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We went to USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend, and this is what happened


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Startup Weekends are always a fun time, filled with a ton of brilliantly geeky learning opportunities, and the USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend event was no different. The ideas that came to life in 54 hours were pretty awesome. Here’s a snapshot of what was built:

  1. LegalSync: an app/service that provides real-time tracking of legal couriers as they’re on their way to court.
  2. Probonopubli.co: An online service that matches nonprofits with lawyers and law firms who want to provide pro bono services.
  3. Ask the Pro: An online service for law students who can ask questions of law professors.
  4. Served.lawyer: An online service that gives intellectual property owners a simple way to track down websites that infringe on their content and automates the process of sending out cease and desist letters and take down notices.

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There’s no better time than a snowy day to watch a lot of video.


Photo by KUSA Channel 9, Colorado’s News Leader

At name.com we shoot a lot of video. Here’s what’s happened lately:

We went to GABF and asked this important question:

That same week we ended up in a taxi cab in NYC:

And then came home to Sparkly prattling about Potter:

But that was hardly as annoying as my attempt to show we don’t upsell:

Yet that was countered by Craig Walker from the Denver Post sharing tips on how you too can win a Pulitzer prize in photography:

And all the brilliance of name.com winning the Rigthside Hackathon…

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We’re going to the USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend, come hang out!


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We’re huge fans of Startup Weekend events because they give us a fantastic opportunity to give builders and entrepreneurs the tools they need to quickly get their next idea(s) online. We’ve recently been going to a handful of legal focused Startup Weekends because of the new .attorney and .lawyer domains names now being available, and these legal tech focused events have turned out to be particularly fun because a lot of the attendees are first time Startup Weekenders. This means that it’s their first time having the chance to learn just how it easy it is to start a company.

Startup Weekend events show you how easy it is to start a company because you’re able to see just how much you’re able to accomplish in just 54 hours...

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Beer Friday Presents: Women Brewers, Beer Domains and People Making Out


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When you’re approached by a fantastic group of women who want you to share in their love of craft beer, you make the most of the opportunity. What we didn’t realize is how much fun Colorado’s Barley’s Angels would be. After some beverages we hatched (brewed?) a plan to infiltrate the Great American Beer Festival Barleys-Angels-Logoat the Denver Convention Center. To say that the GABF is big is an understatement. This year it hosted over 49,000 people and offered nearly 4000 beers. How would we break through the teeming masses and get the word out about Colorado’s premiere group of femme ferments and our brand new .BEER domain name?

We’d listen. That’s right, a trick not completely unknown but is on the verge of extinction.

Our first question was pretty basic.

It was...

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We went to the Legal Tech Startup Weekend in Seattle, and it was awesome


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We had a great time at the Legal Tech Startup Weekend last weekend… list a seriously good time! It’s always fun to buckle down for 54 hours and turn an idea into a company. The Seattle Startup Weekend that we went to this past weekend was focused on legal related products, which brought some of the following ideas to life:

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Galvanize gSchool Domain Hackathon on October 3rd


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We’re a fan of hackathons, so when the opportunity to support a domain name focused hackathon at Galvanize’s gSchool was presented to us, it was a natural fit. The way that this hackathon works is that all the teams are told a single domain name at the beginning of the event to build something for and then have two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. Which ever team builds the most creative idea for the domain wins. It’s a pretty simple concept that definitely seems like it could birth some goofy, fun, and cool ideas.

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We’re having a hackathon on Thursday and Friday!


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We’re having a hackathon on Thursday and Friday, which is going to be a spectacular display of geek meets wizardry. That’s right, we’re making some magical stuff! The only real rules for the hackathon are:

  1. Can’t work on work.
  2. Must create something New TLD related.

So, what is a hackathon?

If you’re not sure what a hackathon is, it’s essentially a codefest. This means that it’s an event where we rapidly develop and prototype ideas that are unrelated to our everyday work duties and drive our business forward. In this case, we’ll be making products or features that promote New TLD adoption and usage. Once the prototypes of the ideas are built, they’ll be voted on internally, and then a few products or Name.com features will be given the resources to keep living on.

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We’re sponsoring the Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend, and you should come!


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With the new .attorney and .lawyer domains names being released, we thought we’d find a fun way to get involved with the legal tech community. That’s why when we stumbled upon the Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend, we knew we had to be a part of the event because there’s nothing more fun than geeking and building awesome (legal tech) companies in just 54 hours. 

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Name.com at Denver Startup Week: A taco truck and a t-shirt cannon


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Thank you Denver. Thank you everyone everywhere. We survived an amazing week thanks to you and your participation/encouragement/free beverages during Denver Startup Week. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the events that took place. First, we asked our in-house mechanical guru Jon Liu to build a t-shirt cannon.

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Taco Social goes global with deals on domains, websites and hosting


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We gave away a few hundred tacos on Tuesday, and we’ll be straight with you: it was awesome. We followed the tacoganza by hosting Denver’s first Insight Night with people sharing great ideas to make the world a better place. It was packed. Oh, and there were free drinks.

But if you’re not in Denver it’s hard to care, mirite?

Hearing about free tacos and drinks in Denver while you’re in Scranton or Cairo is about as pointless as another Justin Bieber movie.

BUT WE’VE FOUND A WAY TO GET YOU BOOZE AND TACOS NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE! In the spirit of Denver Startup Week, we bring you an innovation as anticipated as the iPhone 6 or the moon landing. Here’s how it’s done:

1. Go to www.name.rocks and enter your email.

2. You’ll receive a confirmation message. Click that and BAM!

3...

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