Tools

How to forward a .ROCKS or .BAND domain to SoundCloud


Up-and-coming artists know how hard it can be to get discovered by listeners online. To gain a large following, you need that something extra that will draw the right kind of attention.

What if you could stand out with a unique website address? With a custom .ROCKS or .BAND domain that forwards to a SoundCloud or Bandcamp profile, you can create a memorable web presence through your platform of choice. Participate in an active community of music lovers while distinguishing yourself with a URL that stands out.

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How to get a free forwarding email address for your domain name


Whether your website is a hobby or your primary source of income, email is one of the best ways to communicate with visitors who have questions or comments. But if you don’t have email services set up on your domain, you may have to direct inquiries to a personal address … and 11awesomechica525@hotmail.com isn’t the most professional front.

To spare you from the embarrassment of sharing that regrettable email address you created in 7th grade, we’ve created a solution. When you set up email forwarding on a Name.com domain, you can create a custom email address for your website that will automatically redirect to your inbox—and it’s FREE!

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Designers rejoice! Our Website Builder just got cooler and more customizable


Website designers out there, we’re about to make you very, very happy. Recent changes to the Business version of the Name.com Website Builder have made the platform even more convenient for you and your clients.

While there are tons of new features to explore, these are some of our favorite capabilities.

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Name Apps: 4 social media tools to simplify your life


Social media is one of the most important ways to reach an audience nowadays. Whether you are promoting a business service or your latest blog post, a solid social media strategy is an excellent way to increase your content’s exposure.

But maintaining five-plus social accounts, responding to questions and comments, and tracking the performance of your posts all the while can be tricky without the right tools. Rather than scrambling to monitor your accounts individually, there are a number of social media tools that can simplify your life.

As we continue with part two of our Name.com Apps highlights, (see the first post here!) check out our favorite social media tools.

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Getting a custom domain for your WordPress.com blog is really simple (we’ll prove it to you)


Let’s say you have an awesome WordPress blog like this one.

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Oh yeah.

You’ve got a pretty great following, post consistently, and are generally happy with the WordPress platform … but you think you’re ready for the next step. It’s time to get rid of that pesky .wordpress.com at the end of your URL that takes up too much space on your business card and is a nuisance to type.

Luckily for you there’s an easy solution that will take you a matter of minutes: register your own domain name on Name.com and use our Forwarding Tools to redirect it to your WordPress site. Just follow these two steps.

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Name.com Apps: There are like, a lot of ways to use your domain. A LOT.


There was a time, many moons ago, when using your domain meant getting a hosting plan and learning to code. That is no longer true. Not true at all! It is very false! There’s a big bottomless internet well of cool apps that you can connect to your domain.

And now they’re all in one place. It’s Name.com Apps. Think of it as a marketplace for website apps, except a lot of them are totally free. Best of all, our really smart development team has made it really really easy to set up the app of your choice. Many of them can be connected with a single click.

Beyond basics like email and URL forwarding, you can connect your domain to blogging platforms (WordPress, Tumbler, etc.), band profiles (SoundCloud), social media profiles, website builders (Wix, Squarespace), and more...

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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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We’ve got a new tool for helping you choose the right products for your website


Choosing the right products and services for your websites can be confusing. What’s WordPress? Do I need hosting? What if I don’t know how to code? How do I get my own email address?

These are pretty common questions for someone building a website for the first time, so we’ve taken a stab at simplifying the process. Creating a website for your business or an online portfolio for your job search is super important, and it shouldn’t be super hard. We’ve built a tool that will help you choose exactly what you need based on the type of website you have in mind.

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Getting the most out of freelancing, your business and name.com | The Web Address New Years Re$olutions


In what could be the most comprehensive Web Address ever, we talk to three people about getting the most out of 2015. You have new goals and resolutions, and we think you’ll find information to help you with any endeavor you choose. We bring in Jon Liu, our intrepid icon of our user interface, to explain how you can get more out of Name.com. With our new, more responsive site you can buy and manage your domains wherever you go. And then there’s URL Forwarding. It’s the easiest way to get the most out of your web properties.

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How to Take Better Pictures | The Web Address Ep. 7


It’s all about the picture. It’s not that people don’t want to read (well, not always), it’s that people don’t have the time to read. Besides, what attracts you more: an intriguing photo or a huge clump of words? Right. That’s why I’ll keep this description to a minimum.

This week’s Web Address features Craig Walker, two-time Pulitzer Prize photographer from the Denver Post. He’s shared stories from around the world with pictures that have truly touched the lives of millions. He joins us to help you get a better photo.

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