#Dynadot : Searching for new #domains promotes a sea of new gTLDs instead of the obvious!

How times have changed. In a sea of new gTLDs, the good old dot .COM appears to be a secondary choice. At least, that’s what Dynadot wants us to believe. As weird as it seems, when searching with the Dynadot tool for available domains, the main list of results contains no less than 20 gTLDs […]

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Dot .COM #domain sightings : #OneStopCooling .com

Driving around town can be fun, and we come across domain names emblazoned on vehicles. These unexpected encounters are captured and featured in our open-ended “domain sightings” series, that’s split in two categories: dot .COM and everything else. It goes without saying that while taking a photo of a vehicle that carries a domain name, […]

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Dot .COM sightings : Dashed #domains are OK when they are platinum

It’s always exciting to come across a dot .COM domain in the wild; particularly when the encounter is on a stationary vehicle. We don’t have to risk life and limb to take pictures! ๐Ÿ˜€ This time around, a double feature, as this business carries not one, but two domain names – dashed, no less – […]

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FacePaintingFL .com : Dot-Com domains โ€œin the wildโ€

Keeping track of .COM domains “in the wild” is a fun pastime, and in the past we came across such instances that are stationary or on the move. Once in a blue moon we come across domain names on automobiles, that aren’t just stickers. In the case of FacePaintingFL.com, the decal spans the entire length […]

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Domainer Comics : The World – It’s all about perspective

Welcome to the first edition of Domainer Comics for 2017, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Time to ask a fundamental question: What is the world view like to you? For everyone on this planet, it’s a matter of perspective. Every view point is different, and there are now 7.4 billion of us […]

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Domainer Poll : Get a short .Store or a long .Com domain for your business ?

The large number of available gTLDs can make it easy for a business to obtain a desired keyword, even if it’s not available as a .com domain. Many end-users eager to roll out a project on a gTLD often cringe at the idea, but it’s often the most economical. When the .com can cost thousands […]

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Domain trademarks : It’s not always about the .COM

While researching domain-related trademarks, one has to keep in mind a very simple fact: the word “domain” has other meanings as well. Indeed, the primary definition of the word “domain” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is as follows: the land that a ruler or a government controls an area of knowledge or activity In other words, […]

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Ditch that .COM for good : Four reasons, by Raymond King

Raymond ‘Ray’ King, CEO of Top Level Design, LLC, has put together an interesting article on Entrepreneur.com. Citing how start-up founders begin their quest to find the perfect dot .com, only to find out these domains are ‘held ransom’, King explores the alternatives offered today. Entrepreneurs today are in a position of taking advantage some […]

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Dot .com was a really bad idea, says ICANN official

With 909 new gTLDs getting the passing grade so far, ICANN is once again evaluating its support of the original TLDs. “We need to go through the documentation and examine how .com made the cut in 1985, it’s shocking really,” says Milosh Fritcz of ICANN-Hungary. “Dot .com was from the very beginning a very, very […]

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