The most important institutions in domain business: The big domain glossary part 4

In the previous blog post in this series, we’ve covered the registration process, and outlined how to select the perfect domain name for your online business. In this instalment of the series, we discuss the institutions that play a role in the domain business, and outline their roles.

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Registry, registrar, registrant: The big domain glossary part 3

In the domain registration process, it’s important to understand what institutions and services are responsible for each task and at what stage of the process they should be implemented. In part three of this blog series we break down domain registration into simple steps and answer the question: at what point can a new domain officially be bought?

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World Book and Copyright Day – Protecting your content online

The World Book and Copyright Day is an event held every year by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and takes place on the 23rd of April. This is a very symbolic date in the literary world as it marks the anniversary of the death of several prominent writers, including William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

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Office 365: All-round carefree package for the digital workplace

For many small to medium sized business owners, working remotely across multiple devices forms an essential part of the day to day running of their businesses. In order to make this requirement as easy and efficient as possible, the 1&1 Microsoft Office 365 packages offer everything you need. This includes all Microsoft Office applications, professional e-mail functions, Skype for Business as well as virus protection – which can be implemented across several devices and aren’t dependent on a specific location. 1&1 is also providing an additional service where, on request, one of our experts will be on hand to help you to set up your Office package and transfer existing data.

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Cloud storage options for musicians, producers and DJs

Music production and DJ-ing has become increasingly accessible in the last ten years as the required equipment for recording and mixing is now predominantly digital and more accessible. A studio can now be set up in a bedroom and original hit songs quickly released to a growing fan base through a variety of media channels. Many British electronic music producers like Bicep or grime artists like Wiley started a cultural movement that reverberated around the world with just a standard home PC. Be it in a bedroom or a professional studio, data is often corrupted or mistakenly deleted and a career changing track could therefore be lost forever. Many music producers and DJs who rely on the digital storage of music have learnt this lesson the hard way. So whether you’re just starting out or have years of musical experience under your belt, this blog post looks at the options available and shows you that the safest way to secure your musical library is through the cloud.

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Five security tips for business devices

In a global commerce environment that is now predominantly digital, having reliable devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones are vital to running a business. Apart from ensuring administrative functions run smoothly these devices continually store important business information. The security of these devices is often only an afterthought by many small businesses. However, this can make your data vulnerable to malware, viruses and unauthorized access by criminals. Comprehensive security and protection on your devices need not be expensive or time-consuming if you follow these five tips.

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This is how the domain name system works: the big domain glossary part 2

Although the majority of us in Europe use the internet at least once a day, we hardly stop to think how it works. For example, once you have entered the domain name in your browser do you know why a website then appears? Where is the information about the domain and the website stored and how are they related? This article is the second instalment of our big domain glossary series and aims to shed a little more light on the domain name system (DNS), root server and IP address.

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How can photographers protect their work online?

This week, hundreds of photographers gathered at the annual Photography Show in Birmingham to share experiences and to learn about the latest technology available in the photography industry. Research points to an exponential growth in the number of digital images being captured, with global consumers set to take more than one trillion digital photos in 2017 alone. As an industry that was revolutionised by digitalisation, photographers know that the storage and management of data is paramount for their business and customers. Whether you are a professional or an amateur photographer, in this blog post we include tips for how to keep your images and data safe, organised and accessible.

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Internationally successful with a .global domain

As a result of globalisation and the internet, the business world is becoming steadily more integrated. This provides a great opportunity for small businesses to scale and expand beyond national frontiers in order to attract new customers. That is why having a strong domain name for your website is vital for your business’ online success. For those businesses looking to grow their international customer base, a .global domain name will help them to highlight their worldwide presence. In this blog post we share the inspiring success stories of three 1&1 customers – bluetiger.global, tco.global and softangel.global – that are using a .global domain grow their international business.

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