50% off .NINJA, .SOCIAL, & .ROCKS Premium Domains at this week’s Bottoms Rupp

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It’s that time again! Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour is just around the corner and you won’t want to miss out on this one.

This Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. MDT, you can save 50% on .NINJA, .SOCIAL, and .ROCKS Premium Domains!

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.BAND and .ROCKS are just $4.99 at this week’s Bottoms Rupp

Is this you in your free time?

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It’s OK. You can admit it.

Whether you have your own band or just like to jam out to the radio, you’re going to love this week’s selections for our Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour.

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3 ways to highlight your brand with a custom domain

If you own or even work for a small to medium-sized business, you know how difficult it can be to distinguish yourself online. Promoting your products and services via the web is tricky when you only have a matter of moments to capture visitors’ attention before they navigate away from your site. One way to reflect your brand’s personality is by using a New Domain in your URL.

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How do multiple domains affect search engine ranking?

How many domain names do you need for an online business? One? Three? Twelve?

We asked exactly that question in a recent survey conducted on According to the results, 41.3% of survey takers believe that businesses need 2 to 4 domain names.

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Why the need for multiple URLs? Maybe you want to protect your brand by registering your name on multiple top-level domains. Or perhaps you want a unique domain name that points to the area of your website that will be most useful to certain visitors.

But here’s the real question: How will having multiple domain names affect your search engine rankings?

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Google just announced how they’ll rank New Domains like .news and .ninja


Google has just announced how they are going to handle the ranking of the new domains like .news, .social, .ninja, and .video. The gist: they’ll be ranked exactly the same as .com and .net.

Google published a post that gives insight into how Google will handle these New Domains in searches, with the intent of getting rid of the misconceptions as to how they’ll treat the new domain extensions. Here are some of the questions that Google gave answers to:

Q: How will new gTLDs affect search? Is Google changing the search algorithm to favor these TLDs? How important are they really in search? 
A: Overall, our systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs (like .com & .org). Keywords in a TLD do not give any advantage or disadvantage in search.

Q: What about IDN TLDs such as  ...

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BREAKING: .NEWS Domain Names Have Arrived


Ten year olds are on Meerkat. Your mom is Periscoping. That’s not an insult. It’s an actual thing. The gist is this: everyone is online and creating content but there are ways to stand out.

Be you, be credible and be one of the first to get a new .NEWS domain name.

Take your expertise and win the Internet by leading the online conversation. Turns out .NEWS isn’t only for news organizations. If you own a company, a .NEWS domain helps you cut through the noise. It’s the web address for those who’ve found their place online and want the world to know they’re a legitimate source for information.


It’s for the investigative journalist, the Internet observer, the modern Mark Twain worried we’re all swirling into an anti-intellectual tailspin. Your .NEWS domains work for the podcaster bursting with knowledge, those capturing a global audience, and those who are dedicated to their local community.

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.NEWS domains are now available for immediate registration

It’s the .NEWS release day. You can start registering .NEWS domains right now with Early Access Program pricing. The price will come down each day between now and Wednesday, July 15, when we reach the standard price point. This is the registry’s way of letting the market determine the price point for high-value .NEWS domains. You can still place .NEWS Preorders, including Preorders for EAP price points, so head to the .NEWS search page and find your domain.

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We’re giving away an Apple Watch and free domains


Have you seen yet? It’s a promotion we’re running to reward you for telling your friends about the .news domain extension that’s about to be released. The top 100 referrers get a free domain simply by sharing the page with friends. The more you share, the further up in line you get. You can earn your free domain here:

Here’s how to win an Apple Watch from us:

To keep the .news pre-launch momentum going, we’ve decided to give away an Apple Watch. Entering to win an Apple Watch from us is extremely, super-mega easy. Use the giveaway widget below to complete one or all of the options and poof – you’ll be automagically entered.

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Thousands of previously unreleased domains are becoming available each week

jon-liu-donutsLots of domain names aren’t available to the general public when a TLD is released, often because of confusing ICANN stuff like collision lists. But eventually ICANN releases those domains, and suddenly a bunch of truly awesome, short, memorable, and all-around-great domain names become available to you.

That’s happening over the next few months with a whole bunch of TLDs owned by Donuts (one of the big New Domain registries). Previously unreleased domains from TLDs like .GURU, .EDUCATION, and .CITY (along with about 100 others) are coming available each week.

You can view the release schedule here—it includes downloadable .CSV files that list all the domains that will be released on a certain date...

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Get premium .NEWS domains for not-so-premium pricing


.NEWS is currently available for preorder, and it’ll be available for immediate registration on July 15 (or July 8, if you’re interested in EAP). We think it’s one of the best New Domains to come out yet—it’s great for everyone, from big brands and media corporations to individual bloggers and journalists.

One of the cool things about the .NEWS launch is there are 30,000 (THIRTY THOUSAND!) premium value domains that will be available for standard pricing. So you can get a really short, memorable .NEWS like or, and it won’t cost you any more than a standard registration. You can view the complete list of premium-value-but-standard-priced* .NEWS domains here (.CSV file, right click to save). The list is deemed accurate as of the start of EAP on July 8, at which point the domains will be available to the general public.

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