How-Tos

Rembrandt: Social media branding made easy


Have you ever created a new brand only to find that social media handles of the same name were already taken? Not a fun experience.

If you’re very ambitious, you might check ahead of time to make sure your brand name is available across all platforms. While we give you serious props for that, there are likely more valuable ways to use your time than jumping from social platform to social platform, trying out different handles. But we have some good news: There’s a tool that will do it for you.

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How to forward a .ROCKS or .BAND domain to SoundCloud


Up-and-coming artists know how hard it can be to get discovered by listeners online. To gain a large following, you need that something extra that will draw the right kind of attention.

What if you could stand out with a unique website address? With a custom .ROCKS or .BAND domain that forwards to a SoundCloud or Bandcamp profile, you can create a memorable web presence through your platform of choice. Participate in an active community of music lovers while distinguishing yourself with a URL that stands out.

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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!

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Designers rejoice! Our Website Builder just got cooler and more customizable


Website designers out there, we’re about to make you very, very happy. Recent changes to the Business version of the Name.com Website Builder have made the platform even more convenient for you and your clients.

While there are tons of new features to explore, these are some of our favorite capabilities.

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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.

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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 Name.com 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.

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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.

wordpress site example screenshot

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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