How we created dark mode on Name.com
Name.com got a whole new look and feel a few months ago when we launched our new brand. But it wasn’t just a new coat of paint that made the site look different. The front-end team leveraged the launch of the new Name.com brand as an opportunity to do a full rebuild and architect the entire site from the ground up with fresh new templates, CSS, and clean semantic HTML. There were several things we needed to clean-up, some new tech we wanted to use, and there was another reason too:
5 design trends for 2021 influenced by you-know-what
By David Gold
Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a hard year for all of us. The pandemic continues to affect people and their careers, causing big changes in how we interact with our work. The design industry has already begun to adapt to these changes. Given that designers are natural social and professional leaders, these emerging trends in fields like graphic design, UX and UI design, architecture, interior design, and web design are likely to impact us all.
These are five important design trends for 2021 as seen across design industries — and represented within .design, the top-level domain for professional and aspiring designers.
The internet has evolved. It’s time for domains to do the same
Maybe we’re just numb to progress. Spoiled, as it were. Things advance all of the time. A new iPhone could leap out at you at any moment. The latest SpaceX is never not simmering on a launchpad somewhere. Evolution everywhere and, finally, we’re seeing it with domain names.
Simplicity above all: Exploring Name.com’s new brand
You may have noticed things are looking a little different around here.
We’re extremely proud and excited to unveil a fresh new look at Name.com. While it’s been fun to see this new design take shape, it has also served as a meaningful exercise to carefully consider who we want to be as a business and what role we want to play in the lives of our customers.
How to protect your Name.com account in the COVID-19 era
Our customer support agents and fraud team have recently reported an increase in phishing, hacking, and social engineering attempts over the last few months. Bad actors are taking advantage of the turmoil surrounding COVID-19 in an attempt to gain access to confidential information.
We’re doing everything we can to increase security in response to this troubling new trend, but there are several things that you can do as a Name.com customer to protect your domains and products from harm’s way. Take these precautions to protect yourself and your account.
Do you need a dedicated IP address?
A dedicated IP address may be necessary for certain users on shared hosting plans. It’s an add-on hosting product that is beneficial for businesses or individuals experiencing high levels of website traffic or who need regular access to their website FTP. Use this guide to determine if a dedicated IP address suits your needs.
The top 5 global tech issues so far in 2019
By Sam Bocetta
Sometimes I miss the days when writing about tech issues involved writing about … well … tech. Ten years ago, a list of the top 5 tech issues would have focused on encryption, the advances being made in website builders, and predictions about the failure of the smartphone.
Today, tech is a part of every aspect of our lives, and so ‘tech issues’ are actually social, political, and cultural issues. In 2019, this has been more apparent than ever.
Let’s get rid of all the passwords
By Gary Stevens
Can you imagine an online world without passwords? Probably not, but the fact is that passwords have always come with risk. No one understands that better than Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The 21st century was barely underway when Gates predicted that technology would one day replace passwords with options that are more secure.
What you may not know is that some of those alternatives are already up and running. Thanks to advances in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Biometrics, we’re poised to get rid of passwords altogether. Here’s what you should know about these newer approaches to information security and what they could mean for you.
The best domain tools in the industry? Yeah, we think so too.
2013 was a good year. Twitter held their IPO, Apple debuted the new iPhone 5S,
the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl (The Editor disagrees that this is a good thing), Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born, and Name.com launched the brand new Domain Management tools. Six years ago these domain tools were cutting edge—and for the most part, they have stood the test of time.
But we knew we could do better.
The state of cyber security in 2019: A half-year retrospective
By Sam Bocetta
For most of North America, approaching the middle of the year means going on summer vacation, preparing for the Atlantic hurricane season and enjoying warmer weather.
For many information security specialists, the half-year mark involves looking at how cyber threats have unfolded since January and detecting patterns that may suggest the direction that cybercrime groups are headed in the near future.