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DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
24 Sep

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
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It would be impossible to view a website on the internet without DNS.  Just like it would be impossible to call your friend without having their number stored in your contact list. Well, the same goes for the internet!  Wait, what?! As human beings, we find it much easier to remember names over numbers. When you want to call your friend, you’d normally think of their name, search for it in your contact list, and voilá! Unless of course you’re some sort of mathematical genius and have a photographic memory… The DNS, or Domain...

All About Domain Registration
16 Aug

All About Domain Registration
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One essential element of any website is its domain name. It's what people type into the address bar of their web browsers in order to access a specific site, and it's a major part of the site owner's online identity. For companies that do business exclusively online, a domain name can become synonymous with the company itself, as is the case with Amazon and its domain, www.amazon.com, for example. In this article, we'll go over the basics of what a domain is and how domain registration works. We'll cover what's involved...

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
7 Jun

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
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When someone tries to hack your domain, they'll typically use one of the two methods: They'll change your DNS configuration, moving name resolution to a server of their choosing, effectively redirecting traffic from your site to another one. They will modify your registration contact information, giving themselves full control over your domain. A hacker may go one step further and change the registration data in the WHOIS database, which can be used as proof that they, not you, are the actual owner of the domain. To further obscure the truth, the...

19 Apr

How to Buy a Pre-Owned Domain Name
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If you’ve ever looked into buying or renting a house, you know that location is often the top priority. You want a place that your friends can find, not one that’s in the middle of nowhere. A website without a domain name is similar to that. It’s kind of like having a home in the middle of nowhere. Nobody will be able to find it. This is why it's important to get a domain name for your website, and why a domain name is also commonly called a web address. It's...

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Domain Name
2 Apr

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Domain Name
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This is a guest post by Alisha Shibli. Alisha is a Content Marketing Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.   How much thought and research would you put into investing in a home? Buying a domain name is like investing in a home...

Choose the right domain name and extension
26 Oct

How To Choose The Right Domain Name and Extension For Your Website
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Just as you have a first name and a surname, your domain extension is essentially your domain’s “surname.” It’s what completes your website address and assigns it a place on the internet. It gives your domain name the much needed “finishing touch”, making it recognizable and distinct with an identity of its own. Clearly, not taking your domain name and extension seriously would be a huge business mistake. Not paying attention to your domain name and extension could cost your business its identity! The last thing you want is your...