Destee Network : Warning not owning your own domain name can cause problems

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  1. Kelvin Brown

    Kelvin Brown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A while back Destee allowed me to do hold a chat, and one of the sessions was on owning your own domain name. Below is what happened to me today. I am lucky, I owned the name.

    Hi Destee
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    For years have been telling people they should own their personal
    domain names, ie. Kelvinbrown.com, johndoe.com

    Perfect example:

    This morning I got a disturbing email. Basically it said the person
    was very concerned about doing business with me.

    I had no clue what this was about 'till I got this search engine alert
    in my email box.

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    The status of Murray State juniors Kelvin Brown and Adam Chiles
    remained uncertain Monday after they were arrested on drug charges
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    There is a basketball player, maybe former, who was just
    arrested and suspended on drug charges. His name " Kelvin Brown"
    is all over the sports news. It just happens that, this is my name also.

    The problem for me, is it may be disturbing to some of my client
    or readers, contacts, etc.

    I am able to combat this problem, in part, do to the fact that I own,
    Kelvinbrown.com. If you search the major engines, for the name
    kelvin brown, my site comes up in the first results. The news
    reports about the other guy come up later. Those searching for
    more based on that news report, will likely see my domain, and
    some will click on it. Others wondering about me may also do
    a search.

    If you look at my domain, nothing special, you can see I placed a note on
    it saying, I am not the guy in trouble. Later, if the traffic shows a large increase,
    I will sell something. Maybe just move up the adsense campaign. :)

    I think it is very important, that even if you don't use your personal name, that
    for less $10 a year it is important to register it.

    For example: Let's say I did own the name, but did not actively use it.
    Then I saw all the reports about this guy with the same name. I could
    within 72 hours have a host and put up an active site, with my version of
    events.

    It may be just me, but I think this story says out loud, you need to own
    your personal domain name.

    Kelvin Brown

    Order your domain name from www.domainsubmit.com for $8.75 or less.
    Get both a domain name and a one page website for less than $25 a year.
     
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    Good looking out, Kelvin. Thanks for the advice and for being a financial supporter of our community! :thanks:

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  3. Kelvin Brown

    Kelvin Brown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The issue of domains names came up today in an earlier conversation. It's been a year since I posted, this be it is still revelant today.

    What are are your thoughts?

    kelvin
     
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