Toys R Us, the iconic retailer of our childhood, filed for bankruptcy this month, citing a lack of traffic to their brick-and-mortar stores as one of the reasons why the business has been on a slow downward spiral. Their lackluster online store and their inability to compete with online retail giants like Amazon proves that having a customer-facing storefront is no longer enough to bring consistent business through the door. If you own a brick-and-mortar business that sells goods, it’s time to seriously consider taking your shop online.
What’s the difference between a static and dynamic IP address?
As one of the security measures offered by Name.com, customers can change the account settings so that it can only be accessed via certain approved IP addresses. However, this can cause problems if you are not sure if you have a dynamic or static IP address. Here’s how you can tell the difference between the two and why it matters.
How to protect your Instagram account after the recent hack
Have you been noticing some strange things happening on your favorite celebrity’s Instagram account? A recent data breach allowed hackers to get their hands on the contact details of hundreds of notable figures and potentially millions of regular users’ account information—including yours.
What’s new on Name.com, August edition
As always, our team has been busy rolling out a few UI/UX changes on Name.com this month to address customer feedback and make the site better than ever. Here are a few highlights of what’s new.
Good news: You can now add Prologue to an existing domain
That’s right folks: It’s the update we’ve all been waiting for.
4 tips for increasing your blog traffic
Once you start your first blog, write an incredible article, and hit that publish button, it’s easy to expect the blog views to roll in overnight. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens—it takes active promotion and a little strategy to build a blog audience. If you’re first starting out, here are a few tips for driving more traffic to your blog posts.
How to install WordPress through Name.com hosting
Ready to start a WordPress blog? Most people don’t know that it’s simple to set up via third-party hosting, where you have most control over your domain and website.
While our WordPress hosting product is great for beginners, more experienced website creators might want to have the full access that comes with one of our hosting packages. Here’s how to manually install WordPress on your website via an existing hosting plan.
What kind of SSL certificate should you get for your website?
At Name.com, we believe that every website is worth securing with an SSL certificate—which is why we now offer them for free to anyone who hosts a website with us via our Encryption Everywhere program. But for certain website users, its worthwhile to add additional levels of security to your site via an upgraded SSL certificate.
Trusted links can increase click-through rate by up to 39%
Our friends at Rebrandly share their thoughts on why custom branded links are important and how you can be using them to boost social engagement.
When someone sees an article you’ve shared, you have only a couple of seconds to grab their attention or they’re going to scroll right past the content you’ve worked so hard to create. Their eyes quickly scan the image, the title and even the link. They’re deciding if clicking this article is worth their time and it happens so quickly that they don’t even realize they’re doing it. It’s psychological.
Do yourself a favor and use Whois Privacy
We’ve talked about why Whois Privacy is important before, but many people don’t understand just how annoying it can be when the nefarious spammers of the internet get a hold of your contact information. So we thought a little visual could help.