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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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Sara Bendrick from I Hate My Yard | The Web Address Ep. 5


Here’s how you get a television show: You send your resume to a network and then they go bonkers and immediately draw up a contract. Or at least that’s how it happened for Sara Bendrick, who in one year went from landscaper to the host of I Hate My Yard on the DIY network. Truth is, she’s a landscaper before anything else, yet now she has to add the title of Internet Marketer. Don’t we all? No matter what we’re doing or creating, we have to be able to hustle. It’s the truth in an information saturated media landscape. It’s also why she joins us on The Web Address. We’re going to talk to Bendrick and her hired help (and name.com customer) Ashley “Networking Queen” Kingsley about what they plan to do to grow the popularity of her show...

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Random Acts of Kindness: MOTSCRAK Denver


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Would you like a free cold beverage? Yes?

You’ve come to the right place because here’s our quandary at name.com: How do we let people know about us while not further chipping away at the psyche of an already ad-weary public? The studies vary, but it is estimated that the average person is bombarded with at least 1,000 commercial images per day. Most we don’t even pay attention to. That’s the key right there: most ads, labels, logos, sales, popups, banners, videos, GIFs, collages, murals, tableaus we’re completely ignoring. So how … how do we get in front of someone and make them care? We think we’ve landed upon just the answer.

It’s MOTSCRAK.

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Super Corporate Blog Post: We joined the NASDAQ with Rightside


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As many of you may know, we were acquired by Demand Media back in January 2013. This was exciting for us (and you!) because it meant we received access to a plethora of new resources to grow and make the awesome Name.com experience even more, well, awesome! On Friday, after several months of hard work, our time at Demand Media ended and we officially spun off to join a newly formed company called Rightside.

This is seriously cool news because it means that you can now find us listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol NAME. You can read more about us being publicly traded all over the internet, like in this article in The Seattle Times.

But don’t worry, just because we’re listed on the NASDAQ doesn’t mean we’re going to become some super corporate and boring company...

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CONTEST: Win a Name.com T-Shirt


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We’re having a contest that will leave you with both a huge smile on your face and looking stylish, if you’re lucky enough to be randomly selected winner. Entering this magnificently glorious contest is ridiculously easy, seriously. There are a bunch of options in the little widget below for you to earn up to as many as 10 contest entries.

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