Share Your Best You: Using New Domain Names Part 1


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The best part about New Domains? They say what you do, and how good you are at doing it.

No matter what you do for a living or what your hobbies are, having an online presence is important. If you’re looking for a job, people will be Googling you. If they’re looking for information about your business, they’ll be Googling you. If you meet someone offline and want to tell them about your website, you want to make it easy to remember … so that they don’t have to Google you.

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Shortcut to Awesome: Using Your New Domain Names Part 2


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Now you can make the right first impression with URL forwarding.

You’ve probably carefully cultivated your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages so that they give a great first impression. The problem can be getting people to those pages when you meet in real, actual life.

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Looking Good is Easy: Using Your New Domain Names Part 3


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You can turn your domain name into an email address.

You use your email address every day—probably even more often than your website. It’s the single-most visible part of your online presence. When you make first contact with a potential customer, client, or employer, it’s not your website they’ll see first. It’s your email address.

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You Can Build a Website: Using Your New Domain Names Part 4


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So far, we’ve covered URL forwarding and email addresses. Those are two ways to start using your domain that require very little time and technical know-how.

You’re probably thinking that getting a website is a whole different animal—that you need to know all the ins and outs of HTML, CSS, DNS, and a bunch of other acronyms that you simply don’t have the time to figure out.

But getting a website is actually pretty easy. Seriously. There are a ton of options for creating a great-looking website without any coding skills, like WordPress, the Name.com website builder, Squarespace, Medium, and Wix.

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How to get noticed by employers when graduating


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Graduating from college is a pretty exciting time, but things can get pretty daunting when you realize you’re about to step foot into the real world. You’re going to be hunting down a job at the same time as thousands of other new graduates, which means there will be intense competition for great jobs around April, May, and June. To rise to the top of the resume pile, you should be doing things that make you stand out in the crowd. We have the perfect simple idea to help you get noticed, and get hired.

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$0.99 .COM/.NET Domains!!!


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They are as rare as a triple rainbow. They are as coveted as having Chuck Norris as your best friend. They are $0.99 .COM/.NET domain names, and they are coming to Name.com. Let’s do this in the kind of large font that screams urgency and excitement:

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Recap of Hack the Dot Hackathon at Galvanize gSchool


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We sponsored the Hack the Dot domain hackathon last night, and it was insanely fun! The way this hackathon worked was 35 coders came and were randomly assigned to 7 teams. The teams were then all told one domain name, and had to come up with funny and functional websites for that name. In this case, the domain was croissant.forsale. The teams came up with ideas for croissant.forsale ranging from Tinder for buying croissants, to a funky croissant workout tool. Ultimately, Tinder for croissants took the win and there will be something up on croissant.forsale showing off their creation within the next few days.

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Discounted Domains are Back for Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour


Five-dollar domains will dominate our two-hour Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour. Today it’s promo code COMMERCE! for discounted domains to help you sell online. Fresh new domain names with ridiculous availability like .MARKET, . FORSALE and .AUCTION for only 5 bucks. And, for the over 100 million German speakers of the world, .HAUS and .KAUFEN are also only 5 DOLLARS during the two hours of Bottoms Rupp.

Go ahead and get a head start by finding the 5-dollar domain you’d like. Simply click below and let the addictive process of discount domain shopping begin:

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The deals will begin at 3pm MST and end two hours later at 5. Simply use promo code COMMERCE! and you’ll save up to 30 (well, $29.99) bucks a domain name. That’s crazy...

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Be more awesome online with our forwarding tools


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If you’re looking for the best tools to be more awesome online, then look no further! We’ve streamlined our forwarding tools to help bring your domain names to life right away. The tools are FREE, and they make it so that you can easily connect your domain to any online presence that you already have. This means that, for example, if you had the domain alex.social, you could work some forwarding magic to make your domain automagically forward to your LinkedIn profile (see this example in action here: alex.social).

What are these tools?

URL Forwarding: this is exactly what we showed in our example above. You can take your domain and make it forward to any destination online. If you have a popular YouTube channel, existing website with a long URL, popular Twitter account, etc...

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Domain Names are Better Than Tacos: Impetus for the Domain Awareness Tour


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We’re traveling the globe and sharing the greatness of domain names. Why? Because domains are amazing. And listen, we’re not some bunch of narcissistic snots all loaded up on how great our stuff is. For years we didn’t share much at all. And then corporate came in and was like, “You guys do know how to make money, right?” and we realized that we were hogging all the goodness. Us and our geek friends were keeping close guard on our divine website magic.

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