It’s not just you, the whole Internet is having hiccups right now


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If you’ve been finding your Internet speed slow over the last few days, it’s not just you. The Internet is having some hiccups according to many Internet service providers (ISPs). These technical problems being reported on by ISPs are causing people in the United States and some parts of Canada to have pages load extremely slow or not at all.

eBay was one of the largest websites affected by this problem The auction site was unavailable for hours in various parts of the world. They described the issue as being a “technical issue upstream,” which is just a complex way of saying the downtime wasn’t their fault.

These outages are causing domain and web hosting services to have a handful of outages that are beyond their control...

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Random Acts of Kindness: MOTSCRAK Denver


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Would you like a free cold beverage? Yes?

You’ve come to the right place because here’s our quandary at name.com: How do we let people know about us while not further chipping away at the psyche of an already ad-weary public? The studies vary, but it is estimated that the average person is bombarded with at least 1,000 commercial images per day. Most we don’t even pay attention to. That’s the key right there: most ads, labels, logos, sales, popups, banners, videos, GIFs, collages, murals, tableaus we’re completely ignoring. So how … how do we get in front of someone and make them care? We think we’ve landed upon just the answer.

It’s MOTSCRAK.

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Google is making SSL Certificates a bigger priority in search rankings


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Google has just published an interesting blog post about SEO best practices on its Webmaster Central Blog, and one interesting detail is that Google is going to start ranking sites with SSL Certificates higher. Google is making this move because it believes in making the internet a more secure place, and a more secure web starts with more secure website connections.

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What Tech is Talking About | Your #DOCC Breakdown


We sponsor the long-running Denver Open Coffee Club (#DOCC) that meets every other Tuesday (on the other Tuesdays it’s the #BOCC in Boulder) at Fluid Coffee Bar. It’s a casual gathering of web, media and assorted geekery with a moderator and enough caffeine to stun a mule. The result is always enlightening and time-saving. Instead of surfing all over the Internet to find what’s hot and important, you can chill with the big beans of the #DOCC.

Since you might not be in town or able to attend, we’ll break it down for you:
IS THE FACEBOOK MESSENGER APP CREEPY ENOUGH FOR YOU?
This was a massive, sprawling conversation that eventually spiraled into one fine point: “Are you willing to give up privacy for convenience?” The answer seems to be an overwhelming yes, as over a billion people have do...
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Super Corporate Blog Post: We joined the NASDAQ with Rightside


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As many of you may know, we were acquired by Demand Media back in January 2013. This was exciting for us (and you!) because it meant we received access to a plethora of new resources to grow and make the awesome Name.com experience even more, well, awesome! On Friday, after several months of hard work, our time at Demand Media ended and we officially spun off to join a newly formed company called Rightside.

This is seriously cool news because it means that you can now find us listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol NAME. You can read more about us being publicly traded all over the internet, like in this article in The Seattle Times.

But don’t worry, just because we’re listed on the NASDAQ doesn’t mean we’re going to become some super corporate and boring company...

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Name.com Promo Code for August 2014: Do-It-Yourself Savings for Discount Domains


We’re thankful that optimism still reigns supreme when people want to do something themselves. We believe that this is for several reasons:

  1. Because of you, stick-to-itiveness is a word.
  2. Often doing it yourself isn’t as hard as it seems.
  3. Crazy domain deals and easy website builders.

Like easy-to-follow DIY instructions, here’s a numbered list of all the deals you get this month with Name.com.

  1. Using the promo code “DIY” you get COM/NET domain names for $10.25 registration and renewal.
  2. Also, with no promo code at all, new ORG domains are JUST $6.99!
  3. You can make a DIY website that is easy to build and looks professional. Get going with a free trial on the Name.com Website Builder. No promo code required.

Start now with an easy Do-It-Yourself website and DIY deals.

See, easy...

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Public Relations Tips From a PR Pro | The Web Address Ep. 4


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At name.com we like public relations advice as much as any business, but we would be remiss to say that we weren’t overwhelmed with giddiness to hear what Doyle Albee has to say about taking on big issues in a way that makes you look good while actually doing good. So we highly suggest that you watch this month’s Web Address. Mr. Albee, co-owner of Metzger/Albee PR, lays down his decades of experience in a candid, funny and informative way. He reminds you of your access to the biggest megaphone on the planet, that news reporters would like your help (not your generic press release,) and how he helped turn around one of the biggest gaffes in corporate history...

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The Oatmeal was temporarily shutdown by ICANN: here’s how to avoid having this happen


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When it’s the appropriate time to take a break from work, many of us drift on over to The Oatmeal to see what Matthew Inman and his big, crazy brain are up to. Today, however, we were shocked and saddened to see that The Oatmeal had been taken down. One of the most popular websites on the ‘Net had been eviscerated. The content was gone; the enlightening and hilarious glow darkened. What happened? Well if we were shocked it was down, we were even more surprised the site wasn’t resolving because of one simple little task: ICANN Verification. (We said ‘simple’ but we’re not going to say it’s not annoying.)

We’re also very happy that we can help...

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We’ve revamped the way you purchase and set up SSL Certificates


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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?

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Slides: How to never run out of great ideas


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We were browsing Slideshare.net when we came across a fantastic slideshow from Dr. Pete Meyers, a Marketing Scientist at Moz. The slideshow is titled, “How to Never Run Out of Great Ideas,” and shows how individuals are being bombarded with content, which is making content marketing an increasingly difficult thing to be successful at.  It’s becoming hard to stand out with content marketing, which is why Dr. Meyers outlines some easy-to-try processes and strategies that will help make your content marketing efforts more sustainable and effective.

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