Archives for February 2014

GURU is Winning the TLD Race But for How Long?

So the influx of new gTLDs is starting (.bike / .guru etc.) and most in the domain world are very skeptical of the chances for success of these new TLDs. The problem is that too many of these gTLDs aren’t unique enough: is it .plumber (no) or .plumbing (yes) / .photographer (no) or .photography (yes)? […]

MemoryLoss Domain Names

StopMemoryLoss.com went for $275 at auction this past week. Estibot had it valued at $230 and while it had a PR 2 it didn’t have any links pointing to it. Exact match searches for “memory loss” are at 41,000 per month. A search for ‘memory’ could also be about computers, but ‘memory loss’ is almost […]

What do Domainers Mean by ‘Brandable Domain Name’?

When a domainer is speaking of a ‘Brandable Domain Name’, they’re generally referring to a made-up / invented word that they’ve coined themselves. A popular practice is to morph two simple words together, or tack on an ending to an existing word (e.g. bookpedia.com). Note that there a few differing viewpoints as to how to […]

Gandi.net Can Host Your IMAP Email

I figured I would throw this tip out to spare anyone the trouble of setting up their own mail server for their domain. Gandi.net offers IMAP email to anyone who registers a domain with them. This is potentially very cool as it makes going it alone on a barebones CloudVPS (like Linode or DigitalOcean) much […]