Going .Live in 3, 2, 1…

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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.

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

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.

Into The Spider Verse On The Big Screen Christmas

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Life is funny, to say the least. Prior to being married and having kids, my wife and I could tell you the latest movies to hit the big screen. We were frequent movie goers always game for a weekly date night at the movies.

Fast forward eight almost nine years into marriage with 3 kiddos in tow, and trying to make it to the movies is a modern day circus. And don’t ask what movie we’re going to view, because we all know its going to be rate G for our little people’s eyes and ears.

Speaking of little people, our oldest son has his eyes on counting down to his birthday now that we’re well inside of 60 days and counting.

He’s come to life in the last few days realizing his birthday is on the way. Although he doesn’t ask for much, his desire this year is to have a movie date with friends from soccer and school.

Grass Roots Music Community Sportin’ .COOP

New Music Co-op's Bound Together in Austin, Texas
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While grabbing a bite to eat with a partner, catching up on business and personal updates, yesterday, I stumbled upon an interesting domain sighting for an Austin-based organization dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding new music since 2001.

This renown non-profit organization’s, New Music Co-op, poster likely wouldn’t have caught my eye as not much stuck out about it to me except for their domain using the .coop extension.

For real, I thought their poster was a a domain typo, having not known .coop is a bonafide domain extension. ?

Will Companies Leap to use .LLC Domains?

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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.