Elections, domain names, and you. Yes, you.
In 2012 when Obama was reelected, two of my Republican friends set out to start a website. They wanted to build something big and shiny and fancy that would percolate and disseminate big ideas to dispirited friends of the GOP. But they never finished it. Their plans were so big and so awesome and soon their busy lives swept them away to other things.
So now here we are on the other side of another election. For some it’s an election that may find you wanting to speak louder than being curled into the fetal position will allow you.
But it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Our 15 most useful how-to articles of the year
We’ve been busy on the Name.com blog this year, working to create useful content that can help you create better websites, register incredible domains, and be a total boss online. But we get it—you’ve got things to do, places to go, and you’re not always going to have time to read every single blog post.
That’s why we’ve narrowed down a year’s worth of Name.com blog posts to 15 helpful how-to articles that can help you create a stellar online presence in the upcoming year.
Defensive domain registration: Is it necessary?
If you’re following news about the U.S. presidential campaign, you already know that the soap opera known as politics is getting crazy. And here’s the latest development: type http://jebbush.com into your browser and you’ll end up in a place that you probably weren’t expecting—Donald Trump’s campaign website. Even though Jeb Bush is using Jeb2016.com as the home for his campaign material, he’s likely looing a lot of web traffic when visitors type his full name into their browsers, tack the .COM onto the end, and are promptly redirected to his competition’s site.
Although stories like this don’t often make headlines, this kind of situation occurs more frequently than one might expect. Even though copyright and trademark laws help to protect brands, products, and ideas that could be considered intellectual property, individuals can still find themselves in these sort of situations.
Blog like a mother | Using domain magic to get noticed online
We spent the day with three of Colorado’s top Mom Bloggers (don’t say ‘Mommy’) to share with them the magic of domain names and ended up learning some things ourselves.
First off, those mimosas can really add up. (MOMosas?) You might want to bring your own champagne. Secondly, the things you can do with a domain name are far more satisfying than a visit to a boutique salon. Listen, my fingernails are fabulous and my pores have never felt more, um, porous, but the long-term effects of having an amazing web presence for 10 bucks will free up some cash for even more beauty. Throughout this video I’m talking about a few of the most awesome and FREE benefits to owning the right domain … something that’s easier to get than ever before now that there are more domain names.
Should you be using an exact match domain?
A domain is a domain is a domain, right? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. Your website’s domain name is often the first impression that a visitor gets of your website and plays a significant role in how search engines find and rank it as well. Before registering a new domain name, you should ask yourself if you would benefit most from an exact match domain, a partial match domain, or a non-matching domain.