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.
5 more easter eggs hidden on Name.com’s website
Our readers who celebrate Easter know that it’s right around the corner. So what better time to point out more easter eggs—fun little hidden features—on the Name.com site?
The long road to internet success, part 1: Winning over my wife
Just going to drop a TL;DR on you right away. I’m using Name.com domains and products to pursue my goal of convincing my wife to be almost 24% more confident that I’ll host the Academy Awards in 2018. Or ever, really. Right now, on a scale of 1 – 10, she’s at a solid 1. It’s really hard not to agree with her.
With apologies to Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets, here’s our Keen Tweets.
We get a lot of feedback on social media, and most of it we want to share. These videos feature members of our incredibly efficient team reading Tweets (and some e-mails) from happy customers. We’ll let Kimmel handle the trolls.
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April the giraffe. The “What in tarnation” meme. What it means to be “extra.”
If that just sounds like a bunch of nonsense to you, you need to start watching our weekly pop culture report via Instagram Stories.
Hack the Dot goes to Durango
We’re headed to Durango, Colorado for most of next week for three days of hackathons, coffee and donut buying, and random acts of kindness. We can not tell you how happy this makes us. Durango is one of those little mountain towns that fills you with hope for humanity. The people are friendly and the restaurants are amazing. It has to be an awesome place because getting there is fraught with peril. There is no straight shot from Denver—and the drive is rife with obstacles including animals that bound out in front of your vehicle and prairie police with a talent for materializing out of thin air. Lynx have been spotted near Salida and at least one mountain pass has been known to give people religion. Still, it’s worth it.
How .ORG is creating a better internet
The .ORG domain has been around for years, and is recognized as one of the most trustworthy extensions available. But this domain is doing more than providing a professional online space for organizations and nonprofits—it’s also helping to create equal access to internet service around the world.