Hosting tends to be one of the bigger, scarier parts of starting a website—but we’ve worked to make it as simple and unintimidating as possible. In this post, we’ll go over one of the most basic parts of setting up hosting: Pointing one or multiple domain names at Name.com hosting.
How to set up a custom Medium domain with Name Apps
Do you write on Medium? Last year, the popular blogging platform announced to its users that they would begin to support custom Medium domains for those interested in branding their publications. We’re big fans of Medium, so we wanted to simplify this task as much as possible—making it easier than ever to create a custom domain for your written work.
You can now use Name Apps to easily connect a custom domain to a Medium publication. Here’s how it works.
How to set up a custom URL for your Yelp reviews
If you’re among the ranks of those who have to read at least five reviews before you try a new restaurant (and once you get there you spend the whole time noting every tiny detail and taking photos of your food) then you may very well be an avid Yelp user. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily direct family and friends to your witty, well-written reviews so they could bask in the glory of your prose? Well, you can! All you need to do is set up a forwarding custom Yelp URL.
These 15 second videos will make your Name.com experience so much easier
As our customer, we want to make sure that your experience with us goes as smooth as possible. Roadblocks obviously can happen when you’re building an online presence, and when they do, we’re always happy to help you solve any problems that arise. But after years of helping our customers resolve their account and domain issues, we’ve noticed a few issues seem to pop up more frequently than others.
Rather than writing an essay-length explanation of each problem and how they can be resolved (which let’s be honest—would not be very enjoyable for you to read), we’ve come up with a simpler method: Short, 15-second videos that point out frequent mistakes that happen when creating a website or setting up your Name.com account.
With the abundance of news about compromised cyber security and hacking schemes, it’s natural to want to take extra precautions to keep your online information safe.
Two-Step Verification keeps your account extra secure by requiring a time-sensitive code in addition to a traditional login. As opposed to solely relying on a username and password, which can be guessed or figured out by an experienced crook, Two-Step Verification adds an extra layer of security.
Better yet, getting Two-Step Verification set up for your Name.com account is a simple task that can be done in a matter of minutes. Let’s walk through the steps.
We get it—you have a ton of passwords in your life. And the fact that passwords these day require symbols, numbers, capitalization, and a sacrificial goat doesn’t help matters either.
That’s why we’ve made it easy to reset your password with Name.com whenever you need. Here’s how you do it.
Congratulations! You purchased your very own domain from Name.com. Now you have a fully functioning website and you’re ready to get started … right?
Slow down there speed racer! Although your newly purchased domain is all yours, there are still a couple steps you need to take to get your website up and running. Luckily, there are plenty of options available for quickly and easily linking an existing website or setting up a new one.
When you head on over to Name.com Apps, you’ll see just how many options you have for setting up a site. Whether your preferred platform is Blogger, Facebook, SquareSpace, or something else, setup is typically just a click away.
New Domains like .REVIEWS and .MENU are changing the Internet in a pretty cool way. They make it easier for you to find the information you need without having to search through pages of search engine results. Here’s one example using the New Domain .REVIEWS to direct people to positive reviews about your business.
Here’s how to make it easy for current and potential customers to find you:
1. Find the perfect .REVIEWS domain for your business. You can click here to browse.
2. Once you have your business name, you can set up free URL forwarding to your Yelp page.
You can do this by going to your account dashboard in your name.com account and then selecting your new .REVIEWS domain name. Once you’re managing your domain, you need to press the “URL Forwarding” tab on the sidebar menu. Once you’ve pressed that button, your screen should look like the following:
3. You’re almost done!
You just need to fill in the text fields (shown above) on the forwarding page. Here’s how you fill this page in properly:
- Domain: Simply enter an asterisk (*).
- Title: This only applies to the Masked style of forwarding (we’ll cover this below). It will allow you to set the page title displayed at the top of a browser.
- URL: Copy your Yelp page URL into this textbox. Your Yelp URL will look like: http://www.yelp.com/biz/business-name-denver.
- Type: You need to decide which type of URL forward you would like. The options masked, 301 and 302 redirect mean the following:
- Masked URL Forwarding – this lets you forward to any site without the need to configure that site. Your domain is displayed in the URL bar of the browser.
- 301 and 302 redirection – these are HTTP status codes that tell your browser to take you to a different site.
4. Press “Add Forwarding” and viola!
Now people can find your Yelp page by typing in businessname.reviews instead of a long URL like http://www.yelp.com/biz/business-name-denver.
Graduating from college is a pretty exciting time, but things can get pretty daunting when you realize you’re about to step foot into the real world. You’re going to be hunting down a job at the same time as thousands of other new graduates, which means there will be intense competition for great jobs around April, May, and June. To rise to the top of the resume pile, you should be doing things that make you stand out in the crowd. We have the perfect simple idea to help you get noticed, and get hired.
Kanye West has a new fashion line coming out with Adidas, and it’s happening on a .supply domain name. Since we’re domain nerds, we think his .supply usage is pretty awesome! Do you want your own .supply domain name like yeezy.supply? If you do, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve made it brilliantly easy to scoop up a .supply domain.