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Bottoms Rupp: .NINJA turns one year old


Ahh, how the time flies. It seems just yesterday that .NINJA was a newborn. Now it’s one year old. It’s grown so big! It’s taken its first steps! It’s eating solid food! It’s sleeping through the night … sometimes!

To celebrate, .NINJA domain names will be just $0.99 during Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (May 28, 2015). The promo code will be announced at 3 p.m. MST, so bookmark the Bottoms Rupp page and check back for the code to join in on the savings.

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How to Raise Money on AngelList | Ryan Angilly and the Ramen Story


At Boulder Startup Week, Ryan Angilly explained how he raised money for his company Ramen using AngelList. Angilly explains some useful investor terms, how he got the ball rolling on his investment round, and how he successfully used AngelList to fuel the growth of his business. If you’re considering (or just curious) with how to raise money on AngelList, you’ll really enjoy Angilly’s talk on how he accomplished his fundraising goals using AngelList.

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Bringing open data and smart people together for a better Colorado


If you like Colorado already, just wait until we turn over a cache of our open data to more than 160 smart people. It’s Go Code Colorado, and it’s a brilliant bunch of hackers working on behalf of the government to turn their statistical assets into a golden opportunity. In only its second year, over thirty teams are competing for one of three $25,000 contracts to make Colorado’s business, transportation, government and education function more efficiently. But they have to work for this prize. Go Code spans six weeks, five cities, and the kind of coding intensity that funds the caffeine industry. These are big issues, too, with beasts like Colorado’s traffic problems screeching for solutions. Can a springtime hackathon provide answers on how to be more responsive, intelligent and efficient? Not only is the state of Colorado banking on it, but so are the dozens of businesses who have contributed cash and product to make Go Code go.

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Coming soon to Bottoms Rupp: 50% off premium domains


Yeah, that’s right. Fifty percent off first year registrations for a handful of premium domains. On May 21, 2015, from 3–5 p.m. MST, you’ll be able to register premium .CONSULTING, .REVIEWS, .MARKET and .SOFTWARE premium domains for half the price.

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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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This week’s Bottoms Rupp special: 50 percent off website builder plans


If you’ve been weighing your options for how to create a website, this Thursday (May 14) from 3–5 p.m. is an awesome opportunity to make a choice and get started. Our Bottom’s Rupp special is 50% off all website builder plans. The discount (promo code to be revealed here at 3 p.m. MST) will apply to all website builder tiers and pricing plans—yearly or monthly. That’s a lot of money to save!

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Boulder Startup Week and YOU (and us)


Name.com is a sponsor for Boulder Startup Week. The pressure is immense. This is no ordinary tech gathering. Boulder Startup Week is the annual culmination of so much energy and so many ideas that there are over 120 events to try and capture it all. And it’s in Boulder, which is becoming better known as Silicon Mountain. This is big. So big that it can be a bit overwhelming.

Here’s a quick guide of places where we’ll be (with free name.com domains, stickers, t-shirts and love.)

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 4pm: The 3rd Annual Quickest Left Office Chair Race & Scavenger Hunt

Where: At the Quick Left office on 9th and Pearl.IMG_5458

What you should know: Name.com has entered a team and will be featuring an office chair-iot.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8am-9am: Boulder ...

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Hey, would you mind taking a survey about New Domains?


We’d like you opinion on New Domains, especially if you haven’t bought one. So if you’ve got the strength for a click or two, we’d really like it if you took this one-question survey.

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$0.99 .SEXY domains for Bottoms Rupp this week!


We’re taking a queue from Justin Timberlake and bringing sexy back for the Bottoms Rupp domain happy hour this week! This Thursday, from 3PM to 5PM mountain time, .SEXY domains will be just $0.99.

Click here for more details and the page to get this awesome deal.

Oh yeah… here’s a Namer embracing the good words of Justin Timberlake:

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.VIDEO | For SEO, for simplicity, for only the hottest thing online


There’s a lot going on with video right now. For one, it’s taken over the Internet. Just last Saturday Periscope turned the Pay-Per-View “Fight of the Century” into a free-for-all for anyone with a smart phone. Barely a year ago the Ice Bucket Challenge morphed everyone’s backyard into a set piece for fund raisers dousing themselves in cold water and, in turn, catapulted Facebook past YouTube in video views. Twitter offers video now, as does its offspring Vine, and we probably shouldn’t dismiss Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram beast. Trying to tackle this trend is where your .VIDEO comes in.

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