We’re domain nerds. We say that affectionately but it’s true. We always do a double take when we discover domains in the wild and then pass it along with mild commentary.
Root for Denver this weekend, because it means big domain discounts on Monday
In honor of Sunday’s game (which is of course exclusively called The Big Game, and nothing else), we’re having a big domain sale. But the sale depends on the outcome.
We’re rooting for our hometown team, so if Denver wins, you can use the promo code CHAMPS get some huge discounts on a big list of domain extensions, including $0.99 .ROCKS, .SOCIAL, and .NINJA. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. MST on Monday and end at midnight. Check out our sale page to get the full list.
Domain extensions for animal lovers
All you animal fans out there, I have some good news: There are hundreds of New Domain extensions now available to website owners, including a few that celebrate animals of all kinds. So if you’re passionate about animals, work as a veterinarian or zoologist, or have a pet supply business, you can use any of these animal domain extensions to create a better online presence.
The .FAMILY domain is here!
The thing about family is that they’re always going to be your family, no matter how many times you cringe at your grandpa’s cheesy jokes or screen your mom’s calls. But if you’re lucky enough, the people in your family are your biggest supporters when the going gets rough and your biggest cheerleaders when you accomplish great things.
Family is kind of a really big deal.
That’s why we’re so excited about the new domain extension .FAMILY, which has reached General Availability as of today. From sharing family photos to keeping in touch with loved ones through a host of .FAMILY email addresses, there are so many possibilities for what you can do with this domain.
7 delicious New Domains you should indulge in
If our promo code for the month of January isn’t indication enough (or the one from December, or the one from November), we are big fans of food over here at Name.com. That’s why we’re pretty pumped that so many New Domain extensions are related to food and the restaurant business.
So fellow foodies, this is for you. While we may not be able to teach you how to roast a chicken like Ina Garten or sear a ribeye like Gordon Ramsay, we can at least show you how you can use a food-related domain name for your website.
Why you should ditch QR codes for New Domains
QR codes may have hit the U.S. with a bang back in 2009, but they have gone out of style in recent years with a decisive whimper. Even so, some brands and individuals continue to use QR codes to encourage others to visit a particular area on their websites. From billboards to business cards, QR codes can be spotted still clinging to existence for one simple reason: People don’t know how else to make it easy for others to access certain landing pages.
5 websites doing exact match domains right
As the Big Brother of the internet, Google plays a huge role in how and if your website is discovered online. Whether someone is actively searching for your business, or just a product or service that matches their needs, the way consumers search should be taken into consideration when choosing a URL. Exact match domains are a great tool for helping you improve your website’s search engine rankings.
But some website owners are taking advantage of New Domains to integrate powerful keywords into their URLs. In fact, there are some sites that have managed to increase their search engine rankings dramatically by using domains that match commonly searched phrases that are relevant to them and their business.
Check out these five examples of exact match domains that are killing it with search engine ranking.
New Domains aren’t so new anymore, and they’re becoming a big part of the internet
When ICANN first revealed the list of New Domain applications in June 2012, the idea of straying beyond the few domain names available on the internet at that time was hard to comprehend. Years later, there are more than 1,000 domain extensions that are available for registration. Even so, the majority of the population still has very little knowledge that there are options like .NINJA, .LAWYER, or .ROCKS available for their website.
But “very little” knowledge about New Domain names is a significant step from “no knowledge at all,” and frankly, an enormous leap for those who are in the domain industry. In fact, as little as two years ago most people still had no idea what a domain name was.
Why New Domains are your new favorite networking tool
Making yourself or your business stand out amongst your competitors is no easy task. But having an online presence that is unique and interesting can give you a serious advantage—even before your new connection visits your website.
By using a New Domain that informs visitors of what it is you do or what you are passionate about, you can stand out for all the right reasons. Eye-catching, informative, and great looking on a business card, New Domains offer distinct advantages that can benefit website owners of all kinds.
5 of our favorite startups using New Domains at Web Summit
We made the long trek from Denver to Dublin for Web Summit recently and it was a fantastic time that was definitely worth the journey. We learned lesson after lesson in Dublin and saw opportunity after opportunity for not only the tech industry as a whole, but also for New Domains in particular.
On the New Domain front, we saw dozens of startups using New Domains as their primary URL for business websites. This is a stark contrast to the behavior and feelings regarding New Domains that we encountered in the past at similar events. Just a year ago we were hearing skepticism from the startup community regarding New Domains, but we’re now seeing both personal adoption and adoption from up-and-coming businesses.
To highlight some of the great usage of New Domains that we saw at Web Summit, we created a list of some of our favorites (in no particular order):