Hello, my name is Sydney, and I'm a HEXOnerd, but I didn't spend four years in university studying computer science or software engineering; HEXONET decided to take a chance on me as a bootcamp grad. In bootcamp we learned how to code a brand new website from scratch; now I was in trouble, because I was asked only to re-code one page from it's original jQuery into React.
I was recently speaking with a freelancer friend and discussing the boom we're seeing in shared office space in and around our Vancouver, Canada office region. This is often a hot topic in any city I visit and decided to dive a little deeper on the subject. I began to think how the domain industry can, or is, participating in this space and it got me considering how nTLDs can encourage the efforts of freelancers and co-working spaces. .WORK seemed like an obvious choice to support freelancers and co-working spaces so I thought I would reach out to Christa Taylor, the Chief Marketing Officer of MMX Registry and learn about what they're seeing in the market.
In 2018, we invested time in connecting with our local neighbours and customers, in Vancouver and Germany, to learn more about our customers and understand their domain needs. One of our big learnings was how well the design community connected with HEXONET, and were interested in domains and internet security. For this reason, and that the .DESIGN team is superb to work with, HEXONET partnered with .DESIGN to sponsor multiple events where we connected attendees with free .DESIGN domains.
When I think of legacy TLDs, I consider .ORG to be a leader in having helped set the stage for instilling a deeper meaning to URLs. In a sense, before we were given hundreds of options, .ORG was the first to add a categorical communication to a website address – it tells a story. Knowing that the market is now crowded with options, I began wondering how a legacy TLD, such as .ORG, defines and positions itself to stay top of mind with today’s internet users.
On March 28th, 2018, the European Commission issued a notice to stakeholders announcing that UK residents and organizations will no longer be eligible to hold .EU domain names following Brexit. This information is subject to any transitional arrangement, which is currently under ongoing negotiation between the United Kingdom and the European Commission.
In 2019, it's important to have an online presence for your brand. It's a great way to increase reach and growth, while positioning yourself for the latest business trends. Although, we know the idea of getting started online can be daunting for so many. From websites, to coding, social media, advertising, and more, where should you start? And how do you know what aspects are important for your brand - and which ones you can forgo?
“DNS Flag Day” begins February 1st, 2019 and is when DNS systems worldwide will no longer support backward compatibility features. This change is important because as of this date, old or misconfigured DNS servers will no longer function correctly. Specifically, zones hosted on servers that do not support EDNS0 queries will fail to resolve correctly.