CATEGORY: Websites

Want free DNS management? We’ve got it

A lot of scary words get tossed around when you start creating your first website: SSL certificates, VAT IDs, name servers. And then there are DNS records: Those mysterious things that you know are super important but you just can’t wrap your head around what they are—much less manage them. And worst of all, some companies (we won’t name names!) charge you for it every month.

But you don’t have to be an internet guru to have and manage your own website. Getting online should be easy. That’s why Name.com has free DNS tools that can make all those scary, confusing internet things a little less frightening.

Name Apps: Choosing the best platform for your website

how to choose the best platform for your website

So you’ve bought a New Domain that you love and you’re ready to get a website started. What’s the first thing you do? Choose a platform for creating and maintaining your website!

But with all of the options out there it can be difficult to figure out which platform is right for you. So instead of spending hours on the web researching all of your options, don’t stress—we’ve already done that for you!

In fact, we’ve filled the Name.com Apps page with a ton of platforms, apps, and social media tools to help you create a website you love. Whether you’ve never built a website in your life or you built eight and a half of them last Thursday, you’ll find exactly what you need on the Apps page. And to sweeten the deal even more, we’ve made it ridiculously easy to set up—most platforms and apps can be installed with just the click of a button.

3 ways to highlight your brand with a custom domain

If you own or even work for a small to medium-sized business, you know how difficult it can be to distinguish yourself online. Promoting your products and services via the web is tricky when you only have a matter of moments to capture visitors’ attention before they navigate away from your site. One way to reflect your brand’s personality is by using a New Domain in your URL.

How a New Domain can help you land your next job

how a New Domain can help you land your next job

The way we search for and apply to jobs has changed dramatically over the past few decades. And while it’s not quite time to toss the traditional cover letter and resume, it is time to change the way you present yourself to employers.

The Huffington Post reports that 80% of employers Google potential employees before inviting them to an interview. Yep, that’s right. All of your embarrassing Instagram selfies and Twitter rants will appear right before a hiring manager’s eyes the moment they click Search.

So instead of waiting for a potential employer to stumble across disastrous photos of Spring Break ’08, why not create a standout website with a memorable New Domain?

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.

.VIDEO | For SEO, for simplicity, for only the hottest thing online

There’s a lot going on with video right now. For one, it’s taken over the Internet. Just last Saturday Periscope turned the Pay-Per-View “Fight of the Century” into a free-for-all for anyone with a smart phone. Barely a year ago the Ice Bucket Challenge morphed everyone’s backyard into a set piece for fund raisers dousing themselves in cold water and, in turn, catapulted Facebook past YouTube in video views. Twitter offers video now, as does its offspring Vine, and we probably shouldn’t dismiss Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram beast. Trying to tackle this trend is where your .VIDEO comes in.

Squarespace made even easier

Squarespace makes it easy for anyone to build a website. Yet when it comes time to actually connect your Squarespace site to your domain name it can get pretty confusing—it’s like they’re asking you to calculate the surface area of a cube (brace yourself, more geometry jokes and puns are coming). All of the numbers and letters you are presented with can certainly be intimidating. We’ve come up with a solution: Name.com has created an easy DNS template that will help you add those needed records with a few clicks.