INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Don't Move Out If You Get One Of These Emails
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month's FAQ
What's The Story Behind The New Domain Names?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In April
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
How To Turn On Private Browsing On Your Browser
Hello NCKCN internet members
April begins with the silly practical jokes of April Fools' Day and there's no reason we can't continue that light-hearted attitude throughout the month. To help keep a spring in your step, check out this issue's cool-as-a-spring-breeze Pinterest pins plus websites featuring Earth Day, egg recipes, outdoor entertaining, and the Hope diamond. You'll also enjoy two amazing videos about a lucky tornado survivor and brave tower climbers.
Of course, it can't be all fun and games. We also include a heads-up about emails claiming to be from lenders or landlords with malicious attachments, educate you about new domain names, and teach you how to turn on private browsing on your browser.
The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.
To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!
- The NCKCN Team
Question: For years, most website addresses ended in .com, .net, and .org. Lately, however, I've been seeing more variety in domain names. Why is that?
Answer: What you're describing is the expansion in the number of generic top-level domains, known as gTLDs. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided in 2012 that the 22 existing gTLDs — including .com, .net, and .org — weren't enough. So, ICANN decided to allow up to 1,400 new gTLDs. ICANN claimed, "These additional gTLDs will enhance competition, innovation and choice in the Domain Name space, providing a wider variety of organizations, communities and brand new ways to communicate with their audiences."
As you've seen, new gTLDs such as .app, .sports, .club, and .healthcare have already started to launch. Many more of these domains are in the process of being brought to market; it's a long and complicated procedure that's designed to include protections for trademark holders and give average users a fair shake at getting the names they want.
Private, or incognito, browsing is designed to keep your browsing history away from the eyes of casual snoopers. In other words, someone who jumps on your computer won't see where you've been online. Every major Web browser – Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera – has private browsing. When you turn this feature on, your browser won't record your browsing history and will ignore ad-tracking cookies.
For instructions on how to turn on private browsing, click on the icon below for your browser.
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