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Whois—or Whoisn’t? The state of Whois for domains

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Determining who owns a domain name used to be simple. The creators of the domain name system built a service called Whois that served as a phone directory for websites. Whois displayed the phone number, address, email address and fax number (remember, this was a while ago!) of the contacts for the domain owner. The idea was that people could use this directory to contact site administrators if...

Is that website legit? Avoid phishing and smishing

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If people can reach us, they can scam us. There are potential scams by phone, email (phishing), text message (smishing, or phishing via SMS), Facebook posts and Facebook Messenger, online chat groups, and more. And we’ve all received that urgent email or text. It might go something like this: Your bank account is overdrawn. Click here to check your balance. Congratulations, you’ve won a prize...

How Email Extractors Work And How You Can Get Thousands Of Emails

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So if you are a digital marketer, at some point in time you will be in Need of a good email list to help grow your business. Usually you will source this list via other website owners or via shady baba’s on the internet. Other times, you would use a trusty email finder/extractor. But what if i showed you how the email extractor works, and how you can do the extraction yourself? Yes you can...

7 tips to transform from freelancer to agency owner

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More people are striking out on their own as freelancers. It gives them the flexibility to choose their clients, work from anywhere, and even earn more than their previous jobs. Let’s say that you’ve been freelancing for a few years now, but you’re ready for something bigger. You’re looking to scale and take your business to new heights. The next logical step is to turn your venture into a...

Full site editing is coming to WordPress with 5.8

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As great as WordPress has been for the web developers among us, beginners and casual website owners have remained rather unimpressed with WordPress’s abilities. This is all about to change with the release of WordPress 5.8 scheduled for July 20. I mean, sure, WordPress has always been powerful enough to handle any task you might throw at it, but the difficult part was learning how to use the...

Is my website safe? Making WordPress secure

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WordPress can rightly be called one of the most popular content management systems in the world, if not THE most popular one. The simplicity for users, paired with extreme flexibility (with the right themes and plugins, you can make your WordPress site pretty much anything you want), and accessibility — it all contributes to its immense popularity. However, on the flip side, such popularity also...

WordPress comes of age with its 18th birthday

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Can you believe it? WordPress turns 18 on May 27, 2021. In the U.S. and many other countries, that makes WordPress officially an adult. If WordPress were a human being, it would become eligible to vote, graduate high school, and make decisions without a parent’s consent. As in years past, we anticipate many people around the world will be celebrating this auspicious birthday. Here at Namecheap...

How WordPress grows with your small business

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Given that WordPress now powers roughly 40% of the top ten million websites globally, many small business owners might hear this impressive statistic and immediately shy away from using it. Au contraire! WordPress empowers everyone to publish online and create their own website, whether you’re an established corporation or a budding small business owner. Because as your business grows, so can...

18 years of WordPress, and all that jazz

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It’s been 18 years since WordPress was released to the world. To celebrate the 18th birthday of WordPress, which is on May 27, let’s look at each of the major releases and what came afterward, examining the successes and a few controversies that happened along the way. Launch of WordPress, ‘Miles Davis’ 2003-2005 As with most great companies, WordPress started because one person —  in this case...

Gutenberg: the block editor for a better WordPress

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It’s no secret that many people turn to WordPress when creating a new website. On average, over 500 new sites are built every single day using WordPress. Enthusiasm for WordPress is global, with more than 1,000 locally-organized Word Camp events annually. While there are many reasons for the software’s popularity, much of this new growth arrived on the heels of Gutenberg. “Gutenberg” was the name...

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