These days I think it’s important for everyone to at least register (if not use) a domain that is personal to them. Not only are domain names under current top-level domains running out , but it’s often near-impossible to reclaim a domain once it has been taken. This means you should act fast and grab your domain now.
Earlier this month, I wrote about how to look into a domain name’s WHOIS information as a way to gauge the authenticity and trustworthiness of the website. It was only upon having that post published that I realized that WHOIS lookup is a capability that many people never even knew existed. While that article was specifically tailored towards assisting users in gauging the age and origin of a website, there are many alternative uses for WHOIS.
Now, using a webmail service to host your domain email isn’t anything new. Matt covered how you can set up email on your domain using Google Apps. But is Google really the only act in town? Isn’t there any other service out there that provides high-quality free online email service with the added bonus of letting you host mail there for your own domain?
The Internet domain regulation organization ICANN has recently approved .nyc as the official top level domain for New York City. This decision makes New York City the first city in the world to be granted approval for its own domain, with London and Paris close behind.