Domains

Domain Names are Better Than Tacos: Impetus for the Domain Awareness Tour


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We’re traveling the globe and sharing the greatness of domain names. Why? Because domains are amazing. And listen, we’re not some bunch of narcissistic snots all loaded up on how great our stuff is. For years we didn’t share much at all. And then corporate came in and was like, “You guys do know how to make money, right?” and we realized that we were hogging all the goodness. Us and our geek friends were keeping close guard on our divine website magic.

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Build your personal brand with a .ME domain


We all have that one friend that has a million connections. They’re always active, working simultaneously on several projects, going from one event to another, and can connect effortlessly with ten people at the party at the same time. Have you ever wondered how they make it?

The secret is in building a strong personal brand that precedes you and attract new opportunities for even bigger exposure and networking. Getting to that point isn’t easy, but it’s not rocket science either. For a detailed guide on how to start building your brand, check here, but the first step is always deciding what do you want to be known for. What are the values, skills and experiences you want to be associated with your name?

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Two character domain names are here!


We strive to make registering a domain at Name.com as easy and straightforward as possible. Unfortunately, the domain name industry can sometimes be complicated and difficult to understand (see name collisions). In an effort to help you find one of the shortest and most memorable New Domains around—two character domain names!—here is a simple guide to help you make the most of it and understand why this release is happening now.

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Domains for a dollar, for one day only


We hope all of your Superb Owl Sunday wishes came true, whether you were rooting for seagulls or minutemen or any other sort of pigskin-wielding professionals. And now that the big game is over, we have a major sale to announce:

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.XYZ vs. the Internet: The Battle Of Awesome Things That Cost $5.99


If you haven’t heard, we are running a crazy-out-of-our-minds-low-low-low sale on .XYZ through Jan. 30, 2015. For only $5.99 you can own your very own .XYZ— currently the most popular New Domain and the generic of generics.

Of course, the internet allows people to find a lot of great deals beyond domains, so we wanted to stand up our .XYZ promotion against other deals you might find online. After extensive and tedious research, we found three other awesome $5.99 products to compare against .XYZ. Let’s see which deal comes out on top.

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Invest in your legal career with .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain names


.LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain names are essential if you’re a legal professional. Registering your full name with one or both of these New Domains instantly brands your online presence, and protects your name and image in the online world. If you’re considering law school or are a current law student, it’s a great low-cost investment in your career. And if you’re already practicing law, .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY are the perfect choices for your personal website.

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Show the world your community service isn’t lip service. Get a .GIVES today.


Sure, there are companies and organizations that are perpetually doing good. For charities, foundations, and many non-profit organizations, that’s their purpose—to do good. For them, .GIVES domain names are obviously perfect.

But .GIVES is not only for the Crème de la crème of human goodness. It’s also for those companies selling siding or that have a room full of telemarketers struggling to make friends over the phone. No matter the main focus of your company or industry, you can improve its perception by being a bigger and better part of the community. Companies with .GIVES domains make it easy (and obvious) to show that they care about making positive change in the community.

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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.

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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.

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


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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.

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