Why you should be using complementary domains

If you haven’t already heard the news, here it is again: The internet is expanding at an insane pace. Website owners have more opportunities than ever to create a striking online presence that will attract the interest of internet surfers.

But the simple days of one-site, one-URL are slowly caving away to the more evolved practice of branded navigation, which simplifies the way users find specific information about your site or company. All you need is one key tool: complementary domains.

5 things to consider when choosing a WordPress theme

A few weeks ago we rolled out our new blog design—and we hope you love it as much as we do! But a surprising amount of work and time goes into choosing a new WordPress theme. You have to consider your audience, the purpose of your website, performance, and more to make an informed choice that will benefit your site. Whether you are choosing a theme for a brand new website, or you just want to give your current one an update, there are several questions you should ask yourself before making design changes to your blog.

We’re celebrating another successful hackathon

We’ve got another Name.com hackathon under our belts! Last week we took a break from our typical workweek to focus on innovative projects of our choice over a three-day span. Employees in every department had the opportunity to collaborate on a project to make Name.com better.

The theme of this year’s hackathon was Back to Basics. Employees were challenged to look at our products, services, and processes with fresh eyes and come up with solutions and ideas for a better business. After throwing around some project ideas on Wednesday morning, the Name.com crew chose the top five ideas and spent the remainder of the week turning those concepts into a reality.

Give your personal website an edge with New Domains

If you’ve ever Googled yourself before (and admit it, you have) it would be shocking to hear that every result that showed up was actually about you. Sure, you might get lucky and rank within the first couple of hits, but there’s usually going to be someone else out there with the same or a similar name. And that can get a little awkward—especially when a potential client or employer who looks you up comes across the personal website of someone other than you.

New Domains allow individuals to create custom URLs that show your personal brand and expertise. Rather than than using a generic domain for your personal website, choose a domain that stands out. 

Uplift Social talks expansion, partnerships, and New Domains

Uplift Social is a new but rapidly-growing contender in the social media management game. Owen Smith, the company’s co-founder, recently spoke with us here at Name.com to discuss how the business got its start and what’s in store for the future.

How and when did Uplift Social get started?

Uplift Social was founded back in December 2014 by myself and my co-founder and CTO, Ainsley. With the explosion of social media in the last few years it has never been a better time for businesses to start growing their community and promoting themselves through social. We see a huge opportunity for growth and expansion in the social media management and marketing space—that’s why we jumped in and started Uplift Social!

Apple has baked the domain apple.news into iOS 9

We have been seeing a lot of great usage of New Domains extensions recently, including usage from some really big companies. Google just announced their new parent company, Alphabet, will be using abc.xyz, The Hunger Games is using thehungergames.movie. And now Apple has baked the apple.news domain directly into iOS 9 through the new Apple News app. The biggest company on earth has made it so that whenever you share an article through Apple News, the link will be transformed into a shortened apple.news URL. As huge tech nerds with an office full of Apple devices, we are pretty excited to see Apple using a .NEWS domain in such a far reaching way.

Free domain services you can get at Name.com

Here at Name.com we care about keeping our customers happy—really happy. You guys are the heart and soul of our business, which is why we try to take care of you as best we can. Between top-notch customer support and one-click App set up, we are constantly coming up with ways to make it easier for you to get your website up and running.

And as an additional thank you to all of our amazing customers, we offer several free domain services for you to use on your website. From additional security to easier DNS management, these tools can save you a whole lot of time and money.