Domain industry pros should read these two articles.
I read a couple of interesting domain name related stories over the past few days that should be interesting to DNW readers. They give perspectives on domain names from people outside the domain name industry.
The first is a story from social media stream company Stream titled Why Stream Stopped Using .IO Domain Names for Production Traffic.
People in the domain industry often talk about the confusion of using alternatives to dominant top level domain names like .com. But Stream has another reason to choose a mainstream TLD: uptime.
The company uses the domain name GetStream.io for its website and also used a .io domain for its API. But a failure by the .io registry on September 20th made it rethink this.
Verisign talks a lot about its uptime record. Here’s a company recognizing that.
After the registry technical issues, Stream decided to move its production domain name to a .com and will add a .org as a backup. Click here to continue reading…