Is your domain name real?


Samit Madan is an advertising professional with over 25 years of experience. He's also known as the MediaWizard due to his expertise in all related industry verticals including design, promotions, brand development, corporate communications, printing, web development and search marketing. He currently heads MediaWiz, a leading Media Publishing and Services Company.

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7 Responses

  1. Rajesh says:

    We bought one for our company a few years back but did not renew it – our web designer told us it was useless.

  2. Samit, timely post,, launch is a scam to sell subdomains at premium.

    • MediaWizard says:

      It’s not just them Anjan, tons of extensions out there and none of them make sense to me, but I guess enough people register these domains to make the whole process viable for the promoters.

  3. Jaqui says:

    For the low price $185 000 (usd) just to get your foot in the door and no guaranties,to a not for pforit organization although 20,000 customers at about 10 bucks a pop per year will get back on your feet but then there hosting servers and people to run it and maintain security yadda yadda yadda they say its for competitive reasons is it really or is it for the money in there pockets 5,000 when you submit your gTLD proposal and 180,000 for all the board of directors to fly around the world to review it!

  4. Domain Host says:

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this website needs a
    great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the advice!

  5. MediaWizard says:

    Please keep in mind that for ccTLDs the ‘official’ extensions are mandated by the local registry.

    So while Japan is listed as .jp, the registry actually allows the following SLDs: higher level academic institutions, such as universities JPNIC members most forms of incorporated companies, including foreign companies registered in Japan educational institutions for individuals under 18 Japanese government ministries and their endeavours groups of two or more people, or groups of registered companies local government authorities network service providers registered organizations and non-profit organizations

    In addition, geo SLDs are reserved for the local governments in Japan: reserved for the government of Tokyo Metropolis
    pref.(prefecturename).jp: reserved for the prefectural government
    city.(cityname).jp: reserved for cities designated by government ordinance
    city.(cityname).(prefecturename).jp: reserved for non-designated cities and, wards and cities within Tokyo
    town.(townname).(prefecturename).jp: reserved for towns
    vill.(villagename).(prefecturename).jp: reserved for villages