Domains

Updated for June 2015: Collision lists, and how to get a previously unreleased domain name


This post contains a lengthy explanation of collision lists and previously unreleased domain names. But if you’d like to just skip to finding out when previously unreleased domains will be released (grouped by date and TLD) go here.
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.

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.DESIGN: Get a domain that’s perfect for your design career


If you’re a designer—graphic, interior, web, etc.—choosing a domain just got really, really easy, because .DESIGN domains are here. Just look at Name.com’s graphic designer, Kyle Robbins. Kyle’s old domain was bad. Now .DESIGN is available, so he got a domain that’s really good. Check out the video to get the whole story, and then start your own .DESIGN search.

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Coming soon to Bottoms Rupp: 50% off premium domains


Yeah, that’s right. Fifty percent off first year registrations for a handful of premium domains. On May 21, 2015, from 3–5 p.m. MST, you’ll be able to register premium .CONSULTING, .REVIEWS, .MARKET and .SOFTWARE premium domains for half the price.

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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...

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.VIDEO | For SEO, for simplicity, for only the hottest thing online


There’s a lot going on with video right now. For one, it’s taken over the Internet. Just last Saturday Periscope turned the Pay-Per-View “Fight of the Century” into a free-for-all for anyone with a smart phone. Barely a year ago the Ice Bucket Challenge morphed everyone’s backyard into a set piece for fund raisers dousing themselves in cold water and, in turn, catapulted Facebook past YouTube in video views. Twitter offers video now, as does its offspring Vine, and we probably shouldn’t dismiss Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram beast. Trying to tackle this trend is where your .VIDEO comes in.

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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...

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Controlling the message: Why you probably don’t need to worry about .SUCKS


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Let’s talk about “Obamacare.” Not the broad, sweeping health insurance program in general, but the word itself. It was originally meant to be derisive, painting the Affordable Care Act as the result of overreaching Executive power. At one point a Democratic Congresswoman objected to its use on Capitol Hill. But then something happened: it gradually took on a whole new life as a universal and sometimes affectionate term for the medical overhaul. The hashtag #ILikeObamacare trended when the bill was challenged in Supreme Court, and President Obama even started using it in his own speeches.

This is a classic example of one side making the best of an attack. They completely redefined it, and now they don’t need to get a .SUCKS.

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Actors, Thespians, Performers, Players, Understudies, Ventriloquists: .ACTOR DOMAINS ONLY 99 CENTS


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It takes a rare soul to get up on stage and reveal yourself to the world, so don’t waste valuable rehearsal time trying to figure out your marketing. You can let a .ACTOR domain name do that for you. This week during Bottoms Rupp you can get your .ACTOR Domain Names for only $0.99.

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Video Killed the Radio Star | The Dawning of .VIDEO


Periscope. Meerkat. YouTube. Vimeo. Vizzy. Video is everywhere. Everyone is producing video content, but now you have an edge. You can share your video with a .VIDEO domain name.

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Share Your Best You: Using New Domain Names Part 1


This is Part 1 in a series. | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

The best part about New Domains? They say what you do, and how good you are at doing it.

No matter what you do for a living or what your hobbies are, having an online presence is important. If you’re looking for a job, people will be Googling you. If they’re looking for information about your business, they’ll be Googling you. If you meet someone offline and want to tell them about your website, you want to make it easy to remember … so that they don’t have to Google you.

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