Western Day, Pony Rides, and Domains

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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.

Celebrating Easter with .Church Domain

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We’re heading into one of the longest week’s of preparation for most churches as they prepare for Good Friday services and Easter this coming Sunday.

Most churches deem this their “Super Bowl” Sunday in terms of attendance, having an uptick in guests since most opt to attend church with their families this special day of worship.

As I was preparing for this Sunday by getting a haircut, an Easter sign caught my eye on the way back to the office traveling westbound on Grand Avenue in Pflugerville, Texas.

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.

Forget to register the .com with that .tv domain…?

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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.

Impacting Media Through Conscious Intention

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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?

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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.

Speak to the world with .international!

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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.