As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back at the highlights of the year. As always, we’ve been busy putting together entertaining videos that invoke the Name.com spirit, which is quirky, honest, and a little bizarre. Check out some of our favorites that you might have missed:
How Name.com is helping the community during the season of giving
It’s easy to be caught up in the bustle of the holidays with gift shopping, vacation preparations, and festive baking projects. But it is also a time to be thankful for what you have and give back to the community if you can. Here at Name.com, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be supporting a variety of community organizations this year that are in need of help.
Hack the Dot for Boulder.Gives
This could be the most helpful Hack the Dot ever.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, we’re joining Find My Flock at Boulder’s Galvanize to hack our way to better, more convenient ways to give. In a departure from the typical Hack the Dot, we’re revealing the domain name before the event. This should give you time to ponder the glittering greatness of what Boulder.Gives can be.
In loving memory of Kanye, the office fish
Maybe one of the harder parts about losing a pet is that their lifespan vividly brackets those years of your own existence, and leaves us to realize how quickly time passes. For Kanye, it was no different. But also for Kanye, there is the sting of a loss of a friend and a role model; something that not all Kanyes can boast.
We might have some skewed ideas of what constitutes “reasonable office supplies”
Even though it might be a little surprising to realize (considering that our entire business exists on the web), our employees work out of an office and need run-of-the-mill office supplies just like everyone else. But what we deem as necessary supplies can occasionally be disconnected from reality.
We switched to Slack and it’s going about as well as you’d expect
We’ve been slowly making the transition from Google Hangouts to Slack over the past few weeks, and it has been quite the learning curve for many of us in the office who haven’t used the platform before.
How buying a .ORG domain supports the community
.ORG is one of the oldest and most trusted domain extensions out there. It’s a domain ending that a number of nonprofits, educational centers, and other upstanding businesses use for their websites. But .ORG does a lot more than simply giving your website that extra boost of credibility—it also works to provide education and internet freedom to communities around the world.
Forget Rick-rolling … Rebecca-rolling is our favorite Friday prank
You all have heard about Rick-rolling, right? That prank where you send a disguised hyperlink to a friend or coworker under the guise that it’s something important only to treat them, instead, to the dulcet tones of Rick Astley? Well that’s so last year. Rebecca-rolling—a phenomenon that’s sweeping the Name.com office— is the best new way to prank your coworkers and bring on the weekend.
Battle of the brands: Name.com v. Brandzooka
Boulder Startup Week kicks off in just a few days, and we cannot wait to spend some time with the innovators of the Boulder startup community. In preparation for the week we headed down to Boulder to meet with a few brands, including Brandzooka, a fellow Boulder Startup Week sponsor and long time friend.
But what’s friendship without some friendly competition?
The long road to internet success, part 2: When you’re consistently not consistent
Part 2 of the series, “The long road to internet success” Read Part 1 here.
I’ve read that people who have children live longer. Not sure if that’s a punishment, but here it’s helpful to illustrate success. I’m not saying if you don’t have children you’re not a success. I have three and I’d love to hear from some non-breeders about how they sleep in and have extra cash. (And maybe in a sultry English accent not unlike Keira Knightley if at all possible.)
The point here is that kids are like goals: you gotta nurture them or they’ll never move out of the basement. And apparently that’s where I fail on a regular basis. I’m not tending to my goals and they’re wilting in the dark.