwant domain name we can forward its visitors right to your front door (without ever being noticed by the visitor, because it all happens in milliseconds).

Many business owners invest a great amount of time & money in building and promoting a website. But, if their customers can not remember the exact address they may end up at a competitors website. Business cards and brochures get lost or tossed. Search engines are great for exploring the internet. But often, lead potential customers through a maze of options and sometimes to your competition. An easy-to-remember domain name is the most effective way to lead visitors to your website.

It's not too late. LinkUwant can "point" or "forward" one or more domain names to your website. An example of this concept is that:

The Procter & Gamble's website can also be accessed via: pimples.com, badbreath.com, underarm.com , diarrhea.com and through over 100 other domain names.

A linkUwant domain name is ideal if your company name is long, difficult to spell or does not generate traffic on it's own. Our names are also a great way to promote specific product groups and will enable additional search engine registrations.
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How do I know if my domain name is a "good internet name"?

A "good internet name" is descriptive and will easily attract visitors. However a complex or difficult domain name that doesn't tell you anything about what is being offered, and will rarely attract traffic.

So many companies will use their company name as sole domain name, yet, so often, their company name gives no clue of what is being offered.

A linkUwant domain name is a "good internet name" that speaks for itself. www.laFLOWERS.com says a lot more about what the site could offer than www.OwenBrothersFLOWERS.com - not to mention how much easier it would be to communicate the actual domain name to a customer, friend or an associate.

HERE IS A "GOOD INTERNET NAME" TEST: you can perform a perfect and simple test to see if a domain is "good internet name" simply by trying to pass it on over the phone to someone who has not heard it before. Inevitably, you will have to resort to phonetics (sounds) to communicate it. If the domain name consists of common dictionary words or common spoken words, your task will be easy. And if it is easy to communicate, it is easy to remember. linkUwant domain names are easy to communicate!

No doubt about it: a "good Internet name" increases the value of any quality website.
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Why is it so important that my domain name sounds good?

The best thing you can ask for is that people (customers) remember your website. And it sure is a lot easier to remember a website, if you remember the name of the website.

A little hidden secret about memory, is that it works best on Auditory Input - what we hear, we remember stronger than what we see. It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In turn this would mean that a sound speaks a million words. Just imagine a TV ad without the sound, or a movie without the sound - would all these feelings and these emotions be produced? Not likely! So, sound is very important. A high quality domain name must SOUND GOOD. Thus, many specialists in Domain names seem to feel that when a name "sounds" good, that its potential is really strengthened (especially if it is used in Radio or TV ads). (Remember the test above).
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Why is it important for my domain name to stand out?

In 1993 there were only 139 websites worldwide. At that point it made little difference which domain name you had. However today, with almost 30 million Dot Com, Net, and Org, plus with all the other extensions being added, it is important to stand out.

By visiting www.DomainSurfer.com you can key in any word or keyword, and see how many domains are already in existence with that keyword - and it is shocking, especially for common words that describe common business, to find out how many are already registered. To stand out in a crowd you've good to look good & sound good.
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How can a linkUwant domain name help my search engine ranking?

Today more and more search engines "look" at the domain names itself, to see if it matches up with the keywords that are listed in the site or in the metatags of the site - they also "look" at the domain name, if it matches the word or keyword that the prospect typed in the search engine. This is how you can rank much higher with a well chosen domain name.

Then, you can attach specific and each time different metatags (i.e.. keywords) to each individual domain. Normally, it is recommended to use no more than 25 keywords per domain - because if you use more, a lot of the search engine spiders will reject your site. This allows you to target a very specific group of prospects with one particular domain, and another group with the next domain, etc. There is all sorts of programs out there that permit you to come up with good keywords - one we like is www.GoodKeywords.com.
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Why are so people buying linkUwant domain names?

Domain names, as virtual property, are comparable to real estate. In a Bricks and Mortar Business the most important thing is Location, Location, Location. The web is no different except the word or words you choose for your Domain Names are your location. Choose a bad one and it's equivalent to locating your business on the wrong side of the tracks or on a street with no traffic. Choose a good one and it's like being located in the mall. Lots of traffic.

On the Internet, the best locations for Commercial Businesses are located on domain names with the DOT COM extension. DOT COM is now programmed in everyone's "brain cells".

Just about every day we hear the name DOT COM to describe the internet. Newspapers, magazines and TV stations use DOT COM as a descriptive term to refer to the entire internet industry or economy.

In addition DOT COM is the default setting on web browsers. A client can type a website name and current releases of Netscape and Internet Explorer will automatically add: http://www. and .com.
  1. LinkUwant domain names have the DOT COM extension which means increased traffic.
  2. LinkUwant domain names are specific to a region and to a service which means our names are always remembered.
When you add it all up. . . most linkUwant domain names names are less than $400 per year (about one dollar ($1) per day). Paying $15.00 for a name may save you money, but it will cost you business.
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Does linkUwant accept credit cards?

Yes. We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express. For your protection, all credit card transactions are handled through a secure link through Authorize.net
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How long does the linkUwant purchase process usually take?

LinkUwant will start the purchase process immediately upon receiving your purchase information and payment. Under normal circumstances this process should take no more than three to five business days for your name to be fully functional.
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Why is linkUwant.com so successful?

LinkUwant.com is a progressive business development company specializing in the Internet. We use our expertise in the areas of Internet domain names, technology and integrative marketing to assist professionals in the development and growth of their businesses.

We sell the exclusive right to use strategic Internet domain names. We also connect our clients to experts in the fields of high quality web site development and hosting, as well as traditional and on line marketing.
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What is included with my linkUwant purchase?

Include with your purchase is one of the following free services
  • Free E-Mail forwarding
  • Free Advertising Page
  • URL forwarding
  • FrameForwarding
  • Nameservers
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What is E-Mail Forwarding?

Included with your purchase is FREE e-mail forwarding. With email forwarding, all e-mail that is sent to addresses at your domain will be automatically forwarded to an existing email account . Email addressed to sales@[DomainName].com, webmaster@[DomainName], or even abc123@[DomainName] will be forwarded to the destination email address supply with your purchase.

To setup or change the e-mail forwarding for your domain name, simply e-mail us the following information:
  1. Your Domain Name
  2. Your Password
  3. The new e-mail forwarding address
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What is a FREE Advertising Page?

If you select the "Free Advertising Page" option with your purchase; linkUwant.com will create a free single web page that will provide the visitors to your domain name with information about contacting your company.

Our free advertising page is perfect for companies who want to have an internet presence but have not decided on a web hosting company or web designer. The Free Advertising Page is not available with URL Frame Forwarding or Name Server Designation.
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What is URL forwarding?

URL forwarding is a tool which allows you to forward your domain name to an existing website.

For example, you might forward yourdomain.com to http://www.myfreehost.com/myname. In this case, visitors who enter "www.yourdomain.com" into their browser will be automatically forwarded to your existing website at http://www.myfreehost.com/myname.

http://www.myfreehost.com/myname. will show up in the Address Bar.

URL forwarding is compatible with all compliant browsers, and is a DomainDiscover value-added service which is included free with all domains purchased through linkUwant.com.

To setup or change the URL forwarding for your domain name, simply e-mail us the following information:
  • Your Domain Name
  • Your Password
  • The URL forwarding address
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What is FrameForwarding?

If you select the "(Link) URL Forward This Domain Name" with your purchase; a visitors to your new domain name will be automatically forwarded to the URL you specify, the visitor's Location or Address bar continues to display your domain name, and will not display the destination URL.

Our free URL Frame Forwarding is perfect for companies who currently have a web site and want to add an easy to remember domain name to access their site. With this service you do not loose your current Internet presence, the current domain name will work just as before, now you have two domain names to access you website. URL Frame Forwarding is not available with the Free Advertising Page or Name Server Designation.

To setup or change the URL forwarding for your domain name, simply e-mail us the following information:
  • Your Domain Name
  • Your Password
  • The URL FrameForwarding address
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What are nameservers?

Nameservers are machines on the Internet which translate domain names into IP addresses. Your domain name must use at least one nameserver in order to function properly. You can use the default nameservers provided by linkUwant.com (NS1.BUYDOMAINS.COM and NS2.BUYDOMAINS.COM), or you can use the nameservers provided by your web hosting company.

If you wish to host your domain name with a web hosting company, you will need to contact your hosting company to determine their preferred nameservers (this will often be NS1.COMPANYNAME.COM and NS2.COMPANYNAME.COM). Once you have this information, simply e-mail us the following information:
  • Your Domain Name
  • Your Password
  • The list of new nameservers
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Can I buy an internet domain name for less?

YES! You can buy a domain name for as little as $9 per year. . .

Any domain name will do if you just want to be on the internet!

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A PROFIT ON YOUR WEBSITE, CONSIDER THIS:

Many Business Owners have spent thousands of dollars to design that perfect Web Site only to find out that it is lost in Cyberspace and virtually non-existent to potential new customers.

You need the right Internet Property to go with your Web Site to get your money's worth.

The best possible Internet Real Estate for any Business is to Have a Domain Name that describes What You Do and Where You Do It.

The Value of any Property is determined by the business being applied to it, and the traffic that it will generate by the power of the name alone. Is it the most common sense path to your business?

Ask Yourself "How many new customers will it take to pay for this Domain Name?" and "Will this Domain Name bring that number?" The answer is obviously YES! even if you already have a good Domain Name, Simply redirect the traffic from this one to your site.

Does your current Domain Name pass the 'Radio' test? Can the average person remember it, and be able to go to your website after hearing your name just once? Does it have any dashes, acronyms, numbers 4 words, or other confusing things in it?
example: CARZ-4-SALE.NET
Is it a .com? Anything else will not bring traffic by itself. And the .com names are worth an average of 10 times any other extension.

As the Internet continues to develop and become more commonly used for local businesses, then an easy to remember name will also become more valuable, and will continue to be a great investment, either to develop or to hold for future profit.

The names at linkUwant are 'One of a Kind' Domain Names. Our names will bring the right website substantial additional business.

Yes! You can buy a domain name for $9 a year . . .
if you just want to be on the internet.

or

You can get a linkUwant domain name for about $400 per year
That's about $1 per day, if want to succeed on the internet
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When I buy from linkUwant do I own the domain name?

When you buy a linkUwant domain name you own the exclusive right to use the domain name forever1. Even though you do not own the domain name, you can use our name in every way an owner would use it except you could not re-sell it.*

1providing you keep up the renewal fees*

*See our Service Agreement
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Can linkUwant raise the price of my domain name?

When you buy a linkUwant domain name you get our exclusive price guarantee.1 Our price will remain constant2 no mater how much your website makes.

1 providing you keep up the renewal fees*
2 price remains constant with inflation*

*See our price guarantee
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Can linkUwant sell my domain name to anyone else?

NO! LinkUwant will never1 sell your domain name to anyone else. When you purchase a domain name from linkUwant.com, you own the exclusive right to use this name forever1. In addition, you have the exclusive right to renew your domain name forever1 1providing you keep up the renewal fees*

*See our Service Agreement
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