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I want to share another alternative web hosting provider I use sparingly when flipping and developing geo service domains.

If you’re a regular reader or visitor, then I bet you’re wondering why I’m mentioning Bluehost.

After all, you’re likely wondering how Bluehost fits into my geo service domain puzzle when you know I use and highly recommend both GoDaddy and HostGator as primary and second web host providers respectively. Continue reading

For me when it comes to web hosting, HostGator tends to always be lurking somewhere in the top 5 or top 10 web hosting providers that are recommended because of performance.

And when I’m in need of a secondary web host to GoDaddy, my primary web hosting, HostGator’s flexibility, ease of use, and reliable performance meets my need for hosting geo domaining websites.

Again, I’m not transacting to the volume of an Amazon or Facebook, so I don’t need the complex technologies or service level agreements they use for simply flipping and developing geo service domain websites.

In fact, most of my geo domaining websites tend to very simple and nominal in terms of their content, functionality, and dependence upon reliable performance and uptime. Continue reading

As I drove into work the other morning, I was reminded that summer is here.

How? Well, one of the first reasons I knew it was summer was that there were only 5 to 6 cars on my commute.

For the next 3 months, I can say that I’ll have Austin’s traffic beat.

Most of the time, my commute consists of seeing 2-3 school buses, teenage drivers and parents trying to get kids off to daycare and school.

The second reason I knew summer had arrived was that I saw Austin’s Affordable Party Bus, Fly-Rides.com, at the intersection 2769 and Bullock Hollow in route to Volente, which is where I office.

The music was blaring and it looked to be standing room only on the bus. I could make out trunks, bikinis and swimsuits so I know it had to be a high school or college end of school party.

Below is a picture of the bus i snapped on my way home the same day:

Austin's Affordable Party Bus

Nevertheless, I continued towards the office, envying the party bus of youth in their prime just living up the weekday with a lake party.

As I pulled into Volente, passing the Volente Shore Club, the third reason that let me know summer was here was seeing a white banner with blue text. Continue reading

Before I call it a day and put and end to this work week, I wanted to quickly share a few Austin events for the month of June that are using great domains (in my opinion).

Everyone that lives or visits Austin knows that there are multiple events every weekend, especially since Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”.

There’s not a weekend that I can think of that Austin runs short on events or things to do. Continue reading

When it comes to managing my growing portfolio of domain names, I recommend and personally use GoDaddy. They’ve come quite a long way since 1997.

Some will argue that they still have a ways to go in certain UI/UX areas. I’ve been with GoDaddy as long as I can remember.

One reason GoDaddy is my primary choice for web hosting is because of the discounts I receive owning the number of domains I do and being a Discount Domain Club member. Continue reading

Just the other day while watching TV, I happened to be channel surfing and an interesting thing occurred.

As I was trying to make myself a birdie and fly far away from the captivity of toddler cartoons, I happened to land on Dr. Charles Stanley’s, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in northern Atlanta, Georgia, InTouch Ministries TV segment.

As I’ve read a few of Dr. Stanley’s books, heard his son Andy speak a time or two, and caught a few of Dr. Stanley’s sermons, I decided to allow channel surfing to cease once I realized it was him.

And before we go any further, No, I’m not going to pepper you with his sermon (although it was good enough to share, as it is always).

But as Dr. Stanley taught and shared the word of God, I was attentively listening when a domain name flashed onto the screen in the lower left-hand corner. Continue reading

Note from Alvin: I’m back and today I have a special treat for you. Today’s post is shared with you from a gentleman that lives and operates businesses on the opposite side of the world from myself.

Hailed as a digital transformation extraordinaire in his own right, he’s the Founder and CEO of dotstories.com, and has been actively engaged and involved in the “dot brand” world quite early.

Today I’d like to introduce to you and have you warmly receive Guillaume Pahud, and his thoughts and findings on whether or not the “dot brand” replaces or complements your existing website. Enjoy and take it away Guillaume… 🙂


As of late, there have been many conversations surrounding the new domain extensions, also known as new top-level domains (TLDs).

.com domains have long been king in terms of the online world for the last 30 years and counting.

However, 596 brands, brands like American Express, Ford, Abbott and more, have applied or are applying to stake their claim in owning their dot brand TLD – the last part of the domain name – called the “dot brand”.

Seventy-five percent of these global brands, or 447 brands, commonly operate their websites today using a .com domain.

Nevertheless, the question that most have been pondering and asking about the release of the dot brand extensions still remains:

Are brands willing to migrate from their “brand.com” main site to a new dot brand, or extension more in line with their industry and line of business? Continue reading


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