ROCKHOST.COM, Inc. is now the registry for over 400 domain name extensions, a CloudFlare certified partner, and an HTTPS website & SSL webcasting provider.
The three major .TLDs, .a.k.a. “top level domains”, .com, .net, .org, are no longer the only considerations in domain name ownership. In the time since ROCKHOST.COM, Inc.’s inception in 2001, more than 1300 top level domain names have been recognized. The Verisign executive summary breaks down over 350 million total domain name registrations as of the last quarter. 400 of which are available through ROCKHOST.COM, Inc.
Years after the dot com explosion, a shortage of concise one word domain names lead to the addition of a hundred new top level domain names (.TLDs). Subsequently, the others soon followed suite. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a complete listing of ROCKHOST.COM, Inc. top level domains.
ICANN Rules and Regulations
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the entity who governs domain name registries and allocates IP addresses across the world wide web. ICANN resolves disputes over ownership and trademarks as well as imposes the following rules and regulations for the domain name system (DNS).
- Minimum 2 characters
- Maximum 63 characters
- Alphanumeric only
- May enclose hyphen
- Not case sensitive
.TLD Time Table
- 60 days non transferrable
- 40 days expiration grace
- 1 year minimum term
- 10 year maximum term
Top Level Domains
The following generic top level domains are available to the public for purchase through the ROCKHOST.COM, Inc. registry. Browse hundreds of .tld extensions by category such as food and drink, the arts, lifestyle and leisure, etc. The domain name search tool will make suggestions based on your input.
.ac, .acadamy, .account, .accountants, .actor, .agency, .airforce, .am, .apartments, .archi, .army, .art, .asia, .associates, .attorney, .auction, .audio, .band, .bar, .barcelona, .bargains, .bayern, .be, .beer, .berlin, .best, .bet, .bid, .bike, .bingo, .bio, .biz, .black, .blackfriday, .blog, .blue, .boston, .boutique, .build, .builders, .business, .buzz, .ca, .cab, .cafe, .cam, .camera, .camp, .capital, .cards, .care, .careers, .casa, .cash, .catering, .center, .ceo, .ch, .chat, .cheap, .christmas, .church, .city, .claims, .cleaning, .click, .clinic, .clothing, .cloud, .club, .co, .com, .coach, .codes, .college, .cool, .coffee, .community, .company, .computer, .condos, .construction, .contractors, .consulting, .cooking, .country, .coupons, .courses, .credit, .cricket, .cruises, .cymru, .dance, .date, .dating, .de, .deals, .degree, .democrat, .dental, .dentist, .desi, .design, .diamonds, .diet, .directory, .digital, .direct, .discount, .doctor, .dog, .domains, .download, .earth, .education, .education, .email, .energy, .engineer, .engineering, .enterprises, .equipment, .es, .estate, .eu, .eus, .events, .exchange, .expert, .express, .exposed, .fail, .faith, .family, .fans, .farm, .fashion, .film, .finance, .financial, .fish, .fishing, .fit, .fitness, .flights, .florist, .flowers, .fm, .football, .forsale, .foundation, .fr, .fun, .fund, .furniture, .futbol, .fyi, .gal, .gallery, .garden, .gift, .gifts, .gives, .glass, .global, .gmbh, .gold, .graphics, .gratis, .green, .gripe, .group, .gs, .guid, .guitars, .guru, .hamburg, .haus, .healthcare, .help, .hiphop, .hockey, .holdings, .holiday, .horse, .hospital, .host, .house, .how, .immo, .immobilien, .in, .industries, .info, .ink, .institutes, .insure, .international, .investments, .io, .irish, .it, .jetzt, .jewelry, .jp, .kaufen, .kim, .kitchen, .kiwi, .la, .land, .lawyer, .lease, .legal, .lgbt, .li, .life, .lighting, .limited, .limo, .link, .live, .loan, .loans, .lol, .london, .love, .ltd, .ltda, .maison, .management, .market, .marketing, .mba, .me, .media, .melbourne, .memorial, .men, .menu, .miami, .mobi, .moda, .moe, .mom, .money, .mortgage, .ms, .nagoya, .name, .navy, .net, .network, .news, .ninja, .nl, .nyc, .okinawa, .onl, .online, .ooo, .org, .osaka, .paris, .partners, .parts, .party, .pe, .pet, .photo, .photography, .photos, .physio, .pics, .pictures, .pizza, .pink, .place, .plumbing, .plus, .poker, .press, .pro, .productions, .promo, .property, .properties, .pub, .pw, .qpon, .quebec, .racing, .recipes, .red, .rehab, .reise, .reisen, .rent, .rentals, .repair, .report, .republican, .rest, .restaurant, .review, .rip, .rocks, .rodeo, .run, .ryukyu, .sale, .salon, .sarl, .school, .schule, .science, .scot, .services, .sg, .sh, .shoes, .shiksha, .shopping, .show, .singles, .site, .ski, .soccer, .social, .software, .solar, .solutions, .soy, .srl, .stream, .studio, .study, .style, .supplies, .supply, .support, .surf, .surgery, .sydney, .systems, .tattoo, .tax, .taxi, .team, .technology, .tel, .tennis, .theater, .tienda, .tips, .tires, .today, .tokyo, .tools, .top, .tours, .town, .toys, .trade, .training, .tube, .tv, .uk, .university, .uno, .us, .vacations, .vegas, .ventures, .vet, .vg, .viajes, .video, .villas, .vin, .vip, .vision, .vodka, .vote, .voto, .voyage, .wales, .watch, .webcam, .website, .wedding, .wiki, .win, .wine, .work, .works, .world, .wtf, .xyz, .yoga, .yokohama, .zone
When I grow up I want to be an audio engineer. Ok, I admit it. Don’t tell my wife. Yes, I am a thirty eight year old child. I sit at the card table with my nieces amid adults on Thanksgiving. I still play with toys: Transformers, Star Wars Legos, etc.
Sound though, sound is something magical for all ages that you can not touch or see. Some say music is a drug. I am an addict. Before I could legally consume alcohol, before I had hearing loss, I was a student of The Recording Workshop in Chilicothe, OH. Not exactly glamorous surroundings, the locals were violent hillbillies…Still, the twelve hour sessions stuck. I learned a trade.
I didn’t exactly hit the big time, fumbling my resume from studio to studio begging for an internship. Then again, I use the skills to my advantage all the time. During tracking, mixing, or the most recent example shown here – The new ROCKHOST.COM Shoutcast reseller hosting promo. Lots of effort went into the voiceover, yes that’s me, and background music which I’d like to personally and publicly thank Steve Hammond for sharing. It’s gold Stevie, gold. If there was ever one guy who I’d like to see “make it”, it’s you.
The concept for this marketing video came to me as I was standing in my garden, in Kansas, in the summertime…The script wrote itself. Enjoy!
I’m not a big blogger, but it’s down to either this or my 2013 taxes. So, hello, good morning, and thank you for reading.
With all the confusion as of late regarding new land rush domains, .band., .bike., etc., soothe yourself with peace of mind. Now is a better time than any to invest in .com and .net. Both TLDs are the most widely recognizable in the world. Take out the guess work. Register today.
I’m proud to say I own the .com for my band and business.
Hello citizens of ROCKHOST.COM,
Last week I had the chance to roadtrip, server in tow, up to an undisclosed Kansas City datacenter which shall remain unnamed as I got myself into a minor social media conspiracy via a Foursquare check-in. The military like cold war secrecy of technology does exist. I can tell you that much first hand from the tour. Hell, I had to bring a passport just to get in the front door and separate premade key card for full access to the racks. The drama wasn’t exclusive to location, but rather that I identified myself in a picture against a node of mysterious hardware otherwise known as the cloud.
Now what kind’a rock n’ roll outlaw would I be if I didn’t rebel a little? ;^)
Pretty interesting field trip for a guy who works from home. Thanks to Tom L for the handshake and warm welcome.
This month marks the 10 year anniversary of ROCKHOST.COM. Been a long time comin’, that’s for sure. Since our inception, the Internet has grown rampantly, expanding much like the universe. No literally, by about one zettabyte, or ten to the twenty first power, to be exact (NERD ALERT!). Datacenters now use 1/5 of the world’s energy. Humanity’s dependency on technology is an addiction stronger than foreign oil or the coffee at NASA. And I’m no better. I’m not gon’na lie. I sleep with my iPhone. On the rare occurance there is a server outage I receive a 911 SMS alert – a kind of pop culture pager for geek emergencies I suppose. Meanwhile, my teenage son is sending over 10,000 text messages a month. That’s a 16 year old male people. The times they are a-changin’.
In 1982 the Commodore 64 was introduced for $595 and held 320 kilobytes of data per floppy disk, which most notably had to be flipped like a record – 160 kilobytes per side. Oh, and the memory you ask? Take a wild guess (hint: 64 ???). Nowadays devices come with 1,000 times the storage if not more. Over the past decade web hosting standards have dramatically escalated as well, bringing us to what I can only describe as an excess amount of disk space at our disposal. So long story long, if you are an old school ROCKHOST.COM customer and would like to request an account review we may be more than willing to increase your disk quota and possibly your bandwidth limit free of charge. Please hit us up through the Client Portal by opening a new Support Ticket.
NOTE: Below is an interview outtake from the summer 2011 WHIR issue. Justin Lee questions myself, Seth Cole, on the history of ROCKHOST.COM.
Hey Justin, I had myself all psyched up for the phone interview, ha ha, but this will probably be better for me in the long run. All these years of playing loud rock music has made my hearing rather shoddy. I probably would have been saying “what?” a lot whether your phone was cutting out or not. :^)
So let’s see here…I guess I’ll repost the questions and answer below them. Sound good? Hope so. Oh, one thing I do want to mention before I get started is the timing of this whole interview. You said the next WHIR comes out in August, right? Well, it just so happens that ROCKHOST.COM was founded in August 2001. I plan on making a big deal of our ten-year anniversary. That’s a lifetime in the hosting industry if you ask me. Anyway, without further ado, here goes nothing….
How did you get into the niche market of providing hosting services for rock bands and online radio stations?
By accident really, back in 1999 my band at the time was touring the country. Booking shows was a really tedious task because long ago you had to snail mail press kits. Nobody had their music available online. I swear I was at the post office every other day. Before long I was searching for a better way to distribute our freebies and impress the right people. Luckily, for my sake, I did because then things began to snowball. Other bands and venues were soon coming to me for help. Long story short, that’s how ROCKHOST.COM was born.
How do you find your clients, or alternatively, how do they find you?
I think word of mouth is specifically important for my business, or any business really. Bands can’t help but network when drinking beer, loading gear, and playing shows. Hell, that’s how I met many of my most loyal clients–in person at a show. I think they like the fact that they can relate to me and I’m not a suit (sorry big wigs).
Do you advertise your services on music websites?
Of course, that would be pretty hard to overlook. I think places like streamfinder.com, stonerrock.com, and radiotoolbox.com have a pretty high conversion ratio for my business. I tried MySpace but that didn’t work out so well. Plus I’m a little jaded because when MySpace first blew up, I took a pretty serious hit to my bottom line.
What services do you provide your clients?
Well, we offer the standard domain name registration and web hosting type stuff, but the thing that put us over the top is streaming media. If somebody comes to me and wants to find an audio or video solution, I can usually pull something out of my bag of tricks. Between Shoutcast, Icecast, Flash, Quicktime, and Windows we can cover almost any event or broadcast. ROCKHOST.COM has hosted live Beastie Boys dj shows, Sub Pop listen parties, medical marijuana security cams, Sunday morning church services, high school football games, you name it.
Are these services all built into a one-stop package, or is it a la carte?
Neither really, for the most part, we try to stay away from anything that is too cookie cutter. You can get the basics from us just like you can any other provider, but the real story, the real grit, goes on behind the scenes here at ROCKHOST.COM. I try to view every situation as unique. So there are a lot of special work-arounds, hacks, and custom-coding jobs. Oh, and a lot of satisfied customers. :^)
Is there anything particularly unique that goes into offering hosting services specifically for bands that you wouldn’t normally find with other clients, such as an online retail store?
To some degree all bands need the same things. Most commonly they want people hear their music online. I mean that’s the whole point, right? That is key. But yes, selling music is also a big deal which is why we offer add-on products like Payment Gateways, SSL Certificates, SEO–yada yada–blah blah.
And just out of my own curiousity, who are some of your favourite bands and artists?
Wow, that’s a loaded question, for sure. You may regret that one, Justin. Ha ha. I guess I discovered my love of music through skateboarding in junior high. So my roots go back to punk rock (Sex Pistols, Misfits, Descendents, Black Flag, etc.), but that was only able to satisfy the thirst of a hormonal teenager for so long. My tastes blossomed into the Seattle grunge genre when I was a freshman in high school: The Melvins, Seaweed, Earth, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Nirvana, L7, to name a few. Then that took me deep into metal: Slayer, Motorhead, Metallica, Megadeth, and Danzig etc., which finally opened the door to all forms, types, kinds, genres, whatevers of music. I guess lastly I’ll just go into Oscar speech mode and do some name dropping of my faves: Jesus Lizard, Social Distortion, Urge Overkill, Sonic Youth, Bottom, Willie Nelson, Blondie, Motley Crue, Dinosaur Jr., Patsy Cline, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Man or Astro-man?, Fu Manchu, Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett, The Stray Cats, The Cars, Tom Petty, The Hellacopters, Sleep, Reverand Horton Heat, Oasis, Speedealer, Zeke, and Filthy Jim…cue the music…
You don’t get to spout off at the mouth like that very often, thanks WHIR!