.ORG is one of the oldest and most trusted domain extensions out there. It’s a domain ending that a number of nonprofits, educational centers, and other upstanding businesses use for their websites. But .ORG does a lot more than simply giving your website that extra boost of credibility—it also works to provide education and internet freedom to communities around the world.
How .ORG is creating a better internet
The .ORG domain has been around for years, and is recognized as one of the most trustworthy extensions available. But this domain is doing more than providing a professional online space for organizations and nonprofits—it’s also helping to create equal access to internet service around the world.
Your vote does rock
The 2016 Election is ugly. It’s the kind of thing that makes you want to slink away and shower a lot.
Congrats to PIR’s #CashForGood winners, Hope for Limpopo
PIR (Public Interest Registry)’s #CashForGood contest ended recently, and we’re thrilled to announce a Name.com customer was the one to win the context and take home that sweet, sweet $10,000 USD prize to invest back into their organization.
In the Bay Area? Look out for #ILookLikeAnEngineer
If you’re from the Bay Area, you may have noticed the Name.com logo on a series of very special billboards. We are proud to say that we are a sponsor of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer movement!
At Name.com we love seeing people happy. Even if you’re mad, we pride ourselves on turning that angry funk face upside down (pretty sure the frown version of that phrase is trademarked). With Denver Gives Week we got the chance to help with the world’s supply of happy by supporting hundreds of global nonprofits. They converged upon Denver to find out how they can help even more. The Denver Gives logo pretty much says it all.
How can taking a selfie make a difference? We answered that question yesterday when we volunteered at Day 3 of Denver Gives week.
Armed with our cellphones and some KIND bars to give away, we headed to the 16th Street Mall to help promote the #GiveofyourSELFIE campaign, which encourages people everywhere to raise awareness of causes or charities they support.
Sure, there are companies and organizations that are perpetually doing good. For charities, foundations, and many non-profit organizations, that’s their purpose—to do good. For them, .GIVES domain names are obviously perfect.
But .GIVES is not only for the Crème de la crème of human goodness. It’s also for those companies selling siding or that have a room full of telemarketers struggling to make friends over the phone. No matter the main focus of your company or industry, you can improve its perception by being a bigger and better part of the community. Companies with .GIVES domains make it easy (and obvious) to show that they care about making positive change in the community.
Our Cyber Monday is going to last for five days. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 5 you save on domain names, websites, email, and hosting by using the promo code CYBERGOOD. But this isn’t just another week of Cyber Mondays. It’s not just a sale on domains and websites. This, my friends, is a First World Solution. It’s something we hope overtakes first world problems or, as the Twitter hashtag goes, #FirstWorldProblems. You know, those nuisances caused by too many kernels in your popcorn, or the upsetting tribulations of not getting enough likes on Facebook. First world problems are the trials of those who live in a world where adversity comes in a ketchup bottle that won’t release its tomatoey goodness.
10,000 High Fives are history. After five days we have reached our goal. There is a pretty moving video below of our final fives with the kids at the Austin Children’s Shelter. Now you can help us finish even bigger and help out some kids. And you can do it from your desk, and without even having to touch Steve (#HighFiveGuy). We’ve set up a page where you can make a donation and add to the $500 we raised. Here’s the link: https://fundly.com/high-fives-for-austin-children-s-shelter
If you donate at least $50 we’ll send you a limited edition SXSW Name.com T-shirt. Donate at least $10 we’ll get on our social media channels and tell the world how amazing you are.
Let’s do this! If you’re into domains and want to be part of something even bigger, if even for a moment, then let’s join forces and give somebody some hope.