CATEGORY: Culture

New Office Digs!

We are so excited! Our recent move took us across town from the Lowry district of Denver, Colorado westward over to the heart of Cherry Creek. Months of planning surely paid off as the new space is shaping up to be nothing short of fantastic! We now look as vibrant as we feel. With the move comes increased visibility for Name.com, which we are ready for. We’re hoping to get more name recognition since after all; we are Colorado’s largest domain registrar.

The new space has a modern look and feel. It was important to Bill, who is an artist at heart, to be in a space that fosters creativity and aids in the process of ’91making things’ whether that be ideas or products. With our new central location already members of the Name team have decided to leave their cars parked at home and hop on a bike or hit the pavement by foot to get here. Personally, i’m going to wait until the snow melts 🙂

Check out the pictures below and tell us what you think! Feel free to take the virtual tour as well. WARNING: Video will more than likely make you dizzy (It was my first video and my footage is really shaky. My apologies, I’ll get a better one up soon!) New Office Digs!

Video edited, compliments of Joshua Ciampa from Name.com on Vimeo.

Name.com is Thankful For You!

With Thanksgiving coming up in a matter of hours, we of course started to think about some of the things we are thankful for here at Name.com. Sure we have a great team of people and a fun office environment, but what we’re most thankful for is you, our customers. You are the reason that we work so hard and have fun doing what we do. And for that, we thank you.

We wish all of our US customers a happy Thanksgiving and all of our international customers a very happy holiday season. Cheers!

Name.com Halloween Costume Contest!

Yes! It is finally here, costume contest time! The Name.com team showed up to work all decked out in their costumes and we need your help picking the best one. Check out everyone below (you can hover over each image for name and costume details) and then post your votes in the comments, or feel free to shout at us on Twitter or Facebook..we’ll catch ’em!

Also if you’ve dressed up today we would LOVE to see pics of your costumes. Link away!

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Websites For the Halloween Fan

If you couldn’t tell, we’re just a tad excited about Halloween! For the fans out there like us, here are some cool Halloween related websites we’ve come across. What are some of your favorites?

Countdown to Halloween

True to the title, CountdownToHalloween.com is a blog featuring random Halloween coolness.

Spirit Halloween

A lot of costume sites can be a strain on the eyes, but SpiritHalloween.com has created a clean website with a ton of costumes to choose from. We realize it’s probably a little late to order something, but you can always bookmark for next year. 🙂

Threadless

Okay, so Threadless isn’t a Halloween site per se, but they are running a killer deal on their scary-themed tees. Score!

Halloween Forum

HalloweenForum.com is, you guessed it, a great place to chat it up with other Halloween fans. If you’re looking for craft, costume, or party ideas..look no further.

Haunted Houses

HauntedHouses.com is a spooky guide to haunted houses (both real and attractions) across the United States.

Opacity

A photographic exploration of abandoned buildings and places, Opacity.us is related to Halloween more in atmosphere than anything else. Great use of an alternative extension too. 😉

New to the Team: Robert Church

Everyone, meet Robert. Robert joined us earlier in the summer as one of our systems administrators and he’s probably best known as the guy who stays up all night cranking when there are things like outages. A transplant from Fort Worth, TX to Colorado, Robert came to Name.com with many years in the hosting industry under his belt.

Prior to working in hosting, he was a yakuza assassin that specialized in knives. Even though he was quite good at his job, he felt the lack of benefits and worker’s comp were too much of a liability. He decided to leave the yakuza lifestyle for a more rewarding career in systems administration. However, that doesn’t mean he’s any less sharp at his job! Ba dum bum.

Bad puns aside, Robert has been a fantastic addition to the Name.com team. We’re very excited to have him on board and we hope you will join us in welcoming him.

Fantasy Football Update

Hey fantasy footballers!

The Name.com league has a few games under its belt and we’re starting to see some teams take off..and a couple fall behind. The Dr. Hook McCracken team seems to think their stats are an anomaly and that’s why they’re in last place — whatever makes you feel better. 😉

The only remaining undefeated team is Cowboy Barker’s Beauties, which belongs to our support lead Sky. Proving that his apparent cheating is not just limited to ping pong. (We kid, Sky, we kid 🙂

How is your team doing? Let us know in the comments!

Question: What’s Your Favorite Domain?

Yes, we’re feeling curious again! This time we’d love to hear what your favorite domain names are that you own (or have owned). Whether it’s your favorite for sentimental reasons, because it’s your business domain and makes you money, or even just because it’s a little witty, we want to know!

You know the drill, a random commenter will win $25 in account credit, so let us have it! What are some of your favorites??

Fantasy Football? Heck Yes!

Ah football season, time for pigskin, cracking helmets, and screaming fans. With quite a few football fans here at Name.com, we’ve decided to put together a fantasy football league! You can check out our league page here. Don’t worry, we made sure to keep the team names clean. 😉 Right now it’s not terribly exciting since the season just started, but you can see a few of the teams already have a nice little “1” in the W column.

Now we know we’re not the only fantasy footballers out there, so if you’re participating in your own league we’d love to hear about how your teams are doing!

Name.com is Growing, Check Out Our New Office Space!

New Name.com Office from Name.com on Vimeo.

We’re very excited to show you guys a sneak peek at our new office space! Our current office has served us well for the past few years, but we’re happy to say that we’ve outgrown this space and it’s time to move to an office that can handle this and future growth. There’s a lot of demolition that needs to be done at the new place, so we won’t be moving until closer to the end of the year.

Here’s a look at our current office:

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And here’s what our new office looks like (pre-demolition):

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This new space is a lot bigger and actually used to be a gym; almost everything in the middle including closets, showers, hot tub (sniffles), etc. will be torn down so you’ll be able to see clearly from one end to the other. Even though we’re moving, we want to make sure we keep the open and creative feeling of our current office.

It’s an exciting time at Name.com and we look forward to showing you more as things progress with the new office!