As you may have already noticed, I am happy to announce that Name.com has made an advertising commitment on my blog. I’ve heard a number of positive things about Name.com, especially working with the company, and now I have the chance to do so.
Name.com offers a number of great products and services for domain investors, some of which have been previously mentioned and discussed on my blog.
– NameSafe – This third-factor authentication works with two different styles of fobs (keychain and credit card style) as well as a host of mobile phones (m.verisign.com). For customers who want an extra level of protection for their account, this third-factor authentication option provides the needed level of account security. I use a keyfob for my Paypal account, and I think it’s a great security feature.
– Geo Domains Search – Long tail geodomain names are popular among local businesses because of their generic nature. What city doesn’t have a City Locksmith or City Pizza? Probably none. Personally, I think larger city keyword domain names make very good directory websites – similar to Name Administration’s MontrealRestaurants.com. This tool allows you to easily find unregistered geodomain names and long tail geodomain names in a variety of extensions. A quick search of available city .com names in Argentina shows presidenciaroquesaenzpena.com is available to register (Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena is a city of over 75,000).
– Domain Suggestion Tool – This is a great tool for IDN investors, as Name.com integrated Google’s translation tool into it. They also have the “Google Keyword Suggestion” tab that uses Google’s Adwords api/keyword suggestion tool to suggest domains based on popular search terms. The DST shows real search data for keyword terms that are entered.
– Web Hosting – Name.com just launched web hosting services within the past 6 months.