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China Domain Name Registration Scam

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

China Domain Name Registration Scam, So I got an email today from a client asking if the email they received from a Chinese domain name company was legitimate or not. I went on the internet and did a little digging and I ran across this great blog post about getting emails just like this saying your domain is going to 
Hey! Got an Email from China Domain Name Registration Center, Asian Domain Registration Service In China, The Department Of Registration Service In China etc.?
(21/05/2013 3:58 pm)

China Domain Name Registration Scam - Christopher Hofman Laursen

China Domain Name Registration Scam - Scam Fighter

Christopher Hofman Laursen

The reason that you have landed here is surely due to an email in your inbox from an Asian named domain name registrar such as China Domain Name Registration CenterAsian Domain Registration Service In China or The Department Of Registration Service In China. In the email they probably request you to forward the email to your CEO with an urgent request to react quickly to a list of available domain names about to be registered by another company infringing your trademark rights. (This other “company” could also email you to tell that they plan to register the domains). In the following I will list the types of emails, discuss if this threat email should be taken seriously and which measures you should take. At the end we have collected a list of Chinese companies and individuals to be aware of plus examples of their emails. Please contact me if you have other examples, and do share the article so we can avoid more victims.

20.08.13: LAST NAME ADDED TO THE LIST: James ZhangChina Registry (Headquarters)

China Domain Name Registration Scam

Three types of emails

There are basically three types of unsolicited emails that you can receive:

1. A third party is interested in some available domain names (typically .hk, .cn, .tw), where you have a matching trademark. In only a few days the other party will register these domains, unless you react.

2. You receive a renewal reminder for a domain name which is very similar to the one you have registered. It could be that you have CoffeeMachineCompany.cn, and they want you to renew CoffeeMachineCompany.net.cn.

3. You receive a renewal reminder for a domain name that you have registered with another registrar. This should be reported to the right authorities. We got an example here from 18th May 2013 at the bottom, so you can see how they look.

Is this a real threat, where you have to react?

Our clients here at European Domain Centre are international companies with worldwide brands to defend, and a couple of times each month they forward these emails to me with the question: Are they fake? Are these domains really going to be registered by another company inside a few days? I went back to look at emails that clients had send over the years. One client got an email from The Department of Registration Service In China on 13.02.12 with a list of 10 domains. All of these domain names are still available one year after. Another client received an email from Asian Domain Registration in China on 17.10.11 with a list of four domains. The client ended up registering one of the domain names with us and the other three have been left unregistered for the last two years. The question in the title must be answered with a NO. This is a Chinese domain scam, where a third party company is used without its consent to pressure you to purchase some domain names via this Chinese registry. The domains will not be registered if you ignore them.
If you start a conversation with them, they will in each email tell you how urgent it is to register your domains. I have even been informed that they can call you at a certain point to put on more pressure. If you ask them for a reference or any information about the third party company interested in registering your domain names, they will not pass on any information, as it is “confidential”.

Are they real domain registrars?

Some yes, and others no. Going through the list of contacts I can see that many of the contacts only recently registered the domain name for their email, and no website exists. It is very likely that they will take your money and run. Some of the scammers regularly change their email address. E.g. Michael Hong has used eight different email addresses over the last months. They do this to avoid being blocked by spam filters.

What should you do when you receive an email from China Domain Name Registration Center or other similar named registrar?

As confirmed above your domain names will not be registered by another company, however I would still recommend you to do a couple of actions. First and foremost, there are companies taking the bait. Over the next two years hundreds of new gTLDs will be launched, so there will be even more confusion. If you have received an email like this, then please forward it to me at christopher@europeandomaincentre.com, and I will list it in the article to warn about these emails. I have already enclosed a sample of these below. You can also do like this guy and start a conversation with the scammer!

Secondly, it is surely not possible to stop these scam emails. You can search in Google where to report scams to your local authorities. Especially for fake renewal emails I would definetely take action, as this type of emails is far more scrupulous and easy to fall for, and they should be stopped immediately before others become victims. You can also share this article in your network so we can spread the message and ensure that the database is updated.

Thirdly, if you do plan to register domain names in those countries, then I would recommend that you do not wait. Contact your current domain registrar (Not China Domain Name Registration Center!). If you decide to use us at European Domain Centre, you will only have to deal with one contact for all your domain names, even if you have registered domains in countries all over the world.

Conclusion

When you receive an email from China Domain Name Registration Center or a similar company about domains which are about to be registered, then it is most likely a false warning, and you should ignore it. You can send it to me, as we can then update the article to warn about new emails. Secondly, if you do think that some of these domain names could come in handy in the near future, then do go ahead and register them. I recommend as well that you read the article The Top 5 Domain Name Scams in 2012.

Company names and URLs used by scammers

China Registry (Headquarters) (www.chinaregistry.com.cn)
Netregistry (www.netregistry.org.cn)
Network Solutions Service Company (http://www.cn-network.com, dot-network.asia )
China Domain Name Registration Center
Tik Company , Shanghai Tik Admin Registry (tik-public , tik-china.org , tik-public.org , tik public , tik public org , tik-china.org , tik-public.com)
DES Registry Services (des-services.org , des-registry.org.cn , des-registry.net.cn , des-registry.org, des-services.cn, Des Services China, des-registry, des-services.com.cn, www.des-services.org )
China Registry (www.chinaregistry.org)
Nus Network Center (www.nus-center.org)
Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China
Organization of trademark intellectual property protection in China (http://www.cn-network.com , cm-nic.org )
Department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China ( dsa-web.org , dsa register china, dsa-register.cn, dsa-register.org.cn, www.dsa-register.org)
Auditing department of a professional domain name registration and dispute solution organization in China (dot-network.com.cn)
Domain name registration and protection agency in Asia
domain name registration and solution center in China
The institution for registration service in the People’s Republic of China
Registration Law Office 
Asian Domain Registration Service in China ( des-services.net.cn , des-services.org.cn , dg-network.org , dg-network.org.cn , dus solutions china , www.dus-solutions.org, dus-solutions.org , dus-web.org.cn , .dus-web.org , des-services.cn , dln center, des-registry.com.cn , des-registry.net.cn, dus solutions, des-registry.cn, dus-solutions, dus-web, dus-web.cn, dus-web.net.cn)
China Domain Name Registration Center (yg registry , ygregistry , ygregistry.org , yg-registry , yg-registry.org, yg-registry.com, yg-registry.cn, yg registry china, www.yg-registry.com, www.ygregistry.cn, ygregistry.net, www.yg-registry.net, www.yg-registry.org, www.ygregistry.com, www.ygregistry.com.cn, www.ygregistry.com.cn, www.ygregistry.net, www.ygregistry.org, yg-registry.com.cn, yg-registry.net, ygregistry.cn, ygregistry.com, ygregistry.com.cn, ygregistryltd)
The Department Of Registration Service in China (www.tik-public.org)
CN Network Solutions Ltd ( cn-network.net , cn-network.org, cnnetwork)
Asian Domain Registration Organization in China ( pxisp.net , http://www.pxisp.com , pxisp, pxisp.org)
Department of Registration Service in China 
Department of Registration Service in Asia (http://www.easyfa.org, Easyfa)
Department of Domain Registration Service in Asia
senior domain registrar in Hong Kong (www.hkipnet.com)

Contact person names and contact details used by scammers

Hannah Lin, Registration Dept. Tel:+86-551-65184482 || Fax:+86-551-65128724 Email: hannah.lin@prowebsite.cn
Jackson Chen, Senior Manager, Tel: +0086-28-81453978 || Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email: jackson@scnetchina.com
Hill Su, Tel: +86-551-64651651 Fax: +86-551-64651654 Email: Hill@gn-wsc.sh.cn
Richard Wang, Senior Manager, Tel: +0086-28-81453978 Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email: richard@theasiatsinc.com
Eric Li, Auditing Director, Tel:+00852-31159222 Fax:+00852-31159221 Email: eric.li@easyfa.org
James Zhang, General manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: james.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn
Jim Bing, General Manager Tel: +86 216191 8696 Fax: +86 216191 8697 Email: jim.bing@ygregistryltd.net, jim.bing@ygregistry.org, jim.bing@ygregistry.net
Tom Zha, Tel: +86-551-64651651 Fax: +86-551-64651654 Email: tom@gnwsc.com.cn, Tom@gn-wsc.org.cn, Tom@gnwsc.net.cn
Jack Zhang, General Manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: jack.zhang@netregistry.org.cn
Andrew Zhang, Tel: +86-551-64653920 Fax: +86-551-64653980 Email: Andrew@by-tech.org
Larry Chang, Registration Department Manager Office: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: larry.chang@cn-network.org, larry.chang@cn-network.com
Lex Ren, Tel:+86-0551-63434624 Fax:+86-0551-63434924 Email: lex@des-registry.cn, lex@des-services.com.cn, lex@des-registry.com.cn
Jim Gong, General Manager, Tel: +86 216191 8696 Mobile: +86 1870199 4951 Email: jim.gong@ygregistryltd.net
Andy Wong, Registration Department Manager Office:+86 2887662861 Fax:+86 2887783286 Email: andy@cn-network.org, andy@cn-network.com, andy.wong@cn-network.net
Regan Yang, Tel: +86.7395266069 Fax:+86.7395266169 Email: info@dot-network.com.cn
Abby Wang, General Manager, Office: +86 0553 4994789 Fax: +86 0553 4994789 Email: administrator@ygnetwork.net, info@gytrademark.com
Bruce Liu, Auditing manager, Tel :0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: Bruce.liu@tik-public.com
Tina Ni, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512-0117 Fax: +86-551-6512-3308 Email: tina.ni@pc-idc.org
Mark Zeng, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email, mark@cn-network.org
Nicholas Lee, Email: n-lee@nus-tw.net.cn
Austin, austin@dsa-register.org.cn
Vivian Lee, Auditing Department Tel: 00852-30697434 (English) 00852-30506949 (Chinese) Fax: 00852-30697409 Email: vivian@hkipnet.org
Louis Zha, Tel:+86-0551-63495334 Fax:+86-0551-63495344 Email: louis.zha@dus-web.com.cn , louis@dus-solutions.com.cn, louis@dus-web.cn, louis@dus-solutions.cn
Steve Zhang, steve.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn, louis@dus-web.net.cn, louis@dus-web.org.cn
Cameron Wu, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: cameron@dus-web.com.cn , cameron@dus-solutions.com.cn, cameron.wu@dus-web.cn
Lance Wong, Tel: +86-551-63434624 Fax: +86-551-63434924 Email: lance@des-services.com.cn
Tim Zhu, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-65120117 Fax: +86-551-65123308 Email: tim.zhu@pxisp.org
Luna He, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-65120117 Fax: +86-551-65123308 Email: postmaster@pxisp.org , luna.he@pxisp.net
Alan Liu, Tel:+86-0551-63495334 Fax:+86-0551-63495344 Email: alan@dus-web.org.cn, alan@dus-web.net.cn, alan@dus-web.cn
James Wong, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-31159222 Fax: 00852-31159221 Email: james.wong@easyfa.org
Andy Yang, Senior Consultant, Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266169 Email: andy.yang@dot-network.asia
Scott Zhang, General Manager, Tel.: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: scott.zhang@chinaregistry.org
Ethan Jiang, Senior Manager, Tel.: +0086-28-81453978 Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email: ethan@asiatswork.com, ethan@thetswork.com
Tim Sheng, Audit Manager, Tel: +86-21-33657821 Fax: +86-21-33657823 Email: tim.sheng@tik-public.org
Sam Han, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512-0117 Fax: +86-551-6512-3308 Email: sam.han@pxisp.org
Andy Zhang, Senior Consultant Manager, Email: andyz@n-hk.org.cn , andy.z@nus-hk.org.cn , a.zhang@nus-cn.org.cn, andy.z@nus-cn.org.cn
Ade Li, Senior Consultant Manager Tel.: +86.5534228291 Fax: +86.5534228271 Email: a.l@nus-tw.org.cn , ade.li@nus-hk.org.cn , adel@n-hk.org.cn , a.l@nus-cn.org.cn , ade@nus-cn.org.cn, adel@nus-tw.org.cn
Austin Yao, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86.55163434624 Fax: +86.55163434924 Email: Austin@dg-network.org.cn , austin@des-registry.org.cn, austin@des-registry.cn, austin@des-services.com.cn
Chris Lin Registration Department Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: chris.lin@pxisp.net , chris.lin@pxisp.org , austin@des-services.cn
Sky Zhan, Tel: +86.55163434624 Fax: +86.55163434924 Email: sky@des-services.cn , sky@des-services.net.cn , sky@des-services.org.cn
Martin Wong, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: martin@dus-web.net.cn , martin@dus-web.com.cn, martin@dus-solutions.net.cn , martin@dus-solutions.cn
Monroe Yang, Tel: +86.7395266069 Fax: +86.7395266169 Email: monroe@dot-network.com.cn , myang@dot-network.com.cn , monroe.yang@dot-network.com.cn
Eric Yao, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: eric@dsa-web.org.cn , eric@dus-solutions.org.cn, eric@dus-web.net.cn, eric@dus-solutions.net.cn, eric@dus-web.cn
Carl Wong, Email: carl@des-registry.org.cn , carl@des-services.cn , carl@des-registry.net.cn , carl@des-registry.com.cn, carl@des-services.net.cn , carl@des-services.com.cn, carl@des-services.org.cn
David Tang, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: david@cn-network.org
Bill Gao, Email: bill@des-registry.cn , bill@des-registry.net.cn , david.tang@cn-network.org , bill@des-services.com.cn, bill@des-services.net.cn, bill@des-registry.com.cn, bill@des-services.org.cn]
Gary Zhang, General Manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: gary.zhang@ygitech.com
Neil Dong, Senior Consultant Manager Tel: +86-553-4228291 Fax: +86-553-4228028 Email: neil@nus-tw.net.cn , n.dong@nus-tw.net.cn
Danny Wang, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: danny@dus-web.cn , danny@dus-solutions.org.cn, danny@dus-web.org.cn
Jeremy Lei, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: jeremy@pxisp.net , jeremy.lei@pxisp.org
Kim Su, Regional Manager, Tel: +86-551 6512 0117 Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 Email: kim@pxisp.net
Victor Cheng, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: victor@dus-web.com.cn
Wesley Hu, Registration Departments Manager. Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: wesley.hu@cn-network.org , wesley@cn-network.net , wesley.hu@cn-network.net , wesley@cn-network.org
Sandy Yang, Senior Consultant, Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax: (+86) 739-5266169 Email: verify@dot-network.asia , sandy@des-services.net.cn, sandy@dot-network.asia
Jason Chen, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: jason.chen@cn-nic.org , jason@cn-nic.org
Thomas Liu, Senior Consultant, Tel: 0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: thomas.liu@tik-public.org
Jacob Ma, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: jacob@cn-network.org , jacob.ma@cn-nic.org
Jeff Huang, Registration Department Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: jeff.huang@pxisp.org , jeff@pxisp.org
Justin Zha, Tel: +8655164651651 Fax: +8655164651654 Email: justin@din-center.info , jeff@pxisp.org
Mike Cao, Registration Department Tel: +86-551-6512-0117 Fax: +86-551-6512-3308 Email: mike.cao@pxisp.net
Pierre Wong, Tel: +86.(0551)63495334 Fax: +86.(0551)63495344 Email: pierre@dsa-web.com.cn , pierre@dus-solutions.org.cn, pierre@dus-web.com.cn, pierre@dus-web.org.cn, pierre@dus-solutions.net.cn, pierre@dus-solutions.cn
Mark Ren, Tel: +86-551-3434624 Fax: +86-551-3434924 Email: mark@dc-internet.net
Michael Hong, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86055163495334 Fax: +86055163495344 Email: michael@dus-web.cn , michael@dsa-register.cn, michael.hong@dsa-register.net.cn, michael@dus-solutions.org.cn, michael@dus-web.net.cn, michael@dus-solutions.com.cn , michael@dsa-register.org.cn , michael.hong@dus-solutions.cn , michael@dus-web.org.cn , michael@dus-solutions.cn , michael@dus-web.com.cn
Smith Tang, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: smith.tang@pxisp.org
Cady Li, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: cady@pxisp.org , cady@pxisp.net
Kim Mao, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: +865534228271 Fax: +865534228291 Email: k.mao@nus-cn.org.cn
Alex Liu, Senior Manager Tel: +0086-28-81453978 || Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email : alex.liu@tsservicechina.com
Jim Wong, Tel: +86-551-63434624 Fax: +86-551-63434924 Email: jim@dg-network.com.cn
Sandy Sun, Tel: +86(0551)63434624 Fax: +86(0551)63434924 Email: sandy@dg-solutions.org.cn / sandy@dic-network.net.cn / sandy@des-registry.com.cn / sandy@dg-network.org.cn / sandy@des-services.cn / sandy@des-registry.org.cn / sandy@des-registry.net.cn / ss@des-services.org.cn , sandy@des-services.org.cn / ss@des-services.cn / sandy@des-registry.cn
Steven Lan, Auditing Department, Tel: 0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: steven.lan@tik-public.org, steven.lan@tik-public.com
Tony Song, Auditing Dept., Tel: 0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: tony.song@tik-public.org
Emmy Ma, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: +865534228271 Fax: +865534228028 Email: emmy.m@nus-tw.org.cn
Derek Lau, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86 (0551) 63495334 Fax: +86 (0551) 63495344 Email: derek@dsa-web.org.cn / derek@dus-web.org.cn / derek.lau@dsa-web.org.cn , derek@dsa-register.cn , derek@dus-solutions.net.cn , derek@dsa-register.org.cn
Asa Lau, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-30775980 Fax: 00852-30771254 Email: Asa@huynic.org
Lan Du (LanDu), Registration Department, Tel: +86 551 6512 0117 Fax: +86 551 6512 3308 Email: lan.du@pxisp.org , lan@pxisp.net
Bernice Han Tel: +86-551-65184482 Fax: +86-551-65128724 Email: bernice.han@prowebsite.asia
David Zhao, Tel:+86(0551)63434624, Fax:+86(0551)63434924 Email: david@dg-solutions.ac.cn , david@des-registry.net.cn , david@des-services.org.cn, david@dsa-register.cn, david@dg-network.org.cn, david@des-registry.org.cn, david@des-services.net.cn
Jim Wang, General Manager Tel: +86 216191 8696 Fax: +86 216191 8697 Email: jim.wang@yg-registry.cn / jim.wang@url.xmsulian.cn , jim.wang@ygregistryltd.net, jim.wang@ygregistry.cn, jim.wang@ygregistry.org
Harry Lee, Tel:+86-551-64651651 | Fax:+86-551-64651654 Email: Harry@dln-center.com.cn
Tom Tang, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: +86 553 422 82 71 Fax: +86 553 422 80 28 Email: t.tang@nus-hk.org.cn, tom.t@nus-cn.org.cn
Tony Yang, Auditing Department Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266169 Email:
Donal Sun, Tel:+86(0551)63495334 Fax:+86(0551)63495344 Email: donal@dsa-web.org.cn
Delysia Ren, Office Manager/International Department, Tel: +86 28 8777 5008 Fax: +86 28 6246 5008 Email: delysia@chadlawoffice.org
Eric Yang, Auditing Director, Tel:+00852-31159222 Fax: +00852-31159221 Email: eric@easyfa.org eric.yang@easyfa.org
Kim Mao, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: (+86) 553 422 8271 Fax: (+86) 553 422 8028 Email: agentinfo@dhr.com
Denis Yang, Auditing Department, Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266169 Email: denis@dot-network.org.cn
Lydia Han, Office Manager/International Department, Tel: +86 28 8777 5008 Fax: +86 28 6246 5008 Email: lydia@chadlawoffice.org
Mark Wong, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-31159222 Fax: 00852-31159221 Email: Mark.Wong@easyfa.org
Robert Cheung, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-31159222 Fax: 00852-31159221 Email: Robert.Cheung@easyfa.org
Kelly Song, Senior Consultant, Tel:0086-21-33657821 Fax:0086-21-33657823 Email: kelly.song@tik-china.org
Miranda Lin, Registration Department Tel: +86-551-65184482 || Fax: +86-551-65123308 Email: miranda.lin@public-int.org
Felix Wu, Registration Department, Tel:+86-5515184482 || Fax:+86-5515123308 Email: felix@publicip.asia
David Zhao Tel:+86.551/63434624 ||Fax:+86.551/63434924 Email: david@dic-register.org.cn
James Tan, Auditing Department, Registration Department Manager Tel: +86 2887783286 Fax: +86 2887578035 Email: james.tan@cn-network.org , james@cn-network.org
Edwin Zhang, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86.5513434624 || Fax:+86.5513434924 Email: edwin@dic-network.net.cn
Alex Yao, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924 Email: alex@dic-network.net.cn
Jim Wong, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924 Email: jim@dic-network.net.cn
Arvin Su, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924 Email: arvin@dic-network.net.cn
Mark Ren, Tel: +86.551/63434624, Fax:+86.551/63434924 Email: mark@dic-network.net.cn
David Zhao, Tel:+86.551/63434624||Fax:+86.551/63434924 Email: david@dic-network.net.cn
Tony Xu, Tel:+86.55163434624 || Fax:+86.55163434924 Email: tony@dic-network.net.cn / tony@dg-solutions.cn / tony@des-services.cn , tony@des-services.net.cn, tony@des-registry.cn
Gavin Hai, Tel:+86.55163434624 | Fax:+86.55163434924 Email: gavin@dic-network.net.cn / gavin@des-services.org.cn / gavin@des-registry.cn / gavin@des-services.net.cn / gavin@des-registry.com.cn / gavin@des-services.cn / gavin@des-services.com.cn
Anna Liu, Regional Manager, Solutions Pic, AnHui Office:, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 Email: anna.liu@picweb.biz
Kivin Han, Regional Manager, AnHui Office:, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 kivin.han@picweb.biz
Jim Wang, General Manager, Shanghai Office: Phone +86-216 191 8969, Fax: +86 1870 199 4951 Email: jim.wang@asia-registry.net
Kris Wang, Auditing Manager: Phone +86-2167222201, Fax: +86-2167222202 Email: kris.wang@dekaasia.com
Michael Hong, Senior Consultant, Phone :+86.55163495334 Fax:+86.55163495344 Email: Michael@dsa-web.com.cn
James Wang, Senior Manager, Auditing Manager Phone: +86-28-85915586, Fax: +86-28-85912116 Email: james@tsnettech.org , james.wang@jymadmin.org.cn
James Liang, Regional Manager, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 Email: james@pxcnsolutions.org
William Wu, Phone: +86.551/63495334 Fax:+86.551/63495344 Email: william.wu@d3-net.cn , william@dsa-register.org.cn , william@dsa-register.cn

Tired of getting spam mails? Block the spammers

In your email system you should be able to block specific emails. Copy/paste these emails to avoid spam from our “Bad Guy” List:

justin@din-center.info
james.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn
chris.lin@pxisp.net
austin@des-services.com.cn
Hill@gn-wsc.sh.cn
pierre@dus-solutions.cn
jim.wang@ygregistry.org
danny@dus-web.org.cn
richard@theasiatsinc.com
louis@dus-web.cn
info@dot-network.com.cn
david@des-services.net.cn
louis@dus-web.org.cn
jackson@scnetchina.com
ethan@thetswork.com
carl@des-services.org.cn
jack.zhang@netregistry.org.cn
lex@des-registry.cn
pierre@dus-solutions.net.cn
eric.li@easyfa.org
hannah.lin@prowebsite.cn
bill@des-services.net.cn
louis@dus-solutions.cn
alan@dus-web.cn
jim.bing@ygregistry.net
Tom@gnwsc.net.cn
bill@des-services.org.cn
adel@nus-tw.org.cn
eric@dus-web.net.cn
austin@des-registry.cn
tom.t@nus-cn.org.cn
eric@dus-web.cn
Tom@gn-wsc.org.cn
jim.bing@ygregistryltd.net
cameron.wu@dus-web.cn
Andrew@by-tech.org
andy.wong@cn-network.net
pierre@dus-web.org.cn
larry.chang@cn-network.com
larry.chang@cn-network.org
eric@dus-solutions.net.cn
lex@des-services.com.cn
lex@des-registry.com.cn
pierre@dus-web.com.cn
tony@des-registry.cn
info@gytrademark.com
louis@dus-web.net.cn
steven.lan@tik-public.com
administrator@ygnetwork.net
austin@des-registry.org.cn
sandy@des-registry.cn
andy@cn-network.org
jim.wang@ygregistry.cn
david@dsa-register.cn
Bruce.liu@tik-public.com
ade@nus-cn.org.cn
alan@dus-web.net.cn
info@appliedpractice.com
adel@n-hk.org.cn
a.l@nus-cn.org.cn
carl@des-services.com.cn
mark@cn-network.org
louis@dus-solutions.com.cn
tina.ni@pc-idc.org
n-lee@nus-tw.net.cn
andy@cn-network.com
ade.li@nus-hk.org.cn
cameron@dus-solutions.com.cn
sky@des-services.org.cn
vivian@hkipnet.org
derek@dus-solutions.net.cn
andy.z@nus-cn.org.cn
pierre@dus-solutions.org.cn
wesley.hu@cn-network.net
wesley@cn-network.net
bill@des-services.com.cn
wesley@cn-network.org
david@dg-network.org.cn
michael@dus-web.org.cn
david@des-services.org.cn
louis.zha@dus-web.com.cn
ss@des-services.cn
eric@dus-solutions.org.cn
monroe.yang@dot-network.com.cn
steve.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn
carl@des-registry.net.cn
jim.gong@ygregistryltd.net
austin@des-services.cn
bill@des-registry.com.cn
austin@dsa-register.org.cn
carl@des-registry.com.cn
sandy@des-services.org.cn
lance@des-services.com.cn
cameron@dus-web.com.cn
michael@dsa-register.org.cn
luna.he@pxisp.net
chris.lin@pxisp.org
carl@des-services.net.cn
jim.wang@ygregistryltd.net
myang@dot-network.com.cn
cady@pxisp.net
james.wang@jymadmin.org.cn
postmaster@pxisp.org
jim@dg-network.org.cn
n.dong@nus-tw.net.cn
a.zhang@nus-cn.org.cn
tim.zhu@pxisp.org
gavin@des-services.cn
jim.bing@ygregistry.org
ss@des-services.org.cn
alan@dus-web.org.cn
carl@des-services.cn
david@des-registry.org.cn
derek@dsa-register.org.cn
sandy@dot-network.asia
james.wong@easyfa.org
sandy@des-registry.net.cn
andy.yang@dot-network.asia
tony@des-services.net.cn
michael@dus-solutions.com.cn
martin@dus-solutions.cn
sky@des-services.net.cn
william@dsa-register.org.cn
david.tang@cn-network.org
scott.zhang@chinaregistry.org
gavin@des-registry.com.cn
michael@dus-web.com.cn
andy.z@nus-hk.org.cn
gavin@des-services.com.cn
ethan@asiatswork.com
jeff@pxisp.org
james@cn-network.org
michael@dus-solutions.cn
sandy@des-services.cn
Austin@dg-network.org.cn
verify@dot-network.asia
sandy@des-registry.org.cn
martin@dus-web.com.cn
derek.lau@dsa-web.org.cn
a.l@nus-tw.org.cn
andyz@n-hk.org.cn
gavin@des-services.net.cn
danny@dus-solutions.org.cn
sky@des-services.cn
sam.han@pxisp.org
jeremy.lei@pxisp.org
michael@dus-web.net.cn
martin@dus-web.net.cn
bill@des-registry.net.cn
monroe@dot-network.com.cn
eric@dsa-web.org.cn
jason@cn-nic.org
gavin@des-registry.cn
carl@des-registry.org.cn
david@cn-network.org
bill@des-registry.cn
sandy@des-services.net.cn
eric.yang@easyfa.org
michael@dus-solutions.org.cn
gary.zhang@ygitech.com
michael.hong@dsa-register.net.cn
neil@nus-tw.net.cn
jim.wang@url.xmsulian.cn
william@dsa-register.cn
sandy@dg-network.org.cn
danny@dus-web.cn
david@des-registry.com.cn
jeremy@pxisp.net
derek@dus-web.org.cn
tony@des-services.cn
eric@dsa-web.cn
alex.qin@pxcnsolutions.biz
carl.wang@pxcnsolutions.org
kim@pxisp.net
richard.liu@tik-public.org
denis.yang@dot-network.org.cn
regan.yang@dot-network.com.cn
sandy@des-registry.com.cn
michael@dsa-register.cn
victor@dus-web.com.cn
wesley.hu@cn-network.org
thomas.liu@tik-public.org
jason.chen@cn-nic.org
jacob@cn-network.org
jeff.huang@pxisp.org
mike.cao@pxisp.net
pierre@dsa-web.com.cn
mark@dc-internet.net
michael@dus-web.cn
smith.tang@pxisp.org
cady@pxisp.org
my@dot-network.com.cn
k.mao@nus-cn.org.cn
alex.liu@tsservicechina.com
jim@dg-network.com.cn
sandy@dg-solutions.org.cn
steven.lan@tik-public.org
tony.song@tik-public.org
emmy.m@nus-tw.org.cn
derek@dsa-web.org.cn
Asa@huynic.org
lan.du@pxisp.org
bernice.han@prowebsite.asia
david@dg-solutions.ac.cn
jim.wang@yg-registry.cn
Harry@dln-center.com.cn
t.tang@nus-hk.org.cn
donal@dsa-web.org.cn
delysia@chadlawoffice.org
eric@easyfa.org
agentinfo@dhr.com
lydia@chadlawoffice.org
Mark.Wong@easyfa.org
Robert.Cheung@easyfa.org
david@des-registry.net.cn
kelly.song@tik-china.org
miranda.lin@public-int.org
felix@publicip.asia
david@dic-register.org.cn
james.tan@cn-network.org
edwin@dic-network.net.cn
alex@dic-network.net.cn
jim@dic-network.net.cn
arvin@dic-network.net.cn
mark@dic-network.net.cn
david@dic-network.net.cn
tony@dic-network.net.cn
tony@dg-solutions.cn
sandy@dic-network.net.cn
gavin@dic-network.net.cn
gavin@des-services.org.cn
anna.liu@picweb.biz
kivin.han@picweb.biz
jim.wang@asia-registry.net
kris.wang@dekaasia.com
Michael@dsa-web.com.cn
james@tsnettech.org
james@pxcnsolutions.org
william.wu@d3-net.cn

WordPress Most Popular Plugins

Monday, January 21st, 2013

WordPress has a lot of great and functional plug-ins. Here is a list of the 30 most popular WordPress plug-ins. Not only do we tell you who/what the plugins are but give you links to the plug-ins, so if you have a WordPress installation you can install these plug-ins yourself. If you need help feel free to contact us at info@mojoe.net

I have used and do use the majority of every single one of these WordPress plug-ins for WordPress installation that we create for our customers. There are some very useful and helpful plug-ins that make your WordPress web site preform better and more efficiently to plug-ins that will better optimize and submit your site to search engines.

 

1.) All in One SEO Pack – WordPress SEO plug-in to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.

Active Versions: 25 | Downloads: 12,961,000 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: All in One SEO Pack

2.) Akismet – Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin Screen.

Active Versions: 8 | Downloads: 12, 253,538 | Rating: 4 out 5 stars | Link: Akismet

3.) Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog or Word Press web site. With such sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure fo your site and retrieve in more efficiently.

Active Versions: 11 | Downloads: 9,053,789 | Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars | Link: Google XML Sitemaps

4.) Contact Form 7 – Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contacts flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Active Versions: 24 | Downloads: 8,957,262 | Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars | Link: Contact Form 7

5.) NextGEN Gallery – It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/re-arrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and much more.

Active Versions: 22 | Downloads: 6,258,705 | Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars | Link: NextGEN Gallery

6.) WP Super Cache – This plug-in generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog or site. After a html file is generated your web server will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

Active Versions: 13 | Downloads: 3,913,716 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: WP Super Cache

7.) Google Analytics for WordPress – Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of meta data: view per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and page views.

Active Versions: 13 | Downloads: 3,895,749 | Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars | Link: Google Analytics for WordPress

8.) WPtouch – WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress web site for mobile devices complete with ajax loading articles and smooth effects when viewed from popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile phones, Blackberry OS6+ mobile devices, and more!

Active Versions: 18 | Downloads: 3,805,247 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: WPtouch

9.) WordPress Importer – Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.

Active Versions: 6 | Downloads: 3,549,379 | Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars | Link: WordPress Importer

 10.) Jetpack by WordPress – Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site or blog with awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.

Active Versions: 16 | Downloads: 3,384,705 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: Jetpack by WordPress

11.) Fast Secure Contact Form – This plugin allows a webmaster to easily create and add contact forms to WordPress. The contact form will let the user send emails to a site’s admin, and also send a meeting request to talk over the phone or video. And administration panel is present, where the webmaster can create and preview unlimited forms.

Active Versions: 16 | Downloads: 3,062,540 | Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars | Link: Fast Secure Contact Form

12.) WP-PageNavi – This plugin provides the wp_pagenav() template tag which generates fancy pagination links.

Active Versions: 10 | Downloads: 3,137,808 | Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Link: WP-PageNavi

13.) WordPress SEO by Yoast – Improve your WordPress SEO. Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.

Active Versions: 15 | Downloads: 2,849,862 | Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars | Link: WordPress SEO by Yoast

14.) Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddtoAny – The WordPress plugin to help share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google, Digg, Delicious, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites.

Active Versions: 19 | Downloads: 2,391,274 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddtoAny

15.) WP e-Commerce – WP e-Commerce is a free WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online.

Active Versions: 24 | Downloads: 2,168,848 | Rating: 2.8 out of 5 stars | Link: WP e-Commerce

16.) Google Analyticator – Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytic’s logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytic’s data in the admin  and on your blog.

Active Versions: 9 | Downloads: 22,071,028 | Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars | Link: Google Analyticator

17.) Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.

Active Versions: 21 | Downloads: 2,008,447| Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars | Link: Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

18.) TinyMCE Advanced – This plugin add 16 plugins to TinyMICE: Advanced HR, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Advanced List, Context Menu, Emotions ( Smiles), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.

Active Versions: 10 | Downloads: 1,938,183 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: TinyMCF Advanced

19.) Sociable – After introducing Sociable Skyscraper, the ultimate advanced and feature-packed plugin for setting up a rating system on your WordPress blog. It is sort of banner that reminds your readers to spread the word. You can select and customize several features, such as test, color, and length in order to ensure your readers and their friends a great Sociable Experience.

Active Versions: 13 | Downloads: 1,884,805 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: Sociable

20.) Really Simple CAPTCHA – Really Simple CAPTCHA does not work alone and is tended to work with other plugins. It is originally created for Contact Form 7; however, you can use it with your own plugin

Active Versions: 5 | Downloads: 1,938,183 | Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars | Link: CAPTCHA

21.) GTrans - Make your website available to the world using Google Translate.

Active Versions: 10 | Downloads: 1,643,512 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: Google Translate

22.) WP to Twitter – WP to Twitter automatically posts a Tweet from your WordPress blog to Twitter using your URL shortening service to provide a link back your post from Twitter.

Active Versions: 23 | Downloads: 1,184,228 | Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars | Link: WP to Twitter

23.) Broken Link Checker – This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

Active Versions: 12 | Downloads: 3,384,705 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: Broken Link Checker

24.) AddThis – The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with over 330 popular services.

Active Versions: 20 | Downloads: 1,118,777 | Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars | Link: AddThis

25.) W3 Total Cache – Imporve site performance and user experience via caching browser, page, object, minify and content delivery network support.

Active Versions: 4 | Downloads: 1,371,650 | Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars | Link: W3 Total Cache

26.) BuddyPress – BuddyPress lets users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups, and much more.

Active Versions: 17 | Downloads: 1,283,508 | Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars | Link: BuddyPress

27.) WP-DB-Backup – WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

Active Versions: 2 | Downloads: 1,492,535 | Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars | Link: WP-DB-Backup

28.) Smart YouTube PRO – Smart YouTube is a professional WordPress Video plugin that allows you to easily insert videos/playlists into your post, comments and in your RSS feeds.

Active Versions: 17 | Downloads: 1,424,742 | Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars | Link: Smart YouTube Pro

29.) Redirection – Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 re-directions  keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating your pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.

Active Versions: 11 | Downloads: 1,157,384 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: Redirection

30.) WP-Polls - WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs they way you wanted.

Active Versions: 7 | Downloads: 1,173,730 | Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars | Link: WP-Polls

 

Web Design Resources – Color Web Sites

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Designing a web site can be a challenging task but the process can be very smooth and rewarding if you have the right web design resources. So I have decided to start posting some of the tools and web design resources that I use when developing a web site.

Okay So here goes my favorite Color Sites:

Color Scheme Designer
 

Web Site: http://colorschemedesigner.com/

They are also currently looking for support via Kickstarter because they are developing a new app for color palettes. The site is extremely easy to use and it will allow you to export your color choices via; HTML and CSS, Text, XML, and Gimp Palette. “I personally use this site when looking for combination of choices in different variations.”

Colour Lovers


Web Site:
http://www.colourlovers.com/

Okay, so here is my new favorite web site. There are literally over 2 million color palette combinations made by other designers which is a great collaboration tool and gives you exposure to what other designers are doing. You can also make your own palette, and then give the palette its own name. Once it is named you then easily share it with your client by downloading an image or a specific file format. Also a great place for Web Background Patterns. Check out my post on Patterns.

Kuler

Of course you can not forget about Adobe’s color tool. It has been around quite some time and has millions of color combinations as well but the whole site is in Flash(It almost sounds like a bad word to say Flash because the way that web development is headed right now. And that is very sad because I love designing sites in Flash). So it will not work on iPad or iPhone. The controls that are available to change the RGB, CYMK and so on are over the top. So for the desktop environment it is another great choice when trying to pick the best color palette that represents your clients brand.

http://kuler.adobe.com/

Well, that about sums up my color web design resources. I like to be able to quickly design a color palette for a customer so their site is original from the ground up. If you start designing the base elements of a web site with original colors, fonts, and pictures then in the end the entire site will be a one-of-a-kind web site.

Step by Step Checklist you should be using when developing a web site.

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Developing Web Site – Make sure that you have  the following: A Plan, Development, Design, and Maintenance of a web site.

I’ve blogged a lot about web site development and I want to make sure I stress a few important items, a web site is a constant ever changing and growing marketing tool for your business, before beginning a web site or web development please consult with an expert, and most of all PLAN your web site. To help you make your plan, here is a simplified checklist for the planning, development, design and maintenance of a website ($ indicates potential additional fees that may be incurred).

PLAN YOUR WEB SITE

  • Make a plan for your site.
  • Consult with several companies and make the right decision for you and your budget.
  • Plan a budget for the development of your web site as well as the maintaining of your web site
  • Decide on if you need a Content Management System (CMS) and if so which one should you use. Drupal, DotNetNuke, Joomla, or WordPress
  • Set a Launch Date – Before you officially launch your site and during the plan phase set a date to launch your site, be sure to make note of that date with the developer but be mindful if you ask for additional pages, functions, or any changes this can and will extend your launch date please decide what is most important to you and your business. Getting the site launched  with the initial content or adding additional content and changes and delaying the launch of your site. This is the most common problem when developing a site. Also remember you can always continue to add to a site very quickly if you have a CMS.
  • VERY IMPORTANT – Once you have chosen a CMS make sure the developer you choose can not only develop in it but support it after the launch of the site. Also make sure that the code is not proprietary and you are allowed to move your site to another company once the contract is completed. This is a common issue with a lot of web developer they either do not tell you that your site has been developed in a proprietary system or that only they can maintain it because no one else in the area supports the CMS they used.

DEVELOPMENT

  • Gather information relative to your site before meeting with web companies. The gathering of information; such as, Pictures, Text, Keywords, Video, Social Links, Phone Numbers, and Address can give you a big head start in the development of your web site.
  • Website Name (Domain Name) – Make sure to choose a name that complements your company, service or product that you are introducing on the web. Tying in your primary keyword into your domain name can be extremely helpful.
  • Competition Researched – Make sure you see what your compettion’s web site looks like, do some research check out their sites. See what you like and don’t like, make a list of things you do and the things you don’t like.
  • Visit other web sites and pick out sites that you like and have function and features you like
  • Make a list of keywords 1 to 25 about your business, Ex: (Web Design Greenville SC, is considered one keyword or phrase)
  • Use Google Keyword Tool to create check your keywords and see how popular they are.
  • Website Title Chosen( Use your number 1 keyword / Key phrase in your title)
  • Website Host Research, if your developer does not have a hosting solution for you. Check around the area for other companies that do not only develop but host the site as well. Having one point of contact is critical. Especially when your site goes down and your web developer has no reason why, then you are calling someone else whom may answer the phone or may not answer the phone.
  • Website Host Chosen and Registered $
  • Website Name Chosen – Make sure once you have chosen a name that when producing collateral pieces like business card, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, invoices, receipt, billboards, mailers, flyers, or any printed piece for your business that your www. is plastered all over the place.
  • Website Name Purchase $ Typically we use Godaddy to register all of our names and we charge exactly what Godaddy charges us.
  • Website Structure and Organization Established – Here is a great resource for structure of a web site – Web Style Structure
  • Link Exchange Researched – Check with your vendors, suppliers or anyone that you do business with and ask about putting a link to your web site on their web site and vice-a-verse.
  • Link Exchange Page Set Up – Make sure if you are going to be exchanging quite a few links that you setup a page to handle your policy and make it easy for other sites to grab your logo and a link to your site. The more in-bound and out-bound links you have the better your site is received as an information hub than just a site selling a product or service.
  • Articles/Resources Provided/Researched – Search the internet, publications, in-house material, collateral pieces and other media for articles / content that you can add o your web site which in turn will add value to your site as a resource of information and will assist with improving your search engine registration.
  • Articles/Resources Chosen – Link to other related articles that are relative to your service or product. Make sure to give credit to the person or company that wrote the article or content that you are linking too.
  • Advertising Inclusion Implemented – Decide wether or not you would like to include advertising on your site, and if so then choose rates and rate sheet that a potential customer can easily download.
  • Search Engine Submission Prepared – Set a goal for your search engine submission. This does not happen over night and it takes several elements to make this successful. Make sure there is a plan from your web developer or SEO specialist and that they plan to analyze the results after a certain period.
  • Search Engine Submission Implemented $ – Even with having a plan and a goal set, this process is not a one time process. It is a constant under-taking. You will always need to be mindful of your web site placement in the search engines because your competition is always trying to get ahead of you and will try the same tactics that you have done.
  • Review Search Engine Submission Results (1-4 months after public release) – Set a date and time to review your search engine placement with your web developer or SEO specialist after about 4 months, so you can find out your placement as well as improve your placement if the goal that was set was not reached.
  • Setup Social Accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Blog, and make sure to have someone whom can update them on a regular basis. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, this must be done on a regular basis it can be the difference between getting a sales or perspective customer. The more you update your site, blog and social accounts the better your chances of bringing someone to your site. “It is like putting hundreds and hundreds of fishing hooks in the water, the more you put in the greater your chances are a landing a big fish.”
  • Add Google Analytic s or Re-Invigorate – At Mojoe we use both of these tools Google is free and re-invigorate it $10.00 dollars a month. We do this so we can have cross comparison of analytical data for your web site.

DESIGN

  • Artwork Compiled – Laying out the colors, fonts, and spacing you like, so that your designer or branding specialist can speed your design time up greatly as well as provide you a more effective brand that you are looking for in your business or service.
  • Color Scheme Research / Presented – Check out these links for Color: KulerColor Scheme Designer or Color Schemer
  • Typography Research / Presented – There are some really helpful web sites available that will make it very easy to choose which fonts to use for your web site. Your Type can send a message an convey meaning just like a picture or logo. So choosing the right font style, color and spacing can be very effective in -conjunction with the rest of your site to present the correct message. Here are some useful resources for researching fonts: Google Fonts, Smashing Magazine, Inspiration Bit, and 1st Web
  • Pictures Research / Presented – “A picture is worth a thousand words” this statement as has more meaning on the web than any where else on the planet. Having a picture that is of quality and meaning can impart so much information about your business that it leaves the words behind. Be mindful of your photography make sure it sends the right message to your viewers when presented on your site. If you use stock photography and photography from a local photographer make sure they compliment each other. The worst thing that can happen is having two different styles of photography on a web site. It sends the wrong message to your viewers but this is a common practice because high-end quality photography cost money. So make a decision wether to use all stock photography for your web site or use all photography you have shot with your digital camera. Pick one quality stand-point for your photography and stay with it, if you are going to mix them then be sure to hire a professional photographer. Here are some helpful stock sites and professional photographers. PABPhoto.com, Patrick Cox, iStock Photo, and Big Stock Photo
  • Creation of a Mood Board – The creation of a mood board for your site and the over all theme of your company is not only a resource to be utilized with the development of your site but with all the collateral pieces that are created for your business. By doing this you will keep a constant brand so your company or service is always recognizable, and this is paramount to the success of your business. Note: “Not every company can design brands as well as develop web sites correctly be careful when choosing a one size fits all company. They are usually great at one aspect but are lacking in other areas.” If you would like more information on the creation of Mood Board, Check out this article at Web Designer Depot.
  • Logo Designed or Prepared as Digital Art – The designing of your logo should incorporate your overall theme for your company. The logo should be made available in several formats for you; such as, black and white and color. Your logo should be able to be scaled from a favicon to a billboard. Which means your logo should be done as an EPS file or what is also know as a vector file so it will scale easily and without having to be re-created.
  • Layout Design Research and Presented – When laying out and designing your site be mindful of how your customers will be viewing your site. Will they be viewing your site via there desktop, laptop, mobile phone, iPad, iPhone, or even their TV. If so you need to make sure that your site is an adaptive web site or a fully responsive web site($ A fully responsive site can cost a great deal of extra money). Web sites that are presented on other devices looks and acts differently make sure your web developer discusses the pros and cons of developing a site for only one device and if they are using Flash on any of the site. How limited your site will become to certain parts of your viewing audience. When we develop a design we present it in all formats that we will be developing for, so if we are doing an adaptive site we will present you with a Desktop version of your site, Laptop version of your site, Tablet version of your site, and a mobile version of your web site.
  • Color Scheme Chosen – Once you and your developer have choose the color scheme make sure he supplies you with a CYMK version which is a printer version of your colors so when you print collateral pieces all of your colors will match. It is best to pick out your printer color first for your collateral pieces and work from that to create the web colors you will need for your web site.
  • Layout/Design Chosen – Once you and your developer have made a decision on the layout and design make sure that once the site is completed and the contract finished get the creation files, font files, color scheme, and any and all other related files. The reason is because this is your web site you want to make sure you have a full and complete version of your site in-case you ever have to take these files to someone else. Also you will see how well organized your developer and his/her team his which will give you some insight to the development of your project.
  • HTML and CSS Coding Design – This part of the process is the structure and the layout of your site. HTML which stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and CSS which stands for Cascading Style Sheets control the look and feel of your site in the browser. Make sure that your code is commented by your developer this can be essential when having multiple developers work on your site. The comments basically are a road map to the construction of your web site and will make it easy for another developer or team to come in and assist or take-over for another company or developer.
  • What is the Function – The function of your site is how your site interacts with potential customers and viewers. This is usually accomplished by javascript, Jquery, or flash. Now there are pros and cons to each make sure they’re explained to you and your understand the benefits and draw backs. So if you want a rotating banner of pictures at the top of your site discuss with your developer how that will be  achieved and will it be visible for all of your audience. Also if you are going to have a form on the site will it be functional for everyone and whom will the form go to?
  • Content and Articles Added – If you are going to be adding additional content or articles to your site on a regular basis make sure they are displayed noteabley on your site so viewers can get to the information as fast as possible.
  • Review Web Standards – So once your site is completed review the web standards that are available. Is your site up to the standards of the target audience you are trying to reach? You can have your developer check and make sure by going to W3C
  • Validate Code – Has all of your HTML and CSS been validated and are there any errors and if so are the errors acceptable based on functions you are using? You can check those out at the following links: Markup Validation or CSS Validation
  • Check Website with Other Browsers – Test your web site in all browsers; such as, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Avant. Also be mindful of the version of each browser. Each browser has different versions and your site depending upon the HTML and CSS will render differently in each browser unless your developer has taken that into consideration. So be sure to ask will my site work in all browser and version of those browser. NOTE: IF you ask for your site to work in all of these and all there version you most likely will get charged additional monies for providing this service. For Example: Internet Explorer has the following version on the web IE9, IE8, IE7,and IE6 the last two are barely even used any more but some people still have them as there browser of choice. You can go to Browser Stats and see current statistics for which browser people are using for their browser you can also see other stats on this site.
  • Check Website with different OS (Operating Systems) – Checking your site in different browsers is very important but be sure to check your site on both Mac and PC for each of the browsers above, or make sure that your developer offers this service when developing your site.
  • Check Website with Various Screen Resolutions – During the layout phase of the construction of you’re site your developer should be discussing the dimension of the site is designing and if he  is designing an adaptive site then this will not matter because he will have taken in the most common resolutions into consideration and this will not be a factor to check. You can see the most common screen resolutions for computer by visiting: Browser Display Statistics
  • Edit and Review Website Presentation – Having one final review and presentation from your developer / development company can b e vital to how your site is recieved when the site is launched, check, check, check and check again for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and how your site is presented to the viewer. Have a meeting to discuss the aspects you are completely satisfied with and be sure to let them know which ones you are not satisfied with, most developer will try and work it out. Remember the site is not only for your business but a representation of the developers work and ability. He wants to be just as proud of the site as you do and will strive to do everything possible to make this happen.
  • Test Website (typically 2-4 weeks) – Test, Test, Test, and test some more. Have your friends, family, and long time customers test your site before doing the official launch of your site. This will make your site error proof as much as possible. Because your friends and family will give the unbiased opinion and this will assist you and the developer with in-valuable feedback. For small web site this is not as big a priority as larger site, database driven sites or e-commerce sites.
  • Test Links – Check your links on all pages. Especially if your site is a large site when links to articles, blog, resources, or shopping cart. If you have a site map on your site(and you should) then check all of the links on there as well.

WEB SITE MAINTENANCE $ (This can cost additional money, please check when developing your site)

  • Frequently Update – Updating your social feeds is one thing but not updating your actual web site can hurt your search listing. Be sure to set a schedule for both your  social feeds and your web site. If you do not want to be responsible for this, then hire the development company to take care of it and plan a schedule with them.
  • Check for Errors – Always check for errors, you or the development company you contract with should check for errors on a regular basis.
  • Add Link Exchanges – Having a link exchange policy in place on your site can be very helpful for driving traffic to your site and increasing your over all page rank.
  • Check for Bad Links – If you link to other web sites for articles, resources, or other forms of information be sure to check those links on a schedule as well because over time links will get broken and if no one fixes them on your site then your site looks like it is not begin managed properly and this will send the wrong message to your audience.
  • Keyword Review and Update – After about 4 to 6 months review your keywords that you have used in your text and in your meta-tags. Check and see if these are working for you and your web site if they are not, then speak with your SEO specialist or your developer. You can also analyze you’re  site at Web Site Grader
  • Check Link Popularity – If you are being linked to or are linking to other companies check their page rank to see how popular their site may be. The higher the page rank the potential for more some of that traffic to visit your web site. You can check your page rank at Google Page Rank
  • Review New Technology – Be on the look out for new and developing technology. Make sure that the developer that you engage is aware of these technologies and how they can better assist you in the development and design of your web site. There are currently emerging technologies like HTML5 and CSS 3 which make the web experience even better and less dependent on images and other older web technologies.
  • Review Web Standards – If you add additional content to your site or make changes to your site make sure your site is still meeting the web standards.
  • Check Site Statistics – Be mindful of your marketing strategies and how its affects the statistics on your site. Having your statistics sent to you weekly will help you keep an eye on how your site is progressing and if your marketing campaign as made an impact on your site visitors.
  • Add New Content – I can not say this enough, please add more content to your site on a regular basis a stagnate web site will not preform give you the desired results for new business. ” A web site is a constantly ever-changing and evolving form of communication fro your business.
  • Check Links – Keep checking your links every time your site is updated.
  • Validate Code – Make Sure to keep validating your code on a regular basis, make sure it is added to the routine or schedule.
  • Re-Submit Site to Search Engines – If you hire a company to do your Search Engine Registration and Optimization for your web site then ask them what is there schedule of submission. How often will they submit your site to the search engines and for how long. Will they generate you a report of the submission which will show you whom they are submitting to and if your submission was received or not.
  • Check Web Page Descriptions – Make sure that your web page descriptions are unique and correlate to the page that they’re on and that the description is not generic.
  • Check Web Page Titles – Your page title should also correlate to the page that the viewer is on and should be unique to that page. Do not use your companies name in the front of the title. Use a unique identifier for that page then add your company name into the title as well.
  • Review Meta Tag Standards and Update – If you are not at the top of the search engines for a particular keyword or key phrase then see what is missing from your site. You may also need to create new content that re-use that keyword or key phrase more frequently.
  • Review Top Searches from Search Engines (potential new content ideas) – Check your search terms and see what is being pulled up by your keywords and key phrases see if you are listed and if not see what your competition is doing so you can better your site and its performance in the search engine.

Just like maintenance, search engine registration and optimization is an ongoing ever-expanding and changing service and will require additional money and time. Search Engine Optimization and Registration is a whole another separate service just like branding, logo creation and developing a web site. So when having a company provide SEO Services be sure of the cost and the amount of time involved with the project.

I will be writing some more in-depth blog post that will deal with Planning, Development, Design and Maintenance so please be sure to check back often and feel free to contact me at 864-859-9848 or you can email me at dwerne@mojoe.net

Thank you,

Deveren Werne  - Developer, Designer – Lover of the Web.

Want to Fund your Business or Idea | Web Design Greenville, SC

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Want to fund your business, idea, product, or film making?

There are quite a few new web site’s that are springing up to fund people’s projects. Whether you are an artist, writer, designer, journalist, programmer or inventor; these sites will fund your idea by having backers pledge so much money to your cause and the sky is the limit on the amount of money that you need or would like to have for your project. Here are some links to some of the sites that provide this service:

http://www.kickstarter.com

http://www.indiegogo.com/

http://peerbackers.com

There are several other sites as well and I have provided a link to a page that gives you all of them and you can research each of them for which ones you like the best. http://crowdfunding.pbworks.com/w/page/10402176/Crowdfunding

I personally like kickstarter.com and peerbackers.com they seem to fund all types of project endeavors. Check them out and get funded.

Net Neutrality | Greenville, SC

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
What you need to know about the FCC's net neutrality ruling

Web Site Design and Photography

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

In designing a site I always ask for as many photos as I can from a client. The more images you have for a site the more visually appealing the site can become; but if a client does not have any images then we go to a photographer to take pictures for the customer or more commonly we go to a stock photography site. The old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” is very true when it comes to web design.

When developing a piece of marketing whether it is a brochure, billboard, flyer, or even a web site. Society reads on an 8th grade level, which lets us know how visually-based our society has become. So when designing a web site the more pictures you can use the more you’ll be able to draw in your visitors.

When developing a web site; I always start out with a two hour meeting where we go through a creative strategy process where we ask the client a great deal of probing questions; such as, what colors do you like, what type of feel are you going for on your website, are you selling a product, and so on. (More to come on Creative Strategy in my next article) Once I have gathered this information I then go on and construct a light-box of images whether the images are from the client, a photographer, stock photography web site or a combination of the aforementioned sources.

So when you begin developing a web site for a client it is very helpful to start out by presenting them with a light-box of images. This is a great way to spawn ideas for the development of the site as well as get additional direction from the client. This allows you to develop a visual story for the client and will help visually layout the site with the images you have chosen. For you newbie’s out there I am sure you are wondering by now what is a light-box? Well, here is the official definition: “A folder used on stock photography site to allow a user to organize digital photos.”

When picking photos for a light-box there are several great stock photography sites out there; such as, www.istockphoto.com, www.bigstockphoto.com, www.shutterstock.com, www.rubberball.com, www.jupiterimages.com. I personally use www.istockphoto.com because the image quality is superior and the price is very reasonable when purchasing photos. Istockphoto.com also has a built in light-box which you can create for a specific client and then send the client a link to that light-box so they can review the images that you have chosen.

Here is an example of one of the light-boxes that I created for a client. Click Here

When purchasing photos make sure to keep a copy of all photos not only for the client that you have purchased them for but also to keep a copy for yourself. I have done this for the last 10 years and I have built up quite a collection of photos for my own library of images. I use these photos as my go too photos for clients before I purchase any additional.

Once the client has chosen the images that he/she wishes to use for construction of their web site I begin designing a Mood Board for their website. “What is a Mood Board you ask?” Well here is a link to the article that gave me the insight on Mood Boards.

Best of Luck in designing and developing your own web sites, please feel free to email me at dwerne@mojoe.net for any questions or comments in regard to this article.

Current Projects Web Design Projects

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Mojoe.net is currently working on the following sites; www.bridgeyourlove.com, www.greerpediatricdentalcare.comwww.championstudiosonline.com, and www.teludynetech.com.

We will be posting more information on the blog on, HOW TO DO WEB DESIGN. We will be linking to local companies we like in our area which is Greenville South Carolina, and Alanta Georgia.

One topic that we have been asked to cover is CMS which stands for Content Mangement Systems. There are a number of CMS’s out there and they all range from the very good to the not so very good.  We will go in depth in our next post and highlight some CMS’s that we like and that we use. I will also let you know which ones we passed on becuase they where either complicated or too costly.

The blog is up!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Oh man, we did it! So a few months ago we launched the Mojoe.Net site, and since then we’ve had great success! We’ve already had a number of projects come straight from the site and from our online search engine rankings. Of course, as “live” launches go sometimes you have to do other things later and for us that meant putting off the blog. After a couple of days looking at tutorials on ThemeForest and other sites, we created our own blog. 

So just like any fledgling publication, I’m sure the content of this blog will go through some growing pains. However, our aim is clear. We want our posts to be meaningful and not aimless rants. So every post will deal in some way with Web design and development. And we’ll try to conclude each post with four or five links that we’ve found helpful, which we’ll call “Stuff We’re Diggin’. ”

So let’s get to it, shall we?

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For the longest time I’ve been a Firefox devotee. I was first introduced to the browser in about 2004. Since then I’ve been in love with it, but I’ve found a new love: Opera. Yes, yes, I know, Opera, the often revered and rarely used standards-compliant browser. I downloaded it about a month ago just out of curiosity and because I wanted to design for it and to add it to my repertoire. From the first time I laid eyes on it and started click on the menu options to the first time I saw the favorite sites windows that show up when you first open the browser, I loved it. It’s one of the few browser’s that has ever gotten me very excited, and I would love nothing more than to see it gain prominence in the browser world. Perhaps this may only happen in some Web design-specific utopian universe, but nonetheless, I can dream can’t I?

Another site I’ve really been loving lately is Typesites. It brings out the graphic design geek in me! As its site description says Typesites is “a critical look at sites featuring interesting typography.” Typesites’ featured sites are typography-driven Web sites or sites with superb typographic layout.  One of my favorite sites on there is for a New Zealand wine maker called Black Estate. I love their use of animated javascript, and it’s inspired me to use the scrolling text effect on some of our upcoming projects.

So those are just two of the things I’ve really been getting  into. Thanks for reading and come back soon to read more about what Mojoe.Net is doing.

“Stuff We’re Diggin’ ”

1. Opera

2. Typesites

3. ThemeForest’s WordPress for Designers series

4. ThemeForest’s Diving into PHP screencast series

5. jQuery ScrollTo plugin

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