How to Combat Typo-Piracy

Typo-piracy, or typo-squatting, is the practice of registering domain names that consist of popular trademarks with minor typographical errors. The procedure aims to capture traffic from users who inadvertently mistype the domain name of their intended destination. Typo versions of brand names can account for a considerable amount of traffic and income for such cunning […]

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Protect Your Online Presence from Cybersquatting

Cybersquatting is a form of brand abuse that can mislead and divert customers. The process involves the registration of a domain name for the sole reason that it is desirable to a third party already doing business under that name. It is not uncommon for derivatives of a popular brand name to show up in […]

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The .Guru gTLD  

The gTLD domain name .guru was one of the first seven English language gTLDs launched on November 2013 for the initial sunrise phase. Since its launch, a broad range of individuals and businesses from all corners of the world have registered for this domain name. Because of its applicability to a wide range of subjects, […]

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Understanding gTLD’s  

Anyone who has ever tried to create a new website has likely experienced the difficulty of finding a unique web address that has not already been taken. Everyone is familiar with the handful of Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) such as .com, .net, and .org. The latest domain gTLD’s to be added to the list […]

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Understanding Your Web Hosting Options  

Choosing a web hosting services vendor can be confusing due to the array of options available. A winning approach includes developing your list of requirements along with a plan for current and future growth to allow you to substantially clarify how your needs map out against the hosting options available. At the end of the […]

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Sibername’s Free Domain Name Suggestion Tool

Sibername understands how challenging it is to find the right domain name. We have assisted a countless number of customers through the registration process only to discover that someone else has already taken their first-choice. This is why we launched our free domain name suggestion tool to help clients find compelling, memorable and keyword-rich domain […]

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How to Select the Right Domain Name

Your domain name is your brand and should reflect your identity. It should be easy to read, repeat and memorize. Most importantly it should pop out and distinguish itself among other domain names that sell, provide, or work in the same domain as your business. A good start would be a brainstorming session. Discuss thoroughly […]

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End of Free Privacy Service as of May 15, 2014

Please note: this update does not apply to .ca domain names, only to other domain name extensions registered through SiberName such as .com, .org, .net and so on. .ca domain names are privacy protected at the registry level. Therefore the service is going to remain a free service. If you have registered a domain name […]

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Renew it or Lose it! Sibername advises clients to Renew Domain Names

At Sibername we constantly reinforce the message to businesses and individuals to prioritize the renewal of their registrations. Failure to renew a domain name can result in your online brand identity being purchased by a competitor. Many people simply forget to arrange domain name renewal and this unfortunate mistake may become extremely costly for some […]

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Protecting Trade Marks with the gTLD System

GTLD domain names, such as “.tips,”  “.photography” and “.guru,” demonstrate that businesses of all sizes from start-ups to mature corporations are now embracing gTLD domain names as a core strategy to build and extend their brands. With the new gTLD system, a trade mark alone can no longer provide complete protection of a brand. In an […]

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