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Use this free tool to register domains with non-Latin characters

If you’re an English speaker, it’s easy to take for granted how Latin character friendly the internet is. But if your native language uses non-Latin characters, it can be frustrating for you and your visitors to have to adopt English words and phrases for your website.

Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, allow URLs to display in your local language rather than relying on English phrases. This is achieved by converting random strings of characters, known as Punycode, to non-Latin characters, known as Unicode. Here’s how you can use Name.com’s free Punycode to Unicode converter to create your own IDN.

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.

Keep your Name.com account secure with free Two-Step Verification

Having the security of your online account compromised can be a headache and a half. As tempting as it may be the use the password “Password123” on every online account you have, taking measures to prevent a possible hacking attempt is well worth the time and effort. As part of our mission to create a stress-free customer experience for you, we offer a free way to further secure your Name.com account from hackers.

5 SEO tools that do the heavy lifting for you

SEO makes a big impact on how and if people find your website, but it’s not the easiest thing to figure out on your own. While there are plenty of agencies out there that promise to skyrocket your search engine rankings, they’re not the only solution for taking charge of your website’s SEO.

There are plenty of free and inexpensive tools out there that are a low-cost way to get great search engine rankings without having to recruit an agency to do it for you. Check out some of our top choices for SEO tools that are cost-efficient, easy to use, and get great results.

Rembrandt: Social media branding made easy

Have you ever created a new brand only to find that social media handles of the same name were already taken? Not a fun experience.

If you’re very ambitious, you might check ahead of time to make sure your brand name is available across all platforms. While we give you serious props for that, there are likely more valuable ways to use your time than jumping from social platform to social platform, trying out different handles. But we have some good news: There’s a tool that will handle social media branding for you.

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.

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!