It’s been a long time coming, and it’s finally here. Name.com Email is now available—you can sign up and start creating custom email addresses with your own domain name right now.
We’ve had a cool new product cooking in our developer oven that you’ve all been requesting for a while … email! We’re finally launching a fantastic email product that lets you have personalized, secure, and reliable email on your own domain. That means you can have firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s your domain and your inbox, together at last.
Email that says who you are, available everywhere.
Email is a very important part of your business. When your address says who you are, every message you send out is a marketing message that amplifies your business and increases your level of professionalism. And, because you’re always on call when your business is growing, we’ve made sure all of your devices can have your email synced to them. You can check your email from your desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone, meaning that you could be sitting in your office or standing on a beach and still make sure that your business is running smoothly.
In addition to having your own personalized email at any domain in your name.com account, you’ll also have a great address book, calendar, message translator, and inbox organizer.
That’s all we’re sharing about our new email product for now. You can find out more when it launches tomorrow.
Innovative shared hosting operating system (OS) developer CloudLinux and leading domain name registrar Name.com announced today the details of their growing partnership. Name.com is now using the CloudLinux OS, a switch that has had an immediate impact on load times, stability, and the overall customer experience of Name.com’s shared hosting services. The relationship began when Name.com identified potential issues with its existing environment.
“We take pride in our growing relationship with Name.com because the company is a lot like CloudLinux,” says Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO at CloudLinux. “Name.com is renowned for its customer support, giving webmasters the assistance they need to get the most from their hosting. However, when problems occur with an OS, maintaining support and service quality is difficult. At CloudLinux, we are very committed to our customers, and, in this case, we used our own excellent customer support team to help Name.com eliminate its issues.”
Oh the ways to log in to your Name.com Account…..
First, we enabled “two factor authentication” for an extra layer of security while signing in to your Name.com Account. We call it NameSafe.
Then we enabled Social Login as another option for logging in to your Name.com Account. Just check out the fancy Twitter and Facebook log in buttons.
AND now, we’ve outdone ourselves. We have created the most secure method possible for logging in to your account and protecting your domains. Let us introduce…..Name.com Facial Login!!! With Facial Recognition technology you can now log in to your Name.com account by scanning your face! It’s true!
Ashley Forker, Marketing Manager says, “We know your domains are your business and we’re here to help protect them. We’re always pushing the envelope on new methods to protect your account. I looked around the office during our annual holiday party and realized – hey – no two faces are alike. We should allow people to log in with their face!”
Bill Mushkin, Name.com Founder, eavesdropped and agreed. He immediately left the party and begun work on our patent PhotoPixel Technology. This breakthrough in biometrics paved the way for facial recognition technology. The result – Name.com Face Login. Bill’s been traveling the world since the new year testing our image recognition technology with all cultures.
Think you can fool this technology by being a twin? Think again! Kyle Robbins, our Graphic Designer, is a triplet. We tested Name.com Face Login with all three. Kyle quotes “All my life people have confused me with my brothers. Name.com Facial Login knows that even though we are triplets, we all still have something unique about us. Face Login gives me an identity I never knew I had. I AM unique!”
We’d love to hear what you think! Send all comments or your experiences with Name.com Face Login to email@example.com.
This is Pat, a.k.a “Fro” one of our ninja developers. He peruses the Interwebs like a BOSS, catching every viral video and trend weeks before hitting the masses. One day his online adventures lead him to a hackernews article about Scrollkit.com. Immediately intrigued about the product created by the dynamic designer + coder duo, he started playing around. Naturally wanting to be a part of something so hot, he kicked an email out to share with the team. It didn’t take long for the positive feedback to roll in. Bill (CEO, founder, Chief) caught word and reached out to former Denverite, and Founder of ScrollKit.com, Cody Brown. The meeting of the minds went well and here we are a week or two later, offering Scroll Kit to you!
It’s majorly badass so jump in and get your hands dirty. Or play for a quick minute and get a sweet page up in a flash. Now you truly don’t have to be a code monkey (no offence, Pat!) to be able to design a sleek & beautiful site. Create a site for yourself, a portfolio, a birthday card, or a, “i’m sorry i totally F*ed that up.”
So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen Name.com + Scroll Kit is now a thing, that just happened. Join the party, create your page today. Get at us & @CodyBrown with your feedback!
Our dev team makes it rain positive change, although they cringe at being called “Rainmen” (yet you should see them play cards.) They’ve been cranking out web goodness and have made the following improvements:
- Added more templates to the DNS management page,
- Updated the account contacts & Domain contacts page,
- Added more options to the Email Domains tool,
- Added a way to stop a transfer from going out and
- Updated account settings page.
So Nick in dev made the exciting announcement about how you can now sync your domain name expiration dates. But before I pushed it live to the blog, I wanted to make sure he’d included everything…
That about sums up the name.com experience: Ultimate User Enjoyment. Nick explains:
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, and Legend (you know who you are),
We’re rolling out a new tool that will allow users to sync the expiration dates for their various domains. As of right now, this option is only available for .com and .net domains (sorry Henrik, you can’t sync your .se domains just yet).
On the page, the user will be able to select the new expire date, then select the domains that they want to have that new expiration date. Then, they must hit “Apply” for those sync products to be added to the cart. It will not allow the sync date to be before the current expiration date, or further out than 10 years (70 dog years) from the date of the sync, not the date of the current expiration date. The pricing is $1.15 per sync month, and if the sync is longer than a year, the users domain will be sync’d to the correct date of the year current, and then renewed until the desired expiration date is achieve. I really hope this makes sense and doesn’t come across a Jared-esque rant.
Please, let me know if you have any questions.
And there IS one more thing:
For all the heroics…there’s still the snark.
Patrick “P-Mo” Moroney made an important, game-changing observation: Code is longer than it is wide.
Stuff’s about to get real.
Xrandr to set the size and orientation of the screen
Swivel desk mount
Optional for Awesomeness:
Gentoo Linux on Macbook
X Windowing System
X Monad Window Manager
Don’t let the dainty plate and tea cup fool you. This is extreme.
This post is about Minimum Viable Product, or MVP. This little acronym gets tossed around a lot here at Name.com, because we like innovation. Innovation is a wonderful thing, but it can be somewhat of an organizational nightmare for product management.
Our process goes like this: We decide that we want to add a new feature to a product or the website, but we’re not entirely sure how it’s going to work. We get a bunch of idea-driven stakeholders in a room, and we brainstorm about the feature. Suddenly we have 26 features that are all totally awesome, and we’re going to fit them all into one scoping document and one sprint to be finished in the next 2 weeks with only one developer working on it.
Oh, and it won’t need any testing either. This is GREAT! All the stakeholders leave the meeting feeling warm and fuzzy about the events that just transpired. We have so many neat ideas, and we can’t wait to see how they turn out.
It’s only once it’s in writing that we realize what is quite obvious to an outsider. All of these ideas are awesome! We can accomplish each and every one of them. It’s just going to take our entire development team 4 months. This is where MVP comes in. What can we push out in the shortest period of time with the minimum amount of development that will still be of value to the user?
We go back and forth until we strike that balance, and when it’s all said and done we have a solid spec that can be completed in one sprint by one developer. The agile process will tackle the testing, and we push the 23 other features to the back burner. They’re not in the sprint, but they’re not forgotten either. They’re hanging out in the development team’s backlog, waiting for iterative development to pick them up.
Analyzing and trying to produce an MVP is not only good for iterative development, it’s a solid business decision as well. We think we know what our customers want and sometimes we do, but sometimes we are way off base. Getting a product out the door and allowing your customers to bang on it allows you to track its desirability and also ask for their feedback on the features they want to see. You might be surprised to find that the features they want are nowhere in your list that landed in the backlog.