A subdomain is a domain that is attached to a root (or main domain) that can direct browser requests to specific files on a specific server. You are currently looking at files on shivarweb.com – but more specifically, you are looking at files on the www.shivarweb.com subdomain, since I also use subdomains like app.shivarweb.com and […]
Domain Name Registrars
Looking for different domain name registrars? Here are posts on how to use top registrars in addition to in-depth reviews, comparisons & rankings for various types of projects.
Domain.com is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar founded in 2000 that also provides web hosting, email, website builders, SSL certificates, and other web solutions. They’re part of Newfold Digital, which owns some of the biggest names in web hosting like Bluehost, HostGator, and Constant Contact. While their focus is on domains, Domain.com has started positioning themselves […]
Hover Domains is a domain registrar founded in 2009 as an offshoot of Tucows Inc. (the second largest ICANN accredited domain registrar online). Hover’s M.O. is that they stick to what they know, and that’s domains. But let’s be honest, you probably only know them from their podcast ads on shows like Hello Internet and […]
Dynadot is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web host headquartered in California. They were founded in 2002 by a software engineer and state their primary focus is an engineering and designing excellence. Dynadot’s main pitch is to help customers “register domain names and create websites simply and affordably”. They are one of the myriad smaller […]
iwantmyname is a New Zealand-based domain registrar company focused solely on domain registration and management. The company, which was founded by employees from several ICANN accredited domain registrars, has been around since 2008 and prides itself on its simplicity, transparency, and ethics. iwantmyname believes in making the domain buying, managing, and transferring process transparent and […]
NameSilo is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar who boasts cheap, easy, and secure domain registration and management. They have been around since 2009. Does NameSilo hold up to its mission of being a cheap and easy-to-use domain registrar? We recently tried them out. Here’s our full NameSilo review with pros, cons, and alternatives.
Name.com is a Denver-based, ICANN-accredited domain registrar company that also offers web hosting, email, a website builder, and SSL certificates. It’s owned by Donuts Inc, a domain servicing company that specializes in serving premium & new top-level domains (TLDs), which go beyond generic .com/.net/.org domains website owners were previously limited to. Name.com touts an all-in-one […]
So you’re wondering “how many domain names should I buy?” Well here’s a quick story before we dive into 10 rules I use. Let’s say that a person – let’s call him Fred – decides to learn a little bit about websites and marketing online. He finds how easy it is to install WordPress and […]
Domain Names are human-readable words (e.g., amazon.com) that direct Internet browsers to specific files on a specific server. As an analogy, a domain is like a physical address… but on the Internet. Like a physical address, they don’t really do anything on their own, but they are critical to understanding when you are building an online […]