Thousands of previously unreleased domains are becoming available each week


jon-liu-donutsLots of domain names aren’t available to the general public when a TLD is released, often because of confusing ICANN stuff like collision lists. But eventually ICANN releases those domains, and suddenly a bunch of truly awesome, short, memorable, and all-around-great domain names become available to you.

That’s happening over the next few months with a whole bunch of TLDs owned by Donuts (one of the big New Domain registries). Previously unreleased domains from TLDs like .GURU, .EDUCATION, and .CITY (along with about 100 others) are coming available each week.

You can view the release schedule here—it includes downloadable .CSV files that list all the domains that will be released on a certain date...

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Get premium .NEWS domains for not-so-premium pricing


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.NEWS is currently available for preorder, and it’ll be available for immediate registration on July 15 (or July 8, if you’re interested in EAP). We think it’s one of the best New Domains to come out yet—it’s great for everyone, from big brands and media corporations to individual bloggers and journalists.

One of the cool things about the .NEWS launch is there are 30,000 (THIRTY THOUSAND!) premium value domains that will be available for standard pricing. So you can get a really short, memorable .NEWS like humanitarian.news or baby.news, and it won’t cost you any more than a standard registration. You can view the complete list of premium-value-but-standard-priced* .NEWS domains here (.CSV file, right click to save). The list is deemed accurate as of the start of EAP on July 8, at which point the domains will be available to the general public.

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It’s back: $0.99 .COM/.NET registrations


A few months ago we had a Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour sale for $0.99 .COM and .NET registrations, and there was a stampede of awesome customers beating down our digital door to get one.

Well, we’re doing it again.

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Updated for June 2015: Collision lists, and how to get a previously unreleased domain name


This post contains a lengthy explanation of collision lists and previously unreleased domain names. But if you’d like to just skip to finding out when previously unreleased domains will be released (grouped by date and TLD) go here.
The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Apple just released iOS 9, here’s how to download it


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During the WWDC 2015 keynote today, Apple announced the main features and updates to iOS 9. In addition to the massive amount of new features and functionality, Apple also announced that the first beta version of iOS 9 is available for download immediately.

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We’re going to Yes and Yes Yes this week! #yxyy003


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We’re going to be gloriously nerdy (and probably overheated at times) at Yes and Yes Yes in Palm Springs from this Friday to Monday.

What is Yes and Yes Yes (YxYY)?
Yes and Yes Yes is a gathering of thinkers, futurist, nerds, and self-proclaimed weirdos. It’s a place for funky ideas to come to life, and fun information to be shared. At YxYY, creative people better understand what makes them so creative and further their pursuit of creativity by sharing the information that makes their minds tick in overdrive.

Yes and Yes Yes was created with the theory that “if you get a group of smart, engaged individuals together in the right place that great things would happen.” It’s a simple and intuitive idea, which is why name.com was so excited to sponsor and support the event...

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Name.com Apps: There are like, a lot of ways to use your domain. A LOT.


There was a time, many moons ago, when using your domain meant getting a hosting plan and learning to code. That is no longer true. Not true at all! It is very false! There’s a big bottomless internet well of cool apps that you can connect to your domain.

And now they’re all in one place. It’s Name.com Apps. Think of it as a marketplace for website apps, except a lot of them are totally free. Best of all, our really smart development team has made it really really easy to set up the app of your choice. Many of them can be connected with a single click.

Beyond basics like email and URL forwarding, you can connect your domain to blogging platforms (WordPress, Tumbler, etc.), band profiles (SoundCloud), social media profiles, website builders (Wix, Squarespace), and more...

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More discounts! Bottoms Rupp is back … as is the drama.


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The discount happy hour for everything domain names and web magic has returned (as it does every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. MST). This month you’ll discover deals—big, crazy, tell-your-friends deals—on .WEBSITE domains, .COM registrations, and today, half off all of our web hosting plans.

Yeah, 50 percent off hosting plans. (Promotion only applies to new hosting plans, and only applies to the first billing period. And we always offer a free domain with hosting, if that sounds like a better option.)

We won’t waste your time with any more words. Breeze over to Bottoms Rupp for the details on worry-free web hosting with the capacity for unlimited emails, disk space, and websites for as little as $6.50 per month.

And so too could be the allegations made here in this popular video series …

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.DESIGN: Get a domain that’s perfect for your design career


If you’re a designer—graphic, interior, web, etc.—choosing a domain just got really, really easy, because .DESIGN domains are here. Just look at Name.com’s graphic designer, Kyle Robbins. Kyle’s old domain was bad. Now .DESIGN is available, so he got a domain that’s really good. Check out the video to get the whole story, and then start your own .DESIGN search.

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The June 2015 promo code is the tastiest breakfast imaginable


We’ve been on a bit of a run with food-related promo codes lately. There was NOODLE, and LASAGNA, and then RAMEN. So many carbs. We’re going to keep it going, so this month’s promo code is FRENCHTOAST. Use it at checkout for $10.25 .COM/.NET registrations and renewals.

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