We spent two beautiful days in Vancouver early last week at the Unbounce CTA Conference, which was jam packed with influential speakers and interesting topics. Marketers from all over the world swarmed the Name.com booth first thing Monday morning to take advantage of the free domains, swag, and wealth of knowledge we offered about New Domains. Our Project Refresh completely rejuvenated attendees’ mindsight on how to use New Domains to their advantages.
How to set up a branded short URL with Buffer
If you use Buffer to schedule your social media posts, you’ve probably noticed that the URLs that you share are shortened to something like “buff.er/tktk” or “bit.ly/tktk.” Have you ever wondered if you could have your very own shortened URL that uses your personal or business brand name? Well, it’s something that you can easily set up to use in your branding efforts on social media. We’ve created a simple guide to help you setup your own custom short URL on Buffer.
Thanks to .TECH for supporting Hack the Dot Seattle (it was awesome!)
We helped host Hack the Dot Seattle during Seattle Startup Week, and, as usual, the event was seriously fantastic. Forty-five coding school students, developers, designers, and Seattle startup community members gathered at Galvanize in Pioneer Square to unleash an epic amount of nerdiness on a .TECH domain name while devouring pizza and drinking great local beers.
What we learned about domain names at Pubcon
It’s so nice having someone else tell you about your product. We were at Pubcon in Las Vegas last week and visitors were sharing with us their stories of domain names. Instead of us straining our vocals against the ringing of Sin City, people like Angela St. Julien, who has Brand.Bar, told us these exact words: “Let’s get rid of the hyphens and start moving into the creative side with New TLDs [domain names.]” She even used a geeky term like “TLD.” Our people have arrived.
With recent products like the New Domains, we’re pretty stoked to meet a few exemplary usage cases. But at PubCon they lined up. Adam bought a .ACTOR for a client. Jeremy Chrysler owns Chrysler.NYC. Even former professional wrestling star Ric Flair said he’d love a .ROCKS. People were even suggesting aggregating your social feeds on a .SOCIAL. #Brilliant
Apple has baked the domain apple.news into iOS 9
We have been seeing a lot of great usage of New Domains extensions recently, including usage from some really big companies. Google just announced their new parent company, Alphabet, will be using abc.xyz, The Hunger Games is using thehungergames.movie. And now Apple has baked the apple.news domain directly into iOS 9 through the new Apple News app. The biggest company on earth has made it so that whenever you share an article through Apple News, the link will be transformed into a shortened apple.news URL. As huge tech nerds with an office full of Apple devices, we are pretty excited to see Apple using a .NEWS domain in such a far reaching way.