01 Apr '13, 9pm

What's in a domain name? @dangillmor inspires @SmashleyFork to drop knowledge on privacy, content and big dreams.

What's in a domain name? @dangillmor inspires @SmashleyFork to drop knowledge on privacy, content and big dreams.

Dan Gillmore of the Guardian recently wrote an article, “Why everyone should register a domain name.” It struck a chord with me in several ways, so I’d like to add to his line of thought. If you're reading this on our blog you likely already understand the importance of domain names, so I invite you to share this message with your younger sisters and older fathers - those who don't know and more importantly don't care what a "domain name" is. A domain name is what you type into the URL bar. Without domain names, we’d be entering countless, meaningless numbers in order to navigate to our favorite sites. Domain names are a part of a larger Domain Name System (DNS) that make serving up content on different sites possible (if you want to know the full on technical explanation behind it, just ask.). All you really need to know is if you want a slice of the Internet pie, you can...

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