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.
Name.com is a great place to register domains. As of now I have around 600 keyword domains with them and there has never been a problem.
that geo domain search is pretty powerful… limit results by country and run it.
I liked their domain name suggestion tool very much.
Thanx for posting nice links. The Suggestion tool is great, but there’s a criticism and a concern . . .
It’s programmed by Verisign . . . it didn’t list .us availability on some terms . . . you still have to do a Registrar lookup to see if that is available.
Verisign collects domain popularity info to upsell to registrars:
Just keeping an eye on it. Verisign’s application for Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition for dot coms and dot nets got approved last year, along the lines of Neustars BTAPPA for dot biz and dot us, which was approved in 2006, but comparing dot coms to dot biz is apples to oranges . . . The Name.com agreement states:
“In connection with the sale of all or a portion of our assets, including without limitation any domain names you have registered,” so Name is on board to sell “assets,” including your domains, to other registrars. Can’t wrap my mind around that! Network Solutions also inserted a disclaimer to that effect:
“it is possible for your domain name to be transferred to another registrar even though the transfer has not actually been approved by you, and you agree that we shall not be liable to you for any such unauthorized transfers.”
Just because of this… reged GeoDomainSearch.com 🙂
In the early of this month, all my donmain names on name.com were transferred to somewhere else by hacker. I wrote, for many times, to both support and security emailbox of name.com, asking for assistance finding them back but I got no respond. Then I tried to call them direclty. The call was hanged off rudely with telling me to wrote. What shall I do now? I’ve got all the original ownership envidence for the lost domain names, but got no chance to show them for help. Last week, one of the domain name was found linked with trojan.
This is urgent, could you give suggesions? If you do have idea, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org