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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Domain Name

This article was provided by Verisign


Chances are you’re aware of how big a decision it is to choose the right domain name (or names) to represent your business online. Even more importantly, choosing the wrong Web address can have lasting negative impact on your online presence and ultimately, the success of your business. The following are five big mistakes people make when choosing a domain name:

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Category: Tips
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How the Domain Name System Works

Verisign - DNS

This article was provided by Versign


The Domain Name System (DNS) is a central part of the Internet which, simply put, provides a way to find resources online. Anything connected to the Internet, including laptops, tablets, mobile phones, websites, and now your car, refrigerator and countless other machines in the Internet of Things (IoT), has an Internet Protocol (IP) address made up of numbers. Your favorite website might have an IP address consisting of a set of numbers separated by periods like, but this is not always easy to remember. However, a domain name, such as “1and1.com,” is something people can recognize and remember. The DNS connects domain names with IP addresses, enabling people to use memorable domain names to navigate the Internet.

Let’s briefly explore the process that keeps more than 3 billion Internet users1 and 284 million domain names2 connected.

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Category: Net Culture
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Show me the MONEY! – Verisign launches a new contest

Don't run from your idea - #InternetOfficial Contest

Need financial help to get your idea off the ground? Now’s your chance! This week, Verisign, the registry for .com domain names, has announced a new contest to find the best .com domain name. Have a great business idea, creative project, or fun hobby? Now is your chance to not only get your concepts off the ground, but win big money by doing it!

In just four easy steps, you can enter into Verisign’s #InternetOfficial contest for your chance to win $5,000 or even $35,000.

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Category: News
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