Businesses Thrive Using “Down Under” City Top-Level Domain

When you’re into domains as much as I am, then you tend to value and study the use of all sorts of domains — no matter your preference.

As most know, I started this blog primarily because I often times filter the world through my daily interactions and discovery of domain names used by all walks of life.

One of the things I cherish most about the domain industry is the various, diverse relationships that make up the industry. Talk about all walks of life. We, the domain industry, are that and more.

Today’s story is no different other than the fact that the domains I’ll share with you today come from the great down under.

Curing Austin’s Cedar Fever with Teatime Domains

If you’re fortunate enough to move or live in Central Texas for an extended period of time, then you’ll become quite familiar with a term not as common to the rest of the US: Cedar Fever. 🤧

What’s interesting is that I didn’t suffer with Cedar Fever or any sort of allergies until being here in Austin for nearly seven (7) years.

It was as if someone flipped a switch, then I became allergic to everything under the sun, specifically Cedar. 😷

From November to March of each year, “The Austin Plague” sideline a number of new and longtime Austinites.

In fact, Cedar Fever is so bad here in Austin that there are days that the trees appear to be on fire because of how thick their pollen is when bursting into the air. 🔥

Plume after plume of cedar fill the air like a wildfire’s smoke plumes. Some days it limits line of sight for flying and driving occasionally.

Personally, I’ve become addicted to curing and staying ahead of Cedar Fever using the Neti Pot or Rinse Starter, and religiously having daily teatimes of tea and warm lemon water.

I drink all sorts of tea, but mostly English Breakfast is my go-to tea, also known as premium black tea.

However, the other day I was rummaging through my assorted jars of tea and came across two different teas: Blackberry, and Organic Chamomile with Lavender.

Impacting Media Through Conscious Intention

We’re all impacted, whether positive, negative, or in between, by the media in which we consume and produce. No matter how small or large our platforms, we’re all producing and consuming media powerhouses.

I was reminded of these very thoughts as I strolled by a poster tacked to a Rudy’s Bulletin Board on my way to consuming some breakfast taco goodness. 🤤

Is .us domain extension for “Us” or “US”, or both?

Most folks surfing the web are quite familiar with typing domains into web browsers and appending legacy extensions — .com, .net, and .org.

Most United States (US) based internet users have routinely used and come to expect most domains ending in .com for the last 30+ years and counting.

However, most non United States internet users routinely use their respective country code top-level domain (ccTLD) as the primary extension for their websites.

I’ve long known about the United States country code top-level domain: .us. The .us ccTLD was created as the Internet’s first ccTLD February 15, 1985 (33 years old as of last week and counting). In addition, ccTLDs consists of two letters and there were 255 ccTLD domains as of May 20, 2017.

And although .us has been around for quite some time, rarely do I ever encounter as many .us domains in use as I have in the last 6-9 months.  In fact, just the other day I encountered a clever usage of the .us extension that I had never thought about.

Should your business register domain variations?

Another season of soccer is just around the corner. I know this because we recently registered our oldest son.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing 5 year olds attempting to mimic the adult version of soccer, then you’re missing the laugh of your life.

Nevertheless, as we were leaving from completing registration, the following domain captured my attention as it was prominently displayed via a wrapped vehicle:

Speak to the world with .international!

This week I’m traveling to attend one of the biggest annual conferences for domain investors: NamesCon.

As I await my flight this early Sunday morning, I briefly checked and responded to email and social media notifications.

As I checked Twitter direct messages, I stumbled upon a photo sent from a fine gent living in Australia who knows my fascination, passion, and love for domain names.