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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.

An easier sign up process leads to more sign ups, who knew?

You know how you occasionally go to a website and they get as clingy as a bad Tinder match who won’t stop texting you after you’ve given them your number?  Yeah, we hate that too.

But here at Name.com we think getting all up in your business before we’ve even gotten to know each other is way worse, which is why we made it easier than ever to create a new account.  With no phone numbers or addresses required, all we ask is for your email, a username, a password, and voila—you’re now a certified all-natural organic grass-fed Name.com user.

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.