Going .Live in 3, 2, 1…

Reading Time | 8 Minutes

While driving to a wedding and admiring the beautiful and scenic views of the Texas Hill Country not far from the hustle and bustle of Interstate 35, an unusual billboard promoting a .live domain caught my eye.

I often encounter dozens of billboards traveling, whether for personal or business, throughout central Texas.

However, the billboard I encountered this day caught my eye because of how low it was to the ground, right at eye level, made of wood and not the normal big-box steel used by the bigger outdoor advertising firms.

Is that a .forum web address?

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It’s that time of year where “Summer Fever” is beginning to set in as we transition from Spring.

At the same time, April showers have brought May flowers as well as NBA Playoff games.

Just the other night, I happened to have the TV on as background noise as the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks Game 2 was nearing the end.

As I happened to glance up from solving a challenging coding issue, I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I noticed what looked to be a new domain extension being advertising on the Bucks hardwood floor. Could it be true?

The URL Extension to .Watch for Watch Making, Video, Gaming, and News

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When you have 3 kids six and under, then there is likely a chance that YouTube for Kids isn’t far from being a daily part of your life — whether 30 minutes, the whole day, or somewhere in between that expansive time range.

This given morning as I retreated from our bedroom to start our day with family prayer, and head off to the office for a days work, I paused a video my kids were held captive by.

In most cases, I’m not held captive by the same material, but this day was a bit different when my eyes landed on what looked to be a new domain extension: .watch.

Zoho Drives Registration .TO Face-to-Face User Conference

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We’ve never lived in a time where we’re bombarded daily, consciously and unconsciously, by a never-ending sea of advertisements.

Mail, radio, tv, email, text, phone, watch, video, podcast and a growing list other tips and tricks all in hope to secure the next customer.

As I read the latest edition of Community Impact for the Northwest Austin region, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a well-known brand advertising their annual face-to-face user conference using a .TO domain.

KickItATX.com: ATX Charity Kickball Tournament

KickItATX.com: ATX Charity Kickball Tournament
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The weekend is nearly here and so is an opportunity to participate in and support a charity kickball tournament taking place in Austin, Texas March 30th (12-8pm).

But to participate in this event, you’ll need to be 11 years of age or older and ready to pay out and sign up before the registration deadline of March 22nd (TODAY!).

And it’s not just any ole’ kickball tournament, but one sponsored by Catalysta mobile community developing individuals personally, professionally, and spiritually, helping others bring their unique purpose to life. All entry fees and donations going directly to serving at-risk teens via Effie Center After Hours program.

I discovered this event as I scrolled through my LinkedIn newsfeed and saw a post from Catalyst Founder, Joe Elliott, that was quite entertaining to say the least.

Going Green with .PUB

St. Patricks Day - .pub domain extensions
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Hopefully no one had the pleasure of pinching you this St. Patrick’s Day. While I enjoyed time at church, many locals and tourists enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day and the final weekend of Austin’s SXSW.

News stations reported great music in the air on nearly every corner in downtown Austin, and surrounding neighborhoods and venues.

While there was no shortage of St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, one celebration caught my eye by promoting an annual St. Patrick’s Day block party via a .pub domain

Learning to Drive Online and In-Person with Drivers Ed

drivers ed cones
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Learning to drive is likely one of the most memorable moments in life for both parents and child, and for many different reasons — the good, the bad, and ugly.

While teens are pumped to no longer have to request the services of the parental taxi, parents are certainly apprehensive — to say the least — when it comes to allowing their “baby” to operate machinery tonnage in the great big outdoors.

Dating myself, I remember having attended driver’s education school in the mid 90’s. Comprised of a number of classroom hours — reading and studying, watching VHS videos, and taking test by hand — and hands-on instruction in a dated clunker, today’s driver’s education school has drastically changed.

I was recently reminded of this change while out on a walk enjoying a nice warm day in between 40 degree shifts in the Texas’ sporadic weather pattern.

As I walked by the Mini of Austin dealership, parked in the service area was a Mini Cooper with a wrap advertising the student driver services of DriversEd.com.

SINE Debuts New Album and .BAND Domain

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By now you should know I frequent Rudy’s weekly to experience the greatest Texas cuisine a gas station can offer: breakfast tacos.

And while I’m often in a mad dash to taste and partake of bacon, egg, and cheese, or potato, egg, and cheese tacos, I can’t help but to get sidetracked by Rudy’s Bulletin Board. ?

As I scanned the board to discover any unique domains to write about, this given day in January my scanning was rewarded to find a band debuting its new album via a .BAND domain.

Why Use Questionable New Domain Extensions

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Five years after global fanfare, and not many new domain extensions could be considered a profitable success, if successful at all.

There is no shortage of companies and persons shouting to the mountain top that all the good .com domains are taken. While there is a kernel of truth about a decent percentage of .com domains no longer available, this isn’t the complete truth or story.