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How to Change Your Domain Name Without Losing All Your Traffic
8 May

How to Change Your Domain Name Without Losing Traffic
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As a small business owner, you may need to change your domain name for any variety of reasons. You may change your business name and, as a result, need to update your website, or you may be rebranding a product or service. Either way, there is a right and a wrong way to change your domain name. Unknowingly, some business owners just purchase a new domain and build a new website. Unfortunately, this can have a disastrous consequence on the traffic and sales to your site as well as damage customer...

Check these tips to learn what to do if your domain name is taken
6 May

Infographic: Domain Name Taken
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Finding the best domain name for your website takes time and research. But what can you do when the specific domain name you decided on is not available? From taking into account specific keywords that can improve your domain name to changing the extension of the domain, in this infographic we'll take you through all the options you've got to make sure you choose the best domain name to support your online business. For more information, check out our full blog post on the topic here. Click...

What to do if your domain name is taken
10 Apr

What to Do When Your Domain Name Is Taken
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It's a heartbreaker every time—with a flash of inspiration, or perhaps after weeks of deliberation—a business owner decides on the perfect domain name, only to discover that it's not available! But what can you do when your dream domain name is already taken? In this article, we'll go over three options: Using a similar name.Using a completely different name.Doing whatever it takes to get your first choice. One of the first two options will probably be your best bet, but it all depends on the answer to one key question:  What happens when you...

31 Dec

Infographic: How To Choose The Right Domain Name and Extension For Your Website
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Choosing the right domain name and extension for your website can be quite a hassle, especially because you wouldn’t want to change it later and risk hurting your brand and search ranking. That’s why you’ll need to do your homework properly when thinking about your domain name and extension. But rest assured, we’ve got you covered! The infographic below shows you what you need to take into account in order to make the right choice for your brand. ...

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
24 Sep

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
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It would be impossible to view a website on the internet without DNS.  Just like it would be impossible to call your friend without having their number stored in your contact list. Well, the same goes for the internet!  Wait, what?! As human beings, we find it much easier to remember names over numbers. When you want to call your friend, you’d normally think of their name, search for it in your contact list, and voilá! Unless of course you’re some sort of mathematical genius and have a photographic memory… The DNS, or Domain...

All About Domain Registration
16 Aug

All About Domain Registration
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One essential element of any website is its domain name. It's what people type into the address bar of their web browsers in order to access a specific site, and it's a major part of the site owner's online identity. For companies that do business exclusively online, a domain name can become synonymous with the company itself, as is the case with Amazon and its domain, www.amazon.com, for example. In this article, we'll go over the basics of what a domain is and how domain registration works. We'll cover what's involved...