Conferences

Beer Friday: Brews for Airport Blues


New York and the Smash Summit 2011 were great. The .CO people nearly killed me with kindness and alcohol and some kind of unearthly endurance for round-the-clock socializing, but after our airport adventure, we were just happy to be there.

This video is an admission to a major fail we’ve yet to report to our boss(es).

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Smash Summit 2011 Schwag Caption Contest – WE HAVE A WINNER!


Blog commentator NicStein wins the Smash Summit 2011 Schwag/Swag Caption Contest with: “An Argument with Holes In It.Nic and his family will enjoy a plethora of Schwag/Swag purveyed by the finest startup companies in the world! Good job NicStein!

We are at the Smash Summit in New York City to pick the brains of industry leaders. We want to find exactly how we can retire sooner and/or spend the rest of our lives in casual Smash Summit 2011Mark Zuckerberg hoodies. We’ll be interviewing the greatest minds in the business, schmoozing marketing moguls and, most importantly, gathering great convention schwag. AND WE’LL BRING IT BACK TO YOU! All you need to do is win the 2011 Smash Summit Schwag Caption Contest.

HERE WE GO!

smash summit with 500 startups and a bagel

An Argument with Holes In It.

Credit to Adam Black of Keywifi for his creative leaders...
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Final Day of HostingCon 2011 in San Diego


You’ll note that everyone’s just a wee bit tired.

Final Day of HostingCon 2011 in San Diego from Name.com on Vimeo.

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Clearing up the Cloud at HostingCon 2011


HostingCon 2011 Day 2: The Cloud from Name.com on Vimeo.

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San Diego HostingCon 2011: Schwagtastic


The hard part is going to a booth and trying to act like you’re interested in more than a pen and a water bottle.

San Diego HostingCon 2011: Schwagtastic from Name.com on Vimeo.

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Day One at HostingCon 2011 with Name's Subliminal Spokesperson


HostingCon 2011 Day 1 with Subliminal Spokesperson from Name.com on Vimeo.

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Back From HostingCon!


Well, technically we’ve been back for a week, but I think we’ve now sufficiently recovered from all the fun that we had in Austin. Between the full days at the conference and the full nights of networking we learned a lot and made a lot of great connections. In fact, the only thing we didn’t get “a lot” of was sleep. ;)

With over 150 exhibitors, the exhibit hall was very impressive, and a testament to how much this event has grown in recent years. From beating down high prices in the boxing ring to Rock Band to booth babes, there was a little something for everyone. Of course, the real fun is just being surrounded by so much innovation and seeing the future of the hosting industry...

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HostingCon Here We Come!


We’re only a few days away from HostingCon 2010 and we sure are excited! Maybe not about the July heat in Austin (hey, we’re from Colorado!), but the conference looks like it’s going to be a great time. The speaker list is awesome and the sessions cover such a wide range of topics that there’s a little something for everyone in the industry.

A few things we’re looking forward to:

  • Hanging out with our industry friends
  • The Exhibit Hall
  • Darryl Brown on the Evolution of Hosting – Where We Are Going
  • John Curran and Owen DeLong on Preparing for IPv6 Deployment
  • Trey Gardner and Michele Martin on Transitioning Toward Green Hosting
  • Caleb Sima on Conquering Web-based Malware
  • The parties!…err, networking events ;)

If you’re going to HostingCon and you want to meet up with someone from the Name...

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Name.com Sponsoring WordCamp Boulder!


We love participating in the local tech scene, and we’re excited to announce that we will be a sponsor at this year’s WordCamp Boulder! This year the conference is moving from Denver to Boulder and into the historic Boulder Theater. The speaker list and schedule are already up and it’s looking like it’s going to be a great day for WordPress fans!

We’re really looking forward to the event and a couple of our team members will be attending and joining in on the fun. If you run into us, we’ll have some Name.com goodies on hand to give out. Cheers and happy blogging!

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.CO Buzz


.CO LogoThere seems to be a lot of buzz around the new .CO extension. The new TLD (Top Level Domain) is marketing itself as the new domain extension for companies, corporations and commerce-based websites. The intro video on the .CO website suggests that maybe, just maybe, we can make the Internet “new again”.

Name.com’s very own Community Manager, Lesley, joined the .CO crew at Web 2.0 in San Francisco this past week as we launched our .CO Sunrise, Landrush and Registration Pre-Order service. Lesley was helping to take pre-orders and from what we hear the .CO crew made her feel very welcome!

With a price of just $28 for a .CO pre-registration we’ve created some buzz of our own...

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