Why .IO is the go-to domain for tech companies

Having a great URL is essential for startups and new website owners who want to succeed. However, obtaining a short, memorable domain at a reasonable price can be difficult at times—especially in the fast-moving startup world.

Increasingly more websites and businesses are turning to alternative domain endings as a solution. As hundreds of New Domain extensions have become available, it has become easier to get a domain name that you love and that your visitors will remember. But there’s another option that is neither a New Domain nor an old standby, and it’s become the darling of the startup and tech community: .IO.

But what’s so special about .IO? What sets it apart from other domains that haven’t yet seen the success that .IO is experiencing? We delved into the issue to explain why people are so drawn to the .IO extension.

Why Shia LaBeouf needs a .LIVE domain ASAP

Earlier this week, Shia LaBeouf had the online world in a flurry once more with his latest stunt: Live streaming himself riding an elevator at Oxford College—for 24 hours straight.

This is not the first of Shia LeBouf’s live stream spectacles. Earlier this year, he took part in #ALLMYMOVIES, in which he spent three days straight watching every movie he’d ever had a role in for 24 hours a day while a camera live streamed his reaction to millions of online viewers.

While these live streaming extravaganzas may be in a league of their own, it’s hard to deny that live streaming is gaining momentum online. Live streaming services like Periscope, Twitch, Ustream, and more are bringing in thousands of avid live streamers and millions of viewers who are interested in these broadcasts.

Root for Denver this weekend, because it means big domain discounts on Monday

In honor of Sunday’s game (which is of course exclusively called The Big Game, and nothing else), we’re having a big domain sale. But the sale depends on the outcome.

We’re rooting for our hometown team, so if Denver wins, you can use the promo code CHAMPS get some huge discounts on a big list of domain extensions, including $0.99 .ROCKS, .SOCIAL, and .NINJA. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. MST on Monday and end at midnight. Check out our sale page to get the full list.

Domain extensions for animal lovers

All you animal fans out there, I have some good news: There are hundreds of New Domain extensions now available to website owners, including a few that celebrate animals of all kinds. So if you’re passionate about animals, work as a veterinarian or zoologist, or have a pet supply business, you can use any of these animal domain extensions to create a better online presence.

New Domain Ninjas: How .LIVE is making noise in the live streaming world

New Domains have brought about a whole new era of internet, and websites as we know them are beginning to change. Although big-name companies like Amazon and Apple have led the charge in securing and using new domain extensions, there are thousands of people out there that are using New Domains in exciting ways.

In our new monthly New Domain Ninjas series, we’ll highlight customers who are actively using new domain extensions in incredible ways.

The .FAMILY domain is here!

The thing about family is that they’re always going to be your family, no matter how many times you cringe at your grandpa’s cheesy jokes or screen your mom’s calls. But if you’re lucky enough, the people in your family are your biggest supporters when the going gets rough and your biggest cheerleaders when you accomplish great things.

Family is kind of a really big deal.

That’s why we’re so excited about the new domain extension .FAMILY, which has reached General Availability as of today. From sharing family photos to keeping in touch with loved ones through a host of .FAMILY email addresses, there are so many possibilities for what you can do with this domain.

7 delicious New Domains you should indulge in

If our promo code for the month of January isn’t indication enough (or the one from December, or the one from November), we are big fans of food over here at That’s why we’re pretty pumped that so many New Domain extensions are related to food and the restaurant business.

So fellow foodies, this is for you. While we may not be able to teach you how to roast a chicken like Ina Garten or sear a ribeye like Gordon Ramsay, we can at least show you how you can use a food-related domain name for your website.

Why you should ditch QR codes for New Domains

QR codes may have hit the U.S. with a bang back in 2009, but they have gone out of style in recent years with a decisive whimper. Even so, some brands and individuals continue to use QR codes to encourage others to visit a particular area on their websites. From billboards to business cards, QR codes can be spotted still clinging to existence for one simple reason: People don’t know how else to make it easy for others to access certain landing pages.