Domains

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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Domain Names are Better Than Tacos: Impetus for the Domain Awareness Tour


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We’re traveling the globe and sharing the greatness of domain names. Why? Because domains are amazing. And listen, we’re not some bunch of narcissistic snots all loaded up on how great our stuff is. For years we didn’t share much at all. And then corporate came in and was like, “You guys do know how to make money, right?” and we realized that we were hogging all the goodness. Us and our geek friends were keeping close guard on our divine website magic.

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Build your personal brand with a .ME domain


We all have that one friend that has a million connections. They’re always active, working simultaneously on several projects, going from one event to another, and can connect effortlessly with ten people at the party at the same time. Have you ever wondered how they make it?

The secret is in building a strong personal brand that precedes you and attract new opportunities for even bigger exposure and networking. Getting to that point isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either. For a detailed guide on how to start building your brand, check here, but the first step is always deciding what do you want to be known for. What are the values, skills and experiences you want to be associated with your name?

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Two character domain names are here!


We strive to make registering a domain at Name.com as easy and straightforward as possible. Unfortunately, the domain name industry can sometimes be complicated and difficult to understand (see name collisions). In an effort to help you find one of the shortest and most memorable New Domains around—two character domain names!—here is a simple guide to help you make the most of it and understand why this release is happening now.

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Domains for a dollar, for one day only


We hope all of your Superb Owl Sunday wishes came true, whether you were rooting for seagulls or minutemen or any other sort of pigskin-wielding professionals. And now that the big game is over, we have a major sale to announce:

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