Nearly 90% of browser traffic worldwide is securely transmitted over HTTPS. So why are most URL forwarders stuck in the insecure ‘90s?
A URL forwarder allows you to redirect browser requests for your domain to another website. Unfortunately, nearly every URL forwarder on the market won’t accept incoming connections over the modern, secure HTTPS protocol, forcing your customers to type HTTP:// (without the “s”) or risk the site not loading at all. At Porkbun, we decided that’s unacceptable. So we built something better. The result? Porkbun’s dead-simple URL forwarder allows you to securely forward browser traffic to any other website, wholly over HTTPS.
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.
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.
We were at the Adobe Max Design Conference last year, when Brandon Reader introduced himself and visited our booth. We started to explain the purpose of the .design domain name extension and he mentioned that he already had one! After pouring a lot of time and soul getting it to look and function the way he envisioned, he reached out to share it. And wow, the result, seamlesscreative.design, did not disappoint! If you’re a designer, this is a great website to learn from in terms of clearly communicating the types of design you can offer. The navigation of the site makes it easy to check out past projects or contact Brandon. And the contrast between the dark grey, futuristic headers and the white background below the fold on each page help to establish a visual continuity throughout the site.
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:
Having a functional website
Sharing regular industry updates and useful information through blog posts
Engaging with your users and having an active conversation through social media
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
You took your idea and put it together in a
business plan. After long, grueling hours or market research, analyzing your
competition, coming up with prototypes, you’re finally ready to put this plan
into profitable business action.
You even have a plan to raise funds to get
your idea off the ground. But… before you proceed any further, you need a name
for your startup. Sure, you may have an idea or two but how do you know it’ll
Most entrepreneurs consider naming their
startup as the most undervalued aspect of their business. On the contrary, this
name is going to stick with your business for its whole life. It’s the most
valued aspects of your business. You need to get it right from the beginning.
If your company or organization conducts any of its business online, chances are your customers will need help with something. Whether it’s pre-sales type questions, or support for existing customers, or questions on how to use your product, you will need to find the best way to provide them with the information they need.
Automation is changing the way entire industries function. It is what separates forward-thinking businesses from traditional mindsets. One company that has embodied the value of automation is Google. Whether it’s self-driving cars or an immense advertising network, Google is one of the leading companies invested in coding and development advancement. And so it’s quite a treat that, as of February 28th, 2019, Google is releasing a new domain name extension: .dev.
So why is it that landing on the perfect domain name can still often be a struggle? Why do many bloggers end up regretting the domain name they originally came up with, and change it months or years later?
The answer lies in what’s going through you mind when you’re learning how to start a blog.