Etsy recently announced a big change that’s going to help its user base of online sellers brand their eCommerce stores more effectively. Pattern by Etsy, a website building tool geared toward eCommerce, now allows artists, crafters, and other Etsy sellers to conduct their businesses through custom domain names and websites.
Say hello to .コム—the Japanese .COM
The .COM you know and love is now available in Japanese. Verisign, the registry behind .COM, has announced the release of the .コム IDN, and is offering a unique opportunity for those with existing .COM URLs.
4 QR codes that should be replaced with New Domains
QR codes, for whatever reason, seem to be sticking around despite their lack of mass adoption by consumers. Earlier this year, I wrote an article about the problems with QR codes and suggested a solution for simplifying navigation to specific landing pages—New Domains.
Rather than hoping that your audience has an app that reads QR codes (or worse, expecting someone to download one just to get to your landing page), companies should make it simple for anyone to access the page you’re trying to drive traffic to. Using a short, relative New Domain is a much more user-friendly way to get people to where you want to go. Not only is it easy for anyone with a smartphone to type the domain into their web browser, it’s also memorable enough that they can remember the address and look it up later when they have access to a computer.
To prove our point, we’ve tracked down four examples of QR codes that can easily be replaced with a short domain.
Optimize your Instagram profile link with URL forwarding
Whether you’re a blogger, a small business, or just have an exceptional fondness of selfies; Instagram is a powerful marketing tool that most of us (excluding John Rupp) are familiar with. However, it comes with one drawback—you can only have one link in your entire Instagram profile.
So what if you want to share the recipe to the amazing meal you just posted? Or if you have a special promo code for your Instagram followers only? While it’s possible to share those links in your profile, it requires you to update your website link every single time. Have you ever tried manually typing in an 84-character-long web address on your phone? It’s neither fun nor efficient.
4 ways to set up email for business
Do you need a professional email address that you can associate with a website you have at Name.com? No problem. There are several options available for anyone who needs email for business purposes. Each has its own benefits that should be considered to help you determine which plan is best for you.
To simplify the decision making process, we’ve broken down each of the four options to help you choose the email plan that works best for you and your business.
From .DENTIST to .PLUMBING: Career-related New Domains
Looking for a website that suits your business or profession? You’re in luck: Among the hundreds of New Domain endings now available for general registration, there are a ton of choices that can be used to highlight what you do for a living. Whether you’re creating an online portfolio for your job hunt, looking to connect with new clients, or creating a website for your business, these career-related domains just might be perfect for you.
Both Facebook and Twitter unveil new reaction features
If you’ve been remiss in your Facebook or Twitter game lately, you might have missed some big changes. Both Facebook and Twitter announced new features to their respective platforms earlier this month as they attempt to cater to the needs of their user base.
You can now live stream GoPro videos via Periscope (and it could get you a free .LIVE domain)
GoPro and Periscope have partnered up to allow users to live stream epic events. Earlier this year, Periscope announced to iPhone users that they could now connect their devices to WiFi-enabled GoPros to share their adventures with followers as they happen.
Digital nomads, here’s why a personal website is a must
The modern workforce is no longer restricted to a 9-5 existence in the confines of a cubicle. More individuals than ever are embracing the life of the digital nomad: a new breed of workers who create their own hours and work from wherever they can find a steady WiFi connection.
Although some digital nomads are lucky enough to have full-time, salaried positions that give them to freedom to roam where they please, most rely on independent contracts and freelance projects to fund their lifestyle. That makes finding new opportunities for this kind of work a priority for those who want to continue a nomadic existence.
Having a great website is one of the best ways to let potential clients know that you are the right person for the job.
Messaging app Peach is the new darling of social media
If Snapchat, WhatsApp, and old-school Facebook had a child, the result would likely be Peach, a new social media app that’s making some noise online. Created by the founder of Vine, Peach initially looks like just another messaging app, but there are a few key twists that make it a force to be reckoned with.