5 amazing examples of .STUDIO domains

Last week we shared some of our favorite examples of .LIVE domains being put into action after only one week into General Availability. But now, as the use of two of the newest New Domains continues to skyrocket, we direct our attention to .STUDIO and all of the creative ways it’s being used.

We’ve selected a few of our favorite examples of .STUDIO domains that are making bold statements online. So take a look and get ready to be inspired!

We went to Web Summit and this is what happened

Web Summit: It’s a place where CEOs, startups, leaders, and innovators come together to network, drink beer, and discuss all things technology.

We headed to Dublin last week for this renowned event and had a blast interacting with attendees from all walks of life. But where there is work, there must be play, and there was certainly plenty of both. While it’s impossible to sum up the entirety of our trip in a single post, there were a few highlights of our Web Summit experience.

Should you register an emoji domain?

Remember back in February when Coca-Cola got a ton of hype for debuting billboards that featured emoji domain names? Every “happy emoji” domain that was registered by the beverage giant redirected to a landing page where visitors could enter to win their very own emoji domain name. Although the contest has long been over, you might have noticed something peculiar—the distinctive lack of domain names that use emoticons, even now that we know it’s possible to register them.

So why aren’t more people jumping at the chance to get the “sassy information desk girl” emoji as their website’s URL?

Win tickets to The Next Web Conference 2015 in NYC

Innovators, business enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs, listen up: We’ve teamed up with our friends at .CLOUD to give away five tickets to The Next Web Conference in New York City, valued at 499 USD each! The giveaway starts on Nov. 10, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. EST and wraps up at 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 14, 2015. Winners will have three days to prepare for the conference, which takes place in the Big Apple on Nov. 18, 2015.

See how these awesome .LIVE domains are being used

It’s been just over a week since the release of .LIVE and .STUDIO, and what a week it’s been! Already, websites and URLs that use these domain endings are popping up and being used by companies that aren’t afraid to be innovative.

An extensive list of companies (which includes big names like 20th Century Fox, Absolut, Amazon, Dreamworks, Entrepreneur Media, Marvel, Major League Baseball, Microsoft, Oracle, Paramount, SoulCycle Inc., Twitch, Universal Music, and Warner Brothers) have already registered .STUDIO and .LIVE domains. While uses for these particular domains are still yet to be determined, there are a few key businesses that are already using .LIVE domains in particular to make a splash on the web.

4 things to do before registering a domain

Domains are relatively easy to purchase: You just head over to your favorite registrar, type in the domain you’re interested in, and as long as it’s available, it can be yours with a few clicks of a button. But the real work comes before you make your purchase. If you want to register a great domain name that will set you up for success in the long run, perform these four tasks before hitting the “Purchase” button.

Re-thinking the common questions about New Domains

Whenever I talk to people about New Domains for the first time, I usually get one of two reactions. The first is disbelief, excitement, and a mad scramble for a cellphone or laptop to see if theirname.ninja is still available. The second reaction is less fun: A scoff, possibly an eye roll, and a proclamation that they’ll stick to traditional domain names, thank you very much!

While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I find that most people who aren’t fans of New Domains have a few common objections. So if you’re one of those folks out there who isn’t sold on using New Domains then buckle up—I’m going to try to change your mind.

How to set up a SSL certificate for your website (and why you should)

Think about your last online purchase: Did you just assume that it was safe to enter your credit card information or did you check for that little green padlock in the address bar? That padlock sign (or occasionally just a green address bar) indicates the presence of an SSL certificate, a security measure that ensures that sensitive information entered on that webpage will be safely encrypted.

Screenshot of name.com site secured with SSL certificate

SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, is the protocol that creates these secure connections for web users. It prevents private information from being compromised by eavesdropping, data tampering, or message forgery. It also gives consumers peace of mind as they fill out forms that contain sensitive information.

Millions of businesses use SSL certificates to assure visitors of their website’s security and legitimacy. If you think that your website could benefit from a SSL certificate, you can easily set it up through Name.com.