Squarespace made even easier


Squarespace makes it easy for anyone to build a website. Yet when it comes time to actually connect your Squarespace site to your domain name it can get pretty confusing—it’s like they’re asking you to calculate the surface area of a cube (brace yourself, more geometry jokes and puns are coming). All of the numbers and letters you are presented with can certainly be intimidating. We’ve come up with a solution: Name.com has created an easy DNS template that will help you add those needed records with a few clicks.

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We’ve got a new tool for helping you choose the right products for your website


Choosing the right products and services for your websites can be confusing. What’s WordPress? Do I need hosting? What if I don’t know how to code? How do I get my own email address?

These are pretty common questions for someone building a website for the first time, so we’ve taken a stab at simplifying the process. Creating a website for your business or an online portfolio for your job search is super important, and it shouldn’t be super hard. We’ve built a tool that will help you choose exactly what you need based on the type of website you have in mind.

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Bottoms Rupp: For two hours each week, we’re offering big savings


We’ve got a new weekly sale at Name.com, and it’s called Bottoms Rupp. Think of it as a weekly domain happy hour. Each Thursday from 3–5 p.m. MST, Name.com Account Manager John Rupp will drink beer and announce a limited-time promo code. The code is only good during that time frame, and will be different each week.

Here’s the Bottoms Rupp page—bookmark it and come back each Thursday (starting today!) to see what John Rupp has in store for you. We’ll also announce that it’s Bottoms Rupp time on Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll post a reminder on our home page.

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Name.com March 2015 Promo Code: It’s an e(pi)c one!


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This month we have a very special Pi day. Not only will it be 3/14, but we will have an extended version of Pi in our day! The date will read 3/14/15… which matches up with 3.1415! It’s incredible. We know … your mind is blown. Because this is an extra special Pi day, we’ve decided to make our March 2015 promo code… 31415! When you type the promo code “31415” in at check out, the price of .COM and .NET renewals and registrations drops down to just $10.25.

The code also works for 25% off .SOCIAL and .REVIEWS registrations (no premiums). That means that non-premium .SOCIAL domain names are only $9.99 this month, and non-premium .REVIEWS are just $6.75.

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Blog posts that you might enjoy from last month:

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The Name.com website builder now supports online stores


Our website builder was already pretty awesome. It allows you to create an attractive, professional website—that will look great on any device—without having to know anything about DNS, HTML, CSS, etc.

Now it’s even better. We just added an ecommerce feature, making it easy to create an online store and sell your products and services. You can build a catalog with unlimited items, accept payment from credit cards or PayPal, and manage your shipping and deliveries.

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Build your personal brand with a .ME domain


We all have that one friend that has a million connections. They’re always active, working simultaneously on several projects, going from one event to another, and can connect effortlessly with ten people at the party at the same time. Have you ever wondered how they make it?

The secret is in building a strong personal brand that precedes you and attract new opportunities for even bigger exposure and networking. Getting to that point isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either. For a detailed guide on how to start building your brand, check here, but the first step is always deciding what do you want to be known for. What are the values, skills and experiences you want to be associated with your name?

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Two character domain names are here!


We strive to make registering a domain at Name.com as easy and straightforward as possible. Unfortunately, the domain name industry can sometimes be complicated and difficult to understand (see name collisions). In an effort to help you find one of the shortest and most memorable New Domains around—two character domain names!—here is a simple guide to help you make the most of it and understand why this release is happening now.

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Google Apps for Work users can now request Google Inbox invites


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Google Inbox is a new email product for Gmail that completely changes the whole email experience on both mobile and web. It’s currently an invite-only service, but Google just made it easier to get an invite. If you have a Google Apps for Work account, you can now request an invite for your entire company.

Google is intentionally rolling out the service quickly, with a focus on early adopters and now company admins. The Google Apps for Work account admin will need to send an invite request to inboxforwork@google.com, and then they’re on their way to being an Inbox tester. Google has said that invites will start being sent on in March.

Google has said that the goal of Inbox is to totally rethink how people get things done online...

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How to get a domain name like yeezy.supply


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Kanye West has a new fashion line coming out with Adidas, and it’s happening on a .supply domain name. Since we’re domain nerds, we think his .supply usage is pretty awesome! Do you want your own .supply domain name like yeezy.supply? If you do, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve made it brilliantly easy to scoop up a .supply domain.

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Portland Startup Week 2015 (Photo Gallery)


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We spent all last week at Portland Startup Week, where we went to a whopping 16 events. We spread the name.com magic all around Stumptown by taking over a coffee shop, giving away .ninja domains, soft t-shirts, name.com stickers, and more. We also helped with a hackathon with Quick Left, where people had a few hours to get nerdy and build wearables.

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