August 18, 2014 Update Hey guys! I’m back in Canada for the next month before I head off on my next adventures. I have a couple of things to share with you today: 2 new blog posts. Have a great week!

What a couple of weeks I’ve had! Since I got back from California, I’ve been pretty well focused on what we need to do with the company moving forward. We had a game plan set running through February 2015. Unfortunately, through our rapid company growth, I’ve made some errors in judgment. (Note: I’m not passing the buck on this to anyone else – as the CEO, ultimately everything falls back on me.) Growing pains are not uncommon, I know. It just stinks when you hit them. It stinks even worse when you realize that you’re moving to a place where you’re risking no longer being happy with the work you do.

August 11, 2014 Update Hey guys! I have a few juicy content pieces for you to check out today. Enjoy and have a great week ahead.

One of the biggest reasons we give for having a better domain name is to help you stand out among over 233 million registered domains. “Standing out” might lead you to believe that you should have a clever URL to catch people’s attention, but that can easily backfire. Clever names take a variety of forms. You might use a name with a double-meaning, a play-on-words, an obscure foreign word with relevant meaning, a domain hack or perhaps an interesting brandable misspelling/variation. Many brandable domain names are meant to be clever and some have great success. A lot of recent startups have gone this route including the successful Hipmunk and Pinterest. Brandable phrase domains used in promotions can be clever as well, such as FedEx’s NoMoreAllNighters.com and Durex’s ProposeTheRing.com.

July 28, 2014 Update Hey guys! I’m now in sunny San Diego after having spent a few days with my mastermind group in Los Angeles. I’ll share some more info on that in my next update. Have a fantastic week ahead! How to Decide Between Brandable and Generic Domains

Companies looking to stake their claim online need the right domain to take them there. The first step to finding that domain is to determine which style of name to go with: brandable or generic. Before we get into the criteria to consider, let’s look at what these terms mean. Generic domains utilize keywords describing an exact product, service, location, concept or combination. Cars.com, Denver.com, Insurance.com and FreeCreditScore.com are examples. A generic domain contain words with existing meaning and the domain is used for that meaning. If you take away the extension, the name is incapable of being a brand because it’s not unique. Brandable domains on the other hand use uniqueness in numerous ways for the purpose of creating a brand that can live without the extension (or uniquely with the extension in some cases). Google.com, Facebook.com, YouTube.com and Apple.com are all brandable domains, with Apple.com being brandable due to the company being involved in electronics, computing, and many things other than the fruit.

Hey guys! I’m in overdrive mode as I get some things wrapped up before I head to California for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately due to a personal issue (which I’ll share with you at some point), I have to come back in early August. So my 4 months of travel will be pushed forward until October. It’s probably not a bad thing: after how bad the last winter was in Canada, I don’t want to spend another one here!

Rebranding your company or website to something new and exciting can spark massive growth and success. Once you construct your new identity, get your new domain, develop your new site and take it live, your new identity is born! But what about your old identity? Many businesses falter when rebranding to a new domain. They may wonder why their fresh new identity and site isn’t booming like they hoped. An unsuccessful rebranding can be due to mishandling of the old domain.

It’s now summer in the northern hemisphere. Summer is typically a slow time for a lot of businesses. While your competitors may be resigned to not getting new business, you can take advantage of the timing. I’ll be sharing some ideas that you can implement over the next couple of months on how to boost your business if you offer any kind of business services such as coaching or consulting.

Hey guys! We were expecting a summer slowdown at Frontspace.com. We had very few projects booked after the 4th of July holiday but tons for August. As it turned out, we had a ton of people contact us Monday wanting to get started ASAP. So it’s been ridiculously crazy on the work front for me. Oh and we’re hiring too – read on for details! On top of this, I’m getting ready to launch a series of free webinars for METribe.com, an “all you can eat” training library, a couple of funnels of our own plus the launch for UCUB.com …. and I’ll be hitting the road soon for some grand adventures. Pretty hectic right? Well, to make it worse, I started a new really intense workout regime and I’m sooo sore as I write this. Today I’ve got a domain training video for you, a special close-out sale we’re having at BrandedNames and information on 2 job openings. Check ‘em out!