CATEGORY: Development

Everything you need to know about domain backorders

You have the perfect idea for a domain name. But when you gleefully head to Name.com and type it into the search bar, something terrible happens—you find out that someone has already registered your dream domain name, leaving it sadly out of your grasp.

Life is cruel.

But don’t lose hope! Just as new domains are registered every day, existing domains sometimes expire without being renewed by the original owner—leaving it free for you to snatch up the moment it hits the market once more. Name.com’s backorder process allows you to place a tentative hold on a domain name that is close to expiration and increase your chances of securing it if it is not renewed by the current owner.

Find your personal brand with Name.com’s web identity search

Who are you as a person?

Now we don’t want to start any existential crises or anything, but that question is sometimes not so easily answered. So when you go to register yourname.com only to find it’s already taken, it can seem like the proverbial end of your internet world.

But it’s ok, take a breather. With so many New Domains coming out each week, there are more options than ever before to get a domain extension that is relevant to you, your interests, or your expertise. There are so many options, in fact, that there may be a New Domain out there that is perfect for you—you just don’t know it yet.

We updated our bulk search—and it’s awesome

If you’ve ever used a bulk search while looking for New Domains, we’re very sorry. Bulk search pages tend to be ugly, confusing, and difficult to navigate. They make you feel like doing this.

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But we’re excited to say that we’ve spent some time reworking our own bulk search to make it more usable, understandable, and better looking. With its new features and capabilities, you can easily bulk search to your heart’s content (and spare your computer from the anger management issues).

The Name.com Website Builder is Here

Remember when…

Many years ago the World Wide Web made a promise. It told people that they could build their own website and it would look sleek and pretty. Many websites were made, but many people were disappointed. Many websites have been abandoned, fading away as low-price, low-quality promises on the lonely outskirts of the Internet.

But today, we are here to fulfill that promise. Today … we introduce Name.com’s website builder.

Name.com and CloudLinux Partner to Improve Server Quality

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Innovative shared hosting operating system (OS) developer CloudLinux and leading domain name registrar Name.com announced today the details of their growing partnership. Name.com is now using the CloudLinux OS, a switch that has had an immediate impact on load times, stability, and the overall customer experience of Name.com’s shared hosting services. The relationship began when Name.com identified potential issues with its existing environment.

“We take pride in our growing relationship with Name.com because the company is a lot like CloudLinux,” says Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO at CloudLinux. “Name.com is renowned for its customer support, giving webmasters the assistance they need to get the most from their hosting. However, when problems occur with an OS, maintaining support and service quality is difficult. At CloudLinux, we are very committed to our customers, and, in this case, we used our own excellent customer support team to help Name.com eliminate its issues.”