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Domain Names: Rent, Lease or Buy?

May 112022

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half a million small businesses are created each year. More and more of these businesses are turning to the Internet, offering their services online instead of in traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Whether online or in the physical world, the number one rule when it come...

Why Did Amazon Buy Up Cryptocurrency URLs?

May 102022

Amazon.com (AMZN) has made a name for itself in part by its ventures into cutting-edge technology and product offerings. The company has flirted with delivery by drone, expanded into media content generation with its own line-up of television shows, and much more. With each step, the company has gained a wider following and a greater ...

What is DNS? | How DNS works

May 102022

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like nytimes.com or espn.com. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources. Each device connected to the Internet h...

What Is the Metaverse?

May 102022

The metaverse is a concept of a persistent, online, 3D universe that combines multiple different virtual spaces. You can think of it as a future iteration of the internet. The metaverse will allow users to work, meet, game, and socialize together in these 3D spaces. The metaverse isn’t fully in existence, but some platforms contain me...

What Is An NFT? Non-Fungible Tokens Explained 

May 92022

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) seem to be everywhere these days. From art and music to tacos and toilet paper, these digital assets are selling like 17th-century exotic Dutch tulips—some for millions of dollars. But are NFTs worth the money—or the hype? Some experts say they’re a bubble poised to pop, like the dot-com craze or Beanie Babi...

Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Definitions

May 92022

What Are Web 2.0 and Web 3.0? Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 refer to successive iterations of the web, compared with the original Web 1.0 of the 1990s and early 2000s. Web 2.0 is the current version of the internet (a term often used interchangeably with the web) with which we are all familiar, while Web 3.0 represents its next phase. Web refer...

Two voting days, a debate and a polling rule in France impacts the Internet

April 282022

We blogged previously about some trends concerning the first round of the 2022 French presidential election, held on April 10. Here we take a look at the run-off election this Sunday, April 24, that ended up re-electing Emmanuel Macron as President of France. First, the two main trends: French-language news sites outside France were c...