Article category: Domain names

.DESIGN is the iconic domain for designers! The King tells us why...

by Meg - 28.05.2015

Top Level Design is behind some really cool domains including .DESIGN, .INK, & .WIKI. The .DESIGN domain was in contention but the registry didn't bail out and it won. It was a hotly contested new domain with 7 other applicants vying for it. Raymond King, TLD CEO, explains why it was worth the fight!

“Your domain name is not available.” Aaaargh, now what?

by Meg - 13.05.2015

It’s frustrating when you’re searching for a domain name and it’s taken. Curious, you check out the website only to find your precious domain name is parked, or it’s up for sale at an extortionate price. Here’s some invaluable advice from Daniel, our CSO. Seven years in the domain industry, his knowledge knows no bounds...

EuroDNS talks new gTLDs with Statton Hammock from Rightside

by Meg - 30.04.2015

Rightside Registry is one of the leading top level domain registries. Its portfolio has over 30 new domain extensions, and includes some of the most desirable new domains launched, including .NINJA, .ENGINEER, .ROCKS, .CONSULTING. I’m chatting with Statton Hammock, Rightside’s VP of Business & Legal Affairs, about why Rightside rocks the new gTLDs

SSL certificates verify your website & secure your online transactions

by Meg - 26.03.2015

An SSL certificate is a digital endorsement of the identity of your website, the same way your passport proves who you are. Your website will display a padlock icon, followed by HTTPS at the start of your URL. Users will know immediately that they can enter sensitive information in a secure environment.

Kick-ass ways to spice up the new domain extensions!

by Meg - 17.03.2015

Domain hacks were used to play the system. When trying to find a good .COM domain name became a pain, a domain hack was a cool alternative. Originally, using country code domain extensions, they brought more choice whilst at the same time, creating fun names such as virg.in, ma.tt, goo.gl, and will.i.am.

You talk about name servers, I hear >@%3 $3r<3?$!

by Meg - 10.03.2015

Have we ever asked you to update or reconfigure your name servers? You’ve dutifully followed our instructions but not really been 100% clear as to what they are or why you’re doing it. Keeping the technical bumph to a minimum; the primary function of name servers is to translate a domain name into an IP address - so far so good...