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
I've been invited to speak at the upcoming cPanel conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference, which takes place between October 3rd and October 5th, will cover a range of topics of interest to cPanel users and web hosting providers in general. So what will I be speaking on? My keynote is entitled: "How Can You Make Hosting Sexy?" No, it won't be about sex, porn or … [Read more...] about Hear Me Speak At cPanel’s Conference In Portland
Once upon a time a domain launch was exciting (relatively speaking). One of the downsides to so many new top level domains becoming available is that the sense of excitement is pretty much gone. Sure, you can get excited about one or two domain extensions, but when there's a new one almost every single day it's really hard to get excited about any of them. However the … [Read more...] about A New TLD Launch That Sparks The Imagination – Roll On DotBlog!
As I mentioned recently, we're currently hiring for a number of roles, with more in the pipeline. One of the things we've done a terrible job of in the past is promoting ourselves as an employer. It's something we've been working on addressing (a topic I'll return to soon I hope!) So one of the things we will be doing in the next short while is launching a dedicated … [Read more...] about Using Another “New” Domain To Promote Our Vacancies