Posts Tagged “TLD”

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…

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…

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…

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…

What Is A Subdomain And Why Do I Need One?

Posted on March 20th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

What is a subdomain? This is a question frequently asked by newcomers to computing, or those planning to launch their first website but are unsure of how web hosting actually works. Type “What is a subdomain” into Google and almost eight million results are displayed. And while it’s doubtful many people will reach page 784,000…

What You Need To Know About Domain Name Registration Cost

Posted on March 16th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

There are many expenses incurred when setting up a new online business, from accountancy fees to marketing budgets. Domain name registration is a minor cost entry on the debit sheet, but it is still a necessary one alongside web development and branding costs. You can purchase numerous .com domains through Midphase for just $8.99 a…

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