CATEGORY: Culture

Domain happy hour is back!

Cheers to the return of domain happy hour! Now through August 31st, 2011 register recently deleted domains at majorly discounted prices!

How does it work?

Well it’s really pretty simple, thousands of great names drop and are available for registration starting at 2pm EST, 12:00pm MST, and as time goes by the price gets cheaper. This is happening every day till the end of August. Stay on your toes though, or else someone might grab the name you’re eyeing first.

Here are the times and prices for the Happy Hour. All times are in MST:

Time COM price NET price

12 – 2:59 pm $9.99 $9.99

3 – 4:59 pm $9.65 $9.34

5 – 6:59 pm $8.65 $8.84

7 – 8:59 pm $7.65 $8.34

9 -10:59 pm $6.65 $7.84

Not only is this a great way to snag some gems, but discounted gems no less! If you constantly find yourself perusing through the recently deleted domains list now’s your chance to register with happy hour pricing. If you aren’t perusing the recently deleted list you might want to check it out and see what you’re missing!

CLICK HERE to check out today’s list

Get your green on!

Very happy Earth Day to you! Earth Day first came about in 1970 to raise public awareness about air and water pollution. In celebration of our beautiful planet (and with conscious thought toward pollution), we are extending a 1-day only special on .ORG registrations:

Today only, use the promotional code, ‘FRESHAIR‘ and receive $7.15 .ORG first year registrations. Offer valid through midnight MST tonight.

We hope you’ll take a few moments today to think about your personal consumption and how you can actively reduce your output. Hop on your bike or ride the bus, use a reusable water bottle, recycle, fix leaky sinks, bring bags to the grocery store – its small everyday acts such as these that collectively go a long way. Let’s take one step forward toward a healthy sustainable lifestyle and planet. A green planet starts with awareness but action speaks louder than words, so go outside and get your hands dirty! Plant a tree or pick up some trash 🙂 Use your new .ORG to rally your community and get your green on!!

CEO Kills Elephant


The recent video of GoDaddy’s CEO, Bob Parsons, killing an elephant that was causing damage to farmer’s crops is all over the web. Between the professionally edited video to the release of it on his personal blog, we’re confident they knew what was coming and even invited the publicity (shocking, we know). It didn’t take long before PETA had declared a boycott against the company and Twitter feeds were blowing up with Anti-GoDaddy tweets.

A number of domain registrars and hosting companies have offered discounts to move away from GoDaddy and pledged to donate a percentage of the proceeds to elephant related charities. We applaud their effort to raise funds for these worthy causes, whatever their motivations may be. We debated internally how we could best respond to the situation, as making a quick buck didn’t sit right with us, no matter how tempting. Of course we want folks to know we are a great option if they are leaving their current registrar, but giving back is also a part of our company culture Name.com Gives Back. We really wanted to do something to help the situation, which was sadly brought to light by this incident.

Name.com has made a seed donation to ElephantPepper.org in the amount of $500, because we believe it’s the right thing to do. This organization benefits the elephants, the local farmers, and the habitat they both have to share. More interesting however is the alternative solution they have found. Turns out elephants hate chili peppers so they focus their efforts on training farmers to use chili peppers as a natural deterrent (we’re all about innovative solutions).

Many people have reached out and asked what we could do if they wanted to transfer their domains away. In addition to the seed donation we have decided to donate $1.00 from each domain that is transferred to us from GoDaddy, starting today and running through April 15. We want to give folks some time to move their domains and a little help if they have a lot to move. If you have more than 50 domains to transfer, email our support team at support@name.com and we can offer assistance with any bulk transfers.

For more information on check out these links:

Elephant Pepper

National Geographic

Live Science

Reasons you should consider using Name.com:

– Simple, easy to use interface
– Loads of cool tools and services
– No obnoxious up-sells
– Stellar customer support team
– The most aggressive thing we hunt is a double espresso in the morning.