Get on stage and share your business idea at Denver Insight Night


Have you got an idea that will change the world? Or Arvada? We’d like to hear about your business and how it’s changing the economy, the culture and/or the universe. The show is called Denver Insight Night, and it takes place the night of Tuesday, Sept. 16 during the very popular Denver Startup Week. Here’s what you gotta do: Send us your pitch for a presentation. Keep it short and snappy. Include your brief synopsis of the story that people will see. I say “see” because Insight Night is inspired by the people who do Ignite Denver, so each presentation includes 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. If your pitch is voted in, you make the slides and we’ll help all we can along the way.

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Creating your .BIO website


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It starts like this—like a biography—where you sit down with the name.com website builder and add the photos and description of what you or your business can do. Then you hit the publish button. In a quick click you have that portfolio—or your own business, or your freelance talents, or your resume—looking professional, uploaded, and online.

You’ve published the life story you want to share. It’s your information: Curated by you, owned by you, and found under the exact domain you want.

We’re not going to sell you with a bunch of talk. We’ll show you how this is done. The person writing this blog isn’t just a corporate stooge in a tie hoping to spout enough superlatives to make a sale. I work at name.com, but I’m also a writer, a comic, and I’m an insanely proud dad. With my own budding .BIO website, I get to showcase exactly what I want clients and name.com’s new corporate owners to know about me.

Click to begin your .BIO with the name.com website builder.

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How to create a short LinkedIn URL with a domain name


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A domain name can be more than just the home of your awesome website, but a way to brand yourself online. One new and creative way to use a domain that is quickly gaining in popularity is using a domain like .NINJA or .SOCIAL as a short and memorable name that forwards directly to your LinkedIn profile.

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3 ingredients for cooking up a killer marketing strategy


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Making a killer online marketing strategy isn’t the most difficult thing to do as long as you keep a few fundamental ideas in mind. You need to remember to define your target audience, set clear goals, and address competitor weaknesses when crafting your marketing plan. If you remember to do those three things, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to successfully grow your business.

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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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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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