Protect Your Customer Experience: Enter to Win a FREE Year of Website Monitoring

30 Aug

Slow load times or glitchy shopping carts can lose customers fast. That’s why it’s a smart idea to monitor your website. In fact, as a .BIZ customer you can now enter to win a whole year of website monitoring, absolutely free.

Studies have shown that a 0.25 second delay is all it takes to lose a customer. Besides being fast, your website must be up 24/7/365. With automated website monitoring, you get instant email alerts whenever your site is down or sluggish. In fact, you can see how it performs for visitors all across the globe, focusing on your highest traffic regions. By knowing about online issues before they affect customers, you can fix them faster and ensure customers don’t bail.

Sound good? To enter, simply nominate your .Biz website for consideration for our 10th anniversary “Best of .Biz” contest. If you’re a quarterly winner, you’ll receive a one-year monitoring package free, a $600 value. Winners will be announced the first week of October and January.

To learn more about how website monitoring can benefit your business today, click here.

USA Today Identifies the Top Places to House Your Start-Up

28 Aug

USA Today recently published an article on the top cities for technology-focused start-ups. Here are some of the factors that were considered in the rankings:

  • Cost of living
  • Job growth
  • Talent
  • Real estate
  • Neighboring companies
  • Investment dollars
  • And more!

Some of the cities identified might surprise you, including Austin and Boston. However, cities like San Francisco and New York are obvious picks.

Check out the video below to learn what these cities and six others have to offer for your next startup – or click here to read the full article.

.Biz Shines the Spotlight on Northern Collectables

24 Aug

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on, an Alaskan-owned and inspired online art shop that specializes in handmade Eskimo artwork and seal-skin products.

From Intuit dolls, jewelry and rugs to wall hangings, carvings and ivory, this .biz shop provides something for everyone. The company’s ecommerce platform allows for easy browsing of products and quick checkouts from any location around the world. Customers can sign up for Northern Collectables to stay updated on the new product releases and deals. And with a personal online login, they can browse their purchase history and view personalized recommendations.

.Biz is happy to be the domain of choice for this startup Alaskan shop. Its entrepreneurial e-tail sites like that make .biz the proud home to unique small businesses worldwide.