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Time to speak out against Increase in Domain prices
29 Apr

Speak Out Against Increase in Domain Prices

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...

How to Build an Email List
26 Apr

How to Build an Email List

Building an email list is the best way to create relationships with prospects. That’s because people will only subscribe to your emails if they want to hear from you! With a return of $44 for every $1 spent, email marketing remains the king of all marketing channels. So if you’re a small business, building an email list is probably the best marketing asset you can have for generating revenue in the long term. Think of it as your database of potential customers. It gives you the ability to reach the...

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24 Apr

Infographic: Difference Between Web Hosting & Domains

If you are planning on becoming a website owner, things like web hosting and domain registration might seem the same. You got your website address and that's it, right? Well, not exactly. Website hosting and domains are actually very different things. Think of the hosting as the house you live in and domain as your street address. In this infographic, we cover the main differences you need to understand, so that you could get the best of both worlds for your upcoming website. For more details, click to read the full...

Learn all about what Is Green Web Hosting
23 Apr

What Is Green Web Hosting

When choosing a hosting company, people want to know how well the company performs as a service provider, what services it offers, and how good its customer service is. Most people don’t consider the impact their hosting company has on the environment. However, energy conservation is starting to become a priority, with energy costs and production methods coming under scrutiny. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power are more affordable than ever, and people are choosing these green solutions more often for their homes and small businesses, finding that...

19 Apr

How to Buy a Pre-Owned Domain Name

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...

Content Distribution Networks: How CDNs Improve Site Performance
16 Apr

Content Distribution Networks: How CDNs Improve Site Performance

Do you know about the journey that website content takes to get to your computer? First, you type in a website address. That’s considered a “request” for content. Then, the request is sent to a server that stores the website content. That computer “serves” the content to you, fulfilling your request. It’s interesting how the internet works! In this article, we’ll discuss something called a CDN. That stands for Content Distribution Network. As the name indicates, a CDN is a network of servers created for the strategic and efficient distribution of content. CDNs are...