The dangers of having multiple domains for the same blog
Keeping a blog or website for years, writing and publishing several articles on it every week, is a hard effort as well know bloggers in that situation. And not counting the time that is dedicated to promoting it. These efforts, over the years, they increase the number of blog readers, newspapers and other media to adopt it as an informative reference on the subject to try and ultimately the work of all those years translates into prestige for him.
But a blog or website depends on a domain name that the public associates with the blog itself. And that makes it vulnerable not only cybersquatting (cybersquatting) or phishing, but also other forms of malicious imitation. Many bloggers make the address of your blog in the domains of platforms like Blogger or WordPress. Other recorded as .com domain name of your blog, but very few also recognized by the domain extension of his country, for example.
Let’s say a Spanish blogger logs a .com domain with the given name, which is not a common word description of the topics covered by the blog, but a word that does not exist as such in their language and in this article we will refer to as “domain name”. Over the years, his Nombredeldominio.com blog dedicated to the dissemination of a specific subject earns reputation among the public interested in this topic.
One day, a compatriot, that has never had any relationship or only know have talked briefly with him at a gathering of bloggers or have exchanged messages, register the domain Nombredeldominio.es and mounted there a blog of precisely the same subject name of domain.com. In addition, it presents very often publicly his blog as the name of the domain, to dry. In line with this last, it avoids blogged any reference to the veteran blog. Of course it is not warned on his blog that this is not related in any way to the veteran blog despite having the same name.
Logically, the confusion generated in between, public blogs is inevitable, especially in the age of the country, Spain in the example. For many people, there is no difference between two unusual domain names, created both in the same country, and both dedicated to the same subject and in the same language, the only difference is that one has the extension com., And another. It is. Newspapers, magazines and almost any organization certain weight, usually you have registered your domain extension com., and with the other major, including that of his own country. It is easy for many people to believe that the blog and the blog Nombredeldominio.com Nombredeldominio.es are the same, or just the new blog has been created by the author of the first, or new partners, as a complement of this.
The situation of confusion created before the creation of the new blog obviously hurts the veteran author of the blog, which looks like people who finds out his blog for the many valuable references to the present internet inside and outside, just going to visit the new instead of yours.
Thereafter, the author of the blog veteran and no one can pull their merits with the blog, or their efforts promoting it, the whole game he was taking, since some of the fruits that produce will not be for the blog for the new veteran but, thanks to confusion between the two. The same applies if you invest money in redesigning your blog, on advertising to make it known to new audiences, or simply pay their employees’ remuneration for the articles they write for him or who make illustrations for it.
This situation of having the new blog veteran stuck like glue can make even the veteran creator of the blog, if you want to avoid wasting effort and money that end up benefiting the owner of the blog instead of him, is compelled to use to see yours a complementary domain (which this time registered all major extensions), in an attempt to reduce the author of the blog takes advantage of the new and veteran harms confusion.
The author of the blog veteran can also see damaged his reputation if the author of the new published articles in sleazy or attacking media, various institutions and organizations. The poor quality content on the new blog may lower the prestige of the blog veteran and author subtracting advertising revenue and other fees that depend on the prestige gained over the years.
At the same time, media, institutions and entities targeted in articles published by the new blog may mistakenly believe that the veteran is so involved in such abuses as the new blog, and not even bothering to contact the author of the blog to ensure that veteran approves what is published against them in the new blog, merely cancel future offers of collaboration that would otherwise have made the author of the blog veteran, and often without it reaches even know they have closed those doors .
The author of the blog, meanwhile, goes from overnight to enjoy great prestige, to be confused with the author of the blog veteran. The confusion between the two not only makes the new get extra traffic at the expense of the veteran, but also gives the new chance to try in your favor economically exploit the prestige of veteran business blog. When money enters the picture, things become more problematic. Until then, it could be a simple childish of a blogger trying to be famous for a time at the expense of another.
But when the new blog owner you experience the opportunity to make money from the prestige of the blog veteran, you may even start for that need a business (with a name, of course, including domainname and, of course, operate in the same subject area that is dedicated veteran blog). Other companies may also attend the feast. And so, a network of collection of money is created at the expense of veteran blog name, whose author can see and sabotaged their own opportunities to monetize your page after years of effort invested in developing posts and growing the popularity and prestige of your blog and the domain name associated with it.