The (im)perfect domain to fight food waste

Imperfect.com - With groceries and humor, it's all in the delivery.
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Would you buy and have grocery items delivered to you if it saved you up to 30% than national supermarket chains?

We’re a family of five, with three kids at or under the age of 7 — 7, 5, and 3 to be exact. Two years ago, my family found itself in the throws of navigating life with a 5, 3, and 1 year old.

During this “wilderness” experience of roughly 3-4 years without venturing out to restaurants, due the possibility of a cataclysmic meltdown any sort of delay, my wife certainly got intimately familiar with food and grocery delivery services.

Fast forward a few years, and food and grocery delivery services are every mother’s dream come true, especially a mother of young children.

Like any other fast growing metropolis, Austin is home to a number of varying food and grocery delivery service providers.

I recently discovered one these service providers — conveniently parked next to my car — as I jumped into my car to travel home from receiving a haircut at a local barbershop.

Domain Sightings and Georgia On My Mind

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A few nights ago, a customer and long time friends of my wife and I treated us to a double date of the the Long Center presents Georgia On My Mind: A Celebration of Ray Charles and His Music.

The night was a walk down memory lane of Ray Charles’ catalogue of greatest hits performed by highly esteemed, award-winning artists and musicians — Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Tom Scott and Take 6.

Domains in them thar West Virginian hills

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It’s been nearly 10 years since my wife and I had the opportunity to venture east, visting the scenic natural beauty of them thar hills and mountains of West Virginia.

Ten years ago, we excitedly watched our friends take the plunge into marriage. Fast forward a decade later, 6 kids in between our families, and a timely football game between West Virginia Mountaineers and the Longhorns of University of Texas at Austin.

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. 

If you can’t beat .com, join .us!

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With almost 400 million domains registered worldwide, there is no shortage of decent domain name registrations, especially with 1400+ new domain extensions to choose from and a speculation of more to hit the market beyond 2020.

There are approximately 145 million .com domains (~35%) registered worldwide. Most people will likely guess .net and .org to be respectively 2nd and 3rd in line behind .com, accounting for 5-10% of .com registrations. But believe it or not, both extensions are respectively 5th and 7th.

The general internet population, especially within the United States, is likely to be amazed that a majority of domains registered throughout the world are ccTLD domainscountry code top-level domains.

A Perfectly Seasoned .co Digital Presence

Seasoned.co - an online restaurant community dedicated to improving the lives and livelihoods of food service professionals
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It’s not everyday that I stumble upon a .co domain in the wild, especially a one-word .co domain in use by a thriving startup.

Once the darling and preferred domain extension for startups, .co — the country code top-level domain of Colombia — has seen its day come and ago nearly a decade after restrictions were lifted, allowing anyone in the world to stake their claim to a .co domain name.

A few years into the Great Recession, a growing number of cash-strapped startups choose .co domains due to an expensive and crowded .com namespace, and the relative ease of finding a simple, catchy one-word .co domain without breaking the bank.

.brand domains: to be or not to be?

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In 2010, a growing list of well-known brands began to speculate on the future of the internet and its hopeful acceptance of new domain extensions.

While .com and other legacy domain extensions have long been accepted, many of the brands couldn’t turn a blind eye to the possibility of .brand domains becoming the next big thing to hit the tech world since the internet itself.

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.