Out of the two best “corporate identifiers” to arrive in the domain market space, .LLC has beat it’s rival .INC to market a few months early.
Last month Afilias — the registry operator of the .info, .mobi and .pro top-level domain, service provider for registry operators of a handful of other new top-level domain extensions — announced the landrush for the new “dot LLC” or .LLC top level domain.
Two weekends ago we were in route north to celebrate the life of my cousin whose life come to an end after a short, yet extraordinarily impactful life lived well.
Although he leaves behind a wife and 5 girls ranging in age from 10 to 20 years old, his legacy of attentively serving and encouraging others will live on for the foreseeable future.
But as my family and I traveled from Austin to Dallas, I spotted a few interesting domains being advertised on big rigs and billboards — especially new top-level domain extensions (new TLDs).
We’re well into summer here in Texas, and things are heating up quickly and quite early.
I don’t know if we’ll set record-breaking numbers for triple-digit weather, but things appears to be on track for such a possibility.
Most recently I dedicated a weekend to cleaning our 11-year old air conditioning units in hopes of each lasting one or two more summers before needing to be replaced.
I was fortunate to have cool, overcast weather that weekend to have been able to power off sections at a time of our house. All in all, it took about 1.5 hours for each system, including disassembly, cleaning, and re-assembly.
Afterwards, both units operated as efficient as they could to be for 11 years old, blowing cool air inside while the temperature inched a few degrees away from triple-digit weather.
This was all good until about a week or so ago when I received the dreaded call from my wife about the upstairs AC unit NO LONGER blowing cold air. 😳
Little did I realize the number of microbreweries that are sprouting and propagating the Northwest Austin corridor near The Domain.
It wasn’t until my wife and I were most recently invited to attend a graduation party from a person with our church’s community group.
As we drove to the location of the graduation party, I couldn’t help but notice microbreweries lining the streets of Metric over by Metric and Kramer in Northeast Austin.
One after the next, each microbrewery appear to specialize in its own delightful niche of homegrown brew.
When we finally arrived at our destination, 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, I was kindly greeted with two different domains that had nothing to do with the brewery or party.
In fact, I struggled a bit to understand both domains and their respective uses.
Can’t believe it’s been one year since last Memorial Day and giving for the honorable men and women graciously deciding to serve and protect the United States of America, many having lost their lives. 🇺🇸
My family and I kicked off Memorial Day quite early than many folks — literally our day started just before 6 am CST.
As we did last year, we made our way down to Auditorium Shores to support our friend and spiritual daughter as she participated, competed, and placed 3rd in the Sprint Course for her age group at the Annual Memorial Day CapTexTri.
It’s hard to believe our oldest son will begin school this upcoming year.
Five years has flown by and many memories have been made, especially with the addition of his 3 year-old brother and 1 year-old sister.
With time flying by, I’m taking advantage of every opportunity to cherish, enjoy, and relish in the their moments.
Before long, they’ll all have graduated and striking out into the world to make a sizable and lasting societal contribution, fulling God’s purpose for their lives.
But this day, the current objective at hand for both boys were Western Day Pony Rides.
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 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.
From time to time, I stumble upon churches making good use of domains to promote their church and share their ministry with the world.
This past weekend, I was invited to sit on a panel at my church, MosaicChurchAustin.com. Mosaic hosted Every Nation’s 2018 Conference here in Austin March 2-3.
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.
What a week it’s been in the “House of Brown”. Every week has it challenges, and this week brought us into uncharted territory.
This uncharted territory consisted of the water heater finally tapping out and refusing to provide our humble abode with something we all take for granted until we don’t have it: hot water. 😱