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Ask LH: How Can I Sell My Domains?

Hey Lifehacker, So I’ve bought a few domains for ideas I’ve decided to build over the years, but these domains are auto-renewing and collecting dust. What’s the most effective way to onsell them so I can recoup my costs and hopefully make a profit?

How To Not Be Hacked Like The New York Times

The web site for the New York Times was taken offline today by the Syrian Electronic Army, using credentials from a reseller for Melbourne IT. One tactic that might have helped prevent that? A registrar lock. Emails Domain And SSL Expiry Reminders

Chaos reigns on web-based services if you let domain names, SSL certificates or other key infrastructure expire. is a service that warns you if a company-owned domain or SSL certificate is about to reach its due date.

Use Google App Engine To Get Google Apps For Your Domain For Free

Even though Google is no longer officially offering free Google Apps for Business accounts, there is still a way to sign up for Google Apps and get it linked to your own domain. Just sign up for Google App Engine and add your domain to that account. You’ll get Google Apps along with it for free.

Use For Email With Your Personal Domain

If you got in on Google Apps for free before Google shut the party down, congratulations. If you’re starting a new domain now and looking for someone to host your domain’s webmail, getting a Google Apps account just got a little more expensive. If email is all you’re looking for, you may want to try using Microsoft’s new instead.

Why It's Worth It To Purchase Your Own Domain Name

Before I start, you should know that buying domain names is my dirty little habit. Some people smoke, others cheat — I go online in the dead of night and have a look at what domain names are available.

Google Apps Expands Country Domain Choices

One big advantage of using Google Apps is that you can take advantage of Gmail and Google Drive while keeping your own company domain for email. Google has expanded the range of domains it offers for new sign-ups to include 22 new country-specific options. Unfortunately, Australia isn’t on the list.

Why New Top-Level Domains Like .Google Could Spell Trouble

Companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, Australia Post and the Commonwealth Bank are currently competing for a new round of top-level domains — think new versions of .com and .org like .search, .blog and .app. The argument is that this will make the internet easier to use, but we think it’s a bit sketchier than those involved would like to admit. Here’s why.

Blogger Now Using Country-Specific URLs

Sites on Google’s Blogger platform have long used addresses of the form Google is now applying the same regional detection it uses on its main site to Blogger, so many of those addresses will now show up in the form for Australian visitors.

Set Up Google Apps Before May 10 To Avoid A 10-User Limit

If you’ve even briefly considered setting up your own domain with Google Apps, consider that after May 10, any new Apps “Standard Edition” sign-ups are limited to 10 users, requiring a Business Edition purchase to go beyond that limit.

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