Making a great first impression starts with your domain name
Back Rub, Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, DrivUrSelf, Research in Motion,
Sound of Music.
Wonder if the original names of these big brands would have been
as successful if they chose not to go by Google, Sony, Hertz Rent-A-Car,
Blackberry or Best Buy?
BEING UNCONVENTIONAL DOES pay off. Just ask Richard Feller and Jeff Chanesman, co-founders of Hedgehog Hosting, a web hosting company headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. Launched in 2001 amongst a sea of larger competitors, Hedgehog Hosting has emerged to be a premier company in the region because of their unorthodox approach in the managed hosting market. Verisign sat down with the team to find out more.
Verisign is pleased to announce that קום., the new, Verisign-operated, internationalized domain name (IDN) extension that is uniquely designed for Hebrew language speakers, is now open for the registration of domain names by the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies.* The General Registration Period for קום. began at 00:00:00 UTC on Nov. 5, 2018, following the Landrush Program Period.**
*Please note that a domain name registered in the קום. TLD registry is not the same as a domain name registered in the .com TLD registry. In addition, the holder of the registration of a domain name in the קום. TLD registry may not be the same as the holder of the registration of the same domain name in the .com TLD registry.
Verisign is pleased to announce the launch of our phased rollout of קום. in Hebrew script. This new, Verisign-operated internationalized domain name (IDN) extension was created to help businesses and individuals connect with customers in their local language. The Sunrise Period for קום. is open from July 30, 2018 at 00:00:00 UTC through Sept. 4, 2018 at 23:59:59 UTC.
What does one aspire to do while raising kids? Well, you could start a cyber and digital risk management company if you wanted to. At least, that’s what Juanita Koilpillai did. Verisign sat down with the founder and president of start-up tech company, Waverley Labs, a cyber and digital risk management company headquartered in Northern Virginia to learn more about her entrepreneurial journey, what she’s got planned for the future, and how she’s going to do it.
Registering a domain name is one of the first steps to starting a new business. That’s because whatever name you choose will represent your business’s space on the internet – and, possibly, a customer’s first impression of your company.
But once you have that domain name, what do you do? Don’t stress over building your online space. You can start using your domain name right away. Here are three ways to do it.
If you send emails to your customers, it’s not only about what you say in your emails, but what your email address says about you. If you use a generic email like Gmail or Yahoo for your business, it might be time to consider something more professional and specific to your business. For example, what dental practice would you choose to contact, one that uses an email address like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org? It’s probably safe to assume you’d pick the first one. Yet, in 2015, almost half of U.S. small businesses still did not have a company-branded email.1
Here are a few myths about a customized email address that may be holding you back from growing your online brand:
For those who have heard the call to build their small business, Verisign encourages you to “Keep Dreaming Up.” That’s the message of our newest U.S. campaign for .net, which launched this week.
For more than 30 years, .net domain names have helped power the dreams and passions of business owners and professionals all over the world. A .net domain name was, in fact, the first domain name created, and, it’s where the internet will continue to grow. How’s that for a great start?
Some things stand the test of time, like .net, one of the original domains on the internet. In fact, the first domain name ever created was Nordu.net. Now, with approximately 15 million registrations, .net is one of the most popular domains today, and has earned the trust of people and businesses worldwide.
So you’ve decided that you want a domain name, congrats!
Your first instinct is probably to register your domain name with a .com domain name extension. With nearly 30 years of top-tier news, entertainment and businesses associated with .com, it has become one of the most versatile, trusted and recognizable domain name extensions around the world. Every Fortune 500 company and many of the top startups have .com domain names. And domain and branding experts agree that a .com domain name is preferred over other domain names.