How-Tos

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.

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5 tips for a better blog


5 tips for a better blog

Close your eyes and think about a blog that you absolutely love. Now, think about your own blog. Do the two evoke the same feelings?

If your answer is yes, then kudos to you! Your blog sounds pretty awesome. But if your blog seems lackluster in comparison, don’t freak out. It takes a ton of time and dedication to create a great blog and there is bound to be some trial and error involved.

So what separates an OK blog from a great one? When it comes to a blog’s look, feel, and overall quality, a few simple changes can make a big difference. Check out these five tips that can instantly improve your blog.

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How to set up Two-Step Verification on 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.

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Forgot your Name.com password? Here’s how to reset it


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.

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How to get a website for your New Domain


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.

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Updated for June 2015: Collision lists, and how to get a previously unreleased domain name


This post contains a lengthy explanation of collision lists and previously unreleased domain names. But if you’d like to just skip to finding out when previously unreleased domains will be released (grouped by date and TLD) go here.
The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Apple just released iOS 9, here’s how to download it


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During the WWDC 2015 keynote today, Apple announced the main features and updates to iOS 9. In addition to the massive amount of new features and functionality, Apple also announced that the first beta version of iOS 9 is available for download immediately.

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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.

Beyond basics like email and URL forwarding, you can connect your domain to blogging platforms (WordPress, Tumbler, etc.), band profiles (SoundCloud), social media profiles, website builders (Wix, Squarespace), and more...

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How to get more YouTube subscribers


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Are you trying to get more YouTube subscribers? With a little work and experimentation, you can quickly boost the amount of people who are ready to watch your newest videos. Here are some ideas on how to get more YouTube subscribers:

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You Can Build a Website: Using Your New Domain Names Part 4


This is Part 4 in a series. | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

So far, we’ve covered URL forwarding and email addresses. Those are two ways to start using your domain that require very little time and technical know-how.

You’re probably thinking that getting a website is a whole different animal—that you need to know all the ins and outs of HTML, CSS, DNS, and a bunch of other acronyms that you simply don’t have the time to figure out.

But getting a website is actually pretty easy. Seriously. There are a ton of options for creating a great-looking website without any coding skills, like WordPress, the Name.com website builder, Squarespace, Medium, and Wix.

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