CATEGORY: Domains

Securing a great domain space as a legal professional

If you’re a legal professional you know that finding a great domain name that is SEO optimized is no small task. Even though online search is now the number one way consumers find information and services, it can still be tricky to outrank competitors and ensure that you and your website are actually discovered. That’s where a SEO-rich domain comes into play—but with so many valuable domain names that use traditional endings already registered, this may seem out of reach too.

But looking beyond traditional domain endings can open up new possibilities. New Domains offer those in the legal sector the opportunity to register SEO- and geo-optimized domain extensions that are both memorable and professional.

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

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.