Posts Tagged ‘domains’

Should You Purchase Multiple Domain Names?
by Colten Van Tussenbrook on March 6th, 2015


Consider the advantages of owning multiple versions of your domain name. Read on to see exactly why you might want more than one domain.



Colten is a blogger, technology enthusiast, and sandwich lover. Connect with him on Twitter @coltvant for more articles about technology and web hosting.

A Glance At Top-Level Domains And Subdomains
by Colten Van Tussenbrook on January 14th, 2015


A perfect domain name may be just what you and your clients need. Take a look at what exactly TLDs and Subdomains are and what they can do for your business.



Colten is a blogger, technology enthusiast, and sandwich lover. Connect with him on Twitter @coltvant for more articles about technology and web hosting.

Breaking News: .domains goes on sale today!
by Sarah Holt on March 12th, 2014

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The new TLD .domains goes on sale at 4pm GMT today. So thought it would be fitting to do a little ode to domains.


Legal Aspects of Your Domain Name
by Tim on October 23rd, 2013


“Domain names are like real estate properties- once you buy one, the value just increases over the time, and the resell value is sometimes even million-fold.”
– Ernie Hansen, Internet Marketing Expert

It is true that domain names are some of the most unique assets in the virtual world. Once you’ve registered one, you possess a one-of-a-kind property that you can keep for yourself or use as an investment. Take for example the domain. Having cost the original buyer only a couple of thousand bucks, it was purchase by leading American brand Toys R Us for 4 million dollars in 2009.

Uh Oh! Neustar Raises Price for .Biz Domain Names
by Jake Neeley on April 11th, 2013

Neustar, the operator of the .Biz domain registry, recently notified the International Corporations for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that it will raise the cost of the.Biz extension domain name registrations to $8.63.


Domain Fraud: Google Uncovers Shady Digital Certificates
by Jake Neeley on April 4th, 2013

Google, Mozilla and Microsoft have recently had major concerns regarding a fraudulent digital certificate that could allow any online criminal to impersonate the Google domain.  This issue was first detected over the 2012 Christmas holidays and while there were no major catastrophes, it is still an issue that needs to be addressed.

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Pardon My French: But Do Canadian Domains Allow My “Accent?”
by Jake Neeley on February 7th, 2013

Accents are marks that change the pronunciation of certain letters in Canadian French and other languages, such as é. The special characters that use these marks have often been excluded from web addresses, sometimes due to technical difficulties in supporting them or because of other concerns. Nations where accented letters are in use have found that this creates problems for them. One such nation is Canada.

A multilingual society, Canada has a large Canadian French-speaking population who have resented and protested their inability to register domain names in French using correctly-accented spellings.


How Does the New gTLDs Program Affect Brand Owners?
by Jake Neeley on January 29th, 2013

There will be significant changes on the Internet once ICANN fully implements its new gTLDs program. Hundreds of domain name extensions have been proposed such as auto, .google, .docs, .love, and many more.

This is a new era of opportunity for domain resellers, small and medium enterprises, online publishers, and organizations of all kinds around the world.

“Thousands of applications for new gTLDs have been received, as organizations seek to cash in on ICANN’s decision to allow a flock of new top level domains tied to owners’ company names or whims,” said Simon Sharwood of The Register.

“Among the many applications are requests for .adult, .sexy, and even .afl for the Australian Football League.”


New Opportunities Open Up in the World of Domain Names
by Jake Neeley on December 17th, 2012

Domain names are assets to entrepreneurs, domain resellers, big companies and publishers. Internet users are accustomed to seeing common domain name extensions such as .com, .net and .org.  However,  thousands of new creative extensions are now available to public companies.

“It’s interesting to note that leading tech companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft are taking very divergent strategies about how to approach this new chapter in mapping out the web,” said Ingrid Lundenof TechCrunch.


New Domain Names May Influence Brand Advertising Budgets
by Jake Neeley on December 10th, 2012

New gTLDs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a California-based non-profit corporation charged with the principal responsibility of maintaining the Internet’s domain name system, has unveiled a policy last year that changed the landscape of domain name extensions, which is favorable for brand names, locations and generic words.

Most Internet users are accustomed to generic extensions (.com, .net and .org) and country codes (ca-Canada, ie-Ireland).

However, a new wave of domain name extensions including .coke and .nike, could eventually influence the way brands advertise their products and services.