Know anyone with a great .EU website? It’s time they get some well-deserved recognition.
Why net neutrality is a big deal (and why you should care)
If you’ve been keeping up with U.S. news, you may have heard the issue of net neutrality pop up a few times. Here’s the thing: If you’re an internet user (and considering you’re reading this blog post, we can safely guess that you are!), net neutrality is an issue you should be paying attention to and advocating for now and in the future.
Here’s what you need to know about ICANN’s new Transfer Policy
This Thursday, Dec. 1, ICANN’s Transfer Policy will experience some changes, mandating that all registrars adjust their own policies accordingly. This updated policy will mean that transferring domains and changing domain contact information will work a little differently.
No Happy Hour this week, Cyber Monday details, and holiday hours
It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the states, so we’re doing things a little differently this week. Here’s a quick update on Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour, our Cyber Monday sale, and holiday hours.
Elections, domain names, and you. Yes, you.
In 2012 when Obama was reelected, two of my Republican friends set out to start a website. They wanted to build something big and shiny and fancy that would percolate and disseminate big ideas to dispirited friends of the GOP. But they never finished it. Their plans were so big and so awesome and soon their busy lives swept them away to other things.
So now here we are on the other side of another election. For some it’s an election that may find you wanting to speak louder than being curled into the fetal position will allow you.
But it doesn’t have to be difficult.
How many domains are there? (And other stats from Verisign’s domain industry brief)
Verisign, the registry behind .com and .net, has released their September 2016 issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, and with it, shared some insight about the growth and revenue of domain names across all TLDs.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most interesting facts and figures shared in the report:
The facts and falsehoods behind the upcoming ICANN transition
There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the upcoming transition of ICANN out of the federal oversight of the U.S. government in favor of allowing the organization to function independently. The issue has become highly publicized due to the efforts of various politicians, but along the way many of the facts about the issue have been distorted.
Announcement: Domains via drones and the future of Name.com
As a registrar and part of the tech community, we take pride in being innovators. We like to think that we are creative thinkers who embrace the new and come up with ideas for making our service better, faster, and more reliable. We’re very excited to announce a giant step in innovation for the entire domain name industry. We’re proud to unveil a change that could alter the domain industry as we know it.
Future of News series highlights journalism in a digital age
Journalism today looks very different than it did 50 years ago. Or even a decade ago. Or even a few years ago. In the midst of a digital age, industries are transforming the way they do business in an attempt to meet the changing needs and expectations of today’s consumers. This is especially true for the field of journalism, which continues to endure despite numerous claims throughout the years that the profession is dying out.
Journalism has survived the technological upheaval of recent years for a simple reason: It adapted. Newspapers moved to an online format. Broadcast journalists adopted Twitter as a new way to discover and report breaking news. And reporters who may have started their careers writing news stories via typewriter now curate news through mobile apps. Journalism as we know it is in the midst of a transformation that will shape the way we find and share news in the years to come.
.BRAND domains see significant growth in 2015
Slowly but surely, the way people navigate websites may be changing. We’re used to typing in a URL we’re familiar with and then clicking through the site to navigate to where we want to go. Or we might hop on our favorite social network and search for a particular business or individual to follow along with their feed. But with the rising popularity of .BRAND domains, this practice may eventually fade away in favor of a more streamlined website navigation experience.