Use this free tool to register domains with non-Latin characters

If you’re an English speaker, it’s easy to take for granted how Latin character friendly the internet is. But if your native language uses non-Latin characters, it can be frustrating for you and your visitors to have to adopt English words and phrases for your website.

Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, allow URLs to display in your local language rather than relying on English phrases. This is achieved by converting random strings of characters, known as Punycode, to non-Latin characters, known as Unicode. Here’s how you can use Name.com’s free Punycode to Unicode converter to create your own IDN.

6 domain extensions that celebrate the fine arts

If you’re already a patron of the arts, maybe you should consider becoming a patron of domain names as well! Now that there are hundreds of New Domains available for registration, you can celebrate all of your favorite hobbies and art forms in unique online spaces.

So if you live for film noir, can perform a magnificent arabesque, or know every word to “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” you’re probably going to love these New Domains that celebrate the fine arts.

5 social media tools to add to your arsenal

Social media is a must for any individual or business that wants to promote their brand and grow their web following. But that doesn’t mean you have to dedicate all of your time to painstakingly posting Tweets at the ideal moment or becoming a Photoshop expert so you can create compelling graphics. There are now hundreds of social media tools out there that can help you better manage your time and post more engaging content. We’ve highlighted five of our favorite social media tools for you to try out.