Welcome to New Registrars. Learn about the ins and outs of domain name buying and selling, web hosting, marketing, and building new sites in general, all from the domainer's perspective.

Any webmaster who’s built a site from scratch was in some ways a domainer, faced with the charge of creating and committing to a name. Did you enjoy that process? Was it a stress, or was it fun too?

If you did enjoy it, then maybe domaining as a practice in its own right is something for you to explore. This article expands a little more on the nature of the domainer and the practice of domaining to help you know if you should consider pushing further down this road. More »

Google and other search engines, with “spiders”, crawl the web, reading and navigating across links much like a human surfer. In doing so, they create a mapping of the connection between sites to determine sources of trust and authority, and in turn, sites worth ranking.

Link Value

The more links a site has pointing to it, the more value it is said to have. More »

I believe everyone using a web browser should use a form of SEO bar/toolbar, and especially any would-be domainer. Even if your particular method of domaining doesn’t revolve around search, you should still be aware of its value-assessing (and thus value-giving) nature.

Domaining is largely about buying and selling based on a variable but approximately measurable perceived value, across a variety of value criteria. More »

You may think the site you have planned is new, but there is a chance it could connect in some way to the domain name legacy of the sites that used to occupy that spot.

Domain Homes

The domain names are the homes of websites. Sometimes homes are occupied, sometimes they’re abandoned. Sometimes they are bulldozed into nothingness, and sometimes they never were to begin with, even if the land always did. More »

A domain name purchase is a complex affair. They can be very cheap, but can still be the result of a careful weighing of a variety of factors.

Below is a list of all the factors I know of and use when buying a domain. For given circumstances, they are weighted in different ways, so while I can’t give a weighted list here, know that there is indeed a weighting suitable for your situation. I’ll try to give examples of this in future posts. More »