Whether it’s shared workspaces, freelancing,
employment-related services or corporate HR – the .work TLD is leading the global
The global giant Amazon uses the website amazon.work as their employee human resources (HR) portal for hundreds of thousands of employees. Alexa.com ranks it in the top 3,000 US websites with over 380,000 unique visitors per month.
I work with hundreds of freelance designers every day on my blog and online community. And, I have to be honest, it’s scary just how often I hear something like this:
“I want to reach out to new clients, but my site’s just not ready.”
So today, I’d like to offer a few stellar examples of designers using the new .design domain extension to showcase their work. Some of the examples are extremely simple—in a good way—proving you don’t have to spend months redesigning (or designing for the first time) your portfolio site.
After highlighting a few great examples of just what you can do with a quality .design domain, I’ll quickly share some of my best tips for making the most of your design portfolio site.
Cloud technology is redefining the future of business. If you don’t believe us, here’s some fun stats:
According to Forrester, 50% of all enterprise businesses will rely on cloud technology in 2018.
AI machine learning will constitute the majority of cloud activity by 2020.
The total global public cloud market will be $178B in 2018.
That’s a lot of activity happening on data centers and servers, all quietly humming away out in the desert somewhere. While this type of technology may be a foggy concept for most, it’s understandable to witness companies branding themselves with a .cloud domain name. The .cloud domain name is quite fitting for cloud-based companies because it is general enough to connote “anything related to cloud technology” but also specific enough that it signifies what type of technology it is. The cool thing is that companies from wildly different industries are adopting a .cloud domain name. Even though the products themselves are different, the structure used to deliver those products is the same. Check out these three use cases of companies adopting a .cloud domain name below. Continue reading →
Before you begin your business’ relationship with social media, you need a strategy—a plan of what you intend to do and achieve on social media. This plan guides your actions and helps you gauge whether you are winning or losing the social media battle. Every piece of communication you put out there and the engagement you get on it must serve a purpose. Continue reading →
The number of people and businesses using the internet has skyrocketed over the last 40 years. In 1980, there were only about 50,000 internet users in the world. Now there are 3.2 billion users. Almost half of the entire world’s population will be online by the end of the year. With this trend, it’s important to think about the name you want for your website. In addition to .com, .net, .org, there are plenty of new options and domain name extensions. The .online domain name is a logical way of announcing that you are online. Whether you are a brick and mortar business looking to get online or you are a well established institution looking to reach people on the internet, there are 4 reasons to use a .online domain name. Continue reading →
Let’s talk about Lucy. She is a pastry chef who recently moved to Chicago from Paris. She set up her bakery a couple of months ago in a quiet suburban neighborhood and is pleased with the response she has received so far. What started out as a hobby back when she was a teenager has now become her passion and profession. The business is thriving, she loves what she does and is excited about what the future holds for her.
It is likely that your brain has visualized this story as you were reading it and will retain those images for you for a long time to come. On other hand, your brain has presumably forgotten the name of this person (unless your name is Lucy or you have a specific reason to remember that name). The reason is that your brain selectively retains information that it finds meaningful and discards anything that it classifies as useless. This continuous process of dumping redundant memories and data is what makes the brain efficient. It’s not surprising that this intel into the functioning of our brain is the genesis of ‘marketing with storytelling’.
The .io domain name might seem like an odd choice as a domain extension for your website name. In fact, .io officially represents The British Indian Ocean Territory which is a set of islands between Africa and Indonesia. What’s interesting though, is how the .io domain name has started to gain wild popularity among the startup community, especially in Silicon Valley. There are tons of great websites and businesses that use the .io domain name. And a lot of these websites are creating a social component to them, where website visitors can interact and contribute their own content. Read on to see a few examples of how the .io domain name is powering the next generation of social websites.