March 2012

B2B Marcom Insider

New URLS are coming to Your Favorite Website, Maybe

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has begun accepting applications for new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), which enable corporations and organizations to manage their own unique domain extension for business and marketing strategies. It will become possible for companies to own a web address with their own trademarked brand as the extension in their URL. This could replace the .com portion of their existing web address with extensions such as .coke, .nike or .disney.

Like to know more about this Internet promotion opportunity? Read more…

XXX URLS are Making Go Daddy’s Profits Soar

Since their introduction in 2011, sales of .xxx URLs meant identifying for porn sites has skyrocketed. The growth isn’t because online porn grew though. Read more…

Forget 3D Glasses. 3D Manufacturing is in Sight

Imagine opening up a product CAD file, hitting print, and seeing your three-dimensional product appear before your eyes. No, this isn’t a paper model. It could be plastic, medical-grade titanium or human cells. You can hold it, see through it and measure it. You could use it for a prototype, customer one-off or tooling. Read more…

Yes, You Still Need to Meet in Person. Here’s Why

No matter what industry we’re in, we’re all in the people business. We’ll only be successful if we really get to know our customers and colleagues. Many people are so busy that they now prefer texting to even emails or calls. Skype, WebEx and audio calls are convenient and create the illusion we’re actually having a meeting — but nothing beats the power of a truly personal, face-to-face connection. Read more…

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