Introducing DigitalOcean at Name.com

Last year when we launched our new Name.com brand and website overhaul, we told our users that we wanted to create a simplified experience at Name.com that puts usability first. Since then, we’ve worked to identify our users’ pain points and build solutions to alleviate them.

Some of the biggest feedback we received while conducting interviews with our users was the lack of a quality cloud hosting experience provided by domain registrars. So when we began planning the launch of our own cloud hosting solution, we knew that a generic cloud hosting product would not provide the kind of seamless experience our users are looking for. We wanted to offer the best of the best.

That’s why we’re proud to announce our new partnership with DigitalOcean to provide access to an industry-revered, best-in-class cloud hosting experience, all managed via your Name.com account.

How to use Facebook groups to market your business and create a community

By Alisha Shibli

With over 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook has emerged as one of the most vital tools in any marketer’s arsenal. It provides an opportunity for brands to flaunt their personality and connect with their customers in a way that is much more intimate than traditional advertising could ever achieve.

If Facebook allows brands to forge meaningful bonds with their customers, Facebook groups provide the means to cement those bonds to form a community.

WonderlandMath.live | What an online learning experience teaches us about domain names

Online learning has exploded as of late, but Tim Guille of WonderlandMath.Live has a great idea: get a domain name that’s as intriguing as your best email subject line. You want people to click and see what you can offer. That’s what he’s discovered with the .live domain name. It describes what they do in that their educational experience is, in fact, live. Hear his story and that of WonderlandMath.live, and get insight into what it takes to be noticed online.

It started as a party | The story of soul.camp

Two kids who went to the same summer camp connect later in life to start Soul Camp. It’s a business, but even more than that, it’s a party. Honestly, we’re not sure how business could be better. Ali Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum created a community at the first camp in 2014, and now maintain it with perseverance, creativity, and pretty awesome marketing. Here’s their story.

Connecting to success | The story of mousepads.cool

The more we find out about our customers, the more we discover that we’re all the same. We all have domain names that we don’t use. We all get more ideas than we can ever execute, and a lot of us seem a little leery of that step between getting a domain and doing something with it. That’s why we’re talking to people about how they turned their idea into a money-making venture. No more getting stuck. It’s time to iterate your plan into an easy-to-use web interface, and here are the people to help get you there.

Today, meet Patrick of Mousepads.cool. Necessity is most definitely the mother of invention.

8 eCommerce strategies for success in 2021 and beyond

By Alisha Shibli

Online shopping has become the new normal since the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. But eCommerce has been growing by leaps and bounds since long before that.

According to Statista, while in 2019, about 1.92 billion people made online purchases, in June 2020, the global retail eCommerce traffic stood at a record high of 22 billion monthly visits. As even local businesses pivot to a digital-first marketing approach, it will take a lot more than your run-of-the-mill campaigns to capture consumers’ attention.

Here are 8 eCommerce strategies that will hold your business in good stead in the new year and the future.