Bitly recently announced in an email to their user base that they are migrating to a new hosting provider, which means that if you are currently using a branded Bitly domain shortener, you need to update your DNS A records before June 29 to prevent your links from breaking. If you have your branded short domain through Name.com, here’s how you can quickly and easily make these changes.
Bottoms Rupp | 50% off Rightside Premiums for two hours only
We have a major sale coming up at this Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour that will save you a serious amount of cash if you’re in the market for a short, keyword-rich domain. Start your research now, because for two hours on Thursday, Rightside Premium Domains will be 50% off.
A guide to registering domains for your trademarked brand
Having a trademark is a great way to legally stake a claim on a business, product, service, or phrase, but unfortunately it isn’t a guarantee that everyone will keep away from it forever. Trademark infringements still happens—knowingly or not—so it’s important to keep your defenses up.
MarkMonitor recently released an eBook that helps business owners understand how to protect their trademark through domain registrations. A copy of this guide can be requested here, and you should definitely give it a read when you have some time. But we’ve also created a quick rundown on some of the best ways you can be proactive about protecting your trademark online.
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.
A note on Name.com’s policies and how to spot phone scams
We’ve received reports that several of our customers have been contacted via phone by a scammer who claims to be part of the Name.com support team. This individual tells his or her target that their domain is about to expire and that they need to renew it by giving their credit card information to the person on the line.
This is a scammer, and you should not provide him or her with any information if you are contacted by them.
Bottoms Rupp | A $0.99 deal you won’t want to miss
One of the most popular domain names out there is the star of this week’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour event—and it’ll cost just $0.99. This is definitely a Happy Hour sale you won’t want to miss.
When a coworker lives | A tribute to James Moorman
Customer support is by far the most thankless job in the domain name industry. Maybe in any industry. What we know from domain support is that any time that phone rings or an email shows up—which is several times per minute—the breadth of what the issue could be is Grand Canyon deep and wide. It’s a chasm that stretches from typos, to email, to security, to some little nuance yet to be discovered in the light years between website settings and website reality.
6 Japanese New Domains that you may not know about
Japan is a thriving country with a booming economy and an impressive population of around 126 million people. With some of the greatest innovations in the tech world coming from this country, it’s no surprise that they’ve embraced the New Domain movement as well. These six domains, which all have origins in Japan, demonstrate how New Domains are becoming a global trend.
How New Domains are changing the internet for the better
New Domains are growing at a rapid rate and seeing more usage than ever. With talk of a second round of gTLD applications happening in the next few years, it’s becoming more clear that New Domains are a valuable web asset that is here to stay. Although some people are still wary of these new extensions, New Domains have already proved themselves to be invaluable tools. Here’s why.
Our June promo code is both a tasty drink and homage to Queen B
With summer just around the corner, June is a time to hang out in the pool, lounge at the park, and enjoy a cold beverage. And if you’re doing it right, it’s also a time to jam out to some crazy good tunes. We’ve got the best of both worlds with this month’s .COM/.NET promo code, which is both a delicious beverage and a tribute to our favorite R&B superstar.