Events

The Domain Awareness Tour Goes to Boulder


There’s no better way to get the word out than to impede someone’s progress on the sidewalk and yell at them about their choice of domain registrar. OK, it’s not that extreme (you’ll have to watch the video to find out,) but the Domain Awareness Tour is in Boulder, CO and sharing free domains with anyone who will listen. Everybody has been really nice because:

A) It’s Boulder.

B) Domains are the best marketing tool money can buy.

C) We plied all of the participants with their choice of a free .NINJA, .VIDEO or .SOCIAL domain names.

Also, it’s Boulder Startup Week...

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Boulder Startup Week Day 2 lesson: It’s all about building a community


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Going to events like Boulder Startup Week really reinforce the importance of supporting your local community to build your brand/product community. You simply can’t have a successful company if people don’t understand your brand value and mission. If people think all your company cares about is the bottom line, nobody will really care about you and you’re not creating a business poised for long-term success.

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Quick Left office chair scavenger hunt and our 2016 training plan


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About three weeks ago, we picked up an office chair from the office of Quick Left in Boulder. After many hours of @jaredewy drilling at and modifying our chair, the day came to race what has become known as the “office chairIOT” around the streets of Downtown Boulder. We put together a quick gallery of our adventuring around Boulder trying to hunt down clues and beat the other teams. Sadly, we didn’t win… but we immediately made our way to Tahona to eat some tacos and devise a training plan to win next year. Here’s a peek at how we’ll train on race week next year:

Race week training plan:
Monday: Run 26.3 miles (if we get the extra .1 mile in, it’s an ultra marathon, right?).
Tuesday: Study Boulder landmarks on Wikipedia for 14 hours.
Wednesday: Swim 3 miles, bike 109 miles, high five 35 strangers, run along the Cherry Creek path in Denver until we spot some geese.
Thursday: Track day! We’ll do 100 meters sprints, 100 times. We will jog the straights of the track and sprint the curves to improve our office chair handling skills.
Friday: Rest day. Drink an IPA or a margarita.
Saturday: Thumb wrestle for 6 hours. This will help our mental and physical agility.
Sunday: 11 hours of studying Boulder landmarks on Wikipedia and a deep tissue massage.

Now that we’ve shared our training plan for race week next year, here are some photos of our adventures from the 2015 QuickLeft office chair race/scavenger hunt:

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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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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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Recap of Hack the Dot Hackathon at Galvanize gSchool


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We sponsored the Hack the Dot domain hackathon last night, and it was insanely fun! The way this hackathon worked was 35 coders came and were randomly assigned to 7 teams. The teams were then all told one domain name, and had to come up with funny and functional websites for that name. In this case, the domain was croissant.forsale. The teams came up with ideas for croissant.forsale ranging from Tinder for buying croissants, to a funky croissant workout tool. Ultimately, Tinder for croissants took the win and there will be something up on croissant.forsale showing off their creation within the next few days.

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Portland Startup Week 2015 (Photo Gallery)


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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.

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Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco 2015 (Photo Gallery)


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We spent the weekend at Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco. It was a fantastic event with over 100 participants and around 200 people walking through the door as coaches, mentors, or demo watchers. The participants and observers were all part of a 54 hour hackathon where people came in Friday night to pitch ideas, vote on ideas, and then build companies. In just a weekend, ideas became validated companies that had functional products. The winner of the 2015 Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco event was a team called Literator. Literator makes it easy to organize and analyze data that teachers are already collecting on their students, so that students can get more out of their one-on-one time with teachers. Literator is effectively helping teachers be more paperless, which leads to efficiency, easier teacher-to-parent communication, and a higher quality of education.

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We’re heading to Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco next week


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We’re heading to Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco next week, and are beyond stoked! We’ll be there to help people get their ideas online in just 54 hours, and offering a glorious amount of high fives to the people who build their startups on a .CO domain name.

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We’re heading to Portland Startup Week 2015!


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This year is the inaugural Portland Startup Week, and name.com is heading to Portland to shower attendees in swag like t-shirts, free domain names, good coffee, and more! We’re getting involved with Portland Startup Week because we always have a blast at Denver Startup Week, and think Startup Week events are a great way to spread the name.com love while giving back to the startup community.

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