Domains

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...

Read More

Name.com Customer Rakes in Cash from .COM


There should be a business version of “stop and smell the roses” that goes something like “pause right now and talk to your customers.” Whenever we do we learn a lot, and Adam is no exception. We were excited enough to hear that a namer had won the Verisign .COM domain contest–well, he’s a semifinalist, but he has a check for five grand on the way–yet we were blown away that this is a guy behind the Singing Dogs because, for reals, he plays the saxophone and his dogs sing along. No, really, check out the video above.

We’re a bit giddy about the dogs, but we should tell you something about the contest. Verisign, the digital deities behind such Internet behemoths as .COM and .NET, challenged domain shoppers to get the best possible .COM domains...

Read More

Be more awesome online with our forwarding tools


forwarding-tools

If you’re looking for the best tools to be more awesome online, then look no further! We’ve streamlined our forwarding tools to help bring your domain names to life right away. The tools are FREE, and they make it so that you can easily connect your domain to any online presence that you already have. This means that, for example, if you had the domain alex.social, you could work some forwarding magic to make your domain automagically forward to your LinkedIn profile (see this example in action here: alex.social).

What are these tools?

URL Forwarding: this is exactly what we showed in our example above. You can take your domain and make it forward to any destination online. If you have a popular YouTube channel, existing website with a long URL, popular Twitter account, etc...

Read More

Name collisions in a nutshell, or: How to get a previously unreleased domain name


The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

Read More

Keep your mitts up: How to protect against unauthorized domain transfers


This post is meant to give you recommendations on how to prevent a potential domain hijack before it happens, because once a domain transfers to another registrar it can be difficult to re-acquire, especially if the transfer was in compliance with ICANN policy. If the registrar is not willing to transfer the domain back into your control then your options for recovery become very limited.

Read More

We’ve updated URL forwarding, and it rocks!


URL forwarding is an incredible tool. You can use it to easily shorten cumbersome URLs for your existing sites. Why send someone to mysite12345.tumblr.com when they could go to yourname.rocks instead? Another great use is to brand your social media channels. While speaking at an event recently, I set up angeladaniels.ninja to forward to my LinkedIn profile. This was so much easier to put into my presentation than the full LinkedIn URL or a username that is easily forgettable. With URL forwarding, it was easy to connect with new professional contacts using a memorable domain name that made me stand out from the crowd.

Read More

Get $1.00 .NINJA domains on the most awesome ninja day of all


international-ninja-day

Ninjas are awesome 365 days a year. They’re awesome 366 days in a leap year. But there’s one day when they’re particularly awesome in there sneakiness/efficiency/precision/etc. And that day is today: The International Day Of The Ninja.

Read More

December 2014 promo code: Put on your leotard and JAZZERCISE


OK, we have to be honest. There’s no specific reason we made this video. There was no promotional or domain-themed tie in. We just thought it’d be fun to put on some spandex, learn an ’80s aerobics routine, and dance to Taylor Swift. AND IT WAS SUPER DUPER FUN, and now we have this video. So in honor of our tribute to “Shake It Off,” your December 2014 promo code is JAZZERCISE. Use it to receive $10.25 pricing on .COM and .NET renewals and registrations. The promo code is valid through December 31, 2014.

Read More

Thinking about a law career? Control your online image with .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY


Maybe you’re just starting college, and you’re already thinking about law school. Maybe you’re in law school. Maybe you’ve already passed the bar. No matter what stage you’re at in your law career, it’s important to think about how your name will be perceived online. Trust and image are important in the law field, no matter which direction your career takes you, and one of the easiest ways to control your image is by registering your name as a .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain name.

Read More

The November promo code wears its mustache proudly


november-retail-promo

We’re big fans of Movember here at Name.com, and we’ll be having another Movember contest within our office. This year we’re keeping track of our progress at www.stache.ninja, which—not coincidentally at all!—is the inspiration for our November promo code. Use STACHENINJA through Nov. 30 for $10.25 registrations and renewals on .COM and .NET domains. The code is also good for 20% off new .NINJA registrations.

What else can you save on this month?

Glad you asked! There’s no promo code required for these sales (new registrations only):

  • .REVIEWS for $8.99
  • .SOCIAL for $11.99
  • .ROCKS for $6.99 when bundled with any other registration

Got it? Now go shave your face let out your inner Ron Swanson or Magnum P.I. And register a few domains.

Read More