New domain names available for you

We’ve got new Top Level Domains (TLDs) available for you.

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.PROMO .STORE
.LTD .GMBH
.GROUP .SALON
.JETZT .GAME

.PROMO domain name.PROMO

Bring customers in with coupons.

Smart retailers know that money-saving coupons increase profits. Everyone loves to save money. Shoppers around the world redeemed 16 billion digital coupons in 2014. Analysts expect this figure to almost double by 2019, so there must be something to it.

Use the new .promo domain for a:

  • Coupon site that pulls together the best money-saving deals on the web
  • Branded link to the area on your website that lists all your best deals
  • Promotion with an environmental, social or geographic element or a limited time offer
  • Loyalty app that texts or emails targeted offers to customers
  • Program that rewards shoppers who post on social media about their experiences with your company

Using .promo in your web address will pull visitors in with the promise of savings or exclusive offers. It’s also a web search term. So people looking for deals are more likely to find your website among the results.

Brand your loyalty program.

More than three-quarters of global consumers who responded to a Nielsen survey say they’re drawn to retailers with loyalty programs. Such programs give customers redeemable points, vouchers, coupons or gifts for repeat purchases. When faced with the choice of going somewhere that doesn’t offer an incentive, customers are likely to stick with you.

Loyalty programs are well worth the effort. Keeping a customer costs a fraction of what it costs to gain a new one. Long-term customers require less effort on your part, which makes them more profitable. When they share a positive review, they bring in new customers at no cost to you. So any effort you make to keep customers coming back will pay off handsomely.

Advertise your event or services.

Dot promo also makes a dynamic web address for special promotional events like grand openings or charity golf tournaments. It has a number of uses for:

  • PR firms
  • Ad agencies
  • Auto dealerships
  • Annual fundraisers
  • Local festivals

Whether you offer coupons to loyal shoppers or are hosting a charity event, buy .promo to spread the word online.

Start your .promo domain search now.


.LTD domain name

Represent your business online.

The web is flooded with online businesses, attempting to establish themselves in a sea of competitors. If yours is a limited company, you can register .ltd domain names to differentiate yourself, get the name you really want and shorten your address with YourBusiness.ltd instead of YourBusinessLTD.com

What’s in a name?

Your business’ name holds its reputation. If you own or manage a limited business, you want a domain that’s descriptive and memorable. With .ltd domain names, you can capture the exact name of your business and ensure it’s represented accurately online.

.GROUP domain name

Bring everyone together with .group

The more the merrier.

When people to get together to share their expertise and experience, amazing things happen. .groupdomain names allow you to build your own online community where people from across town or around the world can meet, discuss, learn and connect.

The domain for common ground.

From politics to pottery, a .group domain is flexible enough to work for any subject or interest. Just add your topic to the left of the dot and you have an online address that’s stands apart as it brings like-minded people together.

.JETZT domain name

Inject energy into your site with .jetzt

What is .jetzt?

The German word for “now,” .jetzt is a high-energy web address destined to inspire action. Use it to promote a rising political cause, all-night diner or local news site to German speakers around the world.

Your perfect domain name is waiting.

With hundreds of new domain extensions coming to the web, finding an address that fits your business is easier than ever. Get a web address that moves with .jetzt.

.store domain name.STORE domain name

Keep your .store open 24/7. This web address says “Buy Now.”

It’s official: Web shopping has reached nearly every corner of the globe. So we’re particularly pleased to introduce .store, the new domain name with “Buy Now” written all over it. .store works just like .com – but with dot store in your web address, everyone will know you have things to sell. Already selling goods or services online under another domain name? Register .store as a second web address that takes customers directly to the shopping section of your website. The more “doors” you open into your website, the more people will be likely to find you.

Small businesses selling offline can use .store to expand their reach and serve more customers on the web. A .store website will attract customers around the world, telling them at-a-glance that you’re ready to take their order. It’s the natural choice for any brick-and-mortar business just testing the waters online. Promote your new website address in your marketing emails, display ads and email signature.

Brand your Etsy®, Facebook® or Amazon®store.

But you don’t need a website to use a .store domain name. Anyone who sells through an eCommerce marketplace can use .store to take customers right to their storefront. Having a memorable address makes it easier for visitors to find your page. It also brands your company name in their minds. The next time they want your services, they’ll be more likely to remember where to find you.

.store also works for the storage business.

If you offer digital storage, you already know the industry is growing at breakneck speed. .store is a great choice for cloud providers, not to mention:

  • Retailers who sell hard drives, memory cards, white-box storage, etc.
  • Hosting firms that rent and manage server space
  • Warehouse providers

Whether you sell handknit scarves, organic food, furniture or cloud storage,.store is your place online.


.GMBH domain name

Inspire trust with a .gmbh website. .gmbh says you’re a registered business.

GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) is the German term for a Limited Company and is commonly used in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other European countries. Now GmbH companies can inspire trust in potential customers and partners by registering a .gmbh domain that matches their primary domain.

Expand your reach online.

With CompanyName.gmbh, Limited Companies in German-speaking countries can finally have web addresses that make sense for them. German, Swiss and Austrian businesses can also capture more traffic by registering .gmbh domains that match their branding.

Note: Upon request, you will be required to demonstrate current or pending designation as a GmbH company whose existence can be validated with the respective public authorities in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland.


.SALON domain name

Style your domain with .salon. Promote your salon.

A .salon domain advertises your business right from the browser bar, so potential clients know what you have to offer—even before they access your site. .salon can even extend beyond your business to include online resource pages, personal profiles, style blogs and more.

Set your business apart from the rest.

Beauty parlors can vary drastically in quality and experience, but how can potential customers tell the difference? .salon domain names tell the world that you’re the real deal, without having to rely on descriptions or customer reviews.

.game domain name.GAME domain name

.game on. It’s your turn.

Life isn’t all fun and games, but they’re an essential part of it. From freeze tag during recess to bingo during retirement, games bring us together to unwind and have fun. And now, with more and more of us are going online for gaming entertainment, there’s a perfect web address for the sites we visit to have fun – .game is ready to play.

It’s easy to see why the popularity of online games is skyrocketing. There are games for everyone on the web. Whether your site hosts video games, word games, card games or puzzles, a dot game domain is the best way to invite fun-seekers around the world over to play.

A game-changing domain name.

Not only does .game provide a winning address for gaming sites themselves, it’s also a great fit for the many forums, blogs and other publishers that cater to online gaming communities.

There are message boards and blogs for every possible type of gamer in the world, from crossword lovers to video game enthusiasts. These are the websites where players go to learn tips and tricks from experts and connect with fellow gamers. No matter what kind of gaming-related site you operate, dot game is the best place to be found.

And don’t forget about the brands behind these games, from the latest smartphone app to classic board games that have been keeping families entertained for decades. Companies that design, produce or sell games can also attract an online audience with this first-place domain extension.

.game is where people come to play.

Playing games is part of human nature. No matter how old you are or where you live, we’re all connected by a love of games. Whether played alone or in groups, on laptops or smartphones, gaming provides the challenge and entertainment we all seek. With the release of this top-level extension, gaming-related sites have a place online to invite players all around the world to come test their skills. If you’re looking for good, clean fun online, .game is the place to go.

So don’t come in second. Register your .game domain today.

How do domains work?

3d illustration of magic hat with domain names signs

When visitors enter your domain name into a Web browser, the browser request uses your domain name to find the domain name’s associated IP address and, therefore, the website. People use domain names instead of IP addresses because it is easier to remember a name rather than a series of numbers.

Your domain name and its associated IP address are stored in a common database along with every other domain and associated IP address that are accessible via the Internet.

What is the ‘www’ before my domain name?
The www before your domain name is a subdomain, not part of the domain name itself. Therefore, if you set up your www CNAME record to point to your primary A record, your site will resolve both at www.coolexample.com and coolexample.com.

If you can reach your website by typing in your domain without the www but cannot reach it when you type the www, then your CNAME might be set up incorrectly. Follow the instructions below to ensure your domain name’s settings are correct.

What is a URL?

A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the address of an Internet website or webpage. Think of a URL as a street address for the location of information on the Internet. For instance, a complete URL like http://coolexample.com/music, points you to the music page of the coolexample.com website.

Take a look at the anatomy of this URL to better understand how they direct online users to specific information: http://coolexample.com/funky/music.html

Here is where I am going to stop today. Next time, I will be sharing another interesting article with you and you are going to love it.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name, like www.coolexample.com, is a lot like a street address for a house or business. Let’s use the White House as an example. The street address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is an exact location — like an IP address. You might not know the exact street address, but when you visit Washington, D.C., you can tell your cabbie that you want to visit the White House and still get there. This is how a domain name is used: It’s an easy way to reach the exact location of a website without having to remember its numeric address.

A domain name consists of, at least, a top-level and a second-level domain. A top-level domain (TLD) is the part of the domain name located to the right of the dot (“.”). The most common TLDs are .com, .net, and .org.

Many domains, also called extensions, can be registered by anyone, like .com, .net, and .org. A second-level domain (SLD) is the portion of the domain name that is located immediately to the left of the dot and domain name extension. For example, the SLD in coolexample.com is coolexample.

Advanced Domain Name Description: A domain name represents a physical point on the Internet — an IP address. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) governs coordination of the links between IP addresses and domain names across the Internet. With this standardized coordination, you can find websites on the Internet by entering domain names instead of IP addresses into your Web browser.

Here is where I am going to stop for today. In my next post, I will be sharing with you an article on how domains work. In this coming article, you are going to learn the art and science of how domain works.

Till then, stay tuned.

Oluwashina Abayomi

Designers, Websites, and You

If you aren’t some kind of techno-whiz yourself, opting to have a professional designer build your website’s a great idea. Not only do you get a fantastic, functional site at the end of the process, you also spare yourself the tedium of trying to do something incredibly complicated yourself.

Before you involve someone this closely with your business, though, it’s a good idea to understand how the relationship typically works.

Contract WorkDesigners, Websites, and You

Most small-to-medium-sized businesses can’t afford to keep a designer on staff, so they hire one. You should look at this like any other kind of contract work. The contractee does the work you need, and you pay for their services. Pretty simple.

However, make sure you understand what your designer’s services entail — just like you would a mechanic or A/C tech. By asking the right questions up front, you can avoid unpleasant surprises (like additional costs) later on. Here are some basics:

  • Do you bill per hour or by flat-rate?
    • If it’s per-hour, what’s an estimate for the cost?
    • If it’s flat-rate, how many revisions on your original design do you offer?
  • Do you offer copy writing?
  • How do we need to get images for the website?
  • How much do you charge for updates?
  • Will you maintain my website (e.g. patches)?
  • Who do I contact for technical issues?
  • Do you include any search engine optimization? (More info available here.)

Ownership

Because there’s no tangible product at the end of your website’s creation, who owns what piece of your website can be convoluted. Clarifying ownership of your website’s original content, domain names, and hosting account up front helps avoid any disputes down the digital road.

Domain Names: The owner of a domain name is known as its “registrant.” This is the person who or entity that has the legal rights to the domain name. We always recommend that the person who owns the company the website represents be listed as the domain’s registrant. This way, if you decide to use a different Web designer in the future, you don’t have to worry about your former designer having total control over your domain name.

We also suggest that you keep the domain name in an account you have access to. If the designer needs to access it, you can assign them as a Domain Name Account Administrator. For more information, see Becoming a Domain Name Account Administrator.

Web Hosting: Web hosting (or just “hosting”) is where your website’s files “live” so they’re visible on the Internet. Often times, designers just include hosting and factor that cost into your bill. Others want you to purchase hosting yourself and just give them access to it.

Who controls the hosting matters less than who owns the domain name, but it’s a good idea to know in advance how your arrangement with the designer will operate.

Website: Unlike either your domain name or web hosting, ownership of the files that comprise your website can be murky territory. It’s possible that the designer can give you a copy of your website’s files and you’re free to do with them whatever you wish — including having another designer work on them at a later date. It’s also possible that the designer literally has no access to the files and they’re not portable to you, another designer, or another host. It’s important to establish an agreement about the ownership of your website’s files before you agree to anything.

You should understand the intricacies of working with a professional website designer before making a decision. That way, you’re more likely to build a successful relationship with your designer — and establish an amazing digital presence.

This is where I will stop for today! In the next article, I am going to show you what it means to host a domain. Many people didn’t even know what it means to host a domain but I will be sharing this with you in the next article. Stay tunes.

If  you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave a reply or post a comment below.

To your success,

Oluwashina Abayomi
CEO/Founder, ShineDaddy.com

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