Domainer’s Choice Awards 2015



Domainer’s Choice Awards 2015 are here!

At The Domainer’s Choice Awards we believe awards matters.  Why? the Domainer’s Choice Awards, publicly acknowledges the hard work of an individual or team and in return boosts morale.  We also believe the awards are a great way to share best practices and knowledge in the industry.  We take great pride in our program and conduct the awards with the utmost in trust and integrity by utilizing a third party to conduct the final voting after the nominations have been submitted.

We have clearly defined the award categories so you know exactly what qualifications are needed in a nominee. For your edification the nomination categories are located here:  Please familiarize yourself with the categories you may formulate your best nominee.  Please keep in mind,  You will only be able to log in to the ballot once so be sure you set aside a small amount of time to complete the nomination phase.

We have given a generous two week nomination period to be sure everyone has a chance to participate! At the end of the two weeks we’ll tabulate the votes and determine the Top Three Candidates in each category.  Once that is completed, the information will be turned over to is a well established and respected third party election company not related to our industry. Your email address is required by to participate in the final voting phase. If you do not vote in the nomination phase, you will not be able to vote in the finals.

To keep the Voting completely transparent, Donna Mahony,,, or will NOT be eligible for nominations.

The Domainer’s Choice Awards website developer,  Charlotte Gilbert –, plus all of her web properties, will be out of the race completely.

We like awards too, but trust and integrity come first! Please don’t waste your vote but writing in “any of the above” as a nominee.  By doing so, your nomination will not be counted.

We appreciate your participation and Good Luck to everyone!

Ghost Spam – Understanding and Blocking


ghostUnderstanding and Blocking Ghost Spam

A new type of spam has recently begun aggravating website developers and SEO marketers. This is a variety of spam known as ghost spam. In many circles, it is also called referrer spam. Unlike keyword spamming, which is otherwise known as keyword stuffing, ghost spam will not involve the spammer paying visits to the victim’s websites or email accounts. Instead, the Google Analytics statistics will show hits that did not actually take place. Google Analytics users are finding evidence of this in increasing numbers lately, and seeing it has prompted questions about how it works and how to deal with it.



ransomwareUnderstanding and Dealing With Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware that inhibits a user from accessing personal files, opening specific programs or operating their computer altogether until an amount of money is paid to have functionality return. The parallels this process has with that of kidnapping helped this variety of malware earn its moniker. Theoretically, the operators of the ransomware will remove the restrictions on the victim’s computer once the ransom is paid. This is not always the case, however, and more often than not a ransomware operator will simply abandon the process after receiving their money.


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I have been really annoyed by referrer spam messing up my stats and did a post  explaining how to keep it off of your sites but parking stats still remained a problem.  I expressed this to and I guess I wasn’t the only one! I was excited to log in to and see this notice:

Did They Read My Email

Did They Read My Email?


I NEED to Know if Anyone Opened the Email I Sent?

The Radicati Group reported that more than 1.9 billion people were using email to communicate in 2009. That number has risen significantly over the years, and the growing number has caused hundreds of email service providers to emerge. Businesses, legal organizations, family members and loved ones send electronic mail to each other for a variety of reasons. Such people may use email to:

Copyright – What Does It Mean


Copyright InfoCopyright Guide

For any creative or intellectual work to be protected by copyright law, it has to be an idea that has been fixed and expressed in some type of medium. It is also imperative that the expression of this idea is original. Originality is most recognized through a modicum of creativity in the manner in which the idea has been expressed. In other words, once a work has been completed and then fixed in some medium through which it can be produced, such as the hard drive of a computer, paper or the cloud, and the work can be classified as original, it can then be copyrighted.

Expiration Dates


Estate planning capital wills trusts We all know what the expiration dates are on our domains. What we don’t know is when OUR expiration date is.

Sadly, we’ve lost several of our friends in the industry over the last few years. Even sadder is that in almost all cases their portfolios and businesses were left in limbo leaving loved ones to scramble to save or recover lost assets. This applies not only to your death but a serious injury or illness that leaves you unable to take care of business. I thought I’d provide just a small sample of what you should do to protect them.

The Basics of SQL Language


SQL ExplainedThe Basics of The SQL Language

The basic concepts of SQL are relatively simple if you can understand what it does at its core. For all intents and purposes SQL is a language for accessing databases that store information in tables. By storing information in the form of spreadsheets, you can quickly and easily access the data by giving different search parameters depending on the action you wish to perform.

Guide for Optimizing Your WordPress Site



Complete Guide for Optimizing Your WordPress Site

While WordPress can be an amazing tool for easily managing and updating any type of website, one of the major downfalls is that it can be easy to forget to do any maintenance. Saying that one of the biggest downsides to WordPress is its ease of use may seem a bit absurd, but with such a smooth and intuitive platform, the most likely issues you’ll experience are those that slowly build up over time.

A routine maintenance schedule is one of the best ways to keep your WordPress site running efficiently, and knowing how to get rid of unwanted clutter is actually a relatively straight forward process. Here are a few tips on making sure that your WordPress website is working exactly as intended.

Tips to Get Indexed and Ranked on Bing


Seo rankingHow to Implement SEO to Get Better Ranked on Bing
Your website, whether it is a company site or a personal blog, can get more daily visitors if SEO is implemented into each and every page of the site. For individuals who are brand new to the concept of owning their own site and not even knowing what SEO stands for, trying to rank well on popular search engines like Bing can be a bit confusing. Understanding how you can improve your site so that you get ranked and indexed on Bing can easily help you to feel more confident in your site and gain the visitor traffic that you have always wanted.

What Exactly is SEO?

SEO stands for search engine optimization, and implementing SEO into your own site does just this. SEO can optimize your site so that it ranks better on search engines such as Google and Bing. Both Google and Bing pretty much use the same types of rules when it comes to the optimization of websites, so when you optimize a site for Bing, it will most likely be optimized for Google and other popular search engines as well. The point of optimizing a site is to make it rank higher on search engines, meaning that people will be able to more easily find you when they do a simple search for either keywords, images or just your company name itself.

Ways to Get Better Ranked on Bing

Even if you are not completely used to the idea of SEO, it is vital to implement it into your site if you want to be able to have a site that attracts visitors. This is especially essential for those who rely on their sites to either make money or gain clientele for a localized business. Here are some tips in which to use if you are looking to begin using SEO to your advantage: