CATEGORY: How-Tos

Everything you need to know about domain backorders

*As of October 2016, backorders can only be placed on domains that have a set drop date. 

 

You have the perfect idea for a domain name. But when you gleefully head to Name.com and type it into the search bar, something terrible happens—you find out that someone has already registered your dream domain name, leaving it sadly out of your grasp.

Life is cruel.

But don’t lose hope! Just as new domains are registered every day, existing domains sometimes expire without being renewed by the original owner—leaving it free for you to snatch up the moment it hits the market once more. Name.com’s backorder process allows you to place a tentative hold on a domain name that is close to expiration and increase your chances of securing it if it is not renewed by the current owner.

How to set up a custom Medium domain with Name Apps

Do you write on Medium? Last year, the popular blogging platform announced to its users that they would begin to support custom Medium domains for those interested in branding their publications. We’re big fans of Medium, so we wanted to simplify this task as much as possible—making it easier than ever to create a custom domain for your written work.

You can now use Name Apps to easily connect a custom domain to a Medium publication. Here’s how it works.

How to set up a custom URL for your Yelp reviews

If you’re among the ranks of those who have to read at least five reviews before you try a new restaurant (and once you get there you spend the whole time noting every tiny detail and taking photos of your food) then you may very well be an avid Yelp user. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily direct family and friends to your witty, well-written reviews so they could bask in the glory of your prose? Well, you can! All you need to do is set up a forwarding custom Yelp URL.

Keep your Name.com account secure with free Two-Step Verification

Having the security of your online account compromised can be a headache and a half. As tempting as it may be the use the password “Password123” on every online account you have, taking measures to prevent a possible hacking attempt is well worth the time and effort. As part of our mission to create a stress-free customer experience for you, we offer a free way to further secure your Name.com account from hackers.

How to switch to a New Domain without ruining your SEO

New Domains are being adopted at a rapid rate by startups, individuals, and Fortune 500 companies alike. If you’re considering switching your primary domain to one that uses a New Domain extension, you’ve probably done some research on the pros and cons of such a move.

New Domains are advantageous for companies that want to create a memorable online brand. In some cases, it can even improve your search engine rankings. But it can often be an intimidating task to take on—what if you mess up and end up losing traffic or hurting your SEO?

We’ve done some research and created a list of strategies for avoiding SEO pitfalls when upgrading to a New Domain. When done correctly, you can enjoy the benefits of a short, keyword-rich New Domain without ruining your search ranking.