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Rightside’s own DJ STATN to perform at NamesCon

By day, Statton Hammock is the VP, Business & Legal Affairs at Rightside and our go-to expert on all things business, legal, and registry operations policy. But in his free time, Statton has a very different hobby—mixing tracks and DJing at events as his alter ego, DJ STATN.

We’re very excited to announce that DJ STATN will be keeping the NamesCon crowds pumped up while performing at the conference’s Sunday Night Cocktail Party!

5 of our favorite startups using New Domains at Web Summit

We made the long trek from Denver to Dublin for Web Summit recently and it was a fantastic time that was definitely worth the journey. We learned lesson after lesson in Dublin and saw opportunity after opportunity for not only the tech industry as a whole, but also for New Domains in particular.

On the New Domain front, we saw dozens of startups using New Domains as their primary URL for business websites. This is a stark contrast to the behavior and feelings regarding New Domains that we encountered in the past at similar events. Just a year ago we were hearing skepticism from the startup community regarding New Domains, but we’re now seeing both personal adoption and adoption from up-and-coming businesses.

To highlight some of the great usage of New Domains that we saw at Web Summit, we created a list of some of our favorites (in no particular order):

We went to Web Summit and this is what happened

Web Summit: It’s a place where CEOs, startups, leaders, and innovators come together to network, drink beer, and discuss all things technology.

We headed to Dublin last week for this renowned event and had a blast interacting with attendees from all walks of life. But where there is work, there must be play, and there was certainly plenty of both. While it’s impossible to sum up the entirety of our trip in a single post, there were a few highlights of our Web Summit experience.

We’re going to Las Vegas for NamesCon, and we have a sweet giveaway


We’re heading to Las Vegas on Jan. 11 -14 for NamesCon! It’s going to be four days of domain geekery, and we’d love to see you stop by the Rightside booth and give somebody from a high five. In addition to getting one of the most incredible high fives of your life, we’re going to be giving away an ultra-nerdy domainer premium domain: But wait, there’s more! We’re going to bring a pile of t-shirts and other swag with us, which means that we’re hooking you up with a giveaway, discounts, and making you look stylish (helping you achieve superfly-looking domainer status).

SXSW Day 4 | High Five Guy Nears 10,000 (and Ninjas)

No matter how amazing Austin and South by Southwest can be, by day four you feel like you’ve been dragged through an insomnia swamp of bad choices and beer. There’s a dirtiness, a stickiness, a longing for a salad and your own bed. It is at this point, with tired eyes, raspy voices and the tension of four people sharing a tiny house for too long, that you find our team trying to get to our goal of 10,000 high fives.

Throughout the week, #HighFiveGuy has touched more people than a tent revivalist. And it would not be without exaggeration to say we’ve found religion in the streets. It’s the Cult of the High Five, and people love to participate, especially when a simple slap of the hand raises money for Austin Children’s Shelter. That’s what we’re doing, and this is just how close we are to our goal.

HighFive.Ninja is available.

What are we doing? Are there any deals on domain names? These questions can be answered here.

Follow the whole exciting video series here.

Day 3 of #SXSW | Grumpy Cat and Miley Cyrus

This is Part 3 in a series of posts about our #HighFiveGuy campaign at SXSW | Part 1 | Part 2

You may have wondered what #SXSW is all about. Well, it’s the best kind of insanity all stuffed into a few days in Texas. Now you can be a part of it without even buying plane ticket. Simply share #HighFiveGuy on your social media and we’ll add you to the tally of our 10,000 high fives. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s important. Important? Yes. With every high five we donate to Austin Children’s Shelter.

Now, Grumpy Cat:

More fun with HIGHFIVEGUY

Save some money with HIGHFIVEGUY, our March Promo Code. Use it at checkout to receive $10.25 registrations and renewals on COM/NET domains, and $24.99 registrations on GURU domain names. Also, you can use HIGHFIVE for discounts on .CO domain names, our swanky new email product and the highly-touted RapidPress WordPress bloginator.


Dogs, Monkeys and Rob Corddry | SXSW Day 2

This is Part 2 in a series of posts about our #HighFiveGuy campaign at SXSW | Part 1 | Part 3

Never underestimate the power of doing good. As one observer noted, “High Five Guy is taking over South by Southwest.” Here’s the whole story of what we’re doing, and here’s a quick video of day 2, featuring Norman the Dog, a cheeky monkey, Rob Corddry from Hot Tub Time Machine and Mark Duplass from The League.

We’re going to take over the world, one charitable high five at a time.

10,000 High Fives @SXSW | Day 1

This is Part 1 in a series of posts about our #HighFiveGuy campaign at SXSW | Part 2 | Part 3

You’ll know us when you see us. We’re with the #HighFiveGuy, who could also be mistaken for some unhinged soul carrying a bomb.

Fear not. It’s for good. It’s a counter tallying up every high five because each awareness-elevating hand smack is also a donation to the Austin Children’s Shelter.

Also, this is how awesome the Internet can be.

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All we can hope to do to reward such awesome people with promo codes, like HIGHFIVE to save on .CO domains, RapidPress and email. Or use HIGHFIVEGUY for COM/NET and GURU domain discounts. And drinks. Maybe we can buy you a drink.