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A for Apple and only Apple Inc March 8, 2009

Posted by simarprit in : Domain Names, Google, Search Engines, SEO, Uncategorized , 6comments

Working further on understanding Domain Name and its growing importance within Google, I went back to the basics: A for Apple.
When you search for Apple in Google, Google is 100% certain that you only want to know about Apple Inc and their products. So eight of ten results are from http://apple.com – try this http://uurl.in/Apple – the other two results are from Slashdot and Yahoo and both are again about Apple Inc. Now where does this leave the poor Apple, I mean Apple the fruit, I mean Apple the inspirational fruit behind Apple Inc – no where.

So what would have I liked, Google should create, or maybe even now has  “A Conflict Filter”

Conflict Filter can be a web 2.0 creation allowing surfers to suggest serious conflicts, like this one – which dries up all juices from the real apple. This conflict filter can then act as a base for forking and offering a choice, maybe splitting the screen to show two important conflicting terms. The results on Apple Inc can be in one window and the results on Apple the fruit can be in another window and if possible accommodate a third window which covers images of the two conflicting results.

If A is for Apple Inc, O is for anything but Orange the fruit in Google search results. B for BAT throws the first result as BAT.com the British American Tobacco Company website, fortunately the wikipedia result quickly follows at number two and saves Bat the mammal. Wikipedia also comes to the rescue for Cat the cat, but looses first position to ironically Caterpillar, yes it is Caterpillar Inc, which owns the domain cat.com

Google has been taking the challenges head on and I am sure something exciting would cover up for this.

SES 2008 Domain Auction August 21, 2008

Posted by simarprit in : Domain Names, Internet, SES 2008, websites , add a comment

Yesterday the domainer Simarprit Singh saw himself in action once again. The auction had less than 100 in attendance, most of them freeloaders who had come for free drinks and food. I thin there were about 5 – 10 committed buyers who were there to pick-up whatever they liked at reasonable prices.

I picked up 6 domains in the auction two on SEO, recognizing my firm acceptance and current stance of the SEO industry, one on vehicles, two generic .org domains, one on baseball and one on Jobs.

The experience was good, most of the domains below $1000.00 got sold, there were hardly any takers for big domains. The auctioner with due respect was not very good as he had no clue about the subject. There was no passion and no involvement in it, the auctioneer in Domain Round Table in SFO was far better. Good for me, had he been good I would have landed spending far more than I did.

Why am I investing in domains, simple, I see a huge upside in it. I am picking up these domain names to complete my portfolio and be in a position to release my list so that anyone serious finds something worthwhile.

Do I have four letter domains? Yes! Do I have generic domains? Yes! Do I have two words logical domains? Yes! My story is getting complete.

Do I recommend domain name investments? Yes! I think it is good to have a domain portfolio as an investment option. Like all other portfolios you should build it up part by part.