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Website Design Tips and Hacks for Tech Start-Ups

For tech startups, your most valuable marketing asset is a website. This is the first thing potential customers will see, so a great website is crucial to the success of your business. Choosing the right domain for tech startups is equally…
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Local Domain Vs International Domain - Which Is Better?

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When you register a domain name for your personal or business website for the first time, the registrar will ask you what kind of domain you want to use. A domain or domain extension is what comes after your businesses name on your URL such…
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3 Things You Need to Create A Website

If you are looking to create a website, then there are a few essential things you need to consider first. Before you start thinking about the content that will go on your site, you need to make some critical decisions. 1.        Choosing…
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Planning Your Personal Website: Ultimate Checklist

Whether you're a web designer, a photographer or an entrepreneur, one thing is certain – if you don't have your very own personal website, your reach is limited, resulting in limited sales or "gigs". Use this checklist to create a website…

.icu Welcomes Mayuri Amin to the Team!

We're growing! Welcome Mayuri Amin to the ShortDot team as our new Business Development Manager! She joins us with seven years of experience in the domain name industry; having previously worked at ConnectReseller, Qualispace, and Directi. Mayuri…
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Things To Do Before Building A Website For Your New Business Idea

You've been working on your idea for ages, probably years. You've experienced pitfalls, enjoyed massive highs and now it's time to launch your idea into the world. Now, you've got to build a website. However, you may come across a hurdle…

Top .icu Websites Of 2019

After recently becoming the 7th largest new generic top level domain and celebrating one year of .icu, we’d like to showcase some of the incredible .icu websites our end users have created to represent their brands online. As of June 2019,…

What to Do If the Domain Name You Want Is Taken

There’s nothing more frustrating than doing all the hard work involved with starting a business and creating awareness around your new brand through word of mouth, only to find that your ideal domain name has been taken. You’ve probably…

How .icu Handles Abusive Domain Names

When we initially launched .icu in May of 2018, it was a brand new domain extension. We acquired it from the registry that had initially applied for .icu in ICANN's first found of new domain extensions, and there was one domain in the zone,…

How to Choose A Domain Name for Your Personal Website?

Your personal website is about making a lasting first impression. As you will have experienced many a time, people tend to ask whether you have a website and where they can find you online. Whether you are hunting for new work or starting…
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Website vs. Social Media – Why Entrepreneurs Still Need A Domain

In a world where social media is the main platform for conversation and communication between brands and their audience, how relevant are websites in 2019? In the digital age, having a presence online is essential, but does that mean you…

Developers’ Lives Matter Movement Isn’t Showing Any Signs of Slowing Down

Ever heard of 996? Well, it’s a ruthless work schedule that many tech companies in China utilise – 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week. Developers are fed up and as a result, it has spawned a colossal movement which is growing among software…

Choosing A Domain Name for Your Start-Up

Let’s start with a statistic. As of the end of 2018, there are approximately 339.8 million registered domains worldwide. That’s quite a lot, to say the least. Although a little overwhelming, it’s an accurate representation of how competitive…

5 Reasons Why .icu Is The Perfect Domain For Creatives

Are you in the creative industry and looking to set up a website to showcase your skills? Wondering which domain extension is best for your creative business? In 2019, classic domain extensions are often saturated and searching for a name can…

Performing Routine Website Maintenance for SEO

In previous posts, I wrote about the 10 steps required to getting your online web presence started (https://nic.icu/marketing/10-steps-to-buying-a-domain-name-creating-a-website-and-ranking-in-google/). This included picking and buying a domain…

Website Content and Next Steps for New Websites

I recently wrote about the 10 steps required to buy a domain name, creating a website, and ranking in Google (https://nic.icu/marketing/10-steps-to-buying-a-domain-name-creating-a-website-and-ranking-in-google/). It only took a few hours (or…

.icu Pioneer Food4All Launches with www.F4A.icu!

Food4All (F4A) [www.F4A.icu] is a fantastic company located in Luxembourg that recently launched with the goal to reduce the amount of wasted food at supermarkets and grocery stores. Entrepreneurs Ilana and Xénia are helping connect shoppers…

10 Steps to Buying a Domain Name, Creating a Website, and Ranking in Google

The following post was authored by SEO Consultant and Expert Bill Hartzer for .icu.  Have you wondered what exactly it takes to get a new website up and running on the internet? It's not only a domain name that you need--you need a website,…

Recent .icu Registration Trends

.icu has been growing quickly in the past couple of weeks. We took a deep dive into the numbers so that we could better understand where this completely organic growth was coming from and if there was anything we could learn from it. .icu…

What is .icu?

What is .icu? We're here to help you change the world, starting with a great domain name!

What is Web Hosting?

.icu explains web hosting in an easy to understand way so that you learn what it takes to get a website set up and to be seen online! Once you have a domain name and are building a website you MUST have web hosting! And not all web hosts…

What is a Domain Name?

Domain names are a crucial part of the internet. They help users find and remember where their favorite places are online! Imagine when you wanted to call an Uber typing in 104.36.192.179 instead of uber.com. …

Why Do I Need A Domain Name When I Have Social Media Accounts?

Most people have a social media account. Some think that's enough. If you are a small business, an entrepreneur with an idea or just someone building your own presence online owning a domain lets you control your brand vs letting the social…

It Has Been Three Months Since .icu Launched, and We're Rocking It!

.icu has now been live and available for end-user registration for 90 days. And we have some milestones to talk about! 64,000 Registrations - We now have over 64k registrations! This equates to more than 700 domains registered every…

These Language.icu Names Are Still Available!

English.icu was registered today and that got us thinking... What other language.icu names are still available for registration. We went over to (http://www.asimolinguistics.com/top-rank-100-languages-world/) and pulled a list of the top…

Tell the World What You Do Using an Industry .icu Domain!

Using LinkedIn’s industry list we analyzed more than 100 industry types and are giving you the list of which ones are available in .icu! There are tons of blogs, websites and channels about restaurants, printing companies, photographers,…

Most Of The Popular Sports .icu Names Are Available!

We did an analysis of the most popular 35 sports in the world to see which ones were still available for registration. Did you know that 33 of the top 35 are still available for registration? Below you will see a table with the sport name,…

Which City .icu Names Are Still Available?

We did an analysis of the largest 50 cities in the world to see which ones were still available for registration. Did you know that 37 of the top 50 are still there for the taking? Below you will see a table with the largest cities and if…

These Crypto .icu Domains Are Still Available!

It has been two and a half weeks since .icu went live and was available for the general public to register domains. With the recent surge of interest in new crypto coins our team thought it would be interesting to see what crypto names, if any,…

.icu Names Can Now Be Listed For Sale At Sedo!

The .icu registry is happy to announce that domain investors can now list their names for sale using the globally recognized Sedo sales platform. Sedo is a global leader for aftermarket domain sales. While we hope to see usage on the .icu…
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How To Building Emotional Connections With Customers

Marketing a business today is a constant game of Twister except on a much bigger mat, with more colors options, and dozens of other people playing at the same time. “Put your focus into SEO,” “Customer journeys are critical in empathizing…

The .icu Brand Ambassador Program is Launching!

.icu is excited to announce that we are starting a Brand Ambassador Program! .icu is launching Brand Ambassador program. World most successful private entrepreneurs are representing the core mission of .icu which is Global, Successful and…

Does Your Business Know How Much Social Media Matters?

Together with our Brand Ambassador Program .icu is launching our social media program! The core mission of .icu is Global, Successful and Visible – and this is why social media matters! .icu is excited to assist our target audience who…

.icu Pioneer Program Advantages

Is your business innovative, international, fast growing and driven by professionals? If yes .icu bonuses for our Pioneers are available also to you! What does .icu offer to our Pioneers who are the first .icu domain owners? .icu is…

The Office co-working in Luxembourg is our first pioneer

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.icu Contracts with CentralNic to Provide Technical Backend

.icu will be utilizing CentralNic as our technical backend service provider. Our team of industry veterans constantly thinks about registrars and how we can make life easier for them. The domain market is filled with extensions, service providers,…