.com, .net, .org, or another domain suffix?

domain suffixes

It can be challenging to find the right domain suffix for your business. On top of a great domain name, you have to make sure that no one else has that domain name with suffix (e.g., .com or .org).

Jonesplumbing.com is probably already taken. (more…)

Domain Registry Services is a scam

Domain Registry Services is a scamIf you receive an invoice (usually postal, because it looks pretty official) to renew a domain name through Domain Registry Services, know that it’s a scam meant to charge you more than four times the price you should pay to lease your website’s URL.

The really wicked thing about this scam is that “Domain Registry Services” does know when your domain name expires. In fact, anyone can find out any domain’s expiration date by doing a simple internet search that looks like the following: whois website.com. (more…)

Why use your own business URL for email?

English: Message in a bottle I found the bottl...

English: Message in a bottle I found the bottle at Benacre, it wished me well and has an email address, this had faded.

Why use your own business URL for email?

Nearly every day, someone working at a small- to medium-sized organization hands me a business card.

The URL displays www.thecompanyname.com (e.g., www.acme.com).

Yet the email address is:

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