- Jan 13, 2011
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How does one go about acquiring a domain name? Lots of info on the internet but we could use a little direction from the smart people here.
Try to set it on auto renew until you are absolutely sure you are done with the name.It's for a new business. We just want to secure the domain name now for a future website.
https://www.godaddy.com/help/when-can-i-register-an-expired-domain-name-572Whats the best way to snag one that you have an expiration date on and it is NOT on auto reup?
This one isn't that kind of cooperation....lolhttps://www.godaddy.com/help/when-can-i-register-an-expired-domain-name-572
GoDaddy and Network Solutions also offer broker services to buy existing names, before the expire. You pay a fee plus a percentage, they try to get the person to sell the domain.
I respectfully disagree It's top position or nothing when it comes to search engines and it's certainly doable, but it's a lot of work and costs a lot. If the ROI is there it's great marketing. Anyone who promises great results in 30 days and for $500 is full of crap though LOLDon't let anyone tell you they can guarantee you the top billing or top listing in a search engine like Google, they can't, it's impossible. You can easily come up on the first page when someone does a search, that's easy and free.
Nah, I'll stick with GoDaddy :eekGoDaddy/Network Solutions provide the worst customer service ever.
I've pulled half a dozen clients off of them because they could Never get their problems resolved.
If you are only interested in securing a domain name, use enom. They are the source provider for all the big companies anyway (including me), so you might as well skip the middle man at GoDaddy.
I use a company called Host Dime for all of my clients.
They don't offer individual accounts directly anymore, but you can get one there though me.
Seriously, beware of the so called free template sites like GoDaddy and Wix.
By the time you get All the tools you need, you could be spending hundreds of dollars per year you don't have to!
I've been building sites for over ten years. PM me if you need advice. 
Then you will have to keep an eye on it. They usually have a redemption period, GoDaddy is 30 days, spme go as long as 90 days.This one isn't that kind of cooperation....lol
Thanks for the info