Have you seen news.social yet? It’s a promotion we’re running to reward you for telling your friends about the .news domain extension that’s about to be released. The top 100 referrers get a free domain simply by sharing the news.social page with friends. The more you share, the further up in line you get. You can earn your free domain here: news.social
Bottoms Rupp: We’re practically giving away .BIOs
Who likes getting really cool things for a really low price? The answer is everyone—so you won’t want to miss out on this week’s Bottoms Rupp Domain Happy Hour.
It’s .co’s third birthday, so we decided to launch a contest! Woohoo!! The contest we’re launching is extremely easy to enter. All you have to do to enter the contest is put your e-mail in the form on our Facebook page and then tell us what your favorite flavor of ice cream is. Three winners will be selected on Sunday night at midnight!
Oh yeah, and .co prices are now just $7.99 instead of the regular $12.99. That’s a pretty sweet offer!! But the offer is only valid until Sunday night.
The past couple weeks have been really good to us: Roughly 5k of our loyal customers voted us #2 in a recent poll by Lifehacker.com for ‘Best Domain Registrar’ and with GoDaddy’s recent outage woke a lot of people up to other options on the web for domain registrations- name.com being the best of course:) So in that vein, we’re going to keep the transfer ball rolling with two awesome promotions:
New Customers: Use the promo code, “NEWBIE” to receive $6.99 COM/NET transfers. Limit 10 transfers per customer.***
Not a new customer? Looking to transfer more than 10 domains? We’d love you to! Use the promotional code, “SWITCHEROO” to receive unlimited $7.99 COM/NET transfers (That’s $7.99 per name).
You guys are smart. So are we. It all works out. When we recently gave away 500 free transfers we had some smartie pants come in and abuse the system (we don’t mind as much when it’s insanely creative, smart ways of doing so) so we’ve put some restrictions in place for this one:
***’Newbie’ will only work with new accounts. If you’ve created an account on or after September 10th that qualifies as “new.” You’ve go to be logged in to use the code so we can do some backend ninja magic to cross check you.
CLICK HERE TO START YOUR TRANSFER
Thank you! We hit 500 fairly fast and made a whole bunch of new friends. You’ll like it here, we promise.
Earlier today we offered you $6.99 com/net transfers in from GoDaddy as well as 50% off any of our hosting plans. Behind the scenes our ninjas have been working on an even better promo:
BEGINNING AT 10AM MT on September 11, 2012…
WE’RE GIVING AWAY 500 FREE COM/NET TRANSFERS!
The gory details: 1 transfer per account, the free transfers are only valid if they’re coming from GoDaddy (otherwise just use GROUPHUG for that sweet $6.99 com/net transfer deal.) Offer valid on a first come, first served basis so act fast! Transfers come with a year extension to your current registration, so that’s awesome. It’s automagic so just give it a try!
START YOUR TRANSFER NOW
If you miss the boat you can fall back on the promo code, ‘GROUPHUG’ for $6.99 com/net domains and 50% off any of our hosting plans (good through the end of the day, 11:59 p.m., September 11, 2012.)
Also, we’d like to thank Mashable for listing the GoDaddy alternatives from good to better!
And thank you for all the great Tweets and support!
The long road to internet success, part 1: Winning over my wife
Just going to drop a TL;DR on you right away. I’m using Name.com domains and products to pursue my goal of convincing my wife to be almost 24% more confident that I’ll host the Academy Awards in 2018. Or ever, really. Right now, on a scale of 1 – 10, she’s at a solid 1. It’s really hard not to agree with her.
Hackathons, tacos, and Boulder Startup Week
Boulder Startup Week was a whirlwind of panels, networking opportunities, awesome events, and even more awesome people. If you weren’t able to make it this year, no worries—we’ll give you the rundown of what went down.
You can now live stream GoPro videos via Periscope (and it could get you a free .LIVE domain)
GoPro and Periscope have partnered up to allow users to live stream epic events. Earlier this year, Periscope announced to iPhone users that they could now connect their devices to WiFi-enabled GoPros to share their adventures with followers as they happen.
We think that’s awesome—so awesome that we’re giving away free .LIVE domains to anyone who Tweets a GoPro live stream to us at @namedotcom!
.LIVE and .STUDIO are here
The long awaited day has finally arrived: .LIVE and .STUDIO are now available for general registration! Individuals, business owners, and more can create memorable primary and secondary URLs with these two distinctive domains. After months of waiting, and a whole lot of anticipation, we cannot wait to see all of the unique and interesting web addresses our customers will come up with using .LIVE and .STUDIO.
We spent all last week at Portland Startup Week, where we went to a whopping 16 events. We spread the name.com magic all around Stumptown by taking over a coffee shop, giving away .ninja domains, soft t-shirts, name.com stickers, and more. We also helped with a hackathon with Quick Left, where people had a few hours to get nerdy and build wearables.