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March, 2010

  • 4 March

    Why do domain registrars require two name servers?

    Question: Why do domain registrars require two name servers? Answer: The short answer to this question is that Internet standards require it according on RFC 1034, published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). But there is a good reason for it. The intent of the standard is to ensure …

February, 2010

  • 22 February

    What is CNAME?

    Question: What is CNAME? Answer: A CNAME or Canonical Name record is a type of record found in DNS that allows the user to specify an alias for a domain name. For example, you can create an alias of domain1.com with domain2.com. More typically, however, it is used to create …

December, 2009

  • 31 December

    InternetBlog: Best of 2009

    This year has been a big one for both the domain and web hosting industries. Significant growth has been seen in the ccTLD market while more prominent TLDs continue to sell for record-high prices. A recession has brought more entrepreneurs and investment online, spurring heavy growth in the hosting and …

  • 2 December

    Domain name generator

    Coming up with domain name ideas can at times be challenging. Some of us are great programmers or writers, but most people aren’t good at creating brand names. Luckily, there are a number of great domain name generators out there that can help. Here are my top three picks (in …

November, 2009

  • 3 November

    Vote now in the .INFO Awards

    In an effort to promote the .info extension, registry Afilias is holding a contest for the best .info site. Ten finalists have been selected and the top three will split a $15,500 cash prize. Votes may be placed here. Polling will be available until November 6. The finalists are: http://www.turkel.info …

October, 2009

  • 7 October

    What is Reverse DNS?

    Question: What is Reverse DNS? Answer: Reverse DNS is a method of determining the domain name associated with an IP address. It is the opposite of DNS, which finds the IP address associated with a domain name. According to Internet standards, every IP address should have a domain name, and …

September, 2009

  • 21 September

    Free domain offers aren't all they're cracked up to be

    One perk offered with web hosting packages these days is a free domain. If you sign up for several months, many providers are willing to register any major TLD for you. This may look like a good way to save money at first glance, but read the fine print. Most …

  • 18 September

    New gTLDs to be delayed

    Things were looking bad for the new gTLD program yesterday when two Congressmen criticized the plan, but now it looks like ICANN is having problems of its own. According to an inside source at DN Journal, internal developments at the California organization will more than likely delay the gTLD system …

  • 14 September

    Save money with long-term domain registrations

    Have a domain you know you will be keeping for a long time? Why renew it yearly when you could register it for an extended period of time and save money? Many registrars offer discounts on long-term registrations. Usually the longer the period, the greater the discount. For instance, you …

  • 4 September

    The best domain finder: your mind

    Can’t think of any good domain ideas? Your first inclination might be to visitor one of the many free domain name finder sites on the Internet. This isn’t a bad thing to do, but you are overlooking the most powerful resource available: the human mind. With a little bit of …