Godaddy Coupons – March 2014

Here are a couple of recently tested Godaddy coupons :

For renewal discounts:

GDBBX1705
DOWNFORCE

For cheap transfers:

INBUNDFB08
COM163IN08
NFREEPRV4

Sedo to host the ‘make .me yours!’ premium auction

A premium .me auction is soon to be hosted by Sedo.com. The auction list consists of 188 premium .me domains and includes a few triple repeating NNN domains along with many other ‘short’ and generic names.

The reserve range for all the domain names is under $499 and the auction will be on from the 24th till the 31st of May 2012.

The complete list of domains to be auctioned can be seen below:

222.me
444.me
555.me
777.me
999.me
adoptions.me
air.me
airline.me
airlines.me
ant.me
apartments.me
bald.me
beaver.me
beef.me
been.me
bird.me
blue.me
boats.me
body.me
bogota.me
brisbane.me
cab.me
calls.me
camera.me
camp.me
camping.me
can.me
celeb.me
cellphones.me
chatroom.me
chatrooms.me
cheerleaders.me
clock.me
colombo.me
commerce.me
computer.me
computers.me
concerttickets.me
contactlenses.me
continue.me
creditcheck.me
credits.me
cricket.me
cruise.me
culture.me
datarecovery.me
dates.me
debt.me
desktop.me
digitalcameras.me
domainhosting.me
domainregistration.me
dsl.me
dvd.me
dvdplayer.me
ecard.me
ecards.me
economy.me
electronics.me
euro.me
exams.me
fall.me
families.me
files.me
flashgames.me
florist.me
gibraltar.me
goddess.me
golfcourses.me
graduate.me
greencard.me
greeting.me
head.me
hebrew.me
honeymoon.me
hospitals.me
hoteldeals.me
houses.me
housing.me
innovations.me
japan.me
jewelers.me
jobsearch.me
jokes.me
karaoke.me
lamps.me
language.me
laptop.me
legal.me
localdirectory.me
locals.me
looks.me
losangeles.me
lottery.me
luck.me
magazine.me
mall.me
malta.me
mangas.me
mathematics.me
medication.me
meds.me
melbourne.me
mobilephone.me
movers.me
mozambique.me
musicdownload.me
musicvideo.me
nets.me
notebooks.me
ocean.me
offshore.me
oil.me
pacific.me
paraguay.me
parents.me
partners.me
pda.me
personals.me
police.me
pos.me
pottery.me
prayer.me
printer.me
private.me
prize.me
professor.me
prom.me
promotion.me
psychologists.me
publicrelations.me
pvc.me
races.me
rail.me
rap.me
ratings.me
recycling.me
resort.me
restaurant.me
result.me
rugby.me
sap.me
scanner.me
scientist.me
searchengine.me
seniors.me
shoppers.me
singles.me
skin.me
slimming.me
sofa.me
sofas.me
spamfilter.me
steel.me
sydney.me
table.me
tablet.me
tabletpc.me
telephone.me
tool.me
tools.me
tourist.me
tours.me
town.me
tractors.me
traffic.me
traveling.me
trees.me
truck.me
trucks.me
tunes.me
unitedkingdom.me
uruguay.me
vans.me
venturecapital.me
war.me
washingmachine.me
way.me
webhost.me
websitehosting.me
west.me
wifi.me
wines.me
winter.me
wireless.me
wrestling.me
yearbook.me
zimbabwe.me

Apple enters the cloud war – acquires icloud.com for 4.5 million

It’s a cloud revolution. Almost every big tech corporation is rushing towards developing their own cloud related technology.

Very recently Amazon announced its ’clouddrive’ service which enables users to upload their personal media including photos,  music and other data onto it’s online cloud servers. These media files can then can be accessed across platforms that range from desktops and tablets to mobile phones.

Though being amongst the pioneers in launching cloud-based services, Amazon has already had to face some setbacks in the form of outages and potential security issues. With time and  improvement in technology these problems can be expected to be sorted out and taken care of.

Long before Amazon’s cloud announcement, Microsoft had already incorporated cloud technology as part of their services and seem to be heavily banking on it.

Apple too has been working on its own cloud technology and very recent news reports suggest that it has acquired the domain name icloud.com for an astounding  $4.5 million!  The previous owners of icloud.com have shifted over to a new web address – cloudme.com  and continue to provide their services from there.  

News reports also suggest that Apple is almost ready with its cloud services and is soon to unveil them.   It can be expected that with the announcement of these services, sharing media between all your apple gadgets and iTunes would soon be a breeze.

From a domain name point of view, cloud domains which were already hot from quite some time now, have become an even bigger rage after this recent news of Apples latest acquisition. It is already very difficult to get your hands on good cloud related domains.

Cloud-gaming  is another  emerging technology related to cloud computing and  has a  huge potential and a bright future. Cloud-gaming essentially allows you to play your favourite games from most of the devices without the hassle of installing them  and carrying them around with you. 

In the future, as the cloud becomes a standard feature of our technology and increases to share the load from our computers, it can be expected that we would be able to design our future devices to be much lighter, faster and sleeker machines .

More information related to cloud computing, its basics –  including  a detailed history and technical aspects is explained very well in this article on Wikipedia.

Affiliate programs – A short review

If you own a website that gets a decent number of unique visitors, now would be a good time to consider partnering with some of the excellent affiliate programs out there.  In brief, affiliate program websites are those that you can sign up with and then display the  text links, banners and widgets provided by them on your website/s. When visitors on your website click on these links and eventually make a purchase, you get a percentage of the sale amount  added to your affiliate account (depending on the type of program; it can also be a pay-per-click one where you get paid for every click regardless of the sale).

Not only do you stand a chance of making some money, it is also possible for you to make good  use of some of the links/feeds from these programs to generate updated content for your website.

We’ve tried many affiliate programs and find the following to be amongst the best:

LinkShare

LinkShare is perhaps one of the biggest and the most reliable affiliate networks available.  Many big  brands like Apple, Microsoft and Buy.com have selected linkShare to run their affiliate programs for them. 

The advantages of linkShare include a  quick sign up procedure and a relatively easy approval by most of the brands associated with them (provided your website meets the basic terms and conditions).

Most of the programs on linkShare have a decent number of ‘return days’ which basically means that even if the visitor from your website makes a purchase after a couple of days of his first click to the merchant, you still qualify for the commission – even if he visits the merchant directly the next time and not through your website (the cookies get tracked).

Click here to affiliate with LinkShare.

Apple iTunes and Appstore have some really good RSS feeds that can be added to your website and help keep your website updated with the latest music/apps and books. Apart from Apple, there are hundreds of other high quality merchants from almost every niche and category possible that can be affiliated with.

Amazon associates

Amazon is another major player when it comes to affiliate programs. Innumerable products exist on amazon.com and each one can be converted into a link and displayed on your website. Amazon also has a lot of options when it comes to the type of  links and include lots of  nice banners, innovative widgets and text links. Although personally we did not get a great response from amazon associate links and the clicks seemed to be relatively lesser than our other affiliate programs, we do know that it works out very well for many. If nothing else it can add decent updated content to your website as well.

shareasale.com

Shareasale.com is an affiliate program that we’ve recently partnered with. They too are associated with a decent number of quality brands and we found that they seem to be relatively more careful of the websites that they approve for affiliation. Some big names like Ticketfly.com are  associated with shareasale.com. Though we have limited experience with them till now, reviews from other leading websites and users indicate that shareasale are a high quality and reliable affiliate program to partner with.

Clickbank.com

Clickbank.com is one more popular and a slightly different kind of affiliate program. With Clickbank almost anyone can list their individual products for sale and affiliates can decide to select the links of the products they think have maximum potential. The links can then be displayed on their website. From our experience we’ve noticed that with Clickbank,usually the best results are attained if detailed and well described reviews of a popular product are posted on the website along with the link to the specific product.

So depending upon the kind of website you own, it would be a good idea to consider partnering and applying  for one or more of the available affiliate programs and start reaping the benefits!