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Public launch of new TLDs stirs up how we use the Web

Do you remember your first experience on the Internet? Where .COM was most likely the three magic letters in a URL to the right of the dot, called a domain? Chances are, it's still the most common domain you'll see.

Well, today is an epic day in Internet history. We are no longer limited in our domain extension choices because it is the official public launch of new TLDs. Right now, seven domains are available to anyone (on a first come, first served basis), and many more are coming soon.

Before all the good names are taken (again), register a new web address with a fun, new twist and shows what you’re all about. These new domains might be perfect for you, especially if you are a(n):
Bike store or biking enthusiast. Pedal ahead of the online crowd with a .BIKE web address.Designer or sell clothing. Dress up your site with .CLOTHING.Expert on anything. Tell everyone with a .GURU domain.Owner of multiple businesses. Bring them together with .HOLDINGS.Repairer of water pipes, tanks…

Alternative Social Networks

If you are planning to create your social network e.g. similar to Facebook. Here's a short list of alternative software's:

Open Source and Free​
http://buddypress.org/ - Wordpress (Open Source and Free)http://elgg.org/ - (Open Source and Free)Commercial Social Networks software
http://www.socialengine.com/ ($299 Stand Alone, $29/mo Cloud)http://www.jomsocial.com/ (run with Joomla, need to know CMS)http://www.boonex.com/ (very expensive, $399 for Standard)http://www.anahitapolis.com/http://www.oxwall.org/http://sharetronix.com/http://www.moosocial.com/http://www.jcow.net/http://phpdolphin.comhttp://www.grou.ps (from free to Commercial, I left my networks and they are selling it http://www.phpfox.com/ (I used this before, it's hard to maintain. I moved to NING but left too after it was sold to another company)http://www.ning.com (I don't recommend using this service, it's hard to export your data when it's time to move)Something to check when selecting your next soc…

How can small sites become popular?

How can smaller sites with superior content ever rank over sites with superior traffic? It's a vicious circle: A regional or national brick-and-mortar brand has higher traffic, leads to a higher rank, which leads to higher traffic, ad infinitum.

Candy.zone Candy Online Store is live.

I'm so excited to announce my new investment, e.g. Candy.zoneCandy Online Store.

It's an opportunity to own a generic keyword domain name with the new .Zone domain extension. When I found out about the availability of a new domain extension, my entrepreneur mindset kicks in. I registered some generic keyword domains at low cost ownership for personal and business use. For example, I replaced my robotic web page from http://robot.emie.com to http://Robot.Guru it is a memorable and intuitive domain names relevant to my site.

With Candy.zone domain name, now I have a Candy Online Store powered by Amazon services. In the future, I might be able to use this online web store to sell our own Candy products. Right now it is ready to sell you some candies. Come visit the Candy.zoneCandy Online Store.

This is an excellent opportunity to get something new for your business. If you like your current domain name for your website, that's ok. You can forward your new generic key…