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CRA2Y.COM and CRA2Y.NET

Date Sunday, 13 September 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags ,   Comment No Comments »

Just registered cra2y.com and cra2y.net domain names yesterday.

I don’t have any plan on these 2 domain names yet but just to secured it for future investment or personal interest purpose. If you have any suggestions, please share your idea with me. 🙂

How much does it cost?

Discounted price USD16.00 for 2 domain names, each with one year registration.

Where did I buy it?

My favourite domain name registrar- Godaddy.com.

Why Cra”2″y?

Ok, the idea came from an advertisement in the newspapers today, it was Nissan’s marketing campaign “I am Nissan Cra2y”. I went online to check out the keyword search results in Google and domain name availability in whois database, surprisingly found more than 100,000 results for keyword ‘cra2y’ on the Internet and the domain name appears to be available.

This is where I got the idea for 'cra2y'.

This is where I got the idea for 'cra2y'.

Investment opportunity

I have registered more than 50 domain names since 1999 and a few of it have been sold, the best price was sold a domain name at USD3,000 to a UK company in 2003. I am an Internet Business opportunity seeker, I am interested in anything that can make money over the Internet regardless it is legal and not ‘ con-man’ business.

Btw, I have bad experience in domain name business too. I used to be the registrant of ‘bmwmail.com’ and received enquiries to let, one day I received an email from the legal department @ BMW Corporation in Germany, to claim for domain name ‘bmwmail.com’ ownership. Because ‘BMW’ is global registered term and a trademark belongs to BMW corporation, I have no choice but let go the domain name to them. However, the compensation was USD300 if I am not mistaken.

Exabytes EBiz Gold Unlimited Hosting Plan

Date Wednesday, 9 September 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , , ,   Comment No Comments »

Exabytes Merdeka Promo - Exabytes EBiz Gold Unlimited hosting plan

Exabytes Merdeka Promotion - EBiz Gold Unlimited hosting plan

Think twice before subscribe the Exabytes EBiz Gold Unlimited hosting plan

Wow, Exabytes’ EBiz Plus Unlimited hosting account at promotion price RM5XX (normal price RM798), sound good!

Well, do you really need unlimited features and are you able to commit RM798 for the subsequence years? (as you know promotion price is a one-time discount, next hosting renewal price will be the original price before discount).

I like unlimited plan too. By the way, what can I do to an unlimited hosting account where it has very strict T&C? Honestly, with my current Exabytes’ hosting account (EBiz Plus Linux normal price RM269) limits-

  • 10000MB/10GB Disk Space Usage
  • 50000MB/50GB Monthly Bandwidth Transfer
  • 10 Addon Domains

I can’t even used up to 50% resources of disk space and bandwidth transfer on 8 hosted domain names websites.

So is it necessary need an unlimited hosting account? It depends on your website’s need. Please ensure your new website plan will not against Exabytes’ legal policies. Exabytes is not stupid, they offering such unlimited hosting accounts of cause they are prepared and ready.

Consider other hosting packages offered by Exabytes

If you really like them, yes the Exabytes. Please try out their cheapest package first (EBiz Plus Web Hosting), you will find it actually sufficient for your requirement. Anyway you can upgrade to unlimited plan anytime.

Other unlimited hosting plan providers

I have an unlimited hosting account (‘Baby’ package) with Hostgater.com and I paid USD214.80/RM800 for 2 years in advanced. Yes, it is the same as what Exabytes offering, but it has more tolerance legal policies and at cheaper price (Exabytes RM798 for 1 year vs Hostgater RM800 for 2 years). With its ‘not-so-tied’ legal policies or at least not bond to Malaysia laws such as Islamic and politic related materials, it give me more flexibility and ‘globalised’ not ‘localised’ on hosting conditions.

I would not said Hostgator.com is the best, but so far I can’t find any cheaper and better review on unlimited hosting accounts from the Internet; Godaddy.com is good but its unlimited plan is more expensive (USD323.76/RM1,200 for 2 years) than Hostgator.com even though it is my favourite.

If you know some, kindly share with me.

Bottom line

Unlimited hosting plan sounds attractive but remember you will have heavier commitment and tons of work to do when transferring/downgrading the account.

Think Twice About Using Free Email Account Service for Your Company

Date Sunday, 2 August 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , ,   Comment No Comments »

A professional company without professional email?

One of the most common mistakes in business is using a free email service such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL or an email address such as abccompany@streamyx.com from Internet Service Provider (ISP) instead of a business-specific domain name such as name@abccompany.com. A company using free email account can send the wrong signal or negative impression to potential customers simply because the email address looks unprofessional and suspicious.

From customer perspective, they will instantly question your stability and reliability with questions such as:
– Have this company been in business very long?
– Is this company full-time?
– Will this company be there now and in the future?
– How much experience does this company have?
– Company profile, clients and etc

Creating business and making sales is all about trust and relationships. Businesspeople want to know the details who they deal with and that relationships they build are strong. And just like social connections, first impressions mean everything.

Use your own domain name email account

Having your own domain name email account is low-cost and more flexible than a free email account. For approximately USD11 (MYR40) a year, you can register and park your very own ‘.com’ domain name. At the very least, any business should have well-designed and professionally printed business cards, its own domain name with matching email address and a single web page website featuring the company’s business information.

Who are offering domain name registration with email account included?

Godaddy.com is my preferred and favourite domain name registrar and have been engaged with them since year 1999, it is a US based and the world’s largest domain name company. The reason I still stick with them because its attractive domain name or web hosting features and pricing. With its domain name package, you can get one domain name email account hosted on their side (Webmail and POP3). Unlike others, registering a domain name doesn’t come with email account hosting or need to pay additional cost.

Godaddy.com is just my suggestion, I am neither their affiliate nor partner. Links below for your comparison:

Godaddy.com domain name registration:
http://www.godaddy.com/domains/search.aspx

ICANN accredited domain name registrars:
http://www.internic.net/regist.html

A few of Malaysia well-known domain name registrars:
Exabytes: http://www.exabytes.com.my/services/domain/
Shinjiru: http://www.shinjiru.com.my/webHosting/domainName/domainPriceGuide.html
Emerge: http://www.emerge.com.my/domain.html
Acme Commerce: https://billing.webserver.com.my/wcp/domainchecker.php
IP Serverone: http://www.ipserverone.com/services/domain

Others Malaysia based domain name registrars:
.my Domain Registry: http://www.domainregistry.my/reseller.php

Want to hear what other web specialist says? you may visit http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

What’s the bottom line?

Using a domain name that is related to your business may seem unimportant. But, it can easily make the difference when your customer is trying to decide if you are an option for them.