The Hostway Blog

Unsponsored Top-Level Domains

An unsponsored top-level domain (TLD) reaches out to a wide audience. Because they are among the most familiar TLDs, they can help increase your traffic as your visitors are more likely to remember...

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Sponsored Top-Level Domains

A sponsored top-level domain (TLD) carries certain restrictions that limit its use to a specific community of Internet users. If you serve one of these groups, using a sponsored TLD is a great way...

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Country Code Top-Level Domains

Country code top-level domains (TLDs) were intended to represent individuals and organizations within the designated country. There are well over 200 country code TLDs available for registration...

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Domain Name Aftermarket

If you're looking for a domain name right now, you've probably noticed that most of the good ones are taken. They're taken because they're short, simple, recognizable, and they end with the most...

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Whois Database

Much like a telephone company, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) maintains a directory of contact information for everyone who registers a domain name. The Whois...

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Define Your Goals

Setting specific goals gives you focus as you plot out the various elements of your Web site. Goals can give you direction for everything from what functionality you need to what color palette to...

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Develop a Web Site Plan

Whether you’re building your Web site or outsourcing the job, planning is vital to your project’s success. Carefully planning in the beginning makes for a better end product, especially given the...

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Web Pages

Home Page

The home page is the theoretical entry point to the rest of your Web site (search engines may drive visitors to other pages of your site). Unless you only sell one product or service, this...

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Work Together Online

Kick off a team project or give your employees a shared workspace by creating a secure, internal Web site. Online collaboration breaks through the barriers of physical distance, uncompromising...

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Build a Community

One of the most famous online communities, MySpace, is projected to have more than 100 million user profiles. As the site grows, users find it more difficult to locate and connect with the right...

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