We recently received the results of a survey we sent to you, our customers, in the hopes of getting to know you all a little better. While the responses were valuable for a number of reasons, it was also a great reminder that a large segment of our users are located outside of the U.S. So this month, we rolled out a few updates that keep our international customers top of mind.
Name.com’s API v4 is here
Over the past few months, we’ve been thinking about how we can better serve our developer-level customers to help them make the most of their experience at Name.com. Improving our existing API came back as one of the top ways we could help customers use our services more efficiently.
6 free websites that will teach you to code
No matter if you’re fresh out of high school or nearing retirement, it’s never too early or too late to learn how to code. There are tons of online resources available for those who are interested in web development, many of which are completely free. We’ve rounded up a couple of our favorite free coding resources to use if you’re interested in learning how to code.
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.
Find your personal brand with Name.com’s web identity search
Who are you as a person?
Now we don’t want to start any existential crises or anything, but that question is sometimes not so easily answered. So when you go to register yourname.com only to find it’s already taken, it can seem like the proverbial end of your internet world.
But it’s ok, take a breather. With so many New Domains coming out each week, there are more options than ever before to get a domain extension that is relevant to you, your interests, or your expertise. There are so many options, in fact, that there may be a New Domain out there that is perfect for you—you just don’t know it yet.
If you’ve ever used a bulk search while looking for New Domains, we’re very sorry. Bulk search pages tend to be ugly, confusing, and difficult to navigate. They make you feel like doing this.
But we’re excited to say that we’ve spent some time reworking our own bulk search to make it more usable, understandable, and better looking. With its new features and capabilities, you can easily bulk search to your heart’s content (and spare your computer from the anger management issues).
For the past couple of years there’s been a persistent bug on Name.com. It wasn’t a big bad bug that caused the website to break or put any users at risk. It was more of a small annoying UI bug that certainly caused frowny faces, sad pandas, and feelings of frustration for our users.
Over the past few months our team has been hard at work behind the scenes to completely rebuild Name.com one page at a time. Why? We want to give our customers the best user experience when searching for, buying, and managing domains … especially on mobile devices.
We understand first hand how unnecessarily complicated and difficult purchasing an SSL Certificate can be. That’s why we’ve revamped our entire SSL Certificate flow—everything from purchasing the certificate to verifying your information and installing it. So, why does this matter and who really needs an SSL Certificate?