CATEGORY: Tools

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Speed up Your Website | The Web Address Ep. 6

We were perusing Entrepreneur Magazine (you may recall our appearance in the prestigious publication) and we came across a Boulder company sharing some dire news: If you’re a small or medium business and your website isn’t loading fast enough, then you’re going to have a hard time competing. The Amazons and Ebays of the world have entire teams dedicated to optimizing their websites. What they don’t have, however, is one Mr. Robert Shires. He’s part of the brilliant team behind Lagrange Systems, a company dedicated to turning your eCommerce up to the speed of mind-blowing astonishment. Shires isn’t only technically savvy, but also hilarious, so you get necessary information about improving your website speed (aka Application Delivery) without drowning in tech talk. And, as you’ll see, we’ve taken measures to make sure he stays away from mind-numbing buzzwords.