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Teach Your Kids to Code with a .BIZ

15 Mar

This article was originally published on Name.com.

Teaching kids to code or create websites is becoming an increasing popular idea. Coding is a skill that can help children develop new ways to problem-solve and get them ready for higher education and professional careers down the line.

One of the easiest ways to teach kids to code is to have them create a WordPress site. However, before you can teach kids how to make a website, they need a slice of the Internet to build on. We think .BIZ is a great domain for kids to be taught how to build websites on for a handful of reasons:

    1. Availability on .BIZ is great. This means your students can most likely get the names they want.
    2. The idea that they’re building a website on a .BIZ gives kids a feeling of maturity and motivates them to pursue coding. When they see the name .BIZ, it’ll make them feel like they’re building a real business … like a virtual lemonade stand!
    3. .BIZ domains are very affordable. They’re just $5.99 on name.com.

Once you’ve set your sights on teaching students to create their own websites, you need to find stellar tools to accomplish this goal. Name.com offers a tool called RapidPress that will give your students their own blog with just a click of a button. It’s a great solution because once your students have a blog up, they can pick which plugins and themes they want to use, and figure out how to tweak their site to do what they want it to do. Using RapidPress (which is powered by WordPress) is the perfect way to ease your students into coding and get them in the frame of mind of a web developer, and .BIZ is the perfect domain extension for your students’ first websites.

An open letter to small businesses: Get a .BIZ domain name!

25 Jan

This article was originally published on Name.com.

Dear small business owners,

We know it can be difficult to find a good domain name. You’ve probably spent a lot of time searching for a good .COM for your business, only to find that the exact match for your business name was already taken. It might be taken by another small business with an identical name halfway across the country. So eventually you may have settled on a long, confusing .COM domain name with dashes and intentional misspellings and other sorts of wackiness that make your domain difficult to remember.

Well, there’s a solution. There’s an underutilized extension that’s perfect for small businesses: .BIZ.

We’ve got a little exercise for you to try. Take the city you’re located in, and combine it with a generic term for your business (think of where you’d be listed in the yellow pages). Then add .biz to the end. I’m going to use the example of a flower shop located in Denver.

denverflowershop.biz. It gets right to the point. There’s no confusion about what you’re offering. You’re a flower shop located in Denver, and the .BIZ extension drives the point home even further. You’ve created a domain that is an exact phrase that someone might search for if they were looking for a florist in Denver.

And here’s the real kicker: denverflowershop.biz is available right now for $6.99. So is denverflowerdelivery.biz. Chances are you could find a similar “location+business type+.biz” domain name in your market.

On the .COM side of things, denverflowers.com is taken, but you could backorder it for $50 and possibly register it down the road. denverflorist.com is available … for $3,888 (it’s a premium domain).

Even if you already have an existing website and domain name, you can use URL forwarding to take advantage of a new .BIZ domain name and give your business a greater branding and SEO presence. .BIZ domain names are affordable and greatly available, so give a .BIZ search a shot.

Small business? Entrepreneur? Why .BIZ is perfect for you.

20 Dec

.BIZ is the first and only Internet domain designed to meet the needs of high-performance businesses of all sizes everywhere in the world. .BIZ is flexible, scalable, and secure, offering all the robust technologies that firms demand in today’s competitive corporate environment. Most importantly, .BIZ enables your business to present itself as a serious player in the global marketplace, and helps you do what you do best – get down to business.

Watch the below video by Name.com to learn more about why .BIZ is perfect for your business.

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