Should your business register domain variations?

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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: RainTechGutterSolutions.com.

Back to Houses of Worship and Other Places Soon… Maybe?

Back to Houses of Worship and Other Places Soon... Maybe?
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March 15, 2020 seems like it was last year when, in fact, it was only 90 days ago.

I realize as I type this very sentence that it’s been even longer, 6 months exactly to this day, that I’ve last posted on this blog. WOW!

Nevertheless, we, the global population, were once as free as could be, to a certain extent, some 90+ days ago.

Austin-based Brands Increasingly Choose New Domain Extensions

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Each month I’m amazed to discover a small, but growing number of Austin-based companies branding domains using new top-level extensions — the good, bad, and ugly.

Rummaging through the last 6 editions of the Community Impact Newsletter (CIN )for Northwest Austin, I’ve discovered breweries, pet shops, fitness brands, summer camps, and entertainment venues among the early adopters. 

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.

theCoderSchool Arrives in Austin to teach coding and change the world

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In the last decade or so, coding is fast becoming a necessary skill for the kids of today to make their way and mark within the world.

Although known as the “Mecca of Music” throughout the world, Austin has stealthily become a hot-bed for all things tech — with companies like WeWork, Indeed, Google, Facebook, TechRanch, CapitalFactory, and more calling Austin home each day.

Mix music and tech with one of the largest universities in the world where what starts here changes the world — The University of Texas at Austin, it was not surprising when I stumbled upon a poster promoting the grand opening of theCoderSchool while in search of Rudy’s breakfast tacos.

Showing Austin Businesses “ATX Love”

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Since I first experienced Austin almost 20 years ago via Texas Relays Weekend, Austin has transformed from a sleepy-hollow, college boomtown all about music and University of Texas Sports to a sprawling metropolis of weird, music, sports and tech.

While there are many things that could be represent Austin, one of the things I truly love about Austin is its plethora of local businesses throughout the city.

From food trucks to holes in the wall eateries, one doesn’t have to go far in Austin to get a true taste of Austin.

In fact, while eating at ThunderCloud Subs — local Austin sub sandwich shop founded in 1975, I stumbled upon a vibrant poster touting ATX’s love for brisket, lean brisket at that! 😉

Save Time and Pre-Order Back-to-School Supplies Online

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It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end. Like a blink of the eye, what was once the end of a school year is now another school year fast approaching, only weeks away.

The upcoming new school year approaching was finally made real for me as we prepare for our oldest son to begin his academic journey into Kindergarten.

With only one week before school begins, my wife and I have attended a number of school-specific playdates scheduled throughout Northwest Austin this summer as well as parent/student orientation and screenings at his soon-to-be school at the end of last year.

Transforming the Dental Experience Using New Top Level Domains

.dental and .dentist domain extensions
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If you’re a dentist or dentistry professional, or know of anyone or business that is, then you’ll certainly want to read and share today’s post.

As I travel throughout the Austin metroplex and in general, whether business or personal travel, domain encounters are as natural as breathing. I discover the good, the bad, and ugly too.

In case of today’s article, I stumbled upon a forward-thinking dentist and Austin-based dentistry business using a new top-level domain (new TLDs) to represent its digital presence.

Marketing Multiple Domains to Deliver Heating and Air Conditioning Comfort

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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. ?

Domains and Northwest Austin Exploding with Microbreweries

Northwest Austin Exploding with Microbreweries
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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.