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Time to speak out against Increase in Domain prices
29 Apr

Speak Out Against Increase in Domain Prices
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Site owners have long enjoyed a stable marketplace for domain names, with predictable price increases and the assurance that domain sellers were not allowed to gouge them. That stability comes from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN. It's a powerful organization responsible for imposing price limits that keep domain costs in check. The group is considering a policy shift that could cause the price of certain domains to go through the roof. ICANN has proposed the elimination of all price controls on .org, .biz, and .info domains. This article...

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24 Apr

Infographic: Difference Between Web Hosting & Domains
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If you are planning on becoming a website owner, things like web hosting and domain registration might seem the same. You got your website address and that's it, right? Well, not exactly. Website hosting and domains are actually very different things. Think of the hosting as the house you live in and domain as your street address. In this infographic, we cover the main differences you need to understand, so that you could get the best of both worlds for your upcoming website. For more details, click to read the full...

Learn all about what Is Green Web Hosting
23 Apr

What Is Green Web Hosting
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When choosing a hosting company, people want to know how well the company performs as a service provider, what services it offers, and how good its customer service is. Most people don’t consider the impact their hosting company has on the environment. However, energy conservation is starting to become a priority, with energy costs and production methods coming under scrutiny. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power are more affordable than ever, and people are choosing these green solutions more often for their homes and small businesses, finding that...

How to Estimate Your Hosting Bandwidth Usage
9 Apr

How to Estimate Your Hosting Bandwidth Usage
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You want as many people as possible to visit your website. If all those visitors are going to have a good experience, you’ll need bandwidth and a lot of it. Here’s why: Your website is made up of text, images, and many lines of code. All that is what’s called your website’s data, and when someone visits your site, you have to send all that data to their computer or mobile device. Technically, the term bandwidth refers to a computer network's data transfer rate. In the context of web hosting packages, however,...

Web Hosting vs. Domain Registration
5 Apr

Web Hosting vs. Domain Registration
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It’s common for web providers to offer web hosting and domain registration in a single package, but there are usually questions about those kinds of products: What is the difference between web hosting and domain registration? What services are provided? Can you get web hosting without domain registration? Can you get domain registration without web hosting? To help clear things up, we’ll take a look at how the two services differ and why you should never confuse them. What follows is a basic explanation of the options you have when selecting...

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Domain Name
2 Apr

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Domain Name
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This is a guest post by Alisha Shibli. Alisha is a Content Marketing Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. You can connect with her on LinkedIn. How much thought and research would you put into investing in a home? Buying a domain name is like investing in a home...