It's hard to believe, but .com is all grown up. The domain we all know and love turns 30 this year. With roughly 116.5 million domains ending in ".com" - the most of any domain and more than all of the 25 next largest registries combined - .com's dominance is unquestionable. During the past 30 years, the Amazon isn't just the world's largest river, tweeting isn't just for the birds and "yahoo" means more than impending excitement.
To celebrate this monumental milestone of the World Wide Web's most recognized domain-and all the brilliant, online businesses that have flourished because of it-Verisign, the global leader in domain names and internet security, is helping the next generation of entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground with a chance to win up to $35,000 by sharing their best and brightest .com name.
I had the amazing opportunity to interview Bill Rancic, TV personality, businessman and entrepreneur and the first winner of Donald Trump's show, "The Apprentice".
Bill is not only an entrepreneur, he's an accomplished author, speaker, restaurateur, husband and father. We chatted about the dot.com anniversary, his role as one of 4 expert judges in the contest, along with some sound advice from this down-to-earth man!
Registering a creative, memorable and keyword-rich .com domain name through one of Verisign's registrars and entering it in the #InternetOfficial contest by April 30, 2015 could land a budding entrepreneur $35,000.