| By Fred Langa |
There are currently 265 different "top level domains" (.com, .edu, .org, etc.) to choose from when registering your domain. What’s best?
First, let’s help a reader who’s wondering if he got ripped off in buying a .name domain name. Then: Secure erasures, reliable backups, CD lifespans, and more!
A .name domain works like any other
Have you seen some Web sites with names that end in somewhat unusual designations such as .biz, .info, .name, or .pro? Reader George McDaniel bought himself one such domain name and now is wondering if he wasted his money:
- "I signed up for one of those .name domain names several years ago. I faithfully renew it every two years, even though I have no use for it and haven’t seen any indication so far that people are using them. Do you expect them to be of any significant use in the future, or is this just a gimmick to sell more domain names?"