Apr23
Farm and computer

For sale: .codes and .farm

Posted by Sarah Holt

Two new web address endings hit the virtual shelves today, taking the total of newly-released alternatives to .com and .us up to more than 60.

The new .codes web address provides everyone from computer programmers to the technorati with a way of marking their online territory.

As we move closer to the twenty-twenties, it’s going to become more and more important to align yourself with what you do online, especially as coding looks set to be added to the British national curriculum by the end of this year. 2014 is also the Year of Code in the UK, which aims to get the entire country up-to-speed on computer science.

Get a .codes website now, and you can establish yourself as one of the frontrunners in the coding universe. It should get you ahead of the crowd, which is where a techie should always be. Right?

Also today, the polar opposite of .codes, .farm goes onsale.

Farmers markets are booming in the USA. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the demand for them has more than doubled in the past decade, sending the number of active markets soaring to more than 8,000.

The best-known markets like Chicago’s Green City Market now regularly attracts celebrity chefs, who give demos. Others, like Santa Fe and Nashville Farmer’s Markets are now so high profile they’ve been featured in Forbes magazine.

So there’s never been a better time for farmers to make a name for themselves online. Get yourself a .farm website and you can keep your customers informed of when and where you’ll be manning your next farmers’ market stall, or you can keep customers updated on visiting times to your farm itself. You never know, you might even be able to use it to screen calls by the press.

.farm and .codes are onsale from 4pm today on the Midphase website. It’s first-come, first served, so hot foot it.

 

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About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

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