Posts Tagged “domain names”

Are The Latest TLDs Worth Considering?

Posted on March 12th, 2019 by Neil Cumins

When you search for available domain names using the Midphase website’s Search field, over 300 separate results will be returned. Each entry represents a unique top level domain – the abbreviated letters used to conclude web addresses. These come in two flavors – country code TLDs intended for use in that nation’s domestic market, and…

Are Cheap Domains Too Good To Be True?

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

When building a website, the domain you choose is very important. A web address creates the first impression on anyone who interacts with your site. That being said, you may have some reservations when buying a domain at a price that seems like it might be too good to be true. You may find as…

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…

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…

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…

Can I Buy A Domain For A Lifetime?

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 by Neil Cumins

There are several common misconceptions about the acquisition and retention of domain names. Consumers often struggle to separate fact from fiction, from misunderstandings about how country code TLDs work to speculation about how to buy a domain name forever. Myth: Lifetime Ownership One common cause of confusion involves people wanting to know how to buy…

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