CATEGORY: Websites

How to get the domain name you want (even if it’s unavailable)

You’ve come up with a brilliant idea for a new product or website: You’ve already brainstormed a killer website name, wordsmithed a clever slogan, and even designed the graphics to go along with it … only to find out that the domain name you planned on registering is already taken.

Unfortunately, cases like these are not uncommon. Generic domains have a high level of occupancy, so many of the best names are already being used or are sold at Premium prices for thousands of dollars.

Despite all the doom and gloom, stories like these can have happy endings. Rather than having to make your selection from a limited pool of generic domains, you can now choose from hundreds of unique domain options that will define your brand and differentiate your online presence. By thinking outside the box, you can create a web address that is memorable and relevant to what you do.

5 things to consider when choosing a WordPress theme

A few weeks ago we rolled out our new blog design—and we hope you love it as much as we do! But a surprising amount of work and time goes into choosing a new WordPress theme. You have to consider your audience, the purpose of your website, performance, and more to make an informed choice that will benefit your site. Whether you are choosing a theme for a brand new website, or you just want to give your current one an update, there are several questions you should ask yourself before making design changes to your blog.

Give your personal website an edge with New Domains

If you’ve ever Googled yourself before (and admit it, you have) it would be shocking to hear that every result that showed up was actually about you. Sure, you might get lucky and rank within the first couple of hits, but there’s usually going to be someone else out there with the same or a similar name. And that can get a little awkward—especially when a potential client or employer who looks you up comes across the personal website of someone other than you.

New Domains allow individuals to create custom URLs that show your personal brand and expertise. Rather than than using a generic domain for your personal website, choose a domain that stands out. 

Want free DNS management? We’ve got it

A lot of scary words get tossed around when you start creating your first website: SSL certificates, VAT IDs, name servers. And then there are DNS records: Those mysterious things that you know are super important but you just can’t wrap your head around what they are—much less manage them. And worst of all, some companies (we won’t name names!) charge you for it every month.

But you don’t have to be an internet guru to have and manage your own website. Getting online should be easy. That’s why has free DNS tools that can make all those scary, confusing internet things a little less frightening.

Name Apps: Choosing the best platform for your website

how to choose the best platform for your website

So you’ve bought a New Domain that you love and you’re ready to get a website started. What’s the first thing you do? Choose a platform for creating and maintaining your website!

But with all of the options out there it can be difficult to figure out which platform is right for you. So instead of spending hours on the web researching all of your options, don’t stress—we’ve already done that for you!

In fact, we’ve filled the Apps page with a ton of platforms, apps, and social media tools to help you create a website you love. Whether you’ve never built a website in your life or you built eight and a half of them last Thursday, you’ll find exactly what you need on the Apps page. And to sweeten the deal even more, we’ve made it ridiculously easy to set up—most platforms and apps can be installed with just the click of a button.

How a New Domain can help you land your next job

how a New Domain can help you land your next job

The way we search for and apply to jobs has changed dramatically over the past few decades. And while it’s not quite time to toss the traditional cover letter and resume, it is time to change the way you present yourself to employers.

The Huffington Post reports that 80% of employers Google potential employees before inviting them to an interview. Yep, that’s right. All of your embarrassing Instagram selfies and Twitter rants will appear right before a hiring manager’s eyes the moment they click Search.

So instead of waiting for a potential employer to stumble across disastrous photos of Spring Break ’08, why not create a standout website with a memorable New Domain?

How to set up Two-Step Verification on your 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 account is a simple task that can be done in a matter of minutes. Let’s walk through the steps.