Archive for the “Domain Names” Category

Six Things To Consider When Choosing A Top-Level Domain

Posted on August 24th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Domain names bear a heavy burden. They often provide the first indication to prospective customers of a firm’s identity, professionalism and specialty. Viewed amid a list of other search engine results, this could represent the best (and only) opportunity to capture people’s attention. Choosing a relevant domain name is a significant decision, particularly as new…

When Domain Names Go Wrong

Posted on August 7th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

As the official addresses of online businesses, domain names bear a unique responsibility. They’re expected to highlight a company’s title (and ideally its industry or location) within a few characters, creating a positive impression while avoiding ambiguity. That’s a lot to successfully convey in just a handful of letters, although it can be done. Britain’s…

Why Not All gTLDs Should Be Ignored

Posted on July 17th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

It’s rare for any single product or item to command over 45% of the global market. It’s almost unprecedented for any product to enjoy such a dominant market share when it’s up against over a thousand competitors. Yet that’s exactly what’s happened with the .com top level domain. Despite boundless choice when it comes to…

The Best Top Level Domains (And The Ones To Avoid)

Posted on June 29th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Today’s proliferation of website domains represents a stark contrast to the years preceding the World Wide Web. Early internet usage was characterized by the exclusive use of the .com top level domain, which retained its stranglehold well into the 1990s. America’s country code TLD (.us) was largely ignored in favor of .com, while brands and…

Introducing StarterSite: Create A Website For Your Business In Minutes

Posted on June 21st, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

Did you know that up to 60% of small businesses do not have an online presence? According to Inc.com, “That leaves a lot of businesses relying on word-of-mouth to get their name out.” If you are represented in this statistic, the time to get online is now. Luckily for you, it’s never been easier with StarterSite – our newest addition…

What Difference Does The Right Domain Extension Make?

Posted on June 15th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

When the internet was being developed in the 1970s and 1980s, there was only one way to end an address. The .com top level domain (as domain extensions are also known) reflected the exclusively corporate ethos of the internet’s early years. The very first domain name was registered in 1985 to the Symbolics Computer Corporation,…

Is The .com Domain Finally Out Of Fashion?

Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

In the beginning, there was .com. And it was good. The first domain names ever registered were all .com addresses, at a time when .com domain registrations were seen as the only top level domain companies would ever need. America adopted .com as its country code TLD, ignoring .us and bucking a global trend of…

Is It Easier To Buy Domains And Web Hosting From The Same Company?

Posted on April 6th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

In business, as in life, simpler usually means better. This is particularly true of domain name purchases and hosting services. These are crucial elements of developing a successful online brand, yet some companies confuse matters by purchasing domains from one company before employing an unrelated firm to manage the hosting. The theory of everything In…

How To Register Multiple Domains At The Same Time

Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

There are situations where registering a single domain name isn’t enough. A new company might need to register domains across several brand names or subdivisions, rather than relying on second level domains like secondlevel.companyname.com. They might also wish to prevent rivals acquiring top level domains with the same primary domain name – an example would…

10 Truths You Need To Know About Domains

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

The importance of domain names is often overlooked. People are accustomed to entering terms like ‘http’ and ‘www’ into browser bars, but they rarely stop to consider what these terms mean or how they came about. Below, we’ve listed ten things you might not know about domain names, starting with a common misconception… #1. The…

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