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How to turn your Gmail address into more addresses (and why)

If you have a Gmail account you really have unlimited email addresses. If you use Gmail, did you know that you actually have unlimited email addresses you can use? The secret is the + symbol. Let’s say your email address is me@gmail.com. By adding a plus symbol after ‘me’ you can create unlimited variations of […]

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Why Domain Reputation matters for email

Services such as Gmail consider a domain name’s reputation when delivering email. On the DNW podcast yesterday I spoke with Anthony Chiulli of email deliverability company 250ok. One of the topics we discussed was domin reputation. Mailbox providers (MBPs) and ISPs use a number of cues to figure out which email is good and which […]

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Web host uptime in 2018

32 shared hosting platforms ranked by uptime. Web hosting uptime is an interesting thing. You don’t think about your host when things are working properly. You curse their name when your site is down. HostingStats.com created test sites on 32 shared hosting platforms last year to see which ones had the best uptime. It measured outage minutes, […]

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Miss NamesCon? Here are the keynotes

Organizers issue report summarizing keynotes. If you missed last week’s NamesCon conference in Las Vegas, the conference organizers have put together a great summary of most of the events on the keynote .Global stage. It’s called the NamesCon 2019 Trend Report. The report has photos and summaries of: What’s Next for NamesCon Global with Soeren von […]

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My thoughts on Names.Club taking third-party listings, .com

Pay-over-time domain marketplace will let domainers join the party with any TLD. Names.Club is expanding its payment-plan domain marketplace to allow third parties to list their domain names in all top level domains. The Dot Club registry originally created the marketplace for new top level domain registries to offer premium domains on payment plans. Buyers […]

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WordPress.com to use Donuts Relevant Name Search

Donuts gets a new user for its domain search system. WordPress.com will start using the Donuts Relevant Name Search (RNS) engine for all international-language domain searches, the two companies announced today. RNS is a domain search tool that returns relevant second level/top level results to domain searchers across all top level domains. It was originally […]

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NameBio adds 5 new features and paid accounts

Power tools available with paid memberships. Domain names sales database Namebio has added the five most-requested features to its system under new paid tiers. The added features are: 1. Search sales history in bulk – run a list of domains through the bulk search to find out if they have sold before and for how […]

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Registry websites for former FFM top level domains are all down

Registry sites with contact information have gone dark. The registry websites for top level domain names that were formerly owned by Famous Four Media are all down. Famous Four Media’s domains are now part of a portfolio owned by Global Registry Services (GRS) Ltd after some sort of investor revolt, as outlined at Domain Incite. […]

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Web hosts shouldn’t auto update to WordPress 5.0

Customers should have more control over major updates. Managed WordPress hosting companies help their customers keep WordPress up-to-date. This is important; analysis by GoDaddy showed that over half of hacked WordPress sites were running an outdated version of the software. Generally speaking, I think it’s good for hosts to auto-update WordPress versions. Going from 4.9.4 […]

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.ME introducing internationalized domain names

IDNs will enable .ME domains to be personal for people around the world. The .ME registry is launching internationalized domain names (IDNs) on November 12. While many registries offer IDNs, I think .ME offering them at this point is newsworthy given the registry’s size and because of how many people use .me domains. .Me is […]

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