Maybe you got that dreaded email. Maybe you noticed it in your account portal. But the truth remains: One of your domains is expiring. What’s a website owner to do?
Renewing your domain before it expires is always a good idea—that way, you don’t have to deal with interrupted web service or risk losing your domain name to another person. Because most domains can only be registered for up to 10 years (and for some, even less), you will periodically need to renew your domains to continue ownership of them. The domain expiration process will vary based on your domain intentions and how proactive you are with renewing them.
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 handle social media branding for you.
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.
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 email@example.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!
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.
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.
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.
Let’s say you have an awesome WordPress blog like this one.
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.
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.
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.