Business

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.

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Rembrandt: Social media branding made easy


Have you ever created a new brand only to find that social media handles of the same name were already taken? Not a fun experience.

If you’re very ambitious, you might check ahead of time to make sure your brand name is available across all platforms. While we give you serious props for that, there are likely more valuable ways to use your time than jumping from social platform to social platform, trying out different handles. But we have some good news: There’s a tool that will do it for you.

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YouTube, you lose? The surprising video platform that gets the most views


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At Name.com, we make a lot of videos.

We rely on them to sell products, share information, and bring joy. But we also relied too much on YouTube as our sole source of video exposure. It’s an easy trap to get caught in: YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, and the two of them together are search engine beasts. Google is the #1 online search engine and YouTube is #2.

The one thing these internet giants lack is engagement—or at least the engagement you want. YouTube comments can be the internet’s bathroom stall of conversation.

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You’re not completely restricted to just 140-characters on Twitter anymore


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Twitter just removed the 140-character limit on Direct Messages, which means you can send full messages privately now. A lot of people are pretty happy about this, especially brands that provide customer service via Twitter, since this means no more fragmented statements.

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Designers rejoice! Our Website Builder just got cooler and more customizable


Website designers out there, we’re about to make you very, very happy. Recent changes to the Business version of the Name.com Website Builder have made the platform even more convenient for you and your clients.

While there are tons of new features to explore, these are some of our favorite capabilities.

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Name Apps: 4 social media tools to simplify your life


Social media is one of the most important ways to reach an audience nowadays. Whether you are promoting a business service or your latest blog post, a solid social media strategy is an excellent way to increase your content’s exposure.

But maintaining five-plus social accounts, responding to questions and comments, and tracking the performance of your posts all the while can be tricky without the right tools. Rather than scrambling to monitor your accounts individually, there are a number of social media tools that can simplify your life.

As we continue with part two of our Name.com Apps highlights, (see the first post here!) check out our favorite social media tools.

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Name Apps: Choosing the best platform for your website


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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.

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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.

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How a New Domain can help you land your next job


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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?

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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.

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