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Registrar, DNS hosting and Web hosting: the difference explained

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   1 COMMENTS

Many people who are just starting their website or online business are overwhelmed by the different terminologies related to their website. Without fully understanding the difference between domain registrar, DNS hosting and web hosting, it is hard to make a choice on what s...



Should you renew your domain name and when

DOMAINS   LAUREN ANDERSON   0 COMMENTS

If you are a business owner or an IT specialist, you may be owning a handful of domain names that are not in active use. You may have to frequently make a decision as to whether you should renew the domain name on a regular basis when you get the renewal notices for...



Why you need multiple domain names for your business

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   3 COMMENTS

A domain name is a business's identity over the world wide web which determines its existence on the internet. When a lot of businesses make the decision to go online, they search for a domain name that reflects their business name Getting the ideal domain name for a bus...



Use Gmail with your own custom domain

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   1 COMMENTS

Having a custom domain name will help you create your own identity on the internet. If you are serious about establishing your authority and identity, having a customized email address using your domain will let customers know that you mean serious business...



A URL in Any Language - Internationalized Domain Name

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

The web address in the browser which connects web users to website content has long remained limited to Latin characters until the application of Internationalized Domain Name in May 2010. Nowadays, we are witnessing more and more full-length URLs in non-La...



What to do if your domain is not resolving

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   5 COMMENTS

Resolving a hostname means to convert a hostname of the form “wwww.domain.com” to an IP address. You can use this DNS lookup tool to check if your hostname is pointing to the correct IP address. There are several reas...



4 new year resolutions for domain owners

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

We are 10 days into the year 2017, how are you doing with your new year resolutions? Many resolutions are hard to keep, which is why most of us end up abandoning them. But here are 4 easy resolutions you could have made as a domain owner that would have given you a sense...



Domain Whois privacy: protect your personal information from advertisers

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   1 COMMENTS

Do you get a lot of spam calls on your phone? or unsolicited emails offering to build a new website for your domain name? How about SEO offers that promise to boost your Google rankings? You may wonder how those people get to know your phone number and email address...



.NET Domain Price Increases Februrary 1

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This is a public announcement that the registration price for .NET domain names is to increase beginning Februrary 1. VeriSign, the Registry Operator for the .net domain, is increasing the annual registration price by $0.67 USD. As a result, we are raising our price....



How to transfer your domain name with minimal downtime?

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   2 COMMENTS

You are a website owner and your domain name is used for your website as well as your email services. You may have been thinking of changing your domain registrar for a long time but decided to stick with them simply because you are worried about website and email downt...