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We had a team barbecue and it was delightful


Name.com barbecue

It’s been ridiculously gorgeous here in Denver for the past few weeks, so it was only a matter of time until the Name.com team came up with an excuse to go grill and share some beers in the park. Last Wednesday, we closed up the office early for a barbecue filled with food, family, and PBR.

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Hack the Dot is coming to Seattle


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We’re heading to the Pacific Northwest to host a Hack the Dot hackathon with General Assembly at Impact Hub next week. On July 28, 2015, 80 or so people will come together in Seattle to unleash their magical coding abilities and get nerdy. This is the first Hack the Dot to be hosted outside of Colorado, and Seattle was a natural fit to expand to first. Seattle is a city fueled by tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft, and is also home to our parent company Rightside. The people of Seattle are extremely motivated to build products with meaning, and it’s an upbeat and fun tech community.

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Say hello to Name.com’s new copywriter


Hi there!

My name is Allison Chowdhury and I am thrilled to be joining Name.com as the new copywriter! I was tasked to create an introductory post so you can learn all about me, but after reading this work of art, I’m a bit daunted by the task of making this post as exciting as possible.

After extensive contemplation (OK, more like five minutes), I figured I’d just list random facts about myself and hope for the best. So without further adieu, I present 10 things you didn’t know about me.

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Bottoms Rupp: .NINJA turns one year old


Ahh, how the time flies. It seems just yesterday that .NINJA was a newborn. Now it’s one year old. It’s grown so big! It’s taken its first steps! It’s eating solid food! It’s sleeping through the night … sometimes!

To celebrate, .NINJA domain names will be just $0.99 during Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (May 28, 2015). The promo code will be announced at 3 p.m. MST, so bookmark the Bottoms Rupp page and check back for the code to join in on the savings.

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Quick Left office chair scavenger hunt and our 2016 training plan


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About three weeks ago, we picked up an office chair from the office of Quick Left in Boulder. After many hours of @jaredewy drilling at and modifying our chair, the day came to race what has become known as the “office chairIOT” around the streets of Downtown Boulder. We put together a quick gallery of our adventuring around Boulder trying to hunt down clues and beat the other teams. Sadly, we didn’t win… but we immediately made our way to Tahona to eat some tacos and devise a training plan to win next year. Here’s a peek at how we’ll train on race week next year:

Race week training plan:
Monday: Run 26.3 miles (if we get the extra .1 mile in, it’s an ultra marathon, right?).
Tuesday: Study Boulder landmarks on Wikipedia for 14 hours.
Wednesday: Swim 3 miles, bike 109 miles, high five 35 strangers, run along the Cherry Creek path in Denver until we spot some geese.
Thursday: Track day! We’ll do 100 meters sprints, 100 times. We will jog the straights of the track and sprint the curves to improve our office chair handling skills.
Friday: Rest day. Drink an IPA or a margarita.
Saturday: Thumb wrestle for 6 hours. This will help our mental and physical agility.
Sunday: 11 hours of studying Boulder landmarks on Wikipedia and a deep tissue massage.

Now that we’ve shared our training plan for race week next year, here are some photos of our adventures from the 2015 QuickLeft office chair race/scavenger hunt:

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Video Killed the Radio Star | The Dawning of .VIDEO


Periscope. Meerkat. YouTube. Vimeo. Vizzy. Video is everywhere. Everyone is producing video content, but now you have an edge. You can share your video with a .VIDEO domain name.

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We’re heading to Portland Startup Week 2015!


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This year is the inaugural Portland Startup Week, and name.com is heading to Portland to shower attendees in swag like t-shirts, free domain names, good coffee, and more! We’re getting involved with Portland Startup Week because we always have a blast at Denver Startup Week, and think Startup Week events are a great way to spread the name.com love while giving back to the startup community.

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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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Your Geek Gift Guide | The Web Address Episode 8


Buying gifts doesn’t have to be painful. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to get dressed. So pull up a chair or fall into a beanbag and be informed and entertained by our Geek Gift Guide.

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Cyber Monday: You Save, We Give.


Our Cyber Monday is going to last for five days. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 5 you save on domain names, websites, email, and hosting by using the promo code CYBERGOOD. But this isn’t just another week of Cyber Mondays. It’s not just a sale on domains and websites. This, my friends, is a First World Solution. It’s something we hope overtakes first world problems or, as the Twitter hashtag goes, #FirstWorldProblems. You know, those nuisances caused by too many kernels in your popcorn, or the upsetting tribulations of not getting enough likes on Facebook. First world problems are the trials of those who live in a world where adversity comes in a ketchup bottle that won’t release its tomatoey goodness.

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