Guides and resources
A case study of domain name acquisition, taking place over three years. It was worth it.
Amazon suffered down time, potentially caused by attacks from hackers, in relation to Wikileaks.
BT make it very difficult to get hold of any UK staff, unless you're looking to buy something. Here's the number of their UK Technical complaints team.
How I am currently dealing with slow BT Broadband, and what you can do too.
This guide covers the domain name transfer process, which all registrars follow.
With Google Analytics set up, it's a good idea to opt-out of sending analytics data from your own computers to prevent skewing your statistics.
Discussion on the art and science of drop catching a domain name, following the process from identification of the domain, through monitoring of it's renewal status, to it's redemption period and subsequent deletion.
Google Sitelinks are a feature of Google search, applied where a website has authority with a search key-phrase. Pictured below, Sitelinks include up to eight additional links to your most important pages.
Website sitemaps help keep search engines in the loop, providing them with a complete list of your website's pages. There are a few different types of sitemap, and this guide gives an overview of those, and how you can set them up.
Search engines aim to give users the best possible results. They want users to find relevant, valuable information quickly, minimising repetition. Pages containing largely similar or duplicate content are filtered out and hidden.
Description of the domain name expiration process, and the associated states that a domain name will go through.
An introduction to buying second-hand domain names. How to approach the situation, and the options you have for buying a domain name.
A quick introduction to search engine optimisation, without the technical detail. Everything you need to know to get started yourself.
Non-technical introduction to WHOIS, and how to find out who owns a domain name.