Jun 102013
 

You don’t have to be a websitq&a2e developer to understand GDI’s domain offerings. Your .ws domain is easy to use and can be configured many different ways. Here are a few common questions relating to your DNS and subdomains. Leave any additional questions for us in the comments.

What does it mean if my service is “Primary” ?
The primary service will display directly at your domain. For example: http://demonstration.ws. All other services that are “on” must be at subdomains. For example: http://blog.demonstration.ws. Only one service may be primary. Other DNS options (like “SiteBuilder”, “Hosting”, “URL Forwarding”, or “Parking”) cannot be used while a primary service is turned “on”.

What is a subdomain?
Domains can be divided into levels by the use of a dot. For example: in subdomain.domain.ws the “top level” domain is “ws”. The second level domain is “domain”. The third level domain is “subdomain”. A subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain; for example, the third level domain is a subdomain of the second level domain, and the second level domain is a subdomain of the top level domain. Subdomains can have completely different sites than the domain they are subordinate to.

How many subdomains can I have?
For each domain, Basic members will receive 20 subdomains (5 per service), and Premium members receive 100 subdomains (25 per service).

Will I be charged for subdomains I create?
No. There is no cost for creating subdomains.

Feb 042013
 

Your .WS domain is not only a powerful tool to brand yourself, it’s also a powerful product. .WS offers anyone a chance at the WebSite of their choice, thanks to far more domain name options than available through .COM. While not everyone is interested in GDI’s affiliate program, anyone can benefit from a .WS domain. Here’s a short list of just a few people that you might know who could use a .WS domain.

Small Business Owner – Not every business has a website. Many have a web presence either through review sites or a Facebook page, but a dedicated domain is still a necessity. Explain the power of branding your business and not someone else’s. For example, www.yourrestaurant.ws brands just you, whereas www.facebook.com/yourrestaurant is promoting Facebook first.

Job Seeker – Having your own site with your resume, portfolio, and information about you is a great way to stand out to potential employers. With a .WS domain, a job seeker can brand themselves by name, experience or career area and truly stand out in search results.

Blogger – Know a blogger whose domain is still domain.bloggingservice.com? Now is the time for them to secure their brand with a .WS domain. Visitors can head directly to their site without having to type in a lengthy hard to remember domain name and the blogger can better brand themselves and their business.