Achieving a .Life of Nutrition Counseling and Worksite Wellness

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It’s not often that you think of the words nutrition and wellness in conjunction with Rudy’s BBQ (no offense Rudy’s). 🙂

But as I made my way from the parking lot into Rudy’s for my bi-weekly early Saturday morning meeting, I jumpstarted my brain by perusing Rudy’s local business ad cork boards.

There are a number of business cards, post cards, posters, placards, and more that are posted on four 4 x 6 cork boards adhered to the external walls of Rudy’s just before entering the store.

Because I love domains so much, I take my time viewing each cork and reviewing the number of advertisements posted on each. This also gives my eyes and mind time to adjust, being it’s just after 6 in the morning.

Nevertheless, a particular ad caught my eye due to the email address it used.

An Interesting .Land gTLD Encounter

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Weekends often fly by when your having fun, especially this past weekend as I attended a Men’s Retreat.

I kicked off this past weekend by getting on the road and heading to T Bar M Camps & Retreats for my home church’s, Mosaic Church Austin, annual Men’s Retreat.

I managed to escape Austin’s nightmarish traffic to head south to New Braunfels, Texas.

In route, I spotted quite a few domains being advertised across various media that I’ll likely write about in the coming weeks and months.

Didn’t realize .solar domain extension existed…

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As I travel to and fro across the greater Austin metroplex, I quite often stumble upon a wide variety of domain names.

From yard signs to billboards to auto wraps and more, domain name advertising is fiercely competing for our eyes and wallets.

Over the last 25 years or more, most people know about and have become comfortable with the legacy domain extensions (i.e., .com, .org, .net).

Although I listed the common three, there are 20-25 that are categorized as legacy domain name extensions.

But in the last 3-4 years, ICANN took it upon themselves to open the domain extension flood gates to the second coming of the domain goldrush, releasing nearly 1400+ new words to the right of the dot.

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.

Bouncing Around in the Wild with a .Rentals Domain

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This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the our church’s last day of vacation bible school.

My wife, as well as a number of volunteers, had faithfully served throughout the week in various capacities.

Across the United States, and likely throughout the world, Vacation Bible School is one of those events that kicks off summer in a special way.

This year was special because our oldest son was able to attend have his little heart seeded with the Gospel. What a pleasure it was having him arrive home daily to share all that he had learned.

Bata Bing! Bata Boom! No… It’s Bazinga!

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Well, another fun-filled and exciting work day is in the books.

I love what I do as a search marketing and domain name strategist for the customers I’m called to serve.

But as the saying goes, there’s always going to be more work than there is enough hours to accomplish it all.

As I called it a day and headed home, I normally spot a few domains on my 15-20 commute home.

Most of the time, I spot the good, bad, and ugly uses of domain names, primarily those using .com extension.

Although it’s been a few years since the new gtld release, it’s not often throughout my local traversing of Austin that I run across companies using the new gtlds or domain name extensions to advertise their brand.

But this very day, imagine my surprise to spot a vehicle advertisement wrap using the .media domain extension.

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.

Sharing faith and growing your church using domain names

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Although it’s sad to admit, churches are often quite behind when it comes to embracing and harnessing the power of technology to share their faith.

Fortunately, I’m grateful to be an active member of a church in the eclectic city of Austin where only roughly 16% of the population actively attends church.

Our church embraces technology and does a decent job effectively using domains to share the Gospel and draw awareness to the Gospel in general.

I’m always amazed and encourage to encounter churches embracing domains to grow their church as well as share the Gospel.

Real Green Pest and Lawn Services Goes .PRO

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While watching the news and hoping for a rain-free weather forecast a few nights ago, I spotted a local austin company using a .PRO domain name.

I typically encounter .com, .net and .org domains for just about 90 percent of the commercials aired.

Although I’m not a fan of uppercased domain usage when advertising, as it’s too hard on the eyes to read and make out distinct wording, I was quite amazed to see Real Green make use of the .PRO in their televised commercial.

Real Green Pest and Lawn Services Goes .PRO

GoDaddy is “fee-lying and purring” in Cats With Hats campaign.

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I received an email as well as saw a few posts on Twitter about GoDaddy’s latest and newest marketing campaign: Go You. GoDaddy.

As for the new “Go You” campaign, which GoDaddy was wise enough to purchase GoYouGoDaddy.com and redirect it to it’s main website, GoDaddy’s focus is on helping it’s target market achieve the following:

  • Get started with a business
  • Attract and retain customers
  • Stay organized while growing

Go You. We Know You Can. GoDaddy.