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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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

Geek Ethicist

“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 […]