If you’re new to websites, you may be unfamiliar with some of the additional services that registrars offer when you purchase a domain. One service that can be especially confusing is domain privacy protection. What is it? And is it really necessary?
Get your campaign on at this week’s Bottoms Rupp
Fall is the season of cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, crunchy leafs … and political campaigns.
And because we know you don’t already have enough politics in your life, we’re going to go ahead and add some more during this week’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour! (You’re welcome.)
Something happens to your brain with technology. It’s as if it’s been waiting for millennia, for thousands of generations, to have the chance to do as much as the internet allows you to do. The upside to digital innovations is that someone can now start a colossal company from their mother’s basement. The downside is that you’re supposed to start a colossal company from your mother’s basement.
5 Best Books for Social Media Marketing
There are a lot of books available that offer tips on social media marketing. Because there are so many books out there, it can be difficult to decide which books to read and which have the highest quality information. To avoid reading unnecessary books or repetitive information, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best books to boost your social media marketing efforts. These books are not just about social media, but also business, behavior, and general marketing. All of the books have one major commonality: a theme of persuasion and understanding consumer behavior. Even just reading one of the following books will help you become a better social media marketer and strategic thinker.
Branded navigation: How New Domains make it easier to share your best content
An online presence is a requirement for modern day businesses that want to prosper. But for most companies, that means more than just a website: it involves YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, a careers page, and more. And across each of these platforms or web pages, a strong, recognizable brand image must be present.
A lot of scary words get tossed around when you start creating your first website: SSL certificates, VAT IDs, name servers. And then there are DNS records: Those mysterious things that you know are super important but you just can’t wrap your head around what they are—much less manage them. And worst of all, some companies (we won’t name names!) charge you for it every month.
But you don’t have to be an internet guru to have and manage your own website. Getting online should be easy. That’s why Name.com has free DNS tools that can make all those scary, confusing internet things a little less frightening.
Maybe you got that dreaded email. Maybe you noticed it in your account portal. But the truth remains: One of your domains is expiring. What’s a website owner to do?
Renewing your domain before it expires is always a good idea—that way, you don’t have to deal with interrupted web service or risk losing your domain name to another person. Because most domains can only be registered for up to 10 years (and for some, even less), you will periodically need to renew your domains to continue ownership of them. The domain expiration process will vary based on your domain intentions and how proactive you are with renewing them.
If you made a list of the most American things in the whole entire world, it would probably look something like this:
Have you ever created a new brand only to find that social media handles of the same name were already taken? Not a fun experience.
If you’re very ambitious, you might check ahead of time to make sure your brand name is available across all platforms. While we give you serious props for that, there are likely more valuable ways to use your time than jumping from social platform to social platform, trying out different handles. But we have some good news: There’s a tool that will handle social media branding for you.
If you are a software developer, publisher, or engineer; or you work for a software company, this week’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour is dedicated to you.
This Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 from 3–5 p.m. MDT, .SOFTWARE domains are just $4.99.