Save on .CO registrations for the next seven days


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The headline says it all. We’ve got a big sale on .CO domain names from now through Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Use the promo code GOODCO at checkout and the registration price will be just $9.99 (regularly $12.99). Yup, that’s right: One of the best and most memorable domains out there, available at a $3.00 discount.

.CO is just as recognizable as .COM, it’s even shorter, and there’s great availability. It’s the perfect solution for your new website or startup idea. Start your search now.

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(If you’re a current Name.com customer you probably received an email with this promo code, but it mistakenly said that the expiration date was June 16, 2014. We’re sorry for the error and for any confusion it caused—the expiration is indeed July 16.)

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Domains Names are People Too | Buzz’s Bill Bucked by Blog Blunder


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Behind all the wires, interfaces and veritable supernova of tech terms that make the domain world go ’round, there are humans. Soft, fleshy, often bearded beasts of hopes and dreams and ill-advised food cravings. We try and try to translate that humanity with our social media, this blog, and our countless videos, Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 3.44.08 PMbut nothing–we mean NOTHING–says I’m a person with a big, beating heart like the recent revelation let loose by the very genuine Bill Doshier.

Who’s he? Well, he’s one of the many entrepreneurs and investors who have rolled the dice on the new domain names and, judging by recent sales, he could be a winner. But not THE winner. You see, Bill saw something online that got him very excited...

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Try our new Website Builder, win a Name.com t-shirt


Name.com T-Shirt ContestWe just got a big shipment of Name.com t-shirts and we’re itching to give them away!

We feel that giving away t-shirts as a way to get feedback on our new Website Builder is a match made in giveaway heaven. This means that to get the most entries into this contest, you simply need to register for the name.com Website Builder, give it a spin, and tell us what you thought of the signup process. However, you can also enter this giveaway by:

As you can see, there are a handful of ways to win one of these silky-smooth, freshly-printed t-shirts.

Entering is easy; simply fire up our little giveaway engine below. All it will ask you to do is press a few buttons.

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How to test your applications to make sure they work with new top-level domains


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Google recently announced a tool at the Google I/O conference called Domain Test. Domain Test is a way for developers to test if their applications are compatible with the new top-level (TLD) domains that are currently being released. The Domain Test product was launched as a partnership between Google Registry, Donuts, Uniregistry, and Ausregistry as an open source project available under the Apache 2 license, and is currently available to be used for free on 126 New TLDs.

Domain Test is a powerful resource for developers because the New TLDs contain new domain aspects such as long lengths and non-Latin characters that can cause software bugs. The tool is currently available on Github and the repository is filled with documentation and code for Domain Test so that developers can easily find and fix problems.

The service runs on AppEngine and any developer can use it. You can head over to GitHub and use Domain Test here.

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Google Sells Domain Names | The Web Address Ep. 3


It should be the most terrifying specter to anyone who sells domains: Google has opened a beta version of a registrar and is planning on retailing domain names. This could be a lot like when a Walmart opens next to a corner store, but we break it down into pros and cons; we dig beneath the surface of the largest company on the web and look for something positive about having Godzilla as our competition. Googlzilla?

Also, we discuss the Meme of the Week. It’s has World Cup written all over it.

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Name.com Promo Code for July 2014: Celebrating the beautiful game


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It’s the world’s most popular sport. Its signature event is taking place in Brazil right now. It’s a word that’s recognized all over the world, regardless of language. And on top of all that, it’s the Name.com promo code for July 2014: FUTBOL. Use it at checkout and .COM and .NET registrations and renewals will be just $10.25.

And did you know …

That you can register .FUTBOL domain names? If you want to blog about soccer/football/futbol, create a site for your team, or simply add futbol-specific branding to your existing site, a .FUTBOL domain is perfect for you.

Or how about .US domain?

With the 4th of July just a few days away, it’s a great time to register a .US domain name, especially if you have 4th of July-themed promotions and coupons for your customers. We’ve got ...

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Win Domain Names: Root for Adam Jensen


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Our very own customer service legend Adam Jensen continues to race for glory…and for you to win domain names. As you may know, when Adam wins a race, Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 4.30.00 PMyou have a chance at one of 20 .BIKE domain names.* So now you could finally get the respect you deserve with repairshop.bike, roadracer.bike or maybe badassona.bike.

This week has been arduous for Adam. First, his company photo was turned into a meme. We call it “Tech Support Adam” and it can be seen all over our office.

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The Name.com Website Builder is Here


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Many years ago the World Wide Web made a promise. It told people that they could build their own website and it would look sleek and pretty. Many websites were made, but many people were disappointed. Many websites have been abandoned, fading away as low-price, low-quality promises on the lonely outskirts of the Internet.

But today, we are here to fulfill that promise. Today … we introduce Name.com’s website builder.

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You have to love skiing to know skiing: Q and A with .SKI co-founder Rob Rozicki


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Rozicki always had a super-sweet style sense.

Some people start a business venture because they have a good idea, and that’s great. But other people start a business venture because they have a good idea and a love for skiing, and that’s even better. Such is the case with .SKI co-founder and Senior Vice President of Starting Dot, Rob Rozicki. Rozicki’s love for skiing goes way, way back (check out the commitment to ski safety in the photo above).

As co-founder of .SKI, Rozicki’s been able to take his passion for creating a digital community network for .SKI and help launch .ARCHI and .BIO, which are also heavily community-based New Domains.

Rozicki took some time to talk to us about Starting Dot’s international reach, the amazing .ARCHI marketing campaign and, of course, skiing. And more skiing. Oh, and there’s another glorious kid photo in there, too.

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How to make a website


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Do you have a really good idea, are thinking about creating an online portfolio, or want to make a web presence for your business but don’t know how to make a website? It’s something that can seem overwhelming, but there are so many great tools making it easy to get online, that you can do it even if you don’t know how to code or have graphic design skills.

Since even the thought of making a website is something that can be daunting, we decided to make a quick, “how to make a website,” guide that lays out all of the ways you (yes, you) can quickly and affordably make a great looking website.

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