Domains

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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Name collisions in a nutshell, or: How to get a previously unreleased domain name


The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Keep your mitts up: How to protect against unauthorized domain transfers


This post is meant to give you recommendations on how to prevent a potential domain hijack before it happens, because once a domain transfers to another registrar it can be difficult to re-acquire, especially if the transfer was in compliance with ICANN policy. If the registrar is not willing to transfer the domain back into your control then your options for recovery become very limited.

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We’ve updated URL forwarding, and it rocks!


URL forwarding is an incredible tool. You can use it to easily shorten cumbersome URLs for your existing sites. Why send someone to mysite12345.tumblr.com when they could go to yourname.rocks instead? Another great use is to brand your social media channels. While speaking at an event recently, I set up angeladaniels.ninja to forward to my LinkedIn profile. This was so much easier to put into my presentation than the full LinkedIn URL or a username that is easily forgettable. With URL forwarding, it was easy to connect with new professional contacts using a memorable domain name that made me stand out from the crowd.

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Get $1.00 .NINJA domains on the most awesome ninja day of all


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Ninjas are awesome 365 days a year. They’re awesome 366 days in a leap year. But there’s one day when they’re particularly awesome in there sneakiness/efficiency/precision/etc. And that day is today: The International Day Of The Ninja.

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December 2014 promo code: Put on your leotard and JAZZERCISE


OK, we have to be honest. There’s no specific reason we made this video. There was no promotional or domain-themed tie in. We just thought it’d be fun to put on some spandex, learn an ’80s aerobics routine, and dance to Taylor Swift. AND IT WAS SUPER DUPER FUN, and now we have this video. So in honor of our tribute to “Shake It Off,” your December 2014 promo code is JAZZERCISE. Use it to receive $10.25 pricing on .COM and .NET renewals and registrations. The promo code is valid through December 31, 2014.

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Thinking about a law career? Control your online image with .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY


Maybe you’re just starting college, and you’re already thinking about law school. Maybe you’re in law school. Maybe you’ve already passed the bar. No matter what stage you’re at in your law career, it’s important to think about how your name will be perceived online. Trust and image are important in the law field, no matter which direction your career takes you, and one of the easiest ways to control your image is by registering your name as a .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain name.

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The November promo code wears its mustache proudly


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We’re big fans of Movember here at Name.com, and we’ll be having another Movember contest within our office. This year we’re keeping track of our progress at www.stache.ninja, which—not coincidentally at all!—is the inspiration for our November promo code. Use STACHENINJA through Nov. 30 for $10.25 registrations and renewals on .COM and .NET domains. The code is also good for 20% off new .NINJA registrations.

What else can you save on this month?

Glad you asked! There’s no promo code required for these sales (new registrations only):

  • .REVIEWS for $8.99
  • .SOCIAL for $11.99
  • .ROCKS for $6.99 when bundled with any other registration

Got it? Now go shave your face let out your inner Ron Swanson or Magnum P.I. And register a few domains.

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Get your new website started with $9.25 .COM and .NET domains


If you’ve got an idea for a new website, there’s no time like the present. Start a search, lock down the domain you’ve got in mind, and start building. And here’s a little extra incentive to help you get started: From now through Nov. 4, you can use the promo code GOFISH at checkout and the registrations (and renewal!) price for .COM and .NET domains will be just $9.25.

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.NYC has arrived. Get one today, New Yorkers.


If you’re in one of the Five Boroughs, the day has finally come. Starting today you can register your very own .NYC domain name, whether it’s for personal use, a business, or an organization. It’s your opportunity to show the online world that you’re a proud New Yorker.

As part of today’s .NYC launch, we’re joining up with Neustar (the .NYC registry) to sponsor a Name.com/.NYC-themed cab that will be giving complimentary rides throughout Queens. Name.com’s Jared Ewy will be there too, helping people register .NYC domain names and promoting all sorts of .NYC goodness.

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