Conferences

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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Headed to GeoDomain Expo!


Our bags are packed (okay maybe not yet) and we’re headed off to the big easy for three jazz-filled days of domains and networking! Geodomains are nothing new, but like anything “location-based” these days, they are starting to gain more mainstream popularity. If you’re a small business, this presents a great opportunity to geo-target your customers. If you’re a domainer, there is ample opportunity to build out and monetize a geodomain.

We’ll admit, we’ve been excited about geodomains for some time now. If you haven’t checked it out already, our Geodomain search tool is a pretty nifty project we’ve been working on. But shameless plugs aside, we’re really excited for the sessions and networking events that Associated Cities have lined up for this year’s GeoDomain Expo...

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SXSW in 30 seconds


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We were at SXSW Interactive last week and, yes, we’ll admit we’re still recovering. The festival has grown so much that it’s a little overwhelming to try and keep up, but we managed to find our fair share of great panels, parties, and people. Here’s a little video we threw together with the footage we got when we actually remembered to use our camera. :)

SXSW in 30 seconds from Name.com on Vimeo.

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.TEL at Macworld!


.TEL booth at Macworld

Heard of .TEL? It’s pretty darn cool. It’s a low cost TLD that acts as a digital business card — a single point of contact that allows people to access all of your contact information on an easy to manage website. The best part is no hosting costs are required, everything is included in the cost of the domain, which Name.com happens to sell for just $9.99 $8.99!

Our friends from .TEL, Justin and Henri, were at Macworld to show off their two impressive (and open source!) iPhone apps that allow you to manage your .TEL domains and all of your .TEL contacts easily and quickly directly from your phone. My.TEL (app store link) is the domain management tool and Superbook (app store link) is the contact management tool...

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Domainfest – Day 3


Day three started off with another session of PITCHfest where Rapid Domain Builder ended up taking home the award this time. They were up against DevRich, Skinected, and Root Orange — who walked away with the People’s Choice Award, congratulations guys!

Fairmont Miramar Hotel

After another lovely lunch outside it was time for the Moniker Premium Live Auction. The auction lasted four hours and generated over $920,000 in sales — the big sellers being LoanCalculator.com for $215,000 and GolfLessons.com for $65,000.

Now that the business day was over it was time for the real fun to begin.

Girl Party at the Huntley Hotel

Before heading off to the Playboy Mansion for the DomainSponsor party, we stopped off at the Huntley Hotel for an awesome (and much needed) girl party — a tradition we hope to continue at future events. To quote Kate (missfaucher

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Domainfest – Day 2


The second day at DOMAINfest was a blast. We were very excited about the Keynote from Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Here at Name.com we share a lot of the same philosophies on company culture and using good customer service to help build your brand. It was an amazing keynote and so much of what Tony had to say really resonated with us, it was very inspiring. Below is a brief excerpt of his keynote (please excuse my camera repositioning at the beginning).

DOMAINfest Keynote from Name.com on Vimeo.

After a lovely lunch outside (yay for no rain) we sat in on a couple of interesting sessions on Turning Killer Domain Names Into Killer Websites and How Prime Internet Real Estate Builds SEO and SEM Success, but I must say the highlight of my afternoon was the massage I got courtesy of Elephant ...

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