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Quickly building a website on GoDaddy managed WordPress and Beaver Builder

I built USMCA.com easily thanks to GoDaddy’s wizard and Beaver Builder. Last week I wrote about a problem with WordPress: it’s simply too difficult for the typical small business owner to figure out how to create a website using WordPress. I mentioned that the best experience I’ve found for creating a WordPress site is GoDaddy’s […]

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Review: Yahoo Small Business website builder

The Yahoo Small Business website builder needs some work. I’ve reviewed a handful of website builders at this point: Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and GoCentral. Usually absent from discussions of the big site builders is Yahoo, which is now part of Verizon. Yet its legacy as a business offering website services for so long means many […]

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CentralNic revenue hits £11.2 million in first half of year

Revenue grows thanks to .sk acquisition. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM:CNIC) reported earnings for the first half of 2018, posting revenue of £11.2 million. That’s up from £10.6 million in the same period of 2017, although comparing across time periods is difficult with CentralNic because it grows by acquisition. For example, the acquisition of […]

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Test driving the GoDaddy GoCentral website builder

GoDaddy’s GoCentral is the simplest website builder I’ve reviewed so far. Whether that’s good or bad depends on the type of user you are. I’ve previously reviewed my experience building a website on Wix, Squarespace and Weebly. Today, we’ll look at GoDaddy’s GoCentral. GoDaddy launched the GoCentral Website Builder in early 2017 with much fanfare […]

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Domain names ending in .Charity available starting today

Donuts released .charity domain names today. Domain names ending in the .Charity top level domain name are now available in general availability. A quick survey of domain name registrars shows that prices are generally in the $25-$35/year range. Top level domain name company Donuts faced a multi-year battle for rights to operate the domain name.  […]

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Uniregistry tips hand with “Registry in a Box” trademark application

Company wants to use “Registry in a Box” for registry services product. Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry runs its own technical registry for its top level domain names such as .tattoo and .diet. It also provides these services to other top level domains such as Cayman Island’s .ky domain name. Apparently, Uniregistry wants to up its game […]

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ICANN #63 in Barcelona is next month

Meeting will attract policymakers, registries, registrars and domain investors. ICANN #63 takes place in Barcelona, Spain next month from October 20-25. I was on the fence about going but booked my travel over the weekend. I find ICANN meetings to be a good place to catch up with registries, registrars, service providers and domainers in […]

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Breaking: Domain name company Donuts Inc. acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners

PE snaps up company that manages nearly 240 top level domain names. Abry Partners, a private equity firm that has completed $77 billion in transactions since it was founded in 1989, is acquiring new top level domain name company Donuts, Inc. Terms of the deal and the expected closing date were not disclosed. Donuts operates […]

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Afilias moves HQ to United States

Tax law changes influence decision to move headquarters to U.S. Domain name registry Afilias has made the United States its legal headquarters, moving it from Ireland. The company created a new Delaware company, Afilias, Inc. and made its previous parent company, Afilias plc, a subsidiary of the Delaware company. Afilias was one of many domain […]

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Review: building a website on Weebly

My experience building a website on Weebly. So far I’ve built websites on Squarespace and Wix. Today I’m going to walk through my experience building a site on Weebly. I’m familiar with Weebly because of its Weebly Cloud platform that domain name registrars and hosts use, but this was my first time developing a site […]

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