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 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.
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.
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 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.
For a dose of welcome good news, check out kindnessalert.co, the heartwarming product of a noble idea that found its rightful platform on a fitting domain. Our partners at .co put together a feature of the site’s founder and kindness aficionado, Catherine Vaughan. Read on for an affecting take on her story and the domain that helped make her mark.
Catherine Vaughan wants to teach people to be kind, but not just that — she wants to cultivate goodwill and create a culture of kindness.
The true meaning of the kindness goes far beyond just being nice and kindnessalert.co is a place where you can find resources, blogs, and songs to help you embrace life and cultivate a kind mind.
As a child, Catherine always had a curiosity for science, spirituality and human behavior, after earning a Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees in physical sciences, public policy, and ministry and studying photography she went on to explore different careers.
However, it wasn’t until 2019, that Catherine commenced her Kindness initiative as this captured her imagination and she became curious about kindness and mindfulness and the lack of awareness of it in daily life. She set out to explore the synchronicity between practicing mindfulness and becoming kind-minded.
It was then that she saw a need for mindful teaching, to educate people about treating others as they would want to be treated. With her passion for kindness Catherine pitched her kindness initiative at the 2016 and 2018 Evansville, Indiana Startup Weekend program in the .U.S.A, and in 2019 Catherine received feedback and she became more focused on her enterprising idea, “Clarity comes step-by-step as one action sets the stage for another” Catherine says.
That Startup Weekend also led her to choose the .co domain extension her website sits on, all participants received a domain offer and with her confidence in Porkbun, she decided to go for it before the offer expired.
Getting this initiative off the ground hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Catherine as she has ADHD and a limited support network, so running and managing a business doesn’t come easy and is difficult to monetize. However, Catherine says that her business journey has been a humbling learning experience. She practices what she preaches which is to pause, breathe and choose clarity, mindfulness, and kindness: “Surrender the ego. Be curious and courageous. Be led by love, not fear or greed or self-importance. Appreciate the power of this universal, creative force, this love that is infinite, eternal, and unconditional. In your life, work, and relationships, cultivate a kind mind, open heart, and joyful, resilient, vibrant spirit.”
Once kindness is felt and its power is understood, it is more likely to be reproduce. Earlier this month, Catherine entered her song “When I See Kindness in Your Eyes” in the 2021 Great American Song Contest. So, send positive energy to Catherine and her song… to ensure that we can all celebrate the kindness in our lives.
Over the past year we have seen digital innovation take center stage as we continue to transform into a digital-first economy. One of the popular domain extensions leading that digital race is .cloud. Is .cloud for startups? Yes. It is for household names? Yes. Is it for nephologists!? Obviously, yes!
Check out these 7 modern businesses using a .cloud domain name to highlight their innovation.
powercloud is the energy industry’s leading platform for simplified processing and billing services. Say goodbye to inflexible and outdated IT and hello a new energy standard you won’t soon forget.
By combining the strong keyword such as “power” with the domain .cloud, the brand successfully created a pretty unforgettable domain name — one that sounds like a modern-day superhero and packs an energizing punch! POWERCLOUD! BLAM!
A global leader in cloud solutions with an exceptional focus on innovation, blue.cloud helps enterprises migrate to the cloud. They offer the full sweep of services to simplify, modernize, and digitalize businesses.
As far as domain names go, blue.cloud is short, memorable, and comes with a satisfying visual (a sweet little blue cloud drifting by simplifying all your operations). Plus, the color blue in the tech world has come to be associated with trust and intelligence. Think of all the leading tech brands you know well, there’s a good chance blue is at least part of their logo (and if not, just think of another so my point still stands). I could lead you down a lengthy road of reasons why brands often opt for blue, but I’ll leave that for another post.
All to say — blue.cloud is a noteworthy domain that hits all the industry marks with just two compelling words.
ScreenCloud provides digital signage for smart organizations. Makes sense right? Digital screens. ScreenCloud. We love to see it. Insider knowledge: screen.cloud was the first ever .cloud domain to go live back in 2015 as part of the .Cloud Registry’s pre-launch campaign.
Watching this early stage startup transform into a sustainable and global business shows just how far the right domain name can take you. They weren’t afraid to select a new top-level domain over a more traditional domain choice, and for them, it definitely paid off!
Alchemy is an enterprise SaaS company that develops software to help modernize the specialty chemicals industry. As a company that powers the digital lab of the future, a modern domain name was a must.
Here’s another example of combining a powerful keyword with a tech-forward domain extension like .cloud to create a highly memorable domain name. As a company that accelerates digital transformation in the chemicals industry and is built on modern technology such as AI, Alchemy.cloud is equal parts magical and modern. Cue the bubbling beaker.
ReportingCloud enables developers to create documents with simple HTTP requests. We love to see .cloud leveraged for the developer audience.
ReportingCloud is the brainchild of Text Control, a leading vendor of word processing and reporting components for Windows, web and mobile development technologies. As a SaaS product specializing in reporting and templates, it makes perfect sense to brand their product Reporting.cloud. Simple, straightforward, and highly effective — that’s what the best domain names are all about!
Here’s another promising personal app that‘s currently in beta. Golf.cloud is your all-inclusive clubhouse for everything golf — including stats, analytics, coaching and news. That’s all we know for now! But we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes on this one. Did someone say, “Fore”!?
Your Domain for Digital Transformation
Whether you’re looking to start your own .cloud enterprise, or just browsing for general domain tips, hopefully you now know right where to start. That button below awaits 😉
You have a marker in hand and a whiteboard in front of you, yet you’re completely stuck on what to name your new business. Don’t let the blank canvas overwhelm you. Here are some tools and techniques from our partners at .biz domains to help you name your next big business idea. A couple of pointers before we get started:
First, don’t brainstorm alone. It’s tempting to be a lone soldier and keep your ambitious goals close to your chest. But having a select number of trusted people to bounce ideas off of will open the floodgates. Involve your team or close friends with creative prowess.
Second, the web will be your best tool. That doesn’t mean you have to do away with your trusty whiteboard (or napkin) but do leverage the web for endless creativity.
Now, let the brainstorming begin:
Dust Off Your Dictionaries and Thesauruses
Well, thanks to the Internet, just go to both websites and save yourself some page-flipping. Before arriving at your brainstorming session, make sure everyone, including yourself already has a working list of ideas and terms. As each person shares an idea with potential, have the following websites ready: Thesaurus.com and Dictionary.com and Google.com. These easy search sites can help you arrive at a plethora of synonyms and related words for your brainstorming session. If you come up with a business name, Google it and see what comes up. Is the business name already taken or trademarked? Is the domain available?
From Google To Glossary
Every industry has its own set of lingo and jargon. Let’s say you’re opening a new seaside bar and want to appeal to surfers. You make a mean fish and chips and can whip up great happy hour drinks, but you don’t have a clue about surfer-talk. Before settling on calling your beach bar something lame like Cowabunga or Hang Ten, you can Google “Surfing Terms” or “Surf industry glossary” or “Surfer’s lingo” or “surfing slang.” You’ll find an abundance of terms like Grey Belly (an experienced surfer) or Endless Summer (a classic surfer’s movie). Surfer’s Endless Summer already sounds much better than Cowabunga.
Envision Board It
We’ve all heard of vision boards for your life goals. No, you don’t have to start cutting up magazines and quotes to envision your business name. Instead type your business ideas into Google Images or Canva or any stock photo site. What kind of images come up? The photos of scenes and subjects can help spur further creativity.
As much as a roundtable in an office seems like the traditional setting for creating the biggest of ideas, naming a business is something that will require more time, heart and soul. A catchy, memorable name can determine so much about your company’s path, so it’s something that should not be done hastily. While the web can be your best friend, bring yourself to step away from the conference room and laptop, and immerse yourself in the real world. If you want to start a clothing company, walk the malls or an outdoor bazaar for inspiration. Sometimes even a nature walk or long drive can also help clear your head.
Back To The Drawing Board
Ah, so you’re back to that vast whiteboard. Boil down the best ideas from group brainstorming sessions and check which names are not yet taken. Which results spoke to your gut as the business founder? And because your company’s digital presence is more important than ever, consider which name options might work best for web, social media and search engine optimization purposes. This includes looking into the domain name availability. Nothing is worse than landing on the perfect business name only to find the domain is already taken. A short, memorable domain name will be key to driving traffic (and business) to your store. Consider domain extensions that can grow with your business like .biz.
Factoring these items can determine so much about your business’ future, from branding, to web domains and of course, how easily a customer can find you online. Now, get started!
Still have that @hotmail account you created in 2002? Believe it or not, these days, even having a generic @gmail or @yahoo account is considered passé. Create a personalized e-mail address that you choose and control in order to establish your digital presence, amplify your personal brand—and appear web-savvier than the rest.
Business owners are not the only ones who need a custom e-mail address. Your friendships, family relations and overall “personal brand” exist in the real world, but also live on and persist in the digital realm. This is great news for those who want to build their personal relationships online and simplify communication in as little as 10 minutes.
Below are the top reasons you should dump your generic email and get a custom email address.
1. This Time, It’s Personal
As mentioned, a custom email does not just benefit professional and business correspondences. It can serve a much higher (and more personal) purpose. Consider this: you’re planning the first family reunion in years, so you secure a domain name that reflects your family name, and as a New Yorker, naturally, you choose a .nyc address – thejohnsons.nyc. You’re not interested in setting up a website (at least for now), but in an effort to easily stay connected with your relatives and streamline communications during the planning process, you decide to create a personal email address for everyone in the family:
You create an online event and email the invites from your new branded email address. Not only is your email going to stand out in their inbox, but you’ve also made it easier for everyone to stay-in-touch. Does Grandma want to attend? She can send to email@example.com and email her attendance confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe Grandma wants an email address of her own? With your custom email address, you can also create a variety of addresses based on your needs. For example, you can create one for each member of your family or extended family. That should make color-coordinating for the long overdue family portrait much less stressful.
2. Simplicity — Less Is More:
Unless you’re lucky enough to have an uncommon name, any address you can get at the big free mail providers is likely to be some complex variant of your name. You may have noticed that a family member uses Gmail or Yahoo to send you those virtual Birthday card greetings, or annual Holiday party announcement. Did you also notice that most of those emails include numbers, hyphens or symbols in addition to the name (example: email@example.com)? A complicated email with extra letters and numbers will only increase the chances of someone mistyping your address and sending a personal note to the wrong person.
Simpler is always better. With your own domain name, you’ve got complete control. You could even rely on a single letter such as firstname.lastname@example.org. This should make sharing your email address a breeze. With your own domain, it’s far more likely that typo-ed addresses will get bounced, and the sender will notice the mistake.
3. Be The Most Interesting And Memorable Person In The (Digital) Room
Think about it, you’re networking at a (virtual) industry happy hour or Zoom conference, and you pass your contact information—email@example.com—to a promising job lead. When you have a custom domain email address, it is easier for people to contact you. Your audience will find your personalized email address easier to remember when they need it, and, needless to say, much more professional than a jumbled Gmail or Yahoo address.
The goal is an easy and memorable way to brand yourself online so that you stand out. Being proactive puts you in control of your career development and increases your attractiveness in the marketplace.
4. Get A Grip Of Your Inbox
This is the big one: get more control. Creating personalized account helps you stay organized and automatically direct the stream of emails that seem to flood our daily lives. Once you register your domain, you have control (not a 3rd party), of how to direct and channel your mail as well as your online brand. Don’t like your current email interface? Or maybe you’re tired of ads cluttering your inbox. You can take your custom email to any provider of your choice.
In addition, owning an independent domain gives you the ability to direct different types of mail to different addresses. Tired of spam? Create an email for all your advertising and marketing emails firstname.lastname@example.org. Want a dedicated inbox for all your networking efforts? Try email@example.com
The point is, by using your own domain name, you retain more control and have access to set up as many email aliases as you like.
5. Easy As 1, 2, 3…
With the rise in digital communication, setting up a custom email address (i.e. hosted email) has never been easier. You can manage your email and your domain all in one place to make life easier. Prefer to manage your inbox on your Gmail account, Outlook, Yahoo? Don’t fret. You can keep your preferred email platform and use your new custom email. Check out the simple steps for creating your new email on any preferred account here. Setup is as easy as the 3 steps below:
Third, you add your new custom name to wherever you normally check your email! View our quick setup guides for Gmail, Outlook and more, here.
6. It’s Affordable!
New Yorkers are known for being ahead of the curve, especially when it comes to good deals. You can get your custom .nyc email address with our NYC offer, for only $6.65! This is a minuscule price to pay for being in control of your own online identity.
Having access to the Internet gives us the opportunity to accomplish tasks with a click and reach a global audience through our digital channels. These opportunities also pose major challenges in the increasing competition between companies.
The Internet is a place where millions of companies try to make their way out and excel. For this reason, you need a strategy with unique features that allow your business to stand out.
A good, clear, and concise domain name is now undoubtedly a crucial asset for the positioning and visibility of a company today.
New domain extensions can be access keys to the world of Internet, as innovative, increasingly attractive elements vital in establishing your piece of virtual property. Can new domain extensions be a first step for your business success in this digital era? Definitely! And domain extensions like .LTDA and .SRL can be part of the success of your business.
Embrace the future: gTLDs for your business
The new generic top-level domain extensions, known by the abbreviation gTLDs, represent an important milestone for the Internet and the DNS. Before new gTLDs were launched in late 2013 and 2014, there were only about twenty gTLDs available on the market.
The TLD .com was, and remains, the most popular choice, but this is exactly the reason why this domain today is highly saturated. Long domain names are definitely not a good choice, while .com premium domains are not accessible to small and medium companies that do not want to pay a fortune. To date, there are over 1,500 top-level domains (ccTLDs and gTLDs) available for the global Internet community.
As a company, you now have better and easier access to significant domain names to build the best possible online presence for your brand.
.SRL & .LTDA: your professional choice for your corporate website
Are you doing business under the legal form of a limited company? Here is some big news: We have the perfect TLD for your company! If you run a Ltda or s.r.l. company in Latin America, Italy, Spain, or Romania, the domains .LTDA and .SRL become your digital corporate identifier. You can now create a domain name that perfectly matches your business name.
These two TLDs offer a unique opportunity for companies that want to build a professional presence on the Internet. If you are looking for the perfect business domain, .LTDA & .SRL, run by the registry InterNetX Corp., will be the right choice: they ensure a professional name with a clear and concise message. Last but not least, it will be very easy for your customers to remember and type your domain name — regardless of whether you use it for your website or e-mail address.
4 unique features of .LTDA & .SRL domains
In such a fast and competitive world, companies must place great importance on their online image and reputation. This is the reason why .LTDA and .SRL play a key role in terms of professional support that brings added value to the brand.
Here are some benefits that Ltda and .s.r.l. companies can take advantage of by registering a professional business domain name.
1.Innovation from the Internet ecosystem
Relatively new in the market, the ngTLDs are being mostly used by innovative companies who look ahead and are early adopters. The two corporate domain extensions, .LTDA & .SRL position you as a pioneering company in terms of trend, innovation, and progress.
Remember, this does not just apply to the domain name: you also benefit from e-mail addresses that match your company name. You will communicate your professionalism and competitiveness aligned with the standards of the Internet era.
2. Unequivocal identity
In this digital era, it is crucial that companies can identify themselves at a glance. The domain extensions .LTDA & .SRL give you the unique opportunity to communicate unequivocally who you are, emphasizing your exact business name. This makes a big difference in how the target audience perceives your company’s image.
3. Powerful marketing tool
A .LTDA & .SRL domain offers an interesting opportunity to build a marketing campaign around your brand and your digital assets. Take advantage of the matching business name of your domain to create powerful anchor text in backlinks. Do you have already a corporate website? Why don’t you protect your company name with the matching domain name and create a fantastic landing page out of it?
4. Professional and reliable presence
The domain extensions .LTDA & .SRL act as a seal of trustworthiness for your business website, since these domains can only be registered by companies with the legal form of limited liability in eligible countries. These domains communicate trust among your audience.
It’s high time: register .LTDA & .SRL domains
The time has come for your limited liability company to build a solid professional online presence. If you run a Ltda or s.r.l. business, you now have the opportunity to create an amazing corporate image for your brand on the Internet. Register your domain right now, and either use it as a redirect to your existing online presence or start something brand new.
Digital Trends, Uses, and Strategies for Forward-Thinking Success
Welcome to the Digital World
As life and commerce embrace digital platforms faster than ever, it’s crucial to stay up to speed with modern online tools designed for innovation. No longer a luxury, cloud computing has become an imperative for long-term business success. None of this is news; we’ve all been living in the land of social distancing, ecommerce, TikTok obsessions, and infinite Zoom calls for months now. Big brands, budding startups, and enterprising individuals alike are making increasingly digital advances to stay in business, in touch, and well connected.
As we’re forced to rethink the status quo of business and engagement, companies worldwide have flaunted their creativity with new means of connection. Couches and home offices have replaced company conference rooms. Students shift out of classrooms and onto screens. Financial institutions now rely on mobile and online banking solutions. Window shopping has taken on a new virtual connotation. Even concert stadiums have migrated to livestreamed living rooms.
Regardless of the industry, brands are rebuilding their businesses under one universal technology: cloud computing.
The Domain Name for Forward-Thinkers
That evolving term cloud has become a mainstay buzzword among shrewd brands and their users. Some of us are experts in cloud-based software, some of us understand the concept only in terms of our depleting phone storage, but the savviest of us instantly recognize the word cloud as a slick domain name for forward-thinking brands.
Simply put, .cloud is the smart domain for modern business. No matter what lies ahead, the importance of distinguishing yourself online remains essential. While we’re all familiar with the instant recognizability of the “dot com” crowd, .cloud offers a reliable, creative alternative that differentiates your brand in ever-crowded marketplaces and helps you make your mark in the digital economy.
Distinguish Your Brand
From small businesses and rising startups to well-founded enterprises, pioneering companies establish themselves with a modern domain name. A .cloud domain helps your brand:
Embrace the future.
Cloud is the foundation of modern technology and is at the forefront of future technologies. Make a powerful statement by putting the keyword cloud into your domain name.
Highlight your innovation.
Have you reinvented a product or modernized a service? Are you digitally transforming your industry? Highlight your brand with a .cloud domain.
Clearly define what you do.
For Cloud, SaaS and technology businesses, startups, developers and creative professionals, a .cloud domain clearly shows what service you provide.
Build a connected business.
There’s no better way to show that you are connected and future-oriented. Expand your reach with a .cloud domain.
Secure Your Premiums
This past May, .cloud released more than 100,000 premium domain names — succinct and catchy, highly sought-after names, essential for promising startups and digital launches.
Take the words of Mou Mukherjee, .cloud’s Head of Registry Services,
“Our premium domain release includes many short and memorable domains such as atom.cloud, pix.cloud, vid.cloud, simply.cloud and financial.cloud. These prized domains could serve as an enterprise’s key brand asset.”
Building.cloud and simple.cloud are some of those recently coveted premiums. Even more favored are short names with 3-4 characters, including one of our favorites from Porkbun — 420.cloud. There are still plenty more gems to discover! Start exploring .cloud’s premium domains today.
Embrace Your .cloud Future
With a wealth of potential assets at your disposal, a .cloud name could be the start of your journey to digital success. No matter your industry — cloud computing, business and finance, internet of things (IoT), gaming, education, or entertainment — .cloud’s competitive prices and reasonable renewal rates make it easy to snag your preferred name and keep it.
Grow your brand and highlight your innovation with the domain name designed to embrace the future. Secure your .cloud today.
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.