The Internet of Things and Services and it’s effect on Domain Names
Recently the DomFind Team has been hearing a new term thrown around lately. The term is, the “Internet of Things” and sometimes expanded to the “Internet of Things and Services.”
It sounded so interesting we knew we need to do some investigatory work to find out what it is meant by the term and how it relates back into domain names, which is the key focus of our company.
What is the Internet of Things?
The term Internet of things refers to the connectivity of people to objects and objects to objects all through the internet.
Dr. Stefan Ferber of Bosch Software Innovations, writing for the Harvard Business Review states that by the year 2015, not only will 75% of the world’s people be connected to the internet by smart phones, computers and other devices, but an additional six billion objects or “things” will be as well.
This worldwide connection of people and objects is the “Internet of Things.”
Basically when you’re reaching for your iPhone to turn on your hot tub from inside the house, turning on your heat or air conditioner from work, turning on your lights before you get home, this is all part of the Internet of Things.
In the future we’re going to be more connected with more people and even more things.
How will this effect domain names?
With more and more people going on line, more and more people will be needing domain names whatever it is they’re doing. We might see that some of these objects or “things” will need their own domain name as well. We’re already going to the website of our thermostat to turn down the heat or logging into our security system through their website.
While sometimes we will be using our devises to open and close doors and turn on or off our lights the businesses behind the action taken will need domain names and the corresponding apps to go along with them.
This need for more domain names or IP’s on the internet will only drive up prices and make good domain names scarcer. We will see the rise in price and competition for those domain names which fit the criteria of the ones everyone wants:
- Short in Length
- Easy to Spell
- Easy to Communicate
While this may force the industry to open up to new domain name extensions, (i.e. – .asia or .net) I believe the dot-com extension will always be the first or the go to, king of the domains.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Internet of Things, way better than I could explain it, and in a more expanded manner and click on the link to read more in the Harvard Business Review.
We’ve also added Dr. Ferber YouTube video where he draws it out on a big board to help you visualize it better.
So what do you think about the Internet of Things and the fact that your thermistat will be talking to your fridge? Does this idea scare you our are you excited for your automated car to tell the oven to heat dinner; we’d love to know.
Thank for checking out the DomFind blog and Vlog. The last Vlog we presented was How to Find a Domain Name but, then we got to thinking, what exactly makes a domain name so appealing or powerful?
We got together and came up with 5 Quick Domain Name Tips that go into making a powerful domain name. It doesn’t matter what type of company or product you are, you need to find a domain name. Likewise, the chances are your domain name is going to be your company name, so you had better make it a powerful one.
Check out our 5 Quick Tips for a Powerful Domain Name:
Our findings and discussions can be brought down to 5 key factors for a company name and they are as follows:
- Don’t wait do secure a domain name. Matt will tell you more in the video but often people develop their business then look for a domain name and can’t find it. Don’t let this happen to you.
- Find a domain name that is less than 10 letters in length. The Vlog will tell you why this is so important, just think easy to remember and communicate.
- Avoid dashes and hyphens. Where do they go and they’re incredibly difficult to communicate.
- Complicated spelling and often confused words should be avoided in your domain name. What words are we talking about? (watch the video)
- Only dot-com domain names are acceptable.
You have to watch the video as Matt goes into each deeper and with great examples and explanations.
Thanks for reading and watching and we welcome your thoughts and any ideas you have for future blogs, please just post them below.
Welcome and thanks for checking out the first of many Vlogs about domain names to come. We know that people learn in all different ways so, in an effort to bring you everything we know about domain names, we’re going bring it to you in different ways, first it was our blog and now the Vlogs.
Our first Vlog is how to find a domain name on our site, brought to you by our Domain Naming Team and in this case, Matt.
In this Vlog he discusses how to use the category list on the left hand side of the website so you can get to the particular area of our website where you’ll find the most fitting domain names for your venture.
Matt will also discuss how, if you need a specific word or part of word included in your domain name, how to use our Domain Name Search Bar at the top right hand side of our site. Here you can check our entire inventory for any of the domain names which include a word or part of word.
Thanks for checking out our first Vlog, and we’re always glad to hear your requests for Vlogs or blogs so, please post them below or on our YouTube page and we’re always happy to get your Domain Name Questions and Answers.
Thanks for reading and watching!