Toys R Us, the iconic retailer of our childhood, filed for bankruptcy this month, citing a lack of traffic to their brick-and-mortar stores as one of the reasons why the business has been on a slow downward spiral. Their lackluster online store and their inability to compete with online retail giants like Amazon proves that having a customer-facing storefront is no longer enough to bring consistent business through the door. If you own a brick-and-mortar business that sells goods, it’s time to seriously consider taking your shop online.
To have and to hold: My love/hate relationship with Facebook
I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Over the past few years, they’ve rolled out features later deemed to be totally unnecessary—Mashable rounded up a few of my favorite Facebook flops that I love to hate.
What’s the difference between a static and dynamic IP address?
As one of the security measures offered by Name.com, customers can change the account settings so that it can only be accessed via certain approved IP addresses. However, this can cause problems if you are not sure if you have a dynamic or static IP address. Here’s how you can tell the difference between the two and why it matters.
4 videos to help you set up and use hosting
If you’re new to hosting, learning the ins and outs of getting your website functioning properly can involve a bit of a learning curve. We’ve put together some of our best video tutorials to teach you a few hosting basics so you can get your website up and running.
How to protect your Instagram account after the recent hack
Have you been noticing some strange things happening on your favorite celebrity’s Instagram account? A recent data breach allowed hackers to get their hands on the contact details of hundreds of notable figures and potentially millions of regular users’ account information—including yours.
What’s new on Name.com, August edition
As always, our team has been busy rolling out a few UI/UX changes on Name.com this month to address customer feedback and make the site better than ever. Here are a few highlights of what’s new.
Game of Phones: Which smartphone will break the wheel?
Cover image source: Rozetked, YouTube
As the years have passed and hand-held technology has continued to evolve, the smartphone battle has gotten intense. Apple’s iPhone 8 (X), Google’s Pixel 2, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 are all trying to break the wheel while generating hype across the internet. So who will take the phone throne during this year’s releases? While there’s still a lot of rumored features that have yet to be officially announced, these three contenders aren’t holding back. Here’s the rundown.
Good news: You can now add Prologue to an existing domain
That’s right folks: It’s the update we’ve all been waiting for.
4 tips for increasing your blog traffic
Once you start your first blog, write an incredible article, and hit that publish button, it’s easy to expect the blog views to roll in overnight. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens—it takes active promotion and a little strategy to build a blog audience. If you’re first starting out, here are a few tips for driving more traffic to your blog posts.
How to install WordPress through Name.com hosting
Ready to start a WordPress blog? Most people don’t know that it’s simple to set up via third-party hosting, where you have most control over your domain and website.
While our WordPress hosting product is great for beginners, more experienced website creators might want to have the full access that comes with one of our hosting packages. Here’s how to manually install WordPress on your website via an existing hosting plan.