5 reasons why .IO is a powerful domain choice
It’s rare now to come across someone who has not at least heard of the .IO domain name—the extension that originally served as a ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory took off several years ago among web innovators and remains a popular domain choice for startups and tech companies.
If you’re considering registering your own .IO domain name, but still have some hesitations, check out this list of reasons why .IO could be an excellent domain choice for building your web presence.
How to set up a branded short URL with Buffer
If you use Buffer to schedule your social media posts, you’ve probably noticed that the URLs that you share are shortened to something like “buff.er/tktk” or “bit.ly/tktk.” Have you ever wondered if you could have your very own shortened URL that uses your personal or business brand name? Well, it’s something that you can easily set up to use in your branding efforts on social media. We’ve created a simple guide to help you setup your own custom short URL on Buffer.
What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?
You may have noticed during your various online escapades that the ever familiar HTTP in front of a domain name occasionally turns into the less familiar HTTPS. Depending on your browser, this may also be accompanied by a color change in the address bar to green, a lock symbol, or other signs that make the URL field look different from what you’re used to. What does it mean? Does it really make a difference?
Bottoms Rupp | One of our biggest $0.99 deals yet
If you’re familiar with our Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour sale, you know that $0.99 deals are not all that uncommon. But this week, we’re offering one of our steepest discounts yet. Don’t miss this week’s Bottoms Rupp sale, where you’ll be able to save a whopping $59 on registration of this domain.
5 things to look for in a quality web host
Hosting is a necessity for anyone who wants to create a website and build their online presence. But many shoppers find themselves at a loss when it comes to choosing a reliable web host and determining which hosting plans are suitable for your needs. Luckily, there are a few basic questions you can ask that can help you choose a web host that is right for you.
Congrats to PIR’s #CashForGood winners, Hope for Limpopo
PIR (Public Interest Registry)’s #CashForGood contest ended recently, and we’re thrilled to announce a Name.com customer was the one to win the context and take home that sweet, sweet $10,000 USD prize to invest back into their organization.
5 reasons you need a .LIVE domain for your live streaming channel
Whether you live stream to thousands of viewers each night on Twitch or just use Facebook Live to show grandma and grandpa what you’re making for dinner, live streaming is the latest social media phenomenon, and it’s growing at a rapid rate. Businesses and individuals alike are now asking themselves how live streaming can be used to build their audience, promote engagement, and help them meet personal or business goals.
If you’re a live streamer, it’s time to take control and brand your channel. By forwarding a branded .LIVE domain to your live streaming channel you can take advantage of the following benefits.
How to update your Bitly DNS records (and why you need to do it ASAP)
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.