When you start looking into building your first website, you’ll quickly realize that there are a lot of options available when it comes to choosing a hosting and website creating platform. As in a lot of options. How are you supposed to figure out which product is right for you or your business?
Name.com account tools you didn’t know about
Do you ever wish domain management was easier, more secure, and could be customized to suit your needs? Good news: At Name.com, we understand how important these features are, and have created tools to help you solve these common problems.
There are a variety of resources available within your Name.com account that can help you keep track of domains that are going to expire, increase account security, and make domain management a breeze.
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about domain backorders
*As of October 2016, backorders can only be placed on domains that have a set drop date.
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.
4 ways to set up email for business
Do you need a professional email address that you can associate with a website you have at Name.com? No problem. There are several options available for anyone who needs email for business purposes. Each has its own benefits that should be considered to help you determine which plan is best for you.
To simplify the decision making process, we’ve broken down each of the four options to help you choose the email plan that works best for you and your business.
Keep your Name.com account secure with free Two-Step Verification
Having the security of your online account compromised can be a headache and a half. As tempting as it may be the use the password “Password123” on every online account you have, taking measures to prevent a possible hacking attempt is well worth the time and effort. As part of our mission to create a stress-free customer experience for you, we offer a free way to further secure your Name.com account from hackers.
Use this trick for a free business email
If you’re a business owner, you know that all the costs that come with running your own company can add up quickly. But luckily, you can create a solid online presence without having to pay and arm and a leg—you just need to know how to take advantage of the resources you have. One of our favorite ways to keep your business’s online overhead low is to take advantage of a trick to use your domain name to create a free business email address.
5 SEO tools that do the heavy lifting for you
SEO makes a big impact on how and if people find your website, but it’s not the easiest thing to figure out on your own. While there are plenty of agencies out there that promise to skyrocket your search engine rankings, they’re not the only solution for taking charge of your website’s SEO.
There are plenty of free and inexpensive tools out there that are a low-cost way to get great search engine rankings without having to recruit an agency to do it for you. Check out some of our top choices for SEO tools that are cost-efficient, easy to use, and get great results.