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Name.com Daily Tut: How to use URL Forwarding to land a gig

Now this is pretty basic stuff, especially to you Domainers who have more web addresses than socks, but it’s an important reason why everyone should have at least one domain: using it to forward to your online resume. Instead of “Please, please go to Linkedin.com/mynameandsomerandomcharacters and consider me for the postion,” you can say, “I’m glad you hired me after seeing mysimpledomain.com.”

And thanks Chris for letting us use you and your info!

How to Transfer your Domains from GoDaddy to Name.com

Maybe, just maybe, you’re creeped out by Jean-Claude Van Damme. And maybe you’re not so quick to forgive gross Super Bowl commercials and elephant deaths. Maybe you want to transfer your domain to name.com. If that’s the case, here’s a step-by-step guide.

*Transferring a domain is pretty simple, but there’s a lot of back-and-forth between your GoDaddy account, your name.com account, and your email account. It’s a lot easier to explain in a video than in a screenshot tutorial, so you might want to watch our video tutorial first.

**Read this post for information on how to transfer your domain without disrupting your website or email service.

1. Unlock the domain in your GoDaddy account

  • Log in to GoDaddy, navigate to the domains menu, and then click “launch” for the domain you intend to transfer. If you’ve enabled privacy protection for the domain, you’ll need to turn it off before proceeding.

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  • After clicking “Launch,” you’ll be taken to a menu where you can manage settings for that specific domain. Click the “Manage” link in the “Lock” section, and a dialogue box will open.

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  • Switch the lock setting to “Off,” and then click “Save.”

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2. Get an authorization code

  • After unlocking the domain you’ll return to the domain settings page. Scroll to the bottom, click the “Authorization code” link, and then click “Send” to have an authorization code sent to the email address associated with the domain.

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  • You should receive an email containing the authorization code within a few minutes.

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3. Use the name.com domain transfer page to order your transfer

  • Fill in the appropriate fields for the domain name and the authorization code (which you just received via email), and then click the “Add to Cart” button.

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  • You can then click the “Checkout & Complete Transfer” button to proceed to checkout.

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  • Review your order (one year of registration is included in the $8.25 transfer price), and then proceed to the billing page.

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  • All that’s left is to agree to the terms of service (it’ll pop up over the billing page), and then this step is complete.

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4. Approve the domain transfer at name.com

  • Shortly after completing your order at name.com, we’ll send an email that includes a link to your name.com account. Click that link to go to a page where you can approve the domain transfer.

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5. Confirm the domain transfer at GoDaddy.com

  • Once you’ve approved the transfer, you’ll receive an email from GoDaddy (it may take a few hours). It’ll include a link to your GoDaddy account, where you can confirm the transfer.

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  • Clicking that link will take you to the transfers page in your GoDaddy account. Click on your pending transfers, follow the “Accept of decline transfer now” link, and accept the transfer.

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196. Celebrate! Your domain is now safe and sound in your name.com account.

  • The domain should now be listed in the “Your Domain Transfers” page in your name.com account. The transfer will be completed shortly.

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Name.com Daily Tut: Installing and Using Apple iTunes Match

It used to be difficult to pick which person at Name.com was the biggest Apple Fanboy/girl. Then along came Michael and, it’s clear, none of us can compete. He has every gadget and he knows everything about every gadget. That’s a big step, going from wannabe Fanboy/girl to the real deal Fanboy/girl, as many people use only about five percent of their Apple product’s potential. Michael uses it until he’s in sync, as if he embodies its technology. It’s weird, especially when he needs something and uses your face as a touchscreen. But we get many uses from Michael (I’ve heard his computer say his name like that car in Knight Rider) including incredible web design and these useful Apple tutorials.

As you can see it works!

Name.com Search Page Version 2.1.0

When companies say to their customers, “You made this happen,” people are prone to roll their eyes and move on with their life. But HEAR ME NOW Name.com customers, YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN. Other companies should be jealous. When they change something they don’t hear about it like we do. When we changed the search page, we heard about it.

For example, Vincent shared his thoughts: “I hate the new Domain Searching tool.. it sucks!!!”

Thank you Vincent. But we wanted some specifics, and we got them. Hassan said he wanted his domain with fewer clicks. With the new page, Hassan, you’ll note far fewer clicks. It’s as close to telepathy as the web can get.

Nathan suggested we make it less busy and get rid of the quirky fonts. Done.

And, finally, Jesse said he liked it, but when he scrolled for domains he had no idea where the shopping cart went. Now, Jesse, it stays with you.

Today we get to hear comments like those of Caleb, who shouted, “OH MY GOSH’85 Unfortunately, your new page is gonna COST ME money.. Cause its SO SWEET & easy to use’85 Cheers!”

 

Name.com search page v 2.1.0

Name.com search page v 2.1.0

Cheers to you to Name.com customer. Keep the feedback coming. As you can see, this is only Version 2.1.0. Considering the properties of numbers, we could go on forever making it better.

 

 

Name.com Introduces Domain Nabber NXD Scores for .Net, .CC and .TV

The NXD score that Name.com currently provides for .COM is now available for .NET, .CC and .TV.
NXD, or Non-existing Domains, are those domains just about to expire or are currently available to be registered.
The NXD score measures DNS traffic, which could be an indicator of web traffic. There are a lot, like millions, of domains that are already getting DNS traffic, but that no one is using. Information provided by Verisign helps to determine their NXD score, rated on a 1-to-10 scale, 10 being the highest.
Get onto Name.com’s Domain Nabber today, and use the NXD score to find the right domains to potentially drive even more traffic to your site, products, services and content.