How to set up Two-Step Verification on your Name.com account


With the abundance of news about compromised cyber security and hacking schemes, it’s natural to want to take extra precautions to keep your online information safe.

Two-Step Verification keeps your account extra secure by requiring a time-sensitive code in addition to a traditional login. As opposed to solely relying on a username and password, which can be guessed or figured out by an experienced crook, Two-Step Verification adds an extra layer of security.

Better yet, getting Two-Step Verification set up for your Name.com account is a simple task that can be done in a matter of minutes. Let’s walk through the steps.

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Tabs for everyone: We fixed an annoying bug on Name.com


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(No, not those tabs, these tabs)

For the past couple of years there’s been a persistent bug on Name.com. It wasn’t a big bad bug that caused the website to break or put any users at risk. It was more of a small annoying UI bug that certainly caused frowny faces, sad pandas, and feelings of frustration for our users.

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Hack the Dot is coming to Seattle


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We’re heading to the Pacific Northwest to host a Hack the Dot hackathon with General Assembly at Impact Hub next week. On July 28, 2015, 80 or so people will come together in Seattle to unleash their magical coding abilities and get nerdy. This is the first Hack the Dot to be hosted outside of Colorado, and Seattle was a natural fit to expand to first. Seattle is a city fueled by tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft, and is also home to our parent company Rightside. The people of Seattle are extremely motivated to build products with meaning, and it’s an upbeat and fun tech community.

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Forgot your Name.com password? Here’s how to reset it


We get it—you have a ton of passwords in your life. And the fact that passwords these day require symbols, numbers, capitalization, and a sacrificial goat doesn’t help matters either.

That’s why we’ve made it easy to reset your password with Name.com whenever you need. Here’s how you do it.

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Exciting things we learned from our New Domain survey


We recently asked you delightful folks to participate in a survey to help us understand your thoughts on New Domains and how they’re being used. Thanks to you, we received thousands of responses that let us know what you really think about New Domains. (Thanks survey-takers—you’re the real MVPs!)

Because we’re huge nerds over here and think surveys are cool, we thought it was only fair to share what we learned. 

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Name.com will begin collecting Value Added Tax on Sept. 1, 2015


Name.com is making an important update to its tax collection policy. On Sept. 1, 2015, we’ll begin charging Value Added Tax (VAT), which is a required tax on business-to-customer transactions in the European Union.

If you’re a business in the European Union you can get an exemption from this tax by submitting your VAT ID from within your Name.com account. It’s recommended that you submit your ID as soon as possible, because VAT will result in an approximate 20 percent increase in charges, and is collected for both manual and automatic transactions (like recurring billing). However, VAT is refundable if you submit your ID after Sept. 1.

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Google just announced how they’ll rank New Domains like .news and .ninja


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Google has just announced how they are going to handle the ranking of the new domains like .news, .social, .ninja, and .video. The gist: they’ll be ranked exactly the same as .com and .net.

Google published a post that gives insight into how Google will handle these New Domains in searches, with the intent of getting rid of the misconceptions as to how they’ll treat the new domain extensions. Here are some of the questions that Google gave answers to:

Q: How will new gTLDs affect search? Is Google changing the search algorithm to favor these TLDs? How important are they really in search? 
A: Overall, our systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs (like .com & .org). Keywords in a TLD do not give any advantage or disadvantage in search.

Q: What about IDN TLDs such as  ...

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Bottoms Rupp: Celebrate .CO’s 5th birthday by saving some cash


.CO is turning five-years-old this year! To celebrate this milestone event, we’re offering .CO registrations for just $5.05 at Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (July 23, 2015). You’ll need to head over to the Bottoms Rupp page at 3 p.m. MT to find out the promo code, so bookmark it now if you haven’t already!

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How to get a website for your New Domain


Congratulations! You purchased your very own domain from Name.com. Now you have a fully functioning website and you’re ready to get started … right?

Slow down there speed racer! Although your newly purchased domain is all yours, there are still a couple steps you need to take to get your website up and running. Luckily, there are plenty of options available for quickly and easily linking an existing website or setting up a new one.

When you head on over to Name.com Apps, you’ll see just how many options you have for setting up a site. Whether your preferred platform is Blogger, Facebook, SquareSpace, or something else, setup is typically just a click away.

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Say hello to Name.com’s new copywriter


Hi there!

My name is Allison Chowdhury and I am thrilled to be joining Name.com as the new copywriter! I was tasked to create an introductory post so you can learn all about me, but after reading this work of art, I’m a bit daunted by the task of making this post as exciting as possible.

After extensive contemplation (OK, more like five minutes), I figured I’d just list random facts about myself and hope for the best. So without further adieu, I present 10 things you didn’t know about me.

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