Your domain name or web address is your shop front to the world. Which means the name you use matters. It’s important.
Why does a domain name matter? It’s the first thing that people will see if you’re online. If you meet somebody for the first time – possibly at a networking event or business conference, then you will want a professional name that appeals to people.
Your domain name has the potential to leave people with an impression about you & your website – your business, or your organisation, or club…. so make sure it’s a good one.
Keep in mind that while a domain name is important, it is not going to make or break your business or whatever online project your planning, so it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get your first choice domain.
There are plenty of successful websites with bad domain names, and there are plenty of businesses that have failed, even though they had great domain names – so don’t let it hold you back. Don’t procrastinate over buying a domain name.
Simply take some time to think of a domain name that will be good for you, do some research and then register one. Just register it and then move on to creating your website for your domain.
Are you a creative? Are you a designer, artist, musician, illustrator, painter, filmmaker, photographer, writer, craftsperson? Are you working on side projects or pushing full steam ahead with your latest creative idea? If so then you’ll understand the challenges faced by creative people – where to get inspiration, how to stay motivated, how not to lose focus on your goals, how not to be sidetracked, etc.
Sometimes it’s good to connect with other creatives and learn from them – get inspired and be motivated by their stories. Below are 5 popular podcasts for creatives – which hopefully you’ll find helpful, motivating and encouraging in your creative pursuits:
Rob Burgess runs the UK’s biggest frequent flyer website, Head for Points (www.headforpoints.com). If you collect Avios points, Virgin Flying Club miles or any sort of hotel loyalty points, you will find Rob’s site to be full of useful news and reference articles on how to make the most of your miles and points.
He has over 8 million airline, hotel and credit card points in the bank and has redeemed a further 10 million over the past decade. The site generates almost 900,000 page views a month from 165,000 unique visitors, the majority of them from the UK.
More people than ever are wanting to create a website, whether it’s for their business or if it’s just a personal website, such as a blog or a family photo gallery, etc. It used to be the case that people would only buy only one domain name, however that is now changing. Increasingly people are registering more than one domain name.
Do you know what Snapchat is? Do you know that thousands of businesses are using Snapchat to connect with their customers? If you answered no to either of these questions, then you are missing out. Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social media tools, even though it’s still fairly new. Snapchat offers fantastic opportunities for businesses. It is a great way to engage with your customers, so it’s an excellent marketing tool for you – so it’s worth checking out.
What is it?
Snap chat is a mobile app that lets you take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as “Snaps”.
Nearly 100 million “Snapchatters” use the app every day. It has 5+ Billion video views each day. With over 60% of people who use Snapchat daily, creating content every day – they are active and engaged on the platform. Continue reading →
For some, budgets can be tight in January, so with this in mind Easyspace is starting 2016 off with two domain name promotions:
.org – £10.20 25% off until midnight on 30th June 2016
.info – £10.05 25% off until midnight on 30th June 2016
Only applies to new 1 year registration or the first year of new multi-year registrations.
Why register a .org domain name extension?
Great for communities – it brings people together online
Perfect for nonprofits – inspire people to make a difference and spread the message of your cause
Suitable for businesses – let people know about your charity or philanthropic work that your company is involved with
It’s international – it can be used and understood all over the world because it is suitable for any language
.ORG is a domain that brings people together. So far it is used by over 10 million websites worldwide. It brings together organisations, companies, clubs, and individuals to communicate with their audiences online.
Find your .ORG extension at te Easyspace domain names page today
Why register a .info domain name extension?
.INFO has been used and trusted since 2001
.INFO is a well-known, established TLD
.INFO is intuitive for “information” in languages around the world
.INFO has global appeal and has been registered in 99% of the world’s countries
.INFO is affordable and easy to remember
5 million of people around the world have chosen a .INFO extension for their website – whether it’s for their business or personal website, making it one of the most popular generic Top-Level Domains.
Finding information is what the internet is all about – with a .INFO domain you’re letting people know they at the right place.
Find your .INFO extension at te Easyspace domain names page today
Rich Hudson is a 33 year old entrepreneur in the Chemical Industry, who runs his own business, the rapidly growing, multi-million pound company called ReAgent. He runs a successful business which allows him to enjoy life, but it wasn’t easy getting to where he is.
While it can be incredibly rewarding, running a business is hard and can be very stressful at times. Over the years Rich as learnt many business lessons that have helped him grow the business. When he started managing ReAgent it originally had a turnover that was hovering around the same amount every year at £1 million. He has now grown it to the point were it has forecasted sales of between £5 – £6 million.
Rich is passionate about marketing (specifically B2B and Digital Marketing) and has launched a number of websites to promote his products and services, including Chemicals.co.uk and ReAgent.co.uk.
Easyspace recently caught up with Rich for a chat:
For users of the Joomla CMS, Easyspace wants to make you aware of a security vulnerability – one that can be easily exploited and is already causing problems – so make sure you protect yourself & your business asap. If you are using Joomla, you have to update it immediately.
The Joomla security team have now released a new version of Joomla, which will patch a critical remote command execution vulnerability that affects all versions from 1.5 to 3.4.
Joomla! 3.4.6 is now available – this is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses the critical security vulnerability and 4 low level security vulnerabilities. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately.
WordPress allows you to quickly & easily setup your own website.
One of the best things about WordPress is that it’s free. So, once you have registered your own domain name & purchased web hosting, you can automatically install WordPress, which will result in you having your own website.
With WordPress you can tweak the design of your website to your liking, so you will have a fully functioning website.
Now apart from the fact that using WordPress is free – and you can quickly and easily to set up your own website – there are also numerous other reasons why you want to use WordPress to create your own website – and I am going to give you 4 major reasons why you would want to choose WordPress for your website.