23 Aug 2015

10 Domain Names and Their Origin

  1. .com– Its name is derived from the word commercial. Introduced in 1985.
  2. .net– The name is derived from network. Introduced the same year as .com.
  3. .org– The name is truncated from organization. Introduced in 1985.
  4. .tk– This domain name is the Internet country code top-level domain for Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand located in the South Pacific. Introduced in 1997.
  5. .eu– .eu is the country code top-level domain or the European Union. Introduced in 2005.
  6. .co– The domain name is the Internet country code top-level domain assigned to Colombia. Introduced in 1991, but without registration restrictions it is available for anyone to register since 2010.
  7. .us– .us is the Internet country code top-level domain for the United States. Introduced in 1985.
  8. .biz– It is intended for registration of domains to be used by businesses. Introduced in 2001.
  9. .me– .me is the Internet country code top-level domain for Montenegro. Replaced the .yu (Yugoslavia) domain. Introduced in 2006.
  10. .it – This domain name is the Internet country code top-level domain for Italy. Introduced in 1987.
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17 Jun 2015

Domain Name Tips

There are about 135,418,220 registered domain names in the world. When selecting a domain name, it is near impossible to find your exact company name. There can be many different variations of your company name, but how do you know if you are selecting a memorable or easy to type domain name? Here are some tips to consider when purchasing a new domain name:

  • Ever tried to type in a URL without the www at the beginning (e.g. www.cybsolutions.com)? Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. The www at the beginning or your domain name is a sub-domain…Call us and we can ensure your website will function both with and without this sub-domain.
  • Want more traffic to your site? You may want to purchase your domain name with different extensions. Most of the general public only recognize .com, .net, and .org. If you’re interested, let us know and we can check for other top-level domains (TLDs) that would work with your site.
  • Plain and Simple – Avoid using hyphens in your domain name. It can be difficult for a potential client to remember you have a hyphen (e.g. cybsolutions.com versus cyb-solutions.com). If you have a company name that is hyphenated, you could purchase the hyphenated version of our domain name and have it forward to your company site…this would be just in case someone types in the domain name with the hyphen, they will be redirected to your site without the hyphen.
  • Gone Mobile? Want to? You could register/reserve the sub-domain called m (e.g. m.cybsolutions.com) for mobile devices. This has become a common web design convention. As a client, it would be cheaper to add the m as a sub-domain than it would be to purchase the commonly used .mobi extension. Call us to learn how (864-328-2370).
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