One of the easiest ways to get inspired to build your business up is to glance at incredibly designed offices. It’s inspiring to see how successful businesses have built up great cultures that encourage employees to go the extra mile to make their products or services thrive. While looking for a cool office to show off, we stumbled across the office of Lumosity, which is located in San Francisco. It’s a seriously awesome company home and seeing their office is something that will energize you to go out there and crush it.
We’re proud to join a growing crowd of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter in supporting and restoring Net Neutrality.
What is Net Neutrality? To us, it’s what we’ve always assumed the Internet to be: a portal to an equal opportunity to be shared, enlightened and even paid. As Reuters reported, a collective of companies have asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “take the necessary steps to ensure that the Internet remains an open platform for speech and commerce,” and we have a limited window to influence the FCC before they likely vote on new rules on May 15.
We love talking to name.com customers about the cool stuff that they’re building. We had the chance to meet one of our awesome customers, Possible, in New York City. Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that brings low-cost, high-quality healthcare to the world’s poor.
We want to spread the word and shed some light on the great products coming to life on name.com domain names, which is why we’ve decided to start a new video series called Name.com Extended Family.
We’re really excited to watch how people are beginning to use the New Domains. We’ve been seeing some great creations that are truly a part of Internet history, because they’re embracing the biggest change to the Internet since the Internet was created.
When we last left off, I was engaged in a bet with .XYZ CEO Daniel Negari. If I get the best bobsled time, he has to promote name.com in the streets to the point of being maced. If he bests me, well then I need to spend a day covered in .XYZ stickers. The rest would be history … except that at name.com we capture everything on video and preserve it forever and ever.
So Daniel had done his slope sliding; now it was up to me to beat his time of 57.8 seconds. That’s one mile, btw, that bobsledders do in a fuselage not unlike a shark carcass. Here’s the video of how it went down:
We can’t thank our Bobsled sponsors enough. First off, .XYZ is in the hizzy! And by “hizzy” we mean “every website, everywhere.” The new domain .CLUB is also a sponsor. As you can imagine, they bring great new marketing opportunities for the bajillions of clubs of varying interests and patrons. Also many, many thanks to the .KIWI team for bringing their New Zealand party to Canada AND everyone should know about the incredibly innovative .HIV and their being the Red Ribbon of the Digital Age.
Also, .BUZZ put up money and great faith for this trip. Their CEO Bill Doshier explains why they jumped on the opportunity to work with the New Zealand Bobsled Team. “If they stink at it we probably get a movie or book deal much like the Jamaicans,” says Doshier. “If the Kiwi’s get faster, and make the South Korea Olympics in 2018, we’ve been assured we get to march in the opening ceremonies with the team. Definitely a win, win.”
Bill should do more quotes.
Finally, not sure if bobsledding.NINJA is taken, but it’s definitely a good idea to get your sport, passion, idea, or business in front of any of those New Domains, all of which will be available at name.com.
As you may have heard, Name.com is sponsoring the New Zealand bobsled team, along with fellow sponsors .KIWI, .XYZ, .BUZZ, .NINJA, .CLUB, and .HIV. Name.com’s Jared Ewy visited the team in Whistler last week, got to know the team members, and even hopped in the bobsled himself (and held on for dear life).
Yesterday, Jared gave us an overview of the Worst Case Scenarios for bobsledding. Today, he introduces us to the team members, and also makes a friendly wager with .XYZ CEO Daniel Negari. The stakes: If Jared pulls off the fastest time on the one-mile track, Daniel has to sing the praises of Name.com with all the enthusiasm he can muster. If Daniel wins, Jared has to walk around covered in .XYZ gear—from head to toe.
At name.com, we’re lucky to have some very cool customers. We’re constantly seeing people build some amazing websites and apps, and we love to pass those things along.
Andrew Hyde recently launched Inside Travel Guides (Inside.co). The beautifully-designed website offers simple $10 three-day guides that give the inside scoop on the best way to navigate a city. Hyde summarized his site as offering, “Short, simple guides written by travelers like you. Insider knowledge to make the most of short trips.”
Everybody who works at name.com already has special sense of camaraderie that is truly unique for a workplace, but the amount of University of Colorado alumni and attendees who work here really adds another level to how well we all get along. We’ve all wandered the stunning CU campus, where we learned how to be successful both socially and professionally.