Posted Sunday, November 21, 2004
Anyone can win a million-dollar name, Really!
You have heard how the Internet is like the Old Wild West? You have not seen anything yet. The greatest Internet gold rush lottery will start June 25th, and probably no one told you. The prediction is that over 5 million new .BIZ and .INFO Domain Names will be registered within the first few hours. Like the old days when settlers lined up for a Free Land Grab, a select group of "in the know" businesses and entrepreneurs are now quietly lining up by pre-registering before the opening day of the land rush lottery. For the first time the "little guy" can join them in the game and get a million-dollar name for $20 to $40. In fact you could get several Domain treasures by pre-registering.
These new ICANN approved Domain extensions, the first in over 10 years, will quickly become the dot extensions of choice for the Internet, next to the Big Chief .COM.
In the past developers and squatters had several years head start on the good .COM Domain Names. This was also true with the .CC, .TV, .WS and all the other dot extensions. The really good Domain Names were pulled by the promoters before the names were offered to the general public. This time you have the same chance to get those million dollar Domain Names as the wheelers and dealers.
The only exception is that trademark owners can register their Domain trademark names now for a filing fee of $199.75 (includes five years registration). The Trademark Owners advantage ends June 24th.
The Starting Gun Will Fire June 25th. On this date the .BIZ registration Land Rush lottery will open, followed by the opening of the .INFO public lottery on July 25th.
All Domain Names pre-registered at that time (not registered by the Trademark owners) will go into the "hopper." The new Domain database holders, NeuLevel (.BIZ ) and Afilias (.INFO), will then select Domain Names at random from each of the different Domain Name registrars, round-robin fashion. Yes, it will be a real lottery.
The random lottery drawings will continue until August 22nd for .INFO Domains and September 29th for .BIZ Domains. At that time the remaining Domain Names will be sold by standard registration methods.
How To Win Those Million-Dollar Domain Names
1. Most Important Pre-Register Now! You want to be among those put into the "hopper" first. You should pre-register before the starting day. After that the whole world will know about the Land Rush.
2. You can vastly increase your odds by pre-registering the same .INFO names with several Domain Name registration companies.
3. You can now buy several "tickets for the same .BIZ Domain Name from the same registration company.
Like the lottery, you are simply buying more tickets but with different companies each having their "own" drawings from the same pot. You don't care which registrar gets that great Domain Name for you, just so it is registered to you.
How Much Does It Cost For A Pre-Register Lottery Ticket For A New .BIZ Or .INFO Domain?
>From FREE to $27,250.00 per name.
1. FREE Pre-Registrations. (http://newdomains.networksolutions.com) Network Solutions (Internic) has been collecting .BIZ and .INFO Domain Names for pre registration for months. They probably have over a million new .info and .biz names pre-registered. The good news is you can add your selection to this list for FREE.
By all means, pre-register your .BIZ and/or .INFO Domain desires with Internic. If you actually get that great new Domain Name you will only have to pay Internic (about $70.00) for the first two years.
Our suggestion is to register every great new Domain Name you can afford to pay for into the Internic que. (I pre-registered about 40 .BIZ and .INFO names with Internic myself.) Of course, just because you have a great new Domain pre-registered with one registration company, it does not mean you will get the name. If your Domain choice is pre-registered by someone with another registration company whose list is filed first, they will get the Domain. But try to pre-register the names you desire. As the expression goes, "It is hard to beat FREE!" Late Breaking .BIZ Information...
NeuLevel (BIZ master database holder) received the OK from ICANN to charge fee for every .BIZ Domain pre-registered until the end of the Land Rush Lottery period. This non-refundable fee is $10.00 per pre-registered .BIZ Domain. Some registrars like Domain Name Vault are discounting this fee to $6.00 and down to $4.50 depending on volume. Many registrars are still offering free .BIZ Domain pre-registrations but the free pre-registration does not include in the Round-Robin lottery. Your actual free .BIZ registration may not be submitted until after the lottery.
More Late Breaking .BIZ Information... Now like the lottery... You can buy as many pre-register "tickets" as you desire for a specific .BIZ Domain Name.
2. Paid Pre Registrations. Due to the large numbers of Internic free pre-registered .BIZ and .INFO Domains, your odds for getting a hit are low. The odds increase when you go to a Domain Name registration company whose que has smaller numbers, i.e. a paid pre-register. Because the Domain Names are fed into the database at random from each registrar, the smaller registrars should get their list of Domains registered first (as it is a smaller number).
$1.00 Per Name Pre-Registration. Domain Name Vault will pre-register your choice for $1 per name, minimum of twenty names. The money is non-refundable. Any new Domain Names you actually obtain, you will pay the discounted Domain price of $19.95 per year, two year minimum. (http://DomainNameVault.com)
$6.00 Per .BIZ Name Pre-Registration. Domain Name Vault will discount the $10 pre-registrations fee your .BIZ choice for $6 per name. You can pre-register as many "tickets" for the same name as you desire at $6.00 each and down to $4.50 by volume. The money is non-refundable. Any new Domain Names you actually obtain, you will pay the discounted Domain price of $19.95 per year, two year minimum. (https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/BizPreReg.htm)
The lower number in the Domain Name Vault que should increase your chances of obtaining your selected new .INFO Domains. (I also pre-registered the same 40 new .BIZ - .INFO Domain Names as I did with Internic to increase my odds of success)
New ICANN Approved Rules... You can now buy as many "tickets" for a specific .BIZ Domain Name as you desire. This will increase your odds of winning. As an example: you can buy 20 pre-registration tickets for "Loans.BIZ," your investment for the twenty names ($6.00 per ticket) is $120.00. If you win the Loans.BIZ Domain you will then pay only $19.95 per year (two year min.) The more .BIZ "tickets" pre-registered the better chance of winning.
.INFO Name Pre-Registration. .INFO Pre-Registration are still only $1.00 (at least at Domain Name Vault.) The rules are different for .INFO. There is only one pre-registered specific name per registrar. To win your best bet is to register your favorite .INFO Domain with several registrars.
$10.00 Per Name Pre-Registration. (http://www.NewInternetExtensions.com) will pre-register your choice for $10.00 per name. The money is also non-refundable. Any New Domain Names you actually obtain you will pay an additional $50.00 - $60.00. There are already over 250,000 .BIZ - .INFO pre-registered Domains here to date, so you will be on a large waiting list. (I also pre registered my 10 best Domain Name choices.) This $10.00 non-refundable $10.00 fee may become the rule.
$7,560.00 Up Per Name Pre-Registration. Yes, that's not a typo. And the bidding seems to start at $7,560.00 per Domain. (http://www.eNom.com) will pre-register .BIZ - .INFO Domains but you must bid against others desiring the same name and the highest bidder will get the Domain Name. You pick any .BIZ - .INFO name and make a bid.
This has to be the craziest Domain Name deal ever. eNom Domain Registrar is auctioning off things they do not own and remember eNom.com may not get any Domains bided.
The current top three .BIZ - INFO Domains in the eNom bidding game are:
* golf.info current bid $27,250.00 * computers.biz current bid $10,000.00 * xxx.biz current bid $8,020.00
Want to know the top 50 requested .BIZ - .INFO Domains? (https://www.enom.com/NewTLDs/TopRequests.asp)
Isn't America great? As I see it, paying the $27,250.00 price for golf.info will have the same success odds as the $1 pre-registration. Duhh... (I did not place a bid with eNom but if you have big bucks to play the game, go for it!) The Bottom Line
1. Get pre-registered for your .BIZ and .INFO names NOW! There will never be an Internet gold rush like this one. Remember, if you get a .BIZ and .INFO Domain Name you will be charged. You will want to choose wisely and register only as many Domains as you can afford to pay if you actually get the name(s). The cost, depending on where you pre-register should be between Domain Name Vault's discount price of $19.95 up to Internic's $35.00 per year (both two years minimum). If you get one of these million-dollar names and decide not to use it you can always resell the name for big bucks. (https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/BizInfoPreReg.htm)
2. Pre-register the same Domain with several different Domain Name registration companies. If your chosen .INFO name is already selected by someone else, do not be discouraged. Go to another registration company. Remember NO .BIZ or .INFO Domains have actually been registered anywhere... you still have a chance!
3. Pre-register the same .BIZ Domain with several times with the same Domain Name registration company.
.BIZ Domain Name odds can be increased by buying several pre-register "tickets" with the same registrar.
(http://newdomains.networksolutions.com) (https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/BizInfoPreReg.htm) (http://www.NewInternetExtensions.com) (https://www.enom.com/NewTLDs/TopRequests.asp)
Two More .BIZ And .INFO Domain Tips. A. Protect Your Trademark. Trademark owners can keep the squatters away by registering .BIZ, .INFO names during Sunrise Period. Save a lot of lawyer fees by registering your Trademark with .Info and .Biz. This is your cheapest insurance to protect your Trademark. Special advance registration will end on June 24h, after that all new .BIZ Domain Names are up for grabs. Trademark Owners Pre-register Now! (https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/SunrisePreReg.htm)
B. Protect Your Current ".COM" Domain. You can keep the squatters away by registering .BIZ - .INFO backups. We are protecting our Domain Name "SubmitPro5000.com" by pre-registering "SubmitPro5000.biz" and "SubmitPro5000.info." This is cheap insurance to protect our Web future. It will be smart to pre-register all Domains you need for your business and a few more on speculation. Do not put this off, do it now. If you choose the Domain Name wisely it will be worth many times what you paid. Remember, hot Domain Names are selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and a few are selling for over a million.
Pay attention! Don't let this chance of a lifetime slip by,
Get ready for the Land Rush!
Dr. Tag Powell
Want more info on the .BIZ and .INFO Domain Name Lottery? Articles at: The New Domain Name Extensions And The .INFO/.BIZ Land Rush (http://DomainNameVault.com/BizInfoLandRush.htm)
BIZ-INFO Pre-registration General Public Land Rush (https://pollux.safe-order.net/domainnamevault/BizInfoPreReg.htm)
Trademark Owners Must Protect Their Rights Within The Next 60 Days... Or Go To Court. (http://DomainNameVault.com/BizInfoTrademark.htm)
BIZ - INFO Registration Trademark Owners Only
About the Author
Dr. Tag Powell Ph.D.
Award-winning world trainer, author of over 20 books including the international best seller, Silva Mind Mastery For The '90s, which sold over a million copies. Email to mailto:Accepted@DomainNameVault.com