As a registrar and part of the tech community, we take pride in being innovators. We like to think that we are creative thinkers who embrace the new and come up with ideas for making our service better, faster, and more reliable. We’re very excited to announce a giant step in innovation for the entire domain name industry. We’re proud to unveil a change that could alter the domain industry as we know it.
Our April 2016 promo code is trendy, healthy, and goes great on toast
April showers bring May flowers, and for Name.com, it also brings April Health Week. Because it seems like it would be insensitive to use a deep-fried, sugar-laden food as this month’s promo code as our office cohorts sadly watch our M&M dispenser be filled with broccoli and our frozen taquitos replaced with veggie burgers, we chose this fruit for its healthiness and its high status in the health food world.
New Domain Ninjas | Nurseries, vacation homes, and social media stars
The month has flown by and we’re back with another epic batch of New Domain Ninjas! These are Name.com customers from all over the world who are using New Domains to create distinctive online presences. From selling real estate to marketing a personal brand, check out how these companies and individuals are standing out online.
How to set up a custom Medium domain with Name Apps
Do you write on Medium? Last year, the popular blogging platform announced to its users that they would begin to support custom Medium domains for those interested in branding their publications. We’re big fans of Medium, so we wanted to simplify this task as much as possible—making it easier than ever to create a custom domain for your written work.
You can now use Name Apps to easily connect a custom domain to a Medium publication. Here’s how it works.
Bottoms Rupp | Save on .LIVE domains
Don’t miss this Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour sale, where you can register .LIVE domains for a serious discount.
Office email chain: Too many haikus
^^This is Ashley. She’s the Director of Marketing at Name.com and overall, a pretty decent human being. But there’s a problem: Ashley has recently become acquainted with the art of haikus, and is now a little addicted.
Say hello to .コム—the Japanese .COM
The .COM you know and love is now available in Japanese. Verisign, the registry behind .COM, has announced the release of the .コム IDN, and is offering a unique opportunity for those with existing .COM URLs.
4 QR codes that should be replaced with New Domains
QR codes, for whatever reason, seem to be sticking around despite their lack of mass adoption by consumers. Earlier this year, I wrote an article about the problems with QR codes and suggested a solution for simplifying navigation to specific landing pages—New Domains.
Rather than hoping that your audience has an app that reads QR codes (or worse, expecting someone to download one just to get to your landing page), companies should make it simple for anyone to access the page you’re trying to drive traffic to. Using a short, relative New Domain is a much more user-friendly way to get people to where you want to go. Not only is it easy for anyone with a smartphone to type the domain into their web browser, it’s also memorable enough that they can remember the address and look it up later when they have access to a computer.
To prove our point, we’ve tracked down four examples of QR codes that can easily be replaced with a short domain.
SXSW recap: Tattoos, impromptu a capella, and domain artistry
What a week!
We’re still winding down from an amazing SXSW experience that was filled with musical talents, free tattoos, Jackalopes, and, of course, domain magic. Here are some of the highlights of our trip.
Bottoms Rupp | Domain discounts for the technology savvy
Are you an entrepreneur? A startup owner? A technology guru? No matter what it is you do in the tech sphere, you’re not going to want to miss this week’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour sale.