Announcing OPTUS.BANK!

Another community bank has rebranded to a .BANK domain name. The .BANK domain extension is one of 1200 new top-level-domain extensions launched a few years ago to provide consumers and businesses greater choices for internet addresses. What distinguishes .BANK from most of the other extensions is that it has strict eligibility criteria and mandatory security requirements for all active websites. As a result, websites ending in .BANK are considered more secure by consumers than bank websites ending in .COM or .NET.
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Amazon starts to reveal plans for .BOT TLD

Amazon has announced a discovery tool for Alexa skills using HOME.BOT.
The .BOT domain extension is part of Amazon’s strategy for the artificial intelligence market. Eligibility is currently limited to owners of published software bots. Amazon intends to utilize .BOT as a discovery tool for artificial intelligence applications. The HOME.BOT tool enables consumers to discover new and interesting Alexa skills that help them complete a task or solve a problem and serves as a new way for customers to discover skills, providing them the ability to browse skills through a rotating selection of Amazon-curated tasks and skills collections. For more information, go to https://www.encirca.com/bot.
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Do software developers need .DEV?

Historically, .dev has been the realm of programmers who needed a fake domain for programmer testing. The domain never really existed, they just told their computers to pretend it does. But once Google Registry added .dev to their group of TLDs (which include .app and .page) the days of programmers using .dev for testing were numbered.

Starting today, Google is offering .dev as a secure domain for developers and technology. To ensure that .dev is secure, Google just launched .dev and added the whole TLD to the HSTS preload list.
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Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year from EnCirca.
Wishing you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year.
It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals for 2018, and we look forward to contributing to your success next year.
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