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Published on May 11th, 2017 | by Guest

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Some important things you probably didn’t know about WWW, Domain, and Hosting [Infographic]

During December 1989, PSI Net started its services in North Virginia. That was the first ISP of the world and with it began the journey of the internet. Today, thinking of the world without internet is simply impossible. Right from education to entertainment, commerce, and industry, every industry is supported by the internet in one or the other. But not many people like to dive deep into the history of Internet.

The first instance of WWW: It was in Cern that the very first time Worldwide Web was used for the communication. The huge organization wanted to simplify the communication between scientists and that how the idea of wireless in-house communication via computers was born. The idea worked well for the organization and it started growing well. Eventually, the first website was also created in 1991. It belonged to Cern and the name was info.cern.ch.

Interesting world of Domain names: The world of domain and hosting might look too technical to be interesting but there are a number of quirky instances going on in the industry. One such endeavor is to give your domain name a funky character. People go to limits to do that. One nice fellow even went to the lengths of stretching the limits of a domain name and came with a “huge” name but most of them were redundant letters!

Growing TLD market amidst controversies and popularity: The Growth of TLD Market: Top level domain is the segment that comes after Dot. For a long time .Com. .Org, .Net and other popular TLDs ruled the market. However, with time people have been inclining towards fancy or more specific TLD.For some time now the discussion on the relevance of TLDs and their role in SEO strategies has been discussed extensively and there seem no even grounds where ever argument can land. There have also been discussions on the misuse of tlds to mislead people. However, as they say, all publicity is a good publicity. So amidst the controversies and popularity, TLDs continued enjoying an exalted status. People regard them as something unique. The growth of existing TLDs in the year 2016 was encouraging and .zip really ruled the market with 13th rank from its last year rank of 251.  The TLD market is growing at a great speed and there is a new, ever-expanding inventory of most innovative TLDs. Speaking of 2016, there were a huge number of TLDs that were introduced. Out of them 2 outstanding TLDs were .nba and .you that maintained 89th and 92nd position. While the popularity of NBA and personal identity offered by .You is quite comprehensible, the low ranking of .shop is really surprising. Considering its commercial connotation it should have enjoyed a great ranking but this domain just managed to save itself from running below 200 ranks. AT 174th rank .shop could be called a great disappointment.

Domain Trading may be the next big thing: Last but not the least. Take out the commercial equation from the domain name and you might have well taken out the sweetness from the fruit. Many people who are professional buyers/sellers of domain names look at the dolmans as “company shares” that offer one a clean, easy profits provided ones ready to take corresponding risks. Thus it has resulted in astronomical prices of domains. Though it is very difficult to beat the price of cream names like Insurance or Vacation rentals that were sold at 35.6 and 35 million dollars respectively, there are a number of domain names that are selling at exaggerated prices.

Infographic credits: Everdata

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