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April is all about ME..err..YOU!

This month we’re focusing on you. Name.com is offering .ME registrations for just $7.99 and renewals for just $14.99 with the code ALLABOUTU !

.ME is becoming a more popular TLD and we’ve started to notice it gaining some traction. In the social media space, two new services have popped up fairly recently that have embraced this extension to help make things a little more personal.

Flavors.me is a slick service that lets you put up a website easily and add all of your content from other services like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and many others. We dig it. Plus if you get their premium service you can use a custom domain name, and we always like to see that.

Formspring.me is a really clever way to interact and get to know people through random questions. So if you’ve just been dying to ask your friend how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, now you can without feeling like a weirdo.

.ME can be used for regional purposes as well, helping to create a sense of community right off the bat. A great example of this is Boulder.me, a startup resource for our Colorado neighbors. From a community perspective, there is a lot of potential for .ME.

Now for the domainers out there, there’s currently a .ME auction going on over at NameJet and there’s a great opportunity to snatch up some first name domains. The personal names auction ends some time next week, so you’ll need to act fairly fast to get your bids in.

Cheers and happy bidding!

Save Money on Your Custom Posterous Domain With Name.com!

Here at Name.com we’re big fans of services like Posterous and Tumblr. They make blogging dead simple and help make people’s jump into the blogging world a much less intimidating one. Now Posterous has just announced a custom domain service that allows you to register a domain directly through their site, making it easy to customize your blog. The catch — you’re limited to COM/NET/ORG and these registrations cost you $24.99 for one year and $19.99 for two. Ouch.

If you were to do the very same thing through Name.com, it would be a fraction of the cost in exchange for a couple more clicks. You also have the option to use quite a few more extensions if you go this route, since the name you want might not necessarily be available in COM/NET/ORG. Take my Posterous blog for example, I decided to go with sproutic.us.

After purchasing the domain you just have to go to your Account and click on the domain name.

Then click on your DNS Management settings on the right hand side.

Create two A Records for your domain that point to 67.207.139.81:

  • one that you leave blank before the domain
  • one with an * before the domain

Add your domain name to your Posterous settings, SAVE, and…

voila! Your blog is now set up with your very own domain.

Not bad, and it can save you a decent chunk of change depending on the domain name. If you’re looking for Google Apps, we can help you there too — you can easily enable and access the Google Apps setup from your account to hook your new blog up with its very own email, calendar, docs, etc!

Have a Posterous blog already? Post a link in the comments, we’d love to check it out! You can subscribe to Name.com’s Posterous here.

Small Business Winners (Part two)

We had a great response to our Name.com Loves Small Business contest and we thank everyone who participated!

The second round of weekly winners are:

twitter.com/aerundesai2009 (tecwiki.com)
staceyleephotography.com
baypharm.com
twitter.com/jdgrayconsult (jdgrayconsulting.com)
twitter.com/blueawesome (blueawesome.com)
twitter.com/qmvic (qmvic.com.au)
twitter.com/LitSpirit (destinyislife.com)

And the 25 winners who get copies of Crush It! and Trust Agents are:

twitter.com/cfolk25 (DugoutServer.com)
twitter.com/brandrich (brandrichmedia.com)
twitter.com/biossential (biossential.com)
twitter.com/nicogarcia (viveamor.com)
twitter.com/LatitudeIS (latitudeis.com)
twitter.com/isunscape (thesunscape.com)
twitter.com/robzinade (spacehost.info)
twitter.com/mitten (webmitten.com)
twitter.com/mattmandell (CityCentric.com)
twitter.com/domainimal (vitalinternetventures.com)
twitter.com/vintage_images (vintageimagecraft.com)
twitter.com/emmickboutique (emmickboutique.com)
twitter.com/kingfortunez (cdchinastar.com)
twitter.com/justpoppin (justpoppin.com)
twitter.com/twitchhostnet (twitch-host.net)
twitter.com/foodbanksa (foodbanksa.org)
twitter.com/kirkscards (kirkscards.com)
twitter.com/midwestphotopro (midwestphotopro.com)
twitter.com/ksccg (tuitioncast.com)
twitter.com/KristenShepherd (SunnyDownHome.com)
twitter.com/nursing (careermarketingonline.com)
twitter.com/AffiliateFamily (internetMarketingGeeks.com)
twitter.com/arizonabsd (lovingservicedogs.org)
twitter.com/David_clayton (fxvisiongroup.com)
twitter.com/jimmassey1 (mimrix.com)

Congratulations to everyone that won and again, thanks for participating! We’d also like to thank Freshbooks and 37Signals for helping us out with this promotion.

If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, we’ll be having more fun contests in the future. Keep an eye on this blog or our Twitter profile for updates!

Don’t get lost in the heat of the moment, register your .ASIA today!

Want to get your business noticed in a region that holds 60% of the world’s population? Your very own .ASIA domain is a great way to do just that. The Asia-Pacific region is incredibly diverse and it is currently experiencing enormous economic and technological growth. Now is your chance to establish a regional presence and identity to help grow your business!

For a limited time, Name.com is offering .ASIA domains at a steal for just $6.99! No promo code is required, but (and this is important) your company must have at least one domain contact who is a legal entity in this region. We have more details on the .ASIA domain here and you can find out more about the legal entity requirement on ICANN’s website here.

So don’t get lost in the heat of the moment and register your .ASIA today!

Name.com Stickers!

Name.com stickers

We got a new batch of stickers recently and we’d love to share them with our community. If you’d like to show off your Name.com support on your laptop, netbook, water bottle, or forehead you can find instructions on how to obtain a few stickers for you and your friends on the Name.com Schwag Page.

Sticker Unboxing from Name.com on Vimeo.

We’d like to give a shout out to StickerGiant, an awesome local company, for doing a bang up job on these stickers. Thanks guys!

Happy 25th Anniversary .COM!

That’s right, one of the original and most recognizable TLDs turns 25 this month and Name.com is celebrating with $8.25 .COM/.NET registrations with the code “MARCH825“.

Already have your COMs and NETs covered?

Give your site an extra personal touch and use that same code to register yourself a .ME for only $8.25!

Either way, cheers from Name.com and here’s to another 25 years.

Your Name is Your Brand

Since we ordered a bunch of copies of Crush It! for our Name.com Loves Small Business contest, Gary Vaynerchuk himself was kind enough to put together a personalized video about the importance of domain names in regards to your brand. We’re huge fans of Gary and his book here at Name.com and we’ll admit, we geeked out a little when we watched this video. Awesome stuff.

The contest ends on 2/28, so don’t forget to enter your business for a chance to win a copy of the book and other great prizes!

Small Business Winners! (Part One)

We’re excited to announce the weekly winners for the first two weeks of our Name.com Loves Small Business contest!

100% Aviaci’f3n Colombiana is a Colombian Aviation website that is dedicated to everything about aviation in Colombia: news, history, articles, photo gallery, forums and more! (twitter.com/pablo_andres)

ITSSRI Technologies has been in the development business for quite some time with projects ranging from web and software development to GIS projects for the national parks and forest departments in India. (twitter.com/itssri)

The Weblog Press is a blog about computer software, web tools, productivity applications, blogging tips, social media, and the internet. (twitter.com/sagargholap)

GoFast is a time saving tool that lets you extract the original URL from advertisement websites so you don’t have to deal with ads and being redirected. (twitter.com/eslam_mahmoud)

Now some of our winners are still in development on their websites, so we can’t post them here just yet, but you can check them out on Twitter.

twitter.com/abrahamvizcarra
twitter.com/iraqdesigns
twitter.com/amiecn
twitter.com/markdanthony

Huge thanks to everyone that has participated so far! You can enter your business in our contest until the end of the month. We’ll be announcing more weekly winners next week and then at the beginning of next month we’ll pick the 25 winners for the Crush It/Trust Agents prize packs. Until then, cheers!

.TEL at Macworld!

.TEL booth at Macworld

Heard of .TEL? It’s pretty darn cool. It’s a low cost TLD that acts as a digital business card — a single point of contact that allows people to access all of your contact information on an easy to manage website. The best part is no hosting costs are required, everything is included in the cost of the domain, which Name.com happens to sell for just $9.99 $8.99!

Our friends from .TEL, Justin and Henri, were at Macworld to show off their two impressive (and open source!) iPhone apps that allow you to manage your .TEL domains and all of your .TEL contacts easily and quickly directly from your phone. My.TEL (app store link) is the domain management tool and Superbook (app store link) is the contact management tool. It’s pretty awesome to see how fast Superbook loads this information (even using the less than stellar 3G network in San Francisco), which is due to their clever use of DNS to transmit the data.

Check out this video to see just how fast the apps are and how easy it is to manage your sites.

.TEL demo at Macworld from Name.com on Vimeo.

Here at Name.com we’re big fans of .TEL and we take pride in the fact that we are the leading .TEL registrar. In addition to having the best prices, we offer extra management tools for your .TEL domain that you can’t find at any other registrar. Since .TEL can act also as a directory, Name.com allows you to add new accounts to your domain without giving them access to your main account, and that’s just one of the cool things you can do.

To take advantage of the $8.99 price, use the code MACWORLD when you checkout. We’ll be running that promo until the end of the month, so check it out and be sure to TEL us what you think. 😉