Saturday, 20 August 2011

PAS school of Motoring rides again!

I've re-bought my domain name from my old school, and linked it to paulsharpdriving.

Reason being, my old driving school, PAS school of Motoring, is still showing up in searches for driving lessons in my area.

Also, the dot com name also links properly to my site.

The new name cost me about six quid. If I get even one pupil from it, it will be well worth it.


Pete said...

How do you do that? I've heard of this buying "domain names" and people making millions by "bagging" good ones. How do you actually do it? "inverted commas"

Paul said...

How to make money out of it? Well, suppose I buy "" although I'm Paul, not Pete. Then some day, you somehow become famous and successful, but you really really want "" because your online presence is important to you.

I bought for about £100, and it's mine for the next five years. That's longer than you're prepared to wait, so you offer to buy the domain name from me at a higher price than I paid for it.

As far as the actual process goes, typing "domains" or "webspace" into a search engine will point you in the right direction. You'll need a unique web address and some means of payment. dot co dot uk names are just a couple of pounds a year. Dot coms tend to be more expensive. Names that are likely to be highly prized are sometimes sold by auction, rather like personalised number plates.