4 Name.com tools to simplify domain management
Update: As of April 27, 2017, the ability to create new cloned accounts has been sunsetted.
Domain management is pretty easy if you have one or two websites—but what if you own 50 domains? 100? More? If you’re a big time domainer, there are a few Name.com tools you should be using to simplify the process of finding, registering, and managing domains.
Hosting 101: Pointing a domain to Name.com Hosting
Hosting tends to be one of the bigger, scarier parts of starting a website—but we’ve worked to make it as simple and unintimidating as possible. In this post, we’ll go over one of the most basic parts of setting up hosting: Pointing one or multiple domain names at Name.com hosting.
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.
4 ways to set up email for business
Do you need a professional email address that you can associate with a website you have at Name.com? No problem. There are several options available for anyone who needs email for business purposes. Each has its own benefits that should be considered to help you determine which plan is best for you.
To simplify the decision making process, we’ve broken down each of the four options to help you choose the email plan that works best for you and your business.
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.
These 15 second videos will make your Name.com experience so much easier
As our customer, we want to make sure that your experience with us goes as smooth as possible. Roadblocks obviously can happen when you’re building an online presence, and when they do, we’re always happy to help you solve any problems that arise. But after years of helping our customers resolve their account and domain issues, we’ve noticed a few issues seem to pop up more frequently than others.
Rather than writing an essay-length explanation of each problem and how they can be resolved (which let’s be honest—would not be very enjoyable for you to read), we’ve come up with a simpler method: Short, 15-second videos that point out frequent mistakes that happen when creating a website or setting up your Name.com account.
Use this trick for a free business email
If you’re a business owner, you know that all the costs that come with running your own company can add up quickly. But luckily, you can create a solid online presence without having to pay and arm and a leg—you just need to know how to take advantage of the resources you have. One of our favorite ways to keep your business’s online overhead low is to take advantage of a trick to use your domain name to create a free business email address.
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.