This month’s promo was inspired by a true work of stock photo art. Perhaps you’ll just come away from this post armed with a shiny new promo code that you can use all month long to register and renew .COM and .NET domains for unbelievable prices—but we believe it is our civic duty to show the world this phenomenal set of images, which are unlike any we’ve seen before.
New Domain Ninjas | Election updates, vampire dramas, and choose your own adventures
It’s been another great month of discovering new ways that Name.com customers are taking advantage of New Domains. From big name companies like Lyft to small creative wiring communities, here’s some of our favorite new examples of New Domains in action.
New Domain extensions and SEO: Here’s what we know
The debate about the impact that New Domains have on SEO has been hotly disputed over the past couple of years, but the evidence speaks for itself: More and more cases of New Domains organically reaching top search results are coming to our attention each day. Is this simply because they are a New Domain? No. Google has already said that New Domains are treated exactly the same way as traditional domains.
SEO has long been a puzzle that has very few concrete answers, so adding New Domains into the mix means even more mysteries about what algorithms are looking for and how websites are ranked. Here’s what know so far about New Domain extensions and their SEO impact.
The host(ing) with the most is at Name.com
When you’re gearing up to start a new business, you might find that there are a lot of associated costs you might not have expected. Between hiring employees, paying overhead costs, and launching your advertising efforts, paying a steep price for a website is the last thing you want to do. With Name.com Hosting starting at less than $5 a month, it’s easy to get your website off the ground and start connecting with more prospective customers online.
Defensive domains and politics: The good, bad, and really bad
Are you already sick of hearing about the upcoming U.S. presidential election? Us too. But if there’s anything we can’t resist, it’s great examples of domains in action—and this election has been a glowing example of why you should consider defensively registering domains and the consequences of not doing so.
We’ve already discussed the disaster that is jebbush.com (Hint: It redirects to Donald Trump’s website), but it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to domains being jokingly and sometimes maliciously redirected to unexpected places. Here’s a rundown of the good, the bad, and the really bad websites out there that are being used ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election
Bottoms Rupp | Jam out with these discounted domains
The words “domain sale” are music to our ears … so it’s fitting that these music-themed domain extensions will be on sale during this week’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour.
We’re wrapping up Health Week at Name.com
So we hate to say it, but here at the Name.com office health is not always our forte. Our kitchen is regularly stocked with M&Ms, potato chips, and sodas, and we end Fridays by drinking a beer or two from the kegerator. But our Office Manager Kristen challenged us to take one week to step up our exercise game, learn about living a healthy life, and choose carrots over cookies.
Work on the go with this professional email service
If you’ve ever set up a free email account on Gmail, you know it’s pretty epic for a free email option. But a time comes when your inbox starts running out of space, you find yourself in need of a better document sharing solution, and you long for an email ending that reflects your business or brand.
Good news: You can have the best of both words.
Are you a startup business? Here’s 3 reasons to choose .IO for your website
For a long time, .IO was the dark horse of domain names, making quiet but steady progress as it climbed the ranks of highly-demanded domains. Now, it’s one of the frontrunners in the domain space, and is the go-to for startups who are looking to establish an online presence.
Here’s why .IO domains are an excellent choice for startup businesses.
Use this free tool to register domains with non-Latin characters
If you’re an English speaker, it’s easy to take for granted how Latin character friendly the internet is. But if your native language uses non-Latin characters, it can be frustrating for you and your visitors to have to adopt English words and phrases for your website.
Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, allow URLs to display in your local language rather than relying on English phrases. This is achieved by converting random strings of characters, known as Punycode, to non-Latin characters, known as Unicode. Here’s how you can use Name.com’s free Punycode to Unicode converter to create your own IDN.