Here’s how you get a television show: You send your resume to a network and then they go bonkers and immediately draw up a contract. Or at least that’s how it happened for Sara Bendrick, who in one year went from landscaper to the host of I Hate My Yard on the DIY network. Truth is, she’s a landscaper before anything else, yet now she has to add the title of Internet Marketer. Don’t we all? No matter what we’re doing or creating, we have to be able to hustle. It’s the truth in an information saturated media landscape. It’s also why she joins us on The Web Address. We’re going to talk to Bendrick and her hired help (and name.com customer) Ashley “Networking Queen” Kingsley about what they plan to do to grow the popularity of her show. The DIY network has left it up to her (apparently they really live up to the Do-It-Yourself name) and we’re going to follow the show’s online growth.
The New Domain .DANCE is finally in general availability (GA)! That means that anyone who wants a .DANCE domain name can now get a .DANCE domain name. If you need a great website for your dance studio, or you’re a choreographer, or you’re anyone with rhythm and/or talent who needs some help getting your name out there, then find the .DANCE that is right for your business.
Also, in honor of this momentous occasion, we decided it would be a great idea to get you as pumped up about about this New Domain as we are.
Nobody breaks down the New TLDs like New TLD Nic, but here’s a quick overview of the latest news (really though, you can just jump ahead and watch the world-class video presentation). Not too long ago it seemed that only some of the IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) were going to be released by the end of the year. But then, in a change and/or misinterpretation that only Nic can explain (read: video), some of the ASCII domain names like .BIKE and dozens of others might be delegated between October and December.
This is movement, folks. It’s the kind of announcement that a lot of registries, investors, businesses, and trademark holders didn’t think was going to happen until 2014, or about when Back to the Future II took place. Speaking of trademarks, one of the first ever New TLD customer tools is going to be unveiled soon. Nic shares that … and lets you know where you can get a slick ring tone.
The time for new TLDs is finally almost here! You’re excited, name.com is excited, everybody is excited! We thought we’d write a short (and animated!) story about what it’s like waiting for new TLDs and why the wait is worth it. But before we get to GIF story time, we thought we’d remind you of how awesome our new TLD watcher is. The watcher will let you know when your favorite new TLDs become available and give you frequent updates on the new TLDs in general. You can check out the watcher here. OK, you ready?
Waiting for new TLDs, an animated GIF Story:
You’re sitting around waiting for new TLDs to drop.
We all know that those who have the most to say are usually drunk, so why not take advantage of this slurring verbosity and get the most out of our alcohol? This “Drunk History” concept is not ours, it is that of Derek Waters and the intrepid team at the website Funny or Die. I’m not hyperlinking you there because you’ll leave and not come back for hours. Google it later. First, join a drunken Pat “P-Fro” Ramsey and a cast of elite actors to learn more about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency that’s becoming quite popular amongst investors, consumers and retailers.
Drunk Developer soars above the often dry and boring jargon of giddy tech evangelists to share inside information on the hot, new peer-to-peer money. —Satoshi Nakamoto
With help from our good friends at Highland Mist (about 7 shots) and several pints of beer, you’ll understand more about how you too can make money with Bitcoin. Also, you’ll discover why it’s important to chew and most likely a thing or two about the importance of moderation.
Patrick Ramsey as The Drunk Developer
John Rupp as The Retailer
Ryan Clarey as The DDoS Attack
Nic Steinbach as The Peripheral DDoS Attack
Adam Jensen as Sathoshi Nakamoto
Caroline Temple as Patrick Ramsey
Sean Baxter as Sean Baxter
Jared Ewy as Jared Ewy
Important people: Ashley “Spoon Smiley” Forker, Patrick “P-Mo” Moroney, Steve “Donatelli” Donatelli, Kyle “Fuzzy” Robbins, Ben “Ping Pain” Wenger, Alex “Kehr Package” Kehr, Shannon “Shamazon” Brown, and Ethan “Blaine” Conley