We’re more than halfway through 2016 and have already covered a lot of topics on how to get smart with building your online presence. In case you missed any of these helpful tips, check out this compilation of some of our most popular how-to articles of the year.
Organizing your domains with labels
If you’re a domain investor, someone who manages domains for clients, or you just have a serious domain addition (it’s OK, you can admit it), it can be difficult to find the domains you need in a giant, unorganized list. Creating and adding labels to the domains in your account makes it easy to find and organize the domains you’re looking for.
Using a custom domain for GitHub project pages
GitHib users, did you know that you can set up custom domain names for your project pages? It’s a simple way to share your code with others and can be set up quickly and easily. Follow these steps to create and forward your own domain to your GitHub projects.
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.
Want to know as soon as a New Domain is released? Use this tool
With so many New Domains that have come out in recent months, and so many more planned for release in the coming days, it can be difficult to stay on top of the domain releases that you’re really excited about.
Good news: We have a simple, free way to track the release dates of New Domains so you can register one for yourself the moment it becomes available.
How to log into cPanel
cPanel is an important tool for anyone who has a hosting plan. But logging in for the first time can be confusing without some guidance. Use this quick walkthrough to learn how to log into your cPanel and troubleshoot any issues you may be having.
Why real estate and .FORSALE domains go hand in hand
If you’re a real estate agent, you know that staging is everything: A home that’s on the market should be clean and inviting. The best features should be highlighted and the price set at a competitive number.
So why should your online listing be any different?
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.
4 Name.com tools to simplify domain management
Update: As of April 27, 2017, the ability to create new cloned accounts has been sunsetted.
Domain management is pretty easy if you have one or two websites—but what if you own 50 domains? 100? More? If you’re a big time domainer, there are a few Name.com tools you should be using to simplify the process of finding, registering, and managing domains.