There are lots of tricks of the trade. I hope we can all share each others knowledge in this. That is why I put up this thread.
I thought if we start from the root, where a name is purchased we can progress from there.
There are some extremely able webmasters in webmasterworld. If we can pool together knowledge, it can help others that need good advice.
Quadrille's comments are like flies in an ointment. His tips are designed to tank a website and to play into the hands of duplicate content and canonical issues.
Sorry Quadrille, but it is a fact. You champion the canonical issue and you attribute blame in the wrong direction. No offence. ;)