CATEGORY: How-Tos

How to redirect a custom domain to your Etsy shop

Etsy is an awesome way for sellers around the world to sell their custom goods to an eager audience of buyers. But marketing your Etsy store can be difficult without a simple way to direct your customers to your web store. An easy solution for this problem is forwarding a custom domain name to your Etsy store. The process is much simpler than it sounds and is a quick, affordable way to give your Etsy store a more professional look.

How to set up a branded short URL with Buffer

If you use Buffer to schedule your social media posts, you’ve probably noticed that the URLs that you share are shortened to something like “buff.er/tktk” or “bit.ly/tktk.” Have you ever wondered if you could have your very own shortened URL that uses your personal or business brand name? Well, it’s something that you can easily set up to use in your branding efforts on social media.  We’ve created a simple guide to help you setup your own custom short URL on Buffer.

Use this free tool to register domains with non-Latin characters

If you’re an English speaker, it’s easy to take for granted how Latin character friendly the internet is. But if your native language uses non-Latin characters, it can be frustrating for you and your visitors to have to adopt English words and phrases for your website.

Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, allow URLs to display in your local language rather than relying on English phrases. This is achieved by converting random strings of characters, known as Punycode, to non-Latin characters, known as Unicode. Here’s how you can use Name.com’s free Punycode to Unicode converter to create your own IDN.

Everything you need to know about domain backorders

You have the perfect idea for a domain name. But when you gleefully head to Name.com and type it into the search bar, something terrible happens—you find out that someone has already registered your dream domain name, leaving it sadly out of your grasp.

Life is cruel.

But don’t lose hope! Just as new domains are registered every day, existing domains sometimes expire without being renewed by the original owner—leaving it free for you to snatch up the moment it hits the market once more. Name.com’s backorder process allows you to place a tentative hold on a domain name that is close to expiration and increase your chances of securing it if it is not renewed by the current owner.