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 파워볼. 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.
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.
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
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