Enter the Tiger – Happy Lunar New Year from the .Asia Registry!

Welcome to the Year of the Tiger! To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with our friends at .Asia with both a sale on .asia domains as well as a giveaway for ten gift certificates to porkbun.shop. Find out more at the links below and read on to learn more about what the Lunar New Year means for .Asia!

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from our partners at .Asia

This week, over 1.5 billion people around the world will celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year. According to the Chinese Zodiac, we will be entering into the year of the Tiger on February 1, 2022. For those that celebrate, the Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays of the year, observed by many countries in Asia including Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

Tigers have long been regarded as the symbol of Asia and are ubiquitous in Asian cultures from traditional folklore to modern day brands. Tigers come only from Asia and are thought to have originated in Northwestern China. Unfortunately, rapid industrialization in the last century pushed tigers to the brink of extinction. Wild tiger population fell 97% from 100,000 to as few as 3,200 today.

The .Asia Registry has adopted its own cyber tiger as their official mascot. He is much more than just a loveable face, Ajitora is also an appointed ambassador of the Tx2 movement, backed by WWF and Global Tiger Forum (GTF), which aims to double tiger numbers in the wild. Inspired by animal welfare activists, Ajitora is committed to a lifelong mission of activism for his community and champions for a more environmentally sustainable internet.

The past two years have been a period of turmoil not only for Asian American communities, but also for the Asian diaspora worldwide. Since the emergence of COVID, people of Asian descent have been the target of racialized aggression and violence in the U.S. and around the world. 2021 was a watershed year for activism and awareness surrounding anti-Asian violence around the globe. In an unprecedented show of unity and support, Asian American activists galvanized multiple anti-Asian-violence protests throughout the U.S. and internationally.

While we can’t expect racism and xenophobia to disappear with the flip of a calendar page, as we enter into 2022, we hope the vigor of the Tiger will fortify our communities and provide strength and courage to bring systematic changes for the better.  

.Asia domains celebrate Asian stories and honor Asian heritage. As a not-for-profit organisation, we hope to bring about a positive impact to the regional and international communities we serve. When you choose to build your website on a .Asia domain, you are joining a global, online community that empowers and brings together Asians from every part of the world. 

Usher in the Year of the Tiger with a .Asia domain here today! And may kindness, luck, and roaring fortune be abundant for you in the New Year!

6 Of Our Favorite .inc Upgrades

For some businesses, the first domain name they register might not be the most beneficial for their business or brand. Especially with popular extensions like .com, perfect-match domains are hard to secure. New domain extensions like .inc allow established businesses to upgrade their domain with ease, and new businesses to start off on the right foot with a name that impresses at first glance.

Here are a few of our favorite examples of businesses that have leveled up their domain names with the .inc extension.

Opte.inc

Opte Network had more characters in their original domain extension than their brand name. Originally limited by a geographic restricting domain, opte.us.com, they dropped the geotag and upgraded to opte.inc. Simple. Classy. Business-card ready. All made possible with .inc.

Olivier.inc 
Olivier is a drilling company that has been based out of the Netherlands since 1949. They previously relied on the name, olivierindustrie.be — utilizing the country code extension and a superfluous descriptor. Their new domain, olivier.inc, is an instant brand enhancement that celebrates brevity and widens the accessibility of their site.

FMG.inc

Future Media Group previously used ftrmedia.com for their corporate site. While they get added points for creative abbreviation tactics, the domain name didn’t scream professionalism. After scrapping the awkward short form, they swapped out their old name for a new instantly-memorable 3-character abbreviation of their brand.

Startup.inc

If your audience is startups, and your business is startups, then it doesn’t get much better than the domain name startups.inc. For a brand that boasts industry knowledge, Startup.inc definitely came out swinging with a name that proves they take their own advice.

E.inc

E Inc was able to secure the single character domain name as an exact match to their brand name. That’s the dream! As they just recently went public, E.inc made for a professional and simple domain that encouraged a wildly successful launch.

To kickstart your next great idea, or revitalize a recent success, find and secure your own .inc name today.

5 Apps That Will Make 2020 Your Most Productive Year Yet

Now that the calendar has flipped over to a new year, countless resolutions have been made by professionals and individuals alike. While it’s exciting to set these goals for ourselves and map out plans to make the upcoming year the best it can be, the key to realizing our New Year’s resolutions can often lie in our preparation and the tools we have at our disposal.

Whether you want to launch a new business, bring your app idea to market, or simply be more efficient in your day to day activities, we’re going to introduce you to five .xyz and Porkbun customers whose apps can help get you on a productive path as you stride toward achieving your 2020 goals.

Amplify your message with MakerAds.xyz

The “Maker Movement,” a cultural intersection of developers, inventors, gadget-builders, hackers, and DIY tech enthusiasts, has grown steadily throughout the last decade into one of the most popular online niche communities. As savvy online marketers know, it can also be one of the best places to find tech-minded clients.

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Reaching this audience has never been easier than it is with MakerAds.xyz’s platform. The service sells paid advertising space to established businesses who wish to market to MakerAds.xyz’s audience of over 50,000. In addition, MakerAds.xyz allows makers to post ads for their products completely free, and redistributes 90% of all profits to the paid referrers who help power the platform. 

By using MakerAds.xyz’s service, a business or entrepreneur can promote their product or service to a valuable audience while gaining goodwill among its members through their support of the maker community. Whether you are a maker yourself in need of a way to share your idea or an established company branching into the maker market, MakerAds.xyz’s platform is ready to help you accomplish your professional goals in the New Year.

Spend less time scrolling web pages with BackToTop.xyz

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No matter what kind of mouse you use, scrolling up long web pages can feel like an unnecessary chore you’d rather just have a quick solution for. If that sounds like you, then you may want to check out BackToTop.xyz.

BackToTop.xyz is a browser extension created to scroll to the top of a web page in one click. Once you’ve installed it, you can scroll to the top of any page by simply clicking the little arrow next to your URL bar. The tool’s scroll speed is not affected by any extra added animations, so once you click the BackToTop.xyz button you’ll be sent right back to the top of the page in the blink of an eye.

Generate ultra-secure passwords in seconds with SimplePass.xyz

Following internet safety best practices starts with choosing strong passwords. However, we all know how tough it can be to think of a password that is both easy to remember and strong enough to stand up to hackers or bad actors. Enter SimplePass.xyz.

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SimplePass.xyz is a handy tool that works to automatically generate highly secure passwords using memorable terms and phrases. This is a commonly recommended system for choosing secure passwords that can be remembered by a human user, but near-impossible for a passcode cracker to guess. If you need a quick suggestion for a secure password, no matter where you are, all you have to do is put SimplePass.xyz in your web browser and boom – you have a secure and memorable password!

Spruce up your Twitter feed with CleanMyFeed.xyz

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If you’ve been a Twitter user for at least a few months, then you’re likely following a few accounts that make you regret your decision to have hit the “follow” button on. It may be that influencer who posts way too much or your uncle who really likes sharing daily pictures of his cat. Doing regular checks on the list of accounts your following can help, but it can also be difficult to decide who to unfollow.

CleanMyFeed.xyz is a helpful tool that is designed to help you declutter your Twitter feed. First you’ll need to log into your Twitter to allow the tool to access who you follow, which can easily be done right from CleanMyFeed.xyz. Then you’ll be launched into CleanMyFeed.xyz’s UI which displays a single page of tweets from an account you follow, allowing you to page through them one at a time. You can choose to keep following or unfollow these accounts via the simple click of a button, and you can narrow the number of accounts you see by clicking the button to hide accounts that also follow you.

Expand your knowledge with SparseApp.xyz

No matter what level of expertise you have in your chosen field, there is always room to expand your knowledge base and pick up a new skill or two. If you want to try listening to a few new podcasts that can add to your skillset, but you need some guidance for where to start, then SparseApp.xyz is the tool you need.

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In today’s golden age of podcasting there are so many helpful shows and podcast episodes that offer tips, share expert experience, and inspire new ideas that it can be tough to know where to start. SparseApp.xyz’s simple interface allows you to shuffle through suggestions of user-recommended podcast episodes podcast episodes and discover new shows on topics ranging from digital marketing to UX design to financial independence and beyond. Even if you have no set idea of what you are looking for or just want to dive into podcast-listening headfirst, SparseApp.xyz can help you stumble upon an episode or show that could make all the difference in your work and help you unlock your most productive mindset.

As the New Year begins and you are filled with excitement at the possibilities for growth and success in the fresh year ahead, remember to set yourself up with the tools you’ll need so you don’t fall off the wagon on your resolutions. These five services are helpful to keep in mind as you gear up to accomplish your goals for 2020, and can offer quick and easy solutions to some of the common productivity roadblocks you may face.

Feeling inspired and ready to launch your next business, app, or idea online? Follow in the footsteps of these .xyz adopters and secure your own brandable and memorable .xyz domain from Porkbun for just $1.99. 

CTA: Launch your next online venture with a .xyz domain

 

A Complete Guide: Using Your Startup’s Domain Name To Boost Your Branding

So you’ve decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship. Kudos.

If you’re running a startup, then you know how hard it is to find the right business name and a subsequent domain name that is worthy of the value that you’re providing. What if your name is taken under .com?

When it comes to your startup, the conception of your brand happens with its name. For something that is at the core of your brand’s identity, often entrepreneurs underestimate the importance of a good name.

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3 Useful Things You Can Do With Your Domain Name To Brand Yourself

You’ve just purchased a new domain name. You’ve launched your website and you’re ready to get your name out there. The question is, what are some effective ways to make your new website name known? There is the option of paying for advertising, but if you don’t have a large marketing budget or backing from investors, that might not be feasible. Instead, by applying guerrilla marketing tactics, you can spread the word about your new website for little to no cost at all. Check out these 3 useful things you can do with your domain name to brand yourself.

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Happy 9th Birthday, .co!

In 2015, the internet welcomed 500+ new Top Level Domain endings – new gTLDs – giving people more options to choose from when registering a domain name. In addition to .com, .net and .org, people could choose from anything from .love to .marketing. But even before that, in 2010, there was another alternative to .com that was already making waves in its infancy: .co. In its 9 years being available to the public, .co has become a popular domain name choice for many startups as well as enterprise brands. This post share some fun stats about .co and why you should consider one for your entrepreneurial endeavor.

.co Stats, By The Books

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How ThoughtLeaders.io Is Changing the Online Marketing Landscape

Are you a business trying to get your product or service in front of the right people? Sometimes throwing up some ads on facebook doesn’t do the trick because it’s not where your customers hang out. Moreover, banner ads on major platforms feel intrusive. Native advertising is definitely a smoother experience for the user, especially if it integrates with blogs and newsletters that people love to follow. That’s where ThoughtLeaders.io comes in. ThoughtLeaders connects brands with the websites and blogs who publish content that is related to their product or service. Not only does ThoughtLeaders present a novel solution, but their domain name extension of .io helps them to stand out as a leading edge tech firm.

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What it takes for a small business to succeed online

It takes a lot to start a business and grow it to profitability, especially if you are a small business. Large organizations can easily outspend you in terms of PPC, SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing activities. And yet, look at the World Wide Web. It is filled with services offered by small businesses.

The reason being, it takes a lot more than just a big budget to succeed online. Some of the basic tips include:

  1. Having a functional website
  2. Sharing regular industry updates and useful information through blog posts
  3. Engaging with your users and having an active conversation through social media
  4. Staying on top of the latest trends
  5. Boosting engagement through visual content

… and many, many more.

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The lessons business school won’t teach you, but being an entrepreneur will

A business school teaches you many critical skills: broader worldview, strategic thinking, better time management, self-discipline, problem-solving, amongst many others. It trains you to understand theories and models and how to apply them to real-life problems. But no matter how expansive your curriculum, it does not teach you much about entrepreneurial success. When it comes to entrepreneurship, it is better learned than taught. Perhaps this is why we have self-made billionaires who dropped out of college.

While we all learn our own lessons through our own experiences, here are 5 important lessons that no business school will teach you.

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