Today’s post is quite short, or at least I’m thinking it will be short.
During Mother’s Day Weekend, I encountered a domain name that made scratch my head for more than a couple of reasons.
Initially, the delivery van pictured below passed my family and me. We were on our way to visit my wife’s parents and spend the weekend with them.
When I initially saw the van, I couldn’t make out the domain name, but, using my content clues, knew it was a catering van for Mexican food. Continue reading
I probably shouldn’t indulge in today’s company I’ll soon mention as much and often as I do.
Truth be told, I just love their drinks and desserts.
I’ve been a big fan of this national chain for nearly 20 years and counting.
Heck, my boys are even getting introduced to this brand.
What impressed me most about the brand isn’t it’s food, but how they recently used a geo service domain name at one of its locations here in Austin.
I was quite surprised to see it when I pulled up to order a drink. Continue reading
It’s Friday. It’s May. And the Texas heat is beginning to usher Spring out and Summer in.
We’ve had quite a few showers and thunderstorms over the past months that have filled our lakes beyond capacity here in Austin.
There’s only a few more weeks before schools out for summer, and our lakes are filled with boating, water skiing, jet skiing, laughter, swimming, and splashing.
In addition, there will be quite a bit of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs put into service this summer too.
Speaking pools, spas and hot tubs, I happened to catch a late night commercial in between the news and Jimmy Fallon that caught my eye. Continue reading
Hi There! I’m back today with a few more companies that are getting it right — meaning using a domain to drive greater customer growth and revenue while shutting the door on their competition.
Is it pivotal for your business to own a .com domain? That’s the question of the hour today.
Today’s title plays on a massive $254 million Series C investment with a whopping $2.8 billion valuation recently awarded to Pivotal, a software and services company that provides agile development services on an open source platform.
Most companies looking to create and launch their digital presence use their company’s name as their domain name.
Although I know there are nearly 350 million domain names currently registered and counting,
I wish I had specific numbers on how many businesses currently operate a domain name that is an exact match of their business name.
I see a variety of partial match, exact match and brandable domains on a daily commuting between work and home.
For instance, I encountered a company, Business Communication Solutions, using the shortened domain bcs-ip.com, yet they don’t own BusinessCommunicationSolutions.com nor do they own bcsip.com.
But this question of how long is too long for a domain name really hit home this week as I was on my way home from DevOpsDaysAustin.com.
As I was waiting at a light, a vehicle caught my eye. The coupe was wrapped with advertising for an Austin-based cleaning company. Continue reading
I know you’re already wondering what type of company I’m referencing today, right?
I can hear you as I type, “What is atrial fibrillation treatment?”
In short, atrial fibrillation is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow.
Untreated, atrial fibrillation leads to two major complications: stroke and heart failure. Not good by any stretch of the imagination.
Now that you know, there are quite a few companies that specialize in atrial fibrillation treatment.
Recently, I’ve seen a certain company’s commercials, as well as its competition, more than a few times.
In total transparency, I highly dislike some, if not all, of the commercials and medications because of the side effects seeming to cause more harm than help.
But that’s a personal opinion and I’m digressing as a fast rate. Continue reading