Strange and Quirky Domain Name Facts
Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet the famous quoted passage: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose; by any other name would smell as sweet." As far as roses go that is true – a rose smells like a rose whatever you call it. But when it comes to websites, domain names matter. And with over 150 million registered domain names in existence it is no surprise that there are some odd stories. So here are some of the best strange and quirky domain name facts.
Millions for made up words
In 2014 the Chinese technology company Xiaomi decided they needed a new domain name. The one they chose cost $3.8 million - for a domain that is not even a word. The domain name they bought was Mi.com.
Buying and Selling Premium Domains
In 2010 Facebook decided it wanted the domain name fb.com. The owner was the American Farm Bureau Federation, and they sold it to Facebook for $8.5 million. If you want to sell premium domain names this probably makes you excited. And if you want to buy domains, your nerves may be getting the best of you. But don't be nervous, and don't get too excited either, until you've read this guide on buying and selling premium domain names.
The marketplace for domain names is active. And it is easy to make a mistake. The values are usually in the hundreds rather than the millions, but it is still possible to get your fingers burned.
What is a Premium Domain Name?
Keeping Your Website Relevant
Creating a successful website is not just about designing and building it well. You also need a strategy to develop it and make it work. This means marketing your website, but it also means keeping your website relevant.
You have to do this for two reasons:
Is Cloud Storage the future?
There are a few buzzwords that have dominated the tech industry recently. They include “mobile”, “cryptocurrency”, “the internet of things”, “wearable technology”, and “cloud computing”. This article focuses on the last one – cloud computing, or cloud storage. It is where your files – documents, photos, and communications are stored on remote servers rather than your own computer. But is cloud storage the future?
Before going any further let’s get straight to answering the question. Yes, cloud storage probably is the future.
Widgets You Can Add to Your Website
A widget is a piece of code that you can add to your website to give it extra functionality. A widget can improve the experience of your website users, or it can give your website a feature that helps you grow your business. But what exactly can widgets do? The answer to that is fairly broad. You can get a widget for just about anything, many of which are cool but ultimately useless. Here are some useful widgets you can add to your website.
Marketing Your New Website
If you ask anyone involved in online marketing they will tell you that your work only begins once you finish building your new website. This is because the real challenge is getting people to visit your site. The internet is a busy place. And your competitors have deep pockets. But if you work hard, successfully marketing your new website is possible.
Q&A with John Palange, Affiliate Manager
We sat down with the iPage Affiliate Manager, John Palange, to learn more about the affiliate program and how one can make money by becoming an affiliate and promoting iPage. Read on for his insights!