The Art of Choosing a Web Host

When it comes to choosing a web host most of us don’t even know where to start. There are hundreds of companies out there each promising 99% uptime, unlimited everything, and knowledgeable support. While it’s tempting to just sign up for a free host, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind, and […]

Can Your Domains Get Hijacked?

Imagine this scenario: your customer service line gets a call from the owner of a small business whose e-commerce website is hosted through your service. The owner is in a panic. After months of steady visitor traffic and consistent daily transactions, suddenly all visits to her site have stopped. Not knowing what do to next, […]

Top Twenty Domains That People Sold For Huge Profits

A website can be easy to set up, but choosing a domain name is complicated if you are basing it on unclaimed web addresses. Not surprisingly, the best domains are unavailable. However, everything is usually for sale for a price, including domain names. For instance, the Dot Com domain and website for the Glitter as […]

What Will Be the Biggest Hosting Trends for 2015?

It has been over a century since Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of the US patent office in 1899 declared that “everything that can be invented has been invented.” The numerous innovations of that time were so impressive that many felt there could be no more. Ironically, today the advances in technology are equally mind-blowing […]

Google Domains Will Offer 60 New TLDs 

After much anticipation, Google Domains is finally available for public use. The tech giant entered the domain name registrar market back in June 2014, but until now, the service has only been offered to a select group of testers. While still in the beta state, Google Domains is only available for users who are based […]

Dotcom vs New gTLD Extensions: What’s the Status?

When consumers first began using the Internet there were only a handful of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to choose from: .com, .org, .net, .info and a few others (this list does not include restricted TLDs, such as .edu, .gov, and .mil since they can only be used by specific types of organizations or registrants). While […]

How Did .uk Fare after its Launch?

When it comes to the World Wide Web, there is no shortage of extensions. Obviously, .com, .net and .org are the most common web domain name extensions. However, there are many others, some of which most people might not even be aware. In fact, several countries even have specific extensions to distinguish them from other […]

dot.God

131 years ago, Nietzsche stated: “God is dead.” But God is not dead. God–in any and all forms–is very much alive, especially online. Judging from online Presence alone, God  might say, as Mark Twain once did, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The next big thing in gTLD’s (generic top level domains) will […]

The Next Big Money Makers

With the rise of gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains), I thought I would begin an intermittent series of crystal ball readings on what the new .com revolutions of the 2-year to 15-year future may look like.  As I wrote a few weeks back, .family  is already in the pipeline for 2013.  (I hope to purchase […]

Geek Ethicist: Robot Wives and Android Prostitutes

“Dear Ethicist– How come I don’t have a robot wife yet? Sincerely– Still Waiting” Dear SW, You won’t have to wait long.  “Lovotics” Robot Love is already in the geek lexicon. http://youtu.be/48txxlf0OF4

.family 2013

According to a recent New York Times piece by Matt Richtel marriages in much of the world rarely last much longer than a decade or so. He suggests that marriage itself probably needs an “overhaul” in the form of limited marriage contracts between 5 and 20 years.  A  law proposing short-term renewable marriage contracts was recently […]

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