DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Wed, March 27, 2019 21:54:17GODADDY EARLY Auto Renewals.
Yesterday 27/03/18 I wrote "Has anyone else experienced this, Godaddy are renewing .co.uk domain names a fortnight before renewal date"?
When I pulled them up about it they blamed Nominet and said Nominet have enforced all registrars to auto renew .co.uk domains in Advance.
I then phoned Nominet who said this is nonsense and they have made their legal department aware of the situation.
Has anyone else had a similar experience or is it just me?
Anyway yesterday I was told I would get a refund and was told to cancel my domain name which I did. Godaddy took payment 14 days before renewal date. WATCH OUT PEOPLE, GODADDY ARE AUTO RENEWING .CO.UK DOMAINS 14 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
Moving on today I received an email saying they could not give me a refund.
I immediately went on the phone today and asked for a refund and was told by the first rep that they could not refund my card but they could renew a different domain name.
I insisted I wanted to speak with a manager or supervisor and by coincidence I got cut off.
Being like a dog to a bone I was not going to let this lay, so I phoned them again but this time I said I would phone Nominet and cause big problems for them if they did not give me a refund and to no suprize I got my confirmation email saying that I was having a refund. Don't let these big Gorillas bully you.
Google are no better with their bullying tactics and have been fined millions for blocking third party pay per click advertising. So with me threatening to use Bing they were not phased by this and I now know the reasons why!!
I have now turned off auto renewal on all my domain names and will use my desktop calendar to remind me and you should do the same.
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Fri, March 22, 2019 20:22:34'Brand Power'
Hi to all my readers, I have been busy lately and have a lot of work on but I am finding it difficult to get the staff. I have advertised on various networks and have had zero results.
I am also in the throughs of writing another book in my series called 'Brand Power' its just getting the time to work on it but at least I have designed the cover:
I still may alter the cover when I near to launching it. I will update you in the coming month or so.
Meanwhile do check out www.domainpowerbook.com
Wishing everyone a Good Weekend.
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Sat, March 02, 2019 02:19:40QUALIFICATIONS!
How many domain brokers do you know that have a PHD in Domain Brokering?
What qualifications does a domain broker need?
I do not know if such a qualification even exists, but it has been put to me how qualified am I in domain brokering?
Since I want to answer the question the best way I can, unlike real estate one does not need a license to trade.
Registrars on the other have to have licenses to do business.
I am not a registrar although I do know a thing or two about operating such a business.
Domain brokering on the other hand is not always as simple as selling goods or services online and not doing any work other than listing the service and then selling it.
Sometimes it requires extensive marketing, phone calls, letter writing and meeting with prospective clients to negotiate and seal a deal. Sometimes it requires website development, financial planning and business consulting.
For a list of websites I have developed please visit to view my portfolio by scrolling to the bottom of the website on the landing page: www.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk
So, as I think I have mentioned before in a previous post on this blog my skills aka qualifications
are as follows, I started website design and domain brokering in 1993, I had been doing photography and marketing since 1983.
Since then I have incorporated my skills into services which I offer on several websites, forums, blogs and social media sites.My skills and services I have acquired over the years are as follows:
Website Design, (For Development of a Domain Name)
Domain Brokering, (For attempting to find prospective buyers/investors)
Business Consultancy, (For advising on the best strategies and solutions)
Advertising, (For Letting the world know about your brand)
Ecommerce, (For setting up ecommerce platforms and payment gateways)
SEO Marketing, (For promoting the website to its full potential)
Internet Marketing, ( For Advertising using campaigns, sending emails & ppc)
Social Media Marketing,(For company awareness on social networks, spread the word).
Graphic Design, (For Designing Logos, Stationary and Literature)
App Design, (To taking your brand to the next level ideal for tablet and mobile phones)
Affiliate Marketing, (To monetising your domain name, whist generating traffic)
Re-Branding, (Help make the transistion)
Books/eBooks Design & Publishing, (Help a business write about their services)
Blog Posts & Articles, (Write as if you are an author and write about the niche)
Press Release, (Let journalists write about the business you are promoting)
Photo Restoration, (Image editing for websites)
Commercial and Industrial Photography (Corporate Photos of business and staff)
Influencer (Talk like you own it)
Oh and did I forget to mention I have several publications online with my latest book (Pilot Edition) 'The Domain Sellers Handbook'
which is currently sold in all major bookstores including Amazon
as well as the new version 'Domain Power'
I plan to launch shortly and finally and this is the cherry on the cake (Launched March 2019)..... I was taught everything there is to know about domain names and website design by two people one of which is 'Adrian Maziak' who works in the headquarters of Microsoft.
Here is his link: https://patents.justia.com/inventor/adrian-arkadiusz-maziak
He was the one that gave me my very first laptop in 1993. Oh did I happen to mention he is also happens to be my brother! So for the Naysayers and Doubting Thomas's consider this " He who is without sin amongst you, let him first cast a stone at her" John 8.7
Otherwise do not judge unless you want to be judged........
"I know I am blowing my own trumpet here but I am good at what I do and I know what I am talking about" and a domain broker similar to any CEO has to wear all the hats in order to run a successful business. Do not have just one skill, acquire many skills. Fortunate for me I have been in this industry for over 35 years (i'm now showing my age) Nothing happens over night, you have to work at it and be passionate about it.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
ABOUT THE OWNERPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Sat, March 02, 2019 01:10:15PAID WITH CHOCOLATE
Remember when I first published my blog I said that this one photographer that took advantage of me by blackmailing me that in order to get paid for the websites I developed for him I had to babysit his photographic studio for free, well I thought I would teach him a lesson and persuade one of his high paying clients to come to me.
At first for the last two years it worked fine as I said I would do the work for free with upto 3 revisions. I won't say what the project was about or name anyone but two years on this client at first would give me small monetary gifts. However recently as he is obssessed with his project he has changed from giving me monetary gifts to paying me with chocolate. Don't get me wrong I do love chocolate, but week in and week out he just pays me with chocolate. which is a bit much.
So today I gave him the shock of his life when I produced a quote for a similar project and showed him how much he has saved as I had undercut other service providers of which this photographer would have charged him without a doubt.
So today after I showed him the quote I had made for another client, he went quiet and I think it sunk in that he has taken advantage of me too.
It will be interesting to see if he continues to pay me with chocolate and if it comes to it I will have to call it a day.
Some people get paid with money, gold or bitcoins whilst I get paid with chocolate.
I might as well put a sign on my website that I accept chocolate too.......just joking, I prefer money or gold any day.
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Tue, February 26, 2019 23:35:39New Book Coming Soon!'Domain Power'
Its bigger and better than my first edition. It covers everything one needs to know about branding a business and running it. No stone will be left unturned.
Here's a little teaser of the front cover:
I'm still deciding on the final title 'Domain Power' or Power Domain' if any one has any suggestions, please feel free to drop me a line.Book Predicted launch end of March this year 2019!
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Mon, February 11, 2019 23:46:06
Hi Guys and Gals,
Just thought of checking in.
Whats happened since the New Year......
We have sold one five word domain name www.thegoldandsilvercompany.com its still pointing to my landing page but we have been paid so it's Godaddys problem now.
We have built a few websites since the 1st January 2019:
and a Polish website for a Solicitor:
I'm thinking of taking on the Polish Market and broaden my horizons as they say.
I have noticed that a lot of businesses in Poland do not have websites but then again they are a few years behind us with technology. the ones that do do not have cookie banners and no GDPR Policies.
Technology is for the people that can afford it and phones like the latest iPhones are just a dream to some people as they cost 1000's in their own currency. I should know I have been to Poland several times and my last visit was in January of this year as I had to go there on business. The times before was to the outback and not every household has internet and if they do the signal is really bad. The same goes for mobile signal if your in a town then fair enough you will get a reasonable signal but the moment you go to the villages you won't get a signal if your life depended on it.
Anyway will check in again when i have some more news.