Internet Real Estate – Who owns what?
By Thom (mobear410) Dickey
How big is your kingdom online? Explore with me the many ways that you are growing an internet kingdom over which you are in control.
A web kingdom
For the most part I’ve observed that small businesses do not currently use the internet for even a small fraction of what they can because they usually don’t have the time to create a web kingdom. I once referred to being online as owning (leasing) a website but it is so much more which is why I refer to my domains & affiliate sites as my Web Kingdom.
Regions of the Kingdom
You might be wondering what makes up a web kingdom? Well you can start with the basic website then add social media type of accounts:
And many more.
Individual Kingdoms are formed
Now let’s say store owner Bob is approached by a web developer who wishes to build him a website. Some time ago that would have meant 4 – 10 pages, & a blog with maybe a forum but now that has changed. Not only does Bob need 4 – 10 good search engine optimized pages with the business information & products but it needs to be socially connected in order to reach the largest base of potential buyers. A set of list capturing pages needs to be set up with automated sets of emails being sent. Where to get people to sign up for your list totally depends on what services or products the business is offering.
Most people don’t fully comprehend the major control over earning money on the internet & leasing web space then developing the space. You can own your own web space by putting a computer system on the internet directly but you run a super HIGH risk of someone hacking into it & totally ruining your system. That is where Hosting companies come in.
Lease without ever owning
They have dozens of hard drives and cloud based set up as nothing more than space to lease but never own. Domain names are associated with the IP address that every domain gets when it is purchased so what happened years ago is that in order for a novice type noobie could ‘lease’ a URL (ip address) the DNS (domain name server) was created. Now we associate names with the ip address assigned such as 220.127.116.11 (not real).
Sub domains or sub kingdoms
Bob needs a website for 10 of his different products & services which once called for purchasing 10 different Keyword type of domain names but now it is possible to create 10 different Keyword type of domains without buying (leasing) every year 10 different domains at the lowest cost being $3 (this cost can vary from year to year and the site you purchase domain names) which works out to $30. Choosing the right set of keywords that forms a eye catching phrase such as “the works” or “secrets4unow.info” Examples:
There is a lot fewer top rated .COM websites available & the number is growing less & less. In some cases domain names have been labelled as ultra supreme which cost some major $ but there is a way around it & still actually be “leasing” the same Keyword rich domain name without the hefty price tag. What you can do is purchase domain names like secrets4unow.info or personal4u.info then use keywords as the subdomain name to put in front of your main domain.now
Large or small Kingdoms
By buying (leasing) 1 or 2 domains that add to your keyword domain name you really want you can not only create 1 or 2 websites but dozens depending on what your hosting service provides for you. Now that you’ve created all these sub domain sites when you link them all together along with tying them into the social media sites such as google +, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube you now have a rather small but ever growing Web owned (Leased) Kingdom.
It can be a lot of work to create a Web Kingdom but once it all gets tied together it can be awesome knowing how many different websites can be built on simple domain names saving you hundreds of dollars$ each year.
Leased not owned
I refer to the domain names I can use as being leased to me because if I truly owned my domain name I would not have to renew the lease on the date that depends on how many years you wish to pay for. Since the prices can change it can be a wise move to lease a domain for as many as 5 years. This accomplished a very important statement to people doing research on various sites. If you only lease your domain year by year this tells me that you may not renew your lease 1 year & the business is gone but if a domain is leased for 5 years then the chances of that business still being around is higher. Also the longer you lease a domain the more valuable that domain is simply because it is in the index.
This concludes my assessment of growing your internet kingdom.
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