Domains

.VIDEO | For SEO, for simplicity, for only the hottest thing online


There’s a lot going on with video right now. For one, it’s taken over the Internet. Just last Saturday Periscope turned the Pay-Per-View “Fight of the Century” into a free-for-all for anyone with a smart phone. Barely a year ago the Ice Bucket Challenge morphed everyone’s backyard into a set piece for fund raisers dousing themselves in cold water and, in turn, catapulted Facebook past YouTube in video views. Twitter offers video now, as does its offspring Vine, and we probably shouldn’t dismiss Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram beast. Trying to tackle this trend is where your .VIDEO comes in.

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Name.com Customer Rakes in Cash from .COM


There should be a business version of “stop and smell the roses” that goes something like “pause right now and talk to your customers.” Whenever we do we learn a lot, and Adam is no exception. We were excited enough to hear that a namer had won the Verisign .COM domain contest–well, he’s a semifinalist, but he has a check for five grand on the way–yet we were blown away that this is a guy behind the Singing Dogs because, for reals, he plays the saxophone and his dogs sing along. No, really, check out the video above.

We’re a bit giddy about the dogs, but we should tell you something about the contest. Verisign, the digital deities behind such Internet behemoths as .COM and .NET, challenged domain shoppers to get the best possible .COM domains...

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Controlling the message: Why you probably don’t need to worry about .SUCKS


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Let’s talk about “Obamacare.” Not the broad, sweeping health insurance program in general, but the word itself. It was originally meant to be derisive, painting the Affordable Care Act as the result of overreaching Executive power. At one point a Democratic Congresswoman objected to its use on Capitol Hill. But then something happened: it gradually took on a whole new life as a universal and sometimes affectionate term for the medical overhaul. The hashtag #ILikeObamacare trended when the bill was challenged in Supreme Court, and President Obama even started using it in his own speeches.

This is a classic example of one side making the best of an attack. They completely redefined it, and now they don’t need to get a .SUCKS.

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Actors, Thespians, Performers, Players, Understudies, Ventriloquists: .ACTOR DOMAINS ONLY 99 CENTS


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It takes a rare soul to get up on stage and reveal yourself to the world, so don’t waste valuable rehearsal time trying to figure out your marketing. You can let a .ACTOR domain name do that for you. This week during Bottoms Rupp you can get your .ACTOR Domain Names for only $0.99.

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Video Killed the Radio Star | The Dawning of .VIDEO


Periscope. Meerkat. YouTube. Vimeo. Vizzy. Video is everywhere. Everyone is producing video content, but now you have an edge. You can share your video with a .VIDEO domain name.

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Share Your Best You: Using New Domain Names Part 1


This is Part 1 in a series. | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

The best part about New Domains? They say what you do, and how good you are at doing it.

No matter what you do for a living or what your hobbies are, having an online presence is important. If you’re looking for a job, people will be Googling you. If they’re looking for information about your business, they’ll be Googling you. If you meet someone offline and want to tell them about your website, you want to make it easy to remember … so that they don’t have to Google you.

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Shortcut to Awesome: Using Your New Domain Names Part 2


This is Part 2 in a series. | Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4

Now you can make the right first impression with URL forwarding.

You’ve probably carefully cultivated your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages so that they give a great first impression. The problem can be getting people to those pages when you meet in real, actual life.

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Looking Good is Easy: Using Your New Domain Names Part 3


This is Part 3 in a series. | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4

You can turn your domain name into an email address.

You use your email address every day—probably even more often than your website. It’s the single-most visible part of your online presence. When you make first contact with a potential customer, client, or employer, it’s not your website they’ll see first. It’s your email address.

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You Can Build a Website: Using Your New Domain Names Part 4


This is Part 4 in a series. | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

So far, we’ve covered URL forwarding and email addresses. Those are two ways to start using your domain that require very little time and technical know-how.

You’re probably thinking that getting a website is a whole different animal—that you need to know all the ins and outs of HTML, CSS, DNS, and a bunch of other acronyms that you simply don’t have the time to figure out.

But getting a website is actually pretty easy. Seriously. There are a ton of options for creating a great-looking website without any coding skills, like WordPress, the Name.com website builder, Squarespace, Medium, and Wix.

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Be more awesome online with our forwarding tools


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If you’re looking for the best tools to be more awesome online, then look no further! We’ve streamlined our forwarding tools to help bring your domain names to life right away. The tools are FREE, and they make it so that you can easily connect your domain to any online presence that you already have. This means that, for example, if you had the domain alex.social, you could work some forwarding magic to make your domain automagically forward to your LinkedIn profile (see this example in action here: alex.social).

What are these tools?

URL Forwarding: this is exactly what we showed in our example above. You can take your domain and make it forward to any destination online. If you have a popular YouTube channel, existing website with a long URL, popular Twitter account, etc...

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