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We Get Extreme on Trampolines: (Some of) Name.com Gets to Play

It all came down to who was on Shannon’s good side. She won second place in our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest and the prize to take seven of her coworkers to Big Time Trampoline Fun Center. Yes, we’re grown ups, or so we thought–who are we kidding, none of us have truly grown up. That’s why we’re at work all the time. The real world scares the hell out of us. At least at name.com we know what to do and what to expect: We make websites work for our customers. But out there…out there in the non-virtual world, how would we behave? At first it was a bit shaky, but then we found our roots by going back to you, the customer. We’d like you to judge who’s trampoline trick is best. Please.

Election 2012, Guy Fawkes, I Told My Kid I Ate All Their Halloween Candy Again on trenD

We marry trends and domains…

And this week it’s pretty light…aside from the election. The election. The election. The election. It’s all we’re hearing about, so the least you can do to celebrate it ending IS VOTE. It’s pretty simple and you’ll feel good about doing your part of the democratic process. And you get a sticker.

Also, Jimmy Kimmel is back with another edition of “I Told My Kid I Ate Their Halloween Candy.” At first it’s sad but by the end you’ll see children who very well could grow up to save the world. If anything, they may grow up to be conscionable rebels, but hopefully more successful than Guy Fawkes. November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day, a commemoration of a failed rebellion against King James I.

Rated NC 17 for No Candy for kids under 17.

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Vote your candidate of choice
Then talk about it on your website or blog with one of these domains:
juststfu.org* OR voteorstfu.net*

Kids get punked by Kimmel on Halloween
http://bit.ly/Wj0CS9
Respond on your blog that’s spruced it up with a unique domain name:
Kimmelsrevenge.com* is available

Remember Remember the 5th of November
Read the Anonymous antics http://bit.ly/WrKVrY
Then buy guyfawkes.co*

*Available upon posting.

Is this bad as in good or just bad as in bad?

When you’re out sick you don’t expect others to go way out of their way to pick up your slack. Sometimes they have to because, say, you’re a firefighter and that’s just what needs to get done. But what Sean did with our little show trenD (marrying domain names and trends) is definitely one of the more flattering things a coworker has done for me. Or is it? So what we do with trenD is have fun lampooning current events while tying them with available domain names. Here’s a more popular one for reference. Below is what Sean was able to do with still photos of me as I slumbered in a cloud of cough medicine.

I’m flattered in a freaked out sort of way. Thank you Sean, master of the motion picture.

Rated PG as in Pretty Geeky

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Stay save and up to date on Hurricane Sandy
Weather.com has the latest information. Here’s some advice from a Storm Chaser http://on.wsj.com/S8xfv7
Buy this domain and talk about it: Stormchasing.tv*

Bob Ross was featured in Google Doodles today, here’s a remix video
http://bit.ly/SUQDgp
Bring some sense to this topic with this domain: Googledoodles.us*

Check out the Obama vs Trump Kombat and other videos in the series:
http://slate.me/PvSuVR
Okay pundits, you need to own this domain: Obamaversus.com*

*Available upon posting.

Domain Names and Trends with iPad Mini, Windows 8, Trump vs Colbert, Timberlake with Biel on trenD

Again marrying domains and trends…

Today it’s come out that Stephen Colbert has offered a not-so-tantylizing treat to Donald Trump. We’ll spare you the details, but we will let you know of a good domain name to start your blog about such controversial things. While the Justin Timberlake + Jessica Biel marriage owned the entertainment headlines, an even bigger story emerged in tech. Of course we’re on it, talking about Windows 8 as well as Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad Mini.

Rated R for Really Awful Suggestion by Stephen Colbert

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Wedding controversy article here:
http://gaw.kr/Xgv9Od
Buy this domain and talk about it: celebrityweddings.co*

Trump makes insane offer, read about it here: http://bit.ly/TiWMoH
Bring some sense to this topic with this domain: yourefired.tv*

Are you hyped about Windows 8? http://on.freep.com/S1IHIU
Start a movement. Buy the domain windowsgeek.org*

The truth about iPad mini: http://huff.to/RkP5fj
Okay apple fanboys, you need to own this domain: mymini.us*

*Available upon posting.

Katy Perry, Jodi DiPiazza, Madonna, Google Stocks and Doodle on trenD

We marry domain names and trends…

Imagine if your car’s wheels were something you completely overlooked and you had no concept of how they worked. It would seem like you shouldn’t even be driving. Well that’s the case with domain names: they turn the Internet into a functioning and ubiquitous convenience, but we feel they just don’t get the credit they deserve. So with this little program we showcase how domains can work in our culture, throwing a spotlight on their incredible usability.

So today, you’ll hear about available domain names for Madonna’s poor choice of performance accessories, as well as how you can use domains to share all the latest news on Google’s tumbling stock price. We also bring to you a domain name for the incredible story of an autistic girl and her dream of singing with pop star Katy Perry.

Rated PG for Pricey Google.

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Madonna’s gunplay antics in Denver
Article here : http://cbsloc.al/VcCJpc
Domain to buy: stopthemadness.tv*

Katy Perry and Jodi DiPiazza sing
Video: http://youtu.be/QX-xToQI34I
Support the cause: learnautism.org*

Time to talk tech?
Google tanks: http://on.wsj.com/R3jv58
Domains to claim:
techstock.us*
techstocks.in*

*Available as of posting.

Red Bull Stratos, Bad Lip Reading of Debate, and Staff Fall Shows Suggestions on trenD

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Jim Lehrer, the long-time frontman for PBS NewsHour, is not (as far as we know) known for comedy. But when some YouTubers who apparently have a lot of time and creativity do a lip reading to the first presidential debate, you just might lose yourself in laughter with Lehrer. We cover that important news, as well as the ridiculous free fall that was Felix Baumgartner jumping from 128,000 feet above the earth. He traveled at speeds of up to 833 miles per hour, and somehow is still alive. We celebrate his feat, and then bring up an important question beget by it.

Finally, we ask some Namers their favorite Fall TV shows. These people don’t have much free time, so if they recommend something, you know it’s got to be good.

Rated R for Really damn crazy dude leaping from space.

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Felix Baumgartner
Here’s the article – http://lat.ms/Ts3yUS
Domain we recommend buying: awesomestunts.net*

Bad Lip Reading
Here’s the video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlwilbVYvUg
Domain we recommend buying: politicalparody.tv*

Fall shows
Here’s the article – http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com
Domain we recommend buying: bloodbath.tv* OR tvsurvivors.co*

*Available upon posting.

Lohan endorses Romney, Completely Wrong, Armstrong Doping Scandal, iPad Mini | trenD

Marrying domains and trends…

This week the Tour de Lance comes to a screeching halt as his legacy is tainted by the latest doping scandal. Are we too desensitized to care? Meh. But maybe he can share some of his performance enhancing secrets with President Obama in the next debate? And that brings us to the campaign trail, where Lindsay Lohan has endorsed Mitt Romney. No word if the Romney camp is clamoring for a photo op. Finally, we are taken into the nethers of the Internet, where according to Google, organic search results, not Googlebombing, are responsible for the “Completely Wrong” fiasco.

Rate G for Googling

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Read more about Romney – Completely Wrong
http://fxn.ws/RiP39N

To get in on the action buy domains:
completelywrong.us*
socialist.pl*

Read more about the Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal
http://nydn.us/QoBnXA

Before it’s gone, buy:
liestrong.net*

News about the iPad Mini
http://lat.ms/Qq4aep

You should feed the people apple news with:
applenews.tv*

Love Lohan?
http://bit.ly/OtxO55

lohanlikes.com*

*Available upon posting

O’Reilly vs Stewart, Hulk Hogan tape, Mila Kunis sexy & Lady GaGa on trenD

We marry domain names and trends…

This week we get yet another sex tape, and like all the others, they steal from the overall goodness of the universe. If Hulk Hogan thinks he got away with faking it all those years in the ring, well there’s a pretty good chance his partner did the same to him in his far-far-from-romantic video romp. In other news, Hogan’s ex-wife Linda got a DUI, but no one’s sure if it’s because of the news of the sex tape, her recent breakup with her fiance, or if it’s just what happens when you drink and drive. We do have a positive story though. Mila Kunis, the young actress made famous by That 70s Show, has been named Esquire Magazine’s sexiest woman of the year, and Bill O’ Reilly and John Stewart offer a raucous debate that wouldn’t even put Obama to sleep.

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Want to know more about O’Reilly vs Stewart?
http://bit.ly/QklROG
Then you should buy the domain debatablepolitics.org*

Want to know more about Hulk Hogan’s sex tape?
http://nydn.us/TeCTjz
Then you should buy the domain anothersextape.tv*

Want to know more about Linda Hogan’s DUI?
http://bit.ly/VCyV5q

Want to know more about the sexist woman alive Mila Kunis?
http://nydn.us/ULZgsL
Then you should buy the domain sexyactresses.us*

Want to know about Lady GaGa’s vomiting dance routine?
http://bit.ly/QPhfR0
Then you should buy the domain hork.co*

*Available upon posting.

Presidential Debate, Jenifer Livingston, Big Bird, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on trenD

Marrying domain names and trends…

This week we celebrate the toughness of a news anchor in Wisconsin. A viewer called her out as being a poor role model because of her weight; she struck back with a 4-minute on-air clip that has gone viral. From there we encounter more contention, this time something like fingernails on sheet metal as American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj quarrel over…well…we’re not sure. But Mariah says Nicki wants to shoot her. Barbara Walters has been brought in to help.

And finally, the presidential debate was a monster success, at least as far as TV viewers. Over 70 million people tuned in to see the entire free world whittled down to a giant yellow bird. We loved it.

Rated PG for Petty Grappling

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Jennifer Livingston
Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/PMTVAC
Read the article here: http://abcn.ws/PcY5pn
notjustanumber.tv* makes a great domain. You should buy it.

Mariah and minaj
Check it out here: http://on.mtv.com/SGag9g
The domains Idolcrazy.net* & Idolcrazy.tv* currently available.

Presidential debates and Big Bird
The times is all over it: http://lat.ms/QxXV9b
& these domains are looking for a home:
savebigbird.co*
bastebigbird.com*

*Available as of posting.

Sync Domain Expiration Dates: Harmonize Your Domain Name Renewal

So Nick in dev made the exciting announcement about how you can now sync your domain name expiration dates. But before I pushed it live to the blog, I wanted to make sure he’d included everything…

Renew your domains all on the same date

That about sums up the name.com experience: Ultimate User Enjoyment. Nick explains:

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, and Legend (you know who you are),

We’re rolling out a new tool that will allow users to sync the expiration dates for their various domains. As of right now, this option is only available for .com and .net domains (sorry Henrik, you can’t sync your .se domains just yet).

On the page, the user will be able to select the new expire date, then select the domains that they want to have that new expiration date. Then, they must hit “Apply” for those sync products to be added to the cart. It will not allow the sync date to be before the current expiration date, or further out than 10 years (70 dog years) from the date of the sync, not the date of the current expiration date. The pricing is $1.15 per sync month, and if the sync is longer than a year, the users domain will be sync’d to the correct date of the year current, and then renewed until the desired expiration date is achieve. I really hope this makes sense and doesn’t come across a Jared-esque rant.

Please, let me know if you have any questions.

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sync domain names expiration dates