CATEGORY: Domains

Curb election spending with a .DEMOCRAT

Right now, during the intensity (insanity?) of a midterm election, .DEMOCRAT domain names are only $24.99.

The easy sell here is that with $7 billion spent during the 2012 Presidential cycle, then what’s $24.99 for a .DEMOCRAT domain?  But the truth is that only a very small percentage of candidates have even a thousand bucks—let alone a BILLION—to spend on their campaigns, so before you drop a single dime, make sure you’ve got the right domain and the right website.

You Can Win a .BIKE Domain Name | Ride with Adam Jensen Episode 2

Adam Jensen by Galen Thunder Race

When we last left off, we were explaining how you can get a free .BIKE domain name. It all starts…and finishes…with Adam Jensen, name.com support legend and rapidly ascending road bike racer. Every weekend he races, and every weekend he gets closer and closer to victory. And here’s the deal: when he wins a race, the first 20 people to contact jared at name dot com (upon our announcement of the victory on YouTube and this blog) win a .BIKE domain for their website.*

Name.com Sticker Contest: .NINJA is almost here!

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In less than two weeks, the much anticipated .NINJA becomes available! Yes, that’s right, you’ll be able to get yourname.ninja! That’s pretty sweet and we’re beyond excited about this. Why is everyone at name.com so thrilled about this you ask? We’re obviously excited because ninjas are awesome. We can prove the awesomeness of ninjas by sharing three of the best ninja facts we know:

  1. When ninjas eat a cheeseburger, it turns into a salad in their stomach.
  2. Ninjas carry crickets in their pocket.
  3. Ninjas are really good at telling time.

This 80s video will get you pumped up for .DANCE

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The New Domain .DANCE is finally in general availability (GA)! That means that anyone who wants a .DANCE domain name can now get a .DANCE domain name. If you need a great website for your dance studio, or you’re a choreographer, or you’re anyone with rhythm and/or talent who needs some help getting your name out there, then find the .DANCE that is right for your business.

Also, in honor of this momentous occasion, we decided it would be a great idea to get you as pumped up about about this New Domain as we are.

The U.S. government relinquishes control of the Internet—how to make sense of the shift

This month, the U.S. government announced that the Department of Commerce would relinquish its remaining oversight and control over domain functions and IP addresses, handing total control to ICANN. Thanks to this proposed shift, there have been a lot of news headlines proclaiming that the NTIA has announced the transition of IANA functions solely to ICANN.

NTIA talking about IANA and ICANN.

NTIA. IANA. ICANN.

If the alphabet soup wasn’t confusing enough, many articles in mainstream media are weighted with a healthy dose of fearing Russia, China, government intervention, and loss of control.

What’s really going on, how important/risky is the proposed shift, and how can you get your voice heard on the matter? We took some time to break this down into easily digestible info for the normal reader who’s not fluent in domain industry acronyms. 

The World Needs You to Get Your .DANCE On

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“If you can teach people to dance, it behooves you to save people from those who can’t.” -Pretty Much Anyone Who’s Ever Been on a Dance Floor

Talented people, it’s time to share your skills. Yes, you might have a website for your dance academy or instructor studio, but we think they’re getting lost in the shuffle … or two step or the WWW (Wild Web-based Whirl) of the Internet.

It’s time to stand out because people need you. Not just those who can’t dance and are still out there and dangerous to others whenever the Ramones come on, but for those girlfriends, wives, first dates, and prom crushes who have been left to hunker down and hope their partner doesn’t Disco Sprinkle during a waltz. How many times will the drunken Mony Mony have to suffice as the one time you can get your rhythm impaired partner on the dance floor?