Category Archives: Domains

Domainr: Give Your Domain Search a Happy Ending

Domainr is a useful domain-searching tool that helps you find available “domain hacks.” You’ve probably seen URLs like del.icio.us, last.fm, and identi.ca before. Domainr helps you find them.

Domai.nr

I’ve always liked unusual domains like that (domains in general are fun to register). Domainr makes it ridiculously easy to find suitable ones. Just enter a word and you’ll have a list of possibilities in seconds.

Domainr is now near the top of my mental “cool domain tools” list. If you’re looking for a memorable domain, it’s worth trying out.

Need A Name For Your Design Firm?

I was browsing Creattica the other day, and came across this funny, and possibly useful gadget. The Fantabulous Breadline Design Name My Design Company Machine is a Flash site that picks three random words from its large collection, and combines them into a name…

AdSense For Domains

It was only a matter or time. Domainers have long put AdSense blocks on their parked domains, in an attempt to make some extra cash off the higher-traffic ones. This practice is technically against the AdSense terms of service, and isn’t really fair to…

How Secure is Your Domain?

Domain name hijacking has become increasingly prevalent in the last few years. I’ve watched two fairly major domains be stolen out from under their owners’ noses, though they thankfully got them back. Be cautious, and take care that no one walks away with your…

Make Use Of Loses Their Domain

The popular tech blog Make Use Of, which normally resides at MakeUseOf.com, has lost their domain. At least for now. On November 2, somewhere late in the day I assume, one of the bloggers at MakeUseOf.com discovered that the domain had been parked. When…

GoDaddy Now Registering .me Domains: Does Anyone Care?

GoDaddy, one of everyone’s least favorite registrars, has started registering .me domains. At $40 for a two-year registration, they’re not the cheapest domains on the block, but there certainly are some interesting possibilities. Such as Kick.me la.me Digg.me throwabrickat.me Aweso.me give.me/some_money Could be fun,…

NoDaddy.com – Exposing the Many Reasons Not to Trust GoDaddy with Your Domain Names

One of the most well-known domain registrars, and purveyors of budget hosting, is GoDaddy. They run ads all over the place, and have done a good job at placing themselves as the #1 company newbies think of when they decide they want a website.…

.Blog, .LOL, .Microsoft, .Whatever

If it wasn’t already hard enough to remember the TLD for that website you heard about, it just got harder. You don’t just have .com, .net, and the other usual suspects to worry about anymore. ICANN has voted on and approved a plan, starting…

Rank Your Domain

How good is your domain? Take the test and find out! How Short is the Domain? Give yourself one point if it’s 16 characters or less (excluding the TLD), two points if it’s 10 characters or less, and three if it’s under 7 characters.…

DNS Pinger

DNS updates are a pain. They test your patience as you wait “up to 72 hours for your changes to propagate,” and often you need to know when it’s done. If you’ve ever moved from one web host to another, you know how tricky…

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