The May 2015 promo code dines only on the finest of squiggly noodles


We swear we’re not obsessed with pasta. But we usually brainstorm promo codes right before lunch, so perhaps we have Asian and Italian cuisine on our brains. That might explain recent promo codes like LASAGNA, NOODLE, and your May 2015 promo code, RAMEN.

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Get some .SPACE for $1.99


We’re back this week with Bottoms Rupp and the new .SPACE domain for only $1.99. Please share with your friends and family the domain name happy hour that always brings the discounts. As per usual, it’s this Thursday from 3–5 p.m. MST and, as per usual, the discount is big. Before we go on all inspired about the merits of the Internet and .SPACE domains, you can click the mighty John Rupp (inspiration for Bottoms Rupp) below and go directly to the happy hour page at 3 p.m. and get the promo code.

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Name.com Customer Rakes in Cash from .COM


There should be a business version of “stop and smell the roses” that goes something like “pause right now and talk to your customers.” Whenever we do we learn a lot, and Adam is no exception. We were excited enough to hear that a namer had won the Verisign .COM domain contest–well, he’s a semifinalist, but he has a check for five grand on the way–yet we were blown away that this is a guy behind the Singing Dogs because, for reals, he plays the saxophone and his dogs sing along. No, really, check out the video above.

We’re a bit giddy about the dogs, but we should tell you something about the contest. Verisign, the digital deities behind such Internet behemoths as .COM and .NET, challenged domain shoppers to get the best possible .COM domains...

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Controlling the message: Why you probably don’t need to worry about .SUCKS


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Let’s talk about “Obamacare.” Not the broad, sweeping health insurance program in general, but the word itself. It was originally meant to be derisive, painting the Affordable Care Act as the result of overreaching Executive power. At one point a Democratic Congresswoman objected to its use on Capitol Hill. But then something happened: it gradually took on a whole new life as a universal and sometimes affectionate term for the medical overhaul. The hashtag #ILikeObamacare trended when the bill was challenged in Supreme Court, and President Obama even started using it in his own speeches.

This is a classic example of one side making the best of an attack. They completely redefined it, and now they don’t need to get a .SUCKS.

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Actors, Thespians, Performers, Players, Understudies, Ventriloquists: .ACTOR DOMAINS ONLY 99 CENTS


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It takes a rare soul to get up on stage and reveal yourself to the world, so don’t waste valuable rehearsal time trying to figure out your marketing. You can let a .ACTOR domain name do that for you. This week during Bottoms Rupp you can get your .ACTOR Domain Names for only $0.99.

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We’re sponsoring Boulder Startup Week, come hang out with us!


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We’re heading to our second Startup Week of the year (with the first being Portland), and we’re beyond excited for it! We’ll be on the ground at Boulder Startup Week, roaming from event-to-event, giving out free t-shirts, free domain name, and hosting a handful of our own events.

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Building a company by focusing on building a community


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It’s arguably impossible to scale a product or business without building a community. Building a strong community early on does two great things for your business: (1) It helps you build traction because early users often become the best product evangelists. (2) It position your business for long-term success because your community will want to see you grow and succeed.

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Bottoms Rupp | More 99-Cent Domain Names!


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At any given moment, someone could use a drink. We mention this not only because Bottoms Rupp is today, but because if you have and/or know of a good drinking establishment, then let the world know about it with a .PUB domain name. From 3pm – 5pm MDT today, .PUB domain names are only $0.99. That’s 99 cents. Less than a dollar. Take your pick of (non-premium) .PUB domains for what you could find on the floor of your car.

Click the handy dandy Bottoms Rupp Beer Mug below and get ready for the action. It only lasts two hours and it’s today.

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And while you’re waiting, you can get caught up on Beerial, our version of the ridiculously popular Serial Podcast.

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Video Killed the Radio Star | The Dawning of .VIDEO


Periscope. Meerkat. YouTube. Vimeo. Vizzy. Video is everywhere. Everyone is producing video content, but now you have an edge. You can share your video with a .VIDEO domain name.

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Hack the Dot Boulder is happening. Let’s #getnerdy together.


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We’re sponsoring the Hack the Dot hackathon that’s coming to Boulder for Boulder Startup Week! We’re pretty excited about this because, while it’s not far from Denver, it’s the second city to host a Hack the Dot domain-driven hackathon.

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