CATEGORY: Domains

Root for Denver this weekend, because it means big domain discounts on Monday

In honor of Sunday’s game (which is of course exclusively called The Big Game, and nothing else), we’re having a big domain sale. But the sale depends on the outcome.

We’re rooting for our hometown team, so if Denver wins, you can use the promo code CHAMPS get some huge discounts on a big list of domain extensions, including $0.99 .ROCKS, .SOCIAL, and .NINJA. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. MST on Monday and end at midnight. Check out our sale page to get the full list.

Domain extensions for animal lovers

All you animal fans out there, I have some good news: There are hundreds of New Domain extensions now available to website owners, including a few that celebrate animals of all kinds. So if you’re passionate about animals, work as a veterinarian or zoologist, or have a pet supply business, you can use any of these animal domain extensions to create a better online presence.

New Domain Ninjas: How .LIVE is making noise in the live streaming world

New Domains have brought about a whole new era of internet, and websites as we know them are beginning to change. Although big-name companies like Amazon and Apple have led the charge in securing and using new domain extensions, there are thousands of people out there that are using New Domains in exciting ways.

In our new monthly New Domain Ninjas series, we’ll highlight Name.com customers who are actively using new domain extensions in incredible ways.

The .FAMILY domain is here!

The thing about family is that they’re always going to be your family, no matter how many times you cringe at your grandpa’s cheesy jokes or screen your mom’s calls. But if you’re lucky enough, the people in your family are your biggest supporters when the going gets rough and your biggest cheerleaders when you accomplish great things.

Family is kind of a really big deal.

That’s why we’re so excited about the new domain extension .FAMILY, which has reached General Availability as of today. From sharing family photos to keeping in touch with loved ones through a host of .FAMILY email addresses, there are so many possibilities for what you can do with this domain.

7 delicious New Domains you should indulge in

If our promo code for the month of January isn’t indication enough (or the one from December, or the one from November), we are big fans of food over here at Name.com. That’s why we’re pretty pumped that so many New Domain extensions are related to food and the restaurant business.

So fellow foodies, this is for you. While we may not be able to teach you how to roast a chicken like Ina Garten or sear a ribeye like Gordon Ramsay, we can at least show you how you can use a food-related domain name for your website.

Why you should ditch QR codes for New Domains

QR codes may have hit the U.S. with a bang back in 2009, but they have gone out of style in recent years with a decisive whimper. Even so, some brands and individuals continue to use QR codes to encourage others to visit a particular area on their websites. From billboards to business cards, QR codes can be spotted still clinging to existence for one simple reason: People don’t know how else to make it easy for others to access certain landing pages.

.BRAND domains see significant growth in 2015

Slowly but surely, the way people navigate websites may be changing. We’re used to typing in a URL we’re familiar with and then clicking through the site to navigate to where we want to go. Or we might hop on our favorite social network and search for a particular business or individual to follow along with their feed. But with the rising popularity of .BRAND domains, this practice may eventually fade away in favor of a more streamlined website navigation experience.

Defensive domain registration: Is it necessary?

If you’re following news about the U.S. presidential campaign, you already know that the soap opera known as politics is getting crazy. And here’s the latest development: type http://jebbush.com into your browser and you’ll end up in a place that you probably weren’t expecting—Donald Trump’s campaign website. Even though Jeb Bush is using Jeb2016.com as the home for his campaign material, he’s likely looing a lot of web traffic when visitors type his full name into their browsers, tack the .COM onto the end, and are promptly redirected to his competition’s site.

Although stories like this don’t often make headlines, this kind of situation occurs more frequently than one might expect. Even though copyright and trademark laws help to protect brands, products, and ideas that could be considered intellectual property, individuals can still find themselves in these sort of situations.

5 websites doing exact match domains right

As the Big Brother of the internet, Google plays a huge role in how and if your website is discovered online. Whether someone is actively searching for your business, or just a product or service that matches their needs, the way consumers search should be taken into consideration when choosing a URL. Exact match domains are a great tool for helping you improve your website’s search engine rankings.

But some website owners are taking advantage of New Domains to integrate powerful keywords into their URLs. In fact, there are some sites that have managed to increase their search engine rankings dramatically by using domains that match commonly searched phrases that are relevant to them and their business.

Check out these five examples of exact match domains that are killing it with search engine ranking.