Friday, November 2, 2007

Protecting your domain name and identity

The likelihood of someone grabbing an expired domain name and testing it for profitability has increased so much that experts advise several precautions to prevent the crime or actions to take if it has happened.
One option is to not let the domain expire at all. If it is done, however, you can take steps to rescue it. Here are some things to think about:

  • There are more than 200 registrars to choose from, so do your homework. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) must accredit all registrants.
  • Verify that you or an authorized representative of your organization has been selected as the registrant. Go to WHOIS database at the Web site of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and view the name of the registrar, administrative contact and technical contact for your .org domain(s).
  • Check that email contact is valid.
  • Consolidate .org domains.
  • For a national organization, centralize your portfolio of affiliate domain names by giving it to national.
  • Register your domain names for the maximum amount of time.

For organizations that unintentionally let their domains expire.

  • The redemption grace period that ICANN has put in place provides actual and constructive notice that something's wrong.
  • Look up the new owner's information on WHOIS and send a demand letter. Seek the advice of knowledgeable counsel.
  • Contact your ISP and alert it of fraud.
  • File a proceeding under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.
  • File an action in federal court under the Anticybersquatting Act, which is part of the Lanham Act.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

EXEMPT MAGAZINE IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF ITS REDESIGNED WEBSITE!

Exempt Magazine, the premier source for financial information in the nonprofit world, is pleased to annouce the launch of its redesigned website, www.exemptmagazine.com; upgraded to serve as a primary information portal for financial executives within the nonprofit world.

So, what's new at www.exemptmagazine.com?
  • Ease of navigation. You will be able to get the latest news, view our media kit, subscribe to the magazine, and more. All this and more is easily accessible on our new site.
  • Exempt e-newsletter – receive the latest financial news affecting the nonprofit world, delivered right to your e-doorstep! (InBox, actually). The first issue will be sent out the week of December 9. Click here to make sure you are on the list to receive this inaugural issue!
  • Exempt Job Board. Are you looking for a financial job in the nonprofit industry, or searching for a few good candidates? The Exempt Job Board will launch in January, but we are taking inquiries now. Click here for more information.

Click here to visit the new Exempt website now!

New Face. New Content. Still the Premier Source For Financial Information In The Nonprofit World

This new website is just another step in the launching of the new Exempt. As mentioned previously, Exempt magazine is getting a complete makeover – new website, new magazine, new e-newsletter, and more!

The next issue of Exempt magazine you receive will have a facelift. Beginning with our December 2007/January 2008 issue, Exempt will have an improved look and feel, but still contain information vital to financial executives in the nonprofit world. If you are unfamiliar with us, now is a great time to learn how you can take advantage of some great advertising opportunities. If you have worked with us in the past, we can’t wait to talk to you about the changes at Exempt and the new opportunities we have to offer. Using a combination of print, electronic, and events, we are on track to quickly becoming the only source you need for reaching your marketing goals.

To learn more about the opportunities Exempt has to offer, click here to download our 2008 Media Kit. For additional questions or to get started, contact Harry Dolan, Publisher at 973-401-0202 x212, harry@exemptmagazine.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Workaholics inebriate everyone in the office

There's being committed to the job, and then there's being a workaholic. It might sound like a polite euphemism for someone who puts maybe a little too much time into work or seems a little too dedicated.

But according to Bryan Robinson, a retired psychology professor, workaholism is an addiction, a serious one that harms not only the addict but also everyone around the person. In fact, it also does a disservice to the group, company or organization to which the workaholic belongs.
Being a workaholic has been linked to sleep disorders, heart attacks and strokes.

In his book "Chained to the Desk," Robinson identifies 12 symptoms that are signs of being a workaholic. While none of these signs alone points to pathology, taken together they indicate a serious problem.
The 12 signs are:

  • Rarely delegating or asking for help;
  • Showing impatience with others' work;
  • Often doing two, three or more tasks at one time;
  • Committing to work; biting off more than one can chew;
  • Feeling guilty and/or lost when not at work;
  • Focusing on results, not the task;
  • Focusing on planning, ignoring the here and now;
  • Continuing to work after others quit;
  • Imposing pressure-filled deadlines;
  • Seldom relaxing;
  • Attending more to work than to relationships; and,
  • Lacking hobbies and social interests.