Masa Takei: The Storyteller

Masa, we’re super excited that you have agreed to share your story with us, our customers and followers. So let’s get to it, we have some questions for you. First off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

I work as a freelance writer, kind of a hunter-gatherer of stories. I’ve written in an array of mediums including magazines and newspapers, online, and for the screen. For example, I wrote stories about traveling through the Northwest Passage for The Globe and Mail and through the Great Bear Rainforest for Explore, created a year-long video series for RadX while building an off-grid cabin on Haida Gwaii, and worked on epically bad feature movies about half-vampires and genetically modified mercenaries. In my wallet I carry a license to go anywhere, talk to anyone, do anything and call it work (as long as I produce something to share). What could be better than that?

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Should you register a .ECO domain? Here’s what you should know before you decide.

Another new gTLD is set to launch in April. Yup, we get it. You have heard this all before …

With the introduction of so many new domain extensions in recent years, businesses and orgs, as well as marketing teams, IP managers and technical administrators of domain portfolios are becoming immune to the messages new gTLDs are putting forth.

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20 of the Best Free High Quality Stock Photo Sites

Need some free stock photos for your next project? Check out our list of top stock photo libraries.


Let’s be honest, most stock photo sites out there charge an arm and a leg for a single image. It’s hard to justify paying a high price for an image that you might only use once but incorporating an image helps keep visitors to your website engaged.

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Is Pokemon Go a fad? Maybe. Should you ignore it? Nope.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Pokemon Go. But seriously, what is it?

Pokemon Go originally started out as an April Fool’s prank by Google back in 2014. It generated so much demand and buzz that Google eventually tasked Niantic Studios with creating the game. Using the lessons it previously learned from Ingress, Niantic used augmented reality to create Pokemon Go.

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Before you move to a new domain name…

Over the past few months, the Support team has been getting a lot of calls and chat messages asking us to change the primary domain of their current website.

While most customers think this is a quick and painless procedure, the reality of it is nowhere close to that. Here are some common misconceptions about moving to a new domain:

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Is your password secure? It might be time to change it again

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In light of recent events, it might be time to change your passwords again.

Last month, news broke out that LinkedIn user data stolen from 2012 were being sold on the dark web. A few weeks later, both Twitter and Myspace reported similar breaches as well. As more hacks are reported every few weeks, it’s perfectly natural to be on edge especially when we share our personal details with these networks.

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Scam websites and emails (and how to avoid them)

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You get an email that appears to be from your bank or from your country’s tax agency indicating that there is an issue with your account. Fervently, you click on the link in the email and follow the steps to fix the issue. Some months later, you start noticing charges that you never authorized on your credit or debit card.

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Save on any .ROCKS and .SOCIAL domain until March

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It’s time to save on domain names! Until March 31, .SOCIAL and .ROCKS domain names are 50% off! .ROCKS domains are only USD $4.00 and .SOCIAL domains are USD $20.00!

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to register a domain name for a new project, business or website, this is a great opportunity to get the domain name that you want. With a .ROCKS and .SOCIAL domain name, there’s so much you can do with these domains.

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A message from Cybele Negris, CEO and Co-Founder

2015 has been another phenomenal year for  In addition to celebrating our 15th anniversary, successfully launched numerous new products and services for our customers. As we approach 2016, we anticipate more innovation and upgrades and seamless continuation of our renowned customer service to support you and your online endeavors.

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.STUDIO and .LIVE domains are now available

Two new domains just launched today: .LIVE and .STUDIO domains are now available for general registration. These two domains are great for business owners, creative professionals, agencies and more! These two domains are now available and here are some ideas on how to maximize the potential of the .STUDIO and .LIVE extensions online.

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