Tomorrow afternoon at 1500 UTC, which also happens to be 1500 here in Ireland, .blog will finally go into "general availability". In other words, anyone who wants to register a .blog domain name will be able to do so without any restrictions. Sure, the registry has got a bunch of "premium" names and there's also some names that are "registry reserved", but neither list is … [Read more...] about The Clock Is Ticking .. DotBlog Goes Live Tomorrow!
I've been blogging on and off for years. Some of my friends like to wind me up about the volume of blogging that I do, but I won't apologise for it. I am a blog addict and that is just part of my being! So when I heard about the .blog domain extension I was naturally interested. Time went by and ICANN took their time processing all the applications. I waited and waited and … [Read more...] about The Domain For Blogging Addicts Is Launching
This site lives at a .hosting domain name. Not because I didn't have any suitable .com domain names to use, but because I chose to use an appropriate domain. And by domain I mean the whole thing ie. both sides of the dot. So it made sense, as I pointed out, to opt for a new TLD, as the domain extension itself holds meaning. Real meaning. By day we try to sell domains and … [Read more...] about Exposing New TLDs Via Usage
I've been blogging on and off for the last 12 years. When I first started out it was purely personal and was a "writing exercise". Over time I started writing more and more about industry and the business. Eventually I thought it was appropriate to setup an actual blog for the company. Nowadays an ever growing number of our staff contribute on both the main blog, our technical … [Read more...] about Yet Another Blog? Maybe, Maybe Not