You may have noticed during your various online escapades that the ever familiar HTTP in front of a domain name occasionally turns into the less familiar HTTPS. Depending on your browser, this may also be accompanied by a color change in the address bar to green, a lock symbol, or other signs that make the URL field look different from what you’re used to. What does it mean? Does it really make a difference?
5 things to look for in a quality web host
Hosting is a necessity for anyone who wants to create a website and build their online presence. But many shoppers find themselves at a loss when it comes to choosing a reliable web host and determining which hosting plans are suitable for your needs. Luckily, there are a few basic questions you can ask that can help you choose a web host that is right for you.
5 reasons you need a .LIVE domain for your live streaming channel
Whether you live stream to thousands of viewers each night on Twitch or just use Facebook Live to show grandma and grandpa what you’re making for dinner, live streaming is the latest social media phenomenon, and it’s growing at a rapid rate. Businesses and individuals alike are now asking themselves how live streaming can be used to build their audience, promote engagement, and help them meet personal or business goals.
How to update your Bitly DNS records (and why you need to do it ASAP)
Bitly recently announced in an email to their user base that they are migrating to a new hosting provider, which means that if you are currently using a branded Bitly domain shortener, you need to update your DNS A records before June 29 to prevent your links from breaking. If you have your branded short domain through Name.com, here’s how you can quickly and easily make these changes.
A guide to registering domains for your trademarked brand
Having a trademark is a great way to legally stake a claim on a business, product, service, or phrase, but unfortunately it isn’t a guarantee that everyone will keep away from it forever. Trademark infringements still happens—knowingly or not—so it’s important to keep your defenses up.
MarkMonitor recently released an eBook that helps business owners understand how to protect their trademark through domain registrations. A copy of this guide can be requested here, and you should definitely give it a read when you have some time. But we’ve also created a quick rundown on some of the best ways you can be proactive about protecting your trademark online.
A note on Name.com’s policies and how to spot phone scams
We’ve received reports that several of our customers have been contacted via phone by a scammer who claims to be part of the Name.com support team. This individual tells his or her target that their domain is about to expire and that they need to renew it by giving their credit card information to the person on the line.
This is a scammer, and you should not provide him or her with any information if you are contacted by them.
5 URL forwarding hacks for an epic social media presence
Nowadays it seems like everyone has a social media presence. And it’s not just updates on Facebook anymore—now there’s a wide array of social media sites that let you use video, photos, or even long form content to share updates about yourself and your life.
But how exciting is it, really, to say “Find me on Facebook” or “Look up my Instagram handle”? Wouldn’t it be easier to have a simple way to take your potential connections directly to your profile? By using these 5 domain hacks, you can make it easier than ever for friends and fans to connect with you on your various social media platforms.
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.
We’ve been locked out of our Instagram account and need your help
If you’re a big Instagram user, you may have noticed that we haven’t posted on Name.com’s Instagram account in quite some time. We know—we’ve been locked out of our account for months and we need your help to get it back!
Gear up folks: A live streaming war is about to start
Facebook. YouTube. Twitter.
Aside from being some of the biggest names in social media, these brands share another common trait: They’ve thrown their gloves into the live streaming ring and are now battling it out to see who will come out on top. If this epic struggle proves anything it’s this—live streaming is here to stay.