Ending Child Poverty, One Nose at a Time.

It's Red Nose Day!
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While visiting a local Walgreens this morning, I discovered another domain while awaiting checkout: RedNoseDay.org.

Walgreens Red Nose Day

Based on what little I read about while standing in line, I accurately assumed it to be a charity of some sort selling Red Noses as a way to donate and raise awareness for a specific cause.

More specifically, if you’re not familiar with Red Nose Day, it’s an organization and effort to band together to end child poverty, one nose at a time.

I’m not intimately familiar with Red Nose Day or the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity.

But upon reviewing their website, I’ve come to discover this organization has successfully raised over $100 million and changed the lives of over 8 million children in America and around the world in 3 years of service.

So why the red nose? Well, the Red Nose is simple yet powerful, visible and playful. It brings folks together, breaks down barriers, and reminds us all of the power of laughter as medicine for the soul.

To get involve or make a donation, simply visit RedNoseDay.org or your local Walgreens to purchase one or more Red Noses.

Then, don’t forget to tune into NBC for a special night of prime-time programming Celebrating Red Nose Day.

All in all, I was impressed with the domain selection of RedNoseDay.org although the matching .com, RedNoseDay.com, redirects to a HTTPS / SSL page that states the connection for the .com page is not private.

They’ll certainly want to get this fixed to stop the possible traffic leak on their big day! 😳

Thanks and that’s all for now!

Out with .com and in with .pizza 🍕

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Out of all places on earth to have found a company using a .pizza domain name as a primary digital presence, imagine how surprised I was to have had this encounter happen in my hometown.

In the mid to late 90’s as the world was coming online, Sherman, Texas had just crossed over 30,000 population mark.

Back then, the Chamber of Commerce, Yellow Pages and Sherman Democrat, now the Herald Democrat, were a business’ advertising staple to reach more customers and generate greater revenue.

There were not many businesses, if any back then, touting a web address of any sort.

I’m certain most businesses owners had no clue of what a web address was nor did they ever imagine the Internet would be what it it today, some 20 years later.

20 years later and having adding another 10,000 folks in population, I often don’t think of Sherman as a city of progressive technological advancement, especially for businesses using new top-level domains.

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

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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.

Curing Austin’s Cedar Fever with Teatime Domains

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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.

A Christmas Pie Worth Talking About

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Well, Christmas has come and gone just like that, in a twinkle of an eye.

The Christmas tree sits bare with gifts no longer underneath it, and discarded boxes and wrapping paper are not far behind.

Toys have been played with and meals have been had or soon to be. And oh what meals we’ve had with dinner soon on the way.

What a joy it’s been to celebrate the birth of Christ with family, friends, and neighbors this season.

Speaking of neighbors, one of my neighbors so graciously shared a gift that has me writing at this at this very moment.

Domains Bringing Summer Fun in the Sun on Lake Travis

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It’s heating up in Texas, and things are getting quite active around Volente Beach.

As I work the days away, I often see party buses to and fro with intense beach laughter and frolicking.

There’s a bit more loud music playing throughout the day than the norm, and the marina island is always packed with a party barge or two in full effect.

Truth be told, it’s quite a refreshing view to experience new ownership spicing things up around the sleepy village of Volente.

Pest Control Services Going Green With Domains

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I’m back with another domain spotting. This time I didn’t have to travel as far as we did for family pictures.

I decided to stay home one day this week to celebrate our daughter turning 1 and boy #2 turning 3 years old.

I was walking out of the front door of our home to take out the trash and spotted a service truck in front of my neighbors yard.

I really didn’t pay much attention to as I headed back into the house.

But then the the domain stood out to me when I noticed the gentleman walking the exterior of my neighbors home was a pest control technician.

Pest control companies always peek my interest because there are quite a number here in Austin, Texas.

When choosing a shorter domain makes the most dollars and sense…

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The other day I ventured over to check mail and found my monthly edition the the Community Impact.

It’s filled with all sorts of articles, highlights, and advertisements pertaining to the greater Austin metroplex.

I personally read it for the latest updates on new businesses launching or unfortunately closing.

Then there is also the red hot real estate market here in Austin that I like to keep tabs on.

But the most interesting thing that captivates my attention are the various ad types.

From small mom and pop to larger middle market companies, there are quite a few companies hoping their ad catches the eye of a potential customer.