CATEGORY: Domains

12 Days of Domain Names Day 9-Brings .MOBI for just $5.99

We’re in the home stretch of our very special holiday promotion and we’re offering up .MOBI registrations for just $5.99. Let the world know exactly where to find you on the mobile web with your very own .MOBI domain. With unique and flexible tools designed to help you get on the mobile web in a snap .MOBI domains offer a great value and today only Name.com makes it an even better value. Just three more offers!

12 Days of Domain Names ’96 Day 8 Gets Down to .BIZ with $5.99 Registrations

Whew’85 has it been eight days of deals already? Are you ready for more? Great – cause today we’ve got the unsung hero of the domain world – .BIZ for just $5.99.

It’s short, it’s descriptive and savvy business owners are picking up on the fact that there are some great domain names still available in this extension. I have been seeing more and more .BIZ domains popping up on billboards, work trucks and advertising around Denver. Instead of going longer in the .com these folks are opting for short and memorable over on .BIZ.

.BIZ also supports IDN registrations in fifteen different languages.

You know the drill by now – just 24 hours!

12 Days of Domain Names ’96 Day 7 Goes Overseas with $10 .co.uk Registations

We’re up for a spot of tea tonight while registering $10 .co.uk domains.

Scotland may want it’s own extension, but .co.uk is likely to remain a very strong extension for the entire United Kingdom. The UK covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and .co.uk domains are common through the entire region.

$10 .co.uk domains last for just the next 24 hours – go get ’91em.

Name.com Promo Codes for October

I know what you like. It’s tough economic times. You’re looking for a bargain. I heard you loud and clear and I’ve got fresh and hot promo codes for you.

How would you like a bright and shiny .ORG? With the promo code OHMABH you can get them for just $7.49!

Maybe you’d like a .CN instead? Got those too – $3.99 with code IGATFC.

While you’re here, take a moment and swing over to the Best Domain Registrar and tell me what you think of the new header.

EDIT: corrected the .org promo code.

Aussie Government Mandates Internet Censorship Down Under

It looks like the Australian government is creating a firewall similar to the one that China has been using.

Australia says it means to restrict minors from accessing pornography and violence on the Internet, although it would give the government carte blanche over what typical Australian Web surfers are able to access on a day to day basis.

In late 2007 Stephen Conroy, Australia’s Telecommunications Minister, had said that Internet users will be able to opt out of being filtered. That said, it appears that the content filters will be mandatory for all Australian Internet users, and “opt out” could mean being added to what has been called a blacklist:

Australians will be unable to opt-out of the government’s pending Internet content filtering scheme, and will instead be placed on a watered-down blacklist, experts say.

Under the government’s $125.8 million Plan for Cyber-Safety, users can switch between two blacklists which block content inappropriate for children, and a separate list which blocks illegal material.

What does that mean for Name.com? The Great Firewall of China had effected some of our customers who were using URL forwarding. The issue caused some of our Chinese customers problems when trying to resolve their URL forwards in that country. We have a fair number of Australian customers as well. I’m afraid that they may experience the same type of inconvenience.

Not an incredibly big deal, but it makes me wonder if the effect of this type of Internet negativity on minors is prolific enough to warrant a governmental mandate. Is the government saying that parents and guardians of Australian minors need this type of help to control what their children look at on the Internet? Where is the line drawn between looking after the greater good of the people you represent, and blind censorship?

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is being held in Australia next month, interestingly enough. I am very curious to know what, if anything, will be said about this.

Name.com Now Offers Fastest Way to Buy Recently Deleted Domains

We’ve been working on a lot of behind the scenes improvements so that we could roll out some cool products and services. One of the first ones to drop is our new Recently Deleted Domains Service.You can search through domain names which have recently been deleted using a variety of search parameters including time since it dropped, length, keyword, extension, etc. It’s a pretty powerful tool, especially for those of you who have had your eye on a domain name but haven’t wanted to back order it.

We took it a step further and we’re also offering a Recently Deleted Domains Keyword Subscription Service. Right now you’re limited to English dictionary words. You can enter a variety of your favorite keywords as well as any you wish to block. We’ll send you an email update every 15, 30 or 60 minutes with a list of names that have dropped from the zone in that time frame.

AOL Offering Vanity Email on MCOM.com

This might not interest many of you, but if you remember Mosiac you might remember that mcom.com was their domain name back in the day. AOL has started offering some vanity email addresses of this and a few other domains. Some of which great like games.com, when.com and switched.com, others of which are – shall we say, “longtail” at best.

It’s puzzling to me that they would choose to use something like when.com for this service. There’s so much more that can be done with a short brandable generic like that. It’s a shame really. But I guess when you’re struggling and for sale you make some silly decisions.