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Learn all about what is a subdomain and how to use it
20 Jan

What is a Subdomain? And When Should I Use It?
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If you’ve only owned your domain or website for a short amount of time, you might not be familiar with what a subdomain is and its use when it comes to organizing. You’re probably more familiar with the more traditional way of organizing websites, which is through subdirectories. While subdirectories can certainly be useful, they don’t offer you the same amount of freedom and flexibility as a subdomain does. You can even set up a whole different website under your domain and have each one serve varying purposes, such as an...

How to Change Your Domain Name Without Losing All Your Traffic
8 May

How to Change Your Domain Name Without Losing Traffic
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As a small business owner, you may need to change your domain name for any variety of reasons. You may change your business name and, as a result, need to update your website, or you may be rebranding a product or service. Either way, there is a right and a wrong way to change your domain name. Unknowingly, some business owners just purchase a new domain and build a new website. Unfortunately, this can have a disastrous consequence on the traffic and sales to your site as well as damage customer...

Check these tips to learn what to do if your domain name is taken
6 May

Infographic: Domain Name Taken
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Finding the best domain name for your website takes time and research. But what can you do when the specific domain name you decided on is not available? From taking into account specific keywords that can improve your domain name to changing the extension of the domain, in this infographic we'll take you through all the options you've got to make sure you choose the best domain name to support your online business. For more information, check out our full blog post on the topic here. Click...

What are parked domains and why you need one?
25 Feb

The Hidden Value of Parked Domains
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A business typically has one website, and only one domain can be associated with that site. However, it's common for businesses to own multiple domains, with all but their primary domain being idle; those unused domains are parked, set aside and managed in a way that best suits the owner. There are numerous reasons that a domain owner might park a domain. Some involve protecting the owner's brand, some are about the timing of a website launch. In other scenarios, a parked domain can be put to work as a way...

Time to speak out against Increase in Domain prices
29 Apr

Speak Out Against Increase in Domain Prices
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Site owners have long enjoyed a stable marketplace for domain names, with predictable price increases and the assurance that domain sellers were not allowed to gouge them. That stability comes from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN. It's a powerful organization responsible for imposing price limits that keep domain costs in check. The group is considering a policy shift that could cause the price of certain domains to go through the roof. ICANN has proposed the elimination of all price controls on .org, .biz, and .info domains. This article...

7 Reasons Why You Need Domain Privacy Protection
13 Nov

7 Reasons Why You Need Domain Privacy Protection
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Nearly 1.9 billion records containing personal data have been compromised between January 2017 and March 2018. 75% of data breaches occur due to external hackers and data attackers. More importantly, the average cost of a single data breach can be as high as $3.62 million! Given how damaging data breaches can be, you need to take domain privacy protection seriously. What Is Domain Privacy Protection? When you register a domain name, your personal details are saved in a publicly available database called WHOIS. Domain privacy protection is basically an ‘add on’...