Humor

A Hint at What's to Come…


That’s right, it’s a picture of two of our developers, Pmo and Pfro, in a recording studio…

Any guesses on what they’re working on?

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A Quick Message to our Landlord: It's Cold.


The one thing that I’ve found to make the office warmer is standing outside in a t-shirt. When you come back in it’s not bad. After a while though you’re typing fingers are numb nubs that don’t have enough life to Tweet. For now, we wear our parkas and scarves. The office looks like the JC Penney winter catalog.

We’ve seen some technicians come by and test the temperature. For a while they swore everything was working, but now even they admit that it’s cold. It might have been the deep, long, cuddly hugs we gave them. It’s all we can do to stay warm.

And then there’s the grinding. Right above me right now there’s a heater grinding as if at any moment it might dispense some sausage. But it doesn’t generate anything but a steady gnawing at my psyche.
So please help Mr. Landlord...

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Name.com is running out of room


But that’s a good thing. We really don’t mind getting a little closer, especially since it means business is good. Why is it good? You. So thank YOU. We’ll keep doing what we do…domains, websites, hosting, SEO and awesome customer service.

Quick note: She’s OK, and really has been so much more productive from the trunk of that car.

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Tebowing for Tim Tebow: The Fad that's Spanking Planking


Or is it? Does Tebowing have the staying power of Planking, or Horsemanning for that matter? We thought we’d ask in an all-important poll.

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Some background: While I’ve only heard about some of these trends, I do know that Planking is lying rigid, with arms at your side, like a plank. Photo evidence of your plankability would then be provided to the Internet. People who do this are not called Plankton.

Tebowing or this?“Mushkining” is this insane move pulled off by Name.com founder/CEO Bill Mushkin. Not sure if it’s going to take off. (Thanks Elliot!)

Tebowing is the new craze in which you pay tribute to the Denver Bronco’s quarterback (American Football, NFL) by dropping whenever and wherever you want to do a little prayer. It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing–you drop and pray...

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Ode to Joy: free food in the office kitchen


So Katie, who’s renowned for her healthfulness, keeps the rest of us from getting rickets with her Kind office contributions. This is probably like your office, where free food vanishes…

Thank you Katie. Do you have any more?

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Quick Apple iPhone 4S Siri Demo


When I first heard of Siri I thought people were abuzz about Tom Cruise and Katie Holme’s daughter. I read one Tweet that said “Siri is wicked” and I thought, “Sweet jeeso she’s only like five.” And her name is “Suri.” Luckily the social media outburst was all about the speech-recognizing “personal assistant” that comes with the Apple iPhone 4S. As it turns out, she (in America all I’ve heard is a female voice) is pretty wicked. Check out this demo we did at Name.com.

Bad girl Siri! Pretty cool though. With both a speech input and output, you can speak into it and Siri responds. It’s more than you get from most humans (unless it’s Name.com’s legendary customer support.)

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Beer Friday: Comedy with Stand-Up Comic Andrew Orvedahl


If you’ve ever worked in customer support then you know it’s good to kick back and laugh. This comic is great. As a matter of fact, our kegerator ran out and he was still funny. For the most part people were able to overlook the empty keg–but just don’t let it happen when there’s no comic relief. It’d be as dark as when we all thought we were going to get pizza for our open house party, but there was only vegetables and dip. Very dark. But let us move on and giggle.

I must also commend the Name.com management team. They took over the customer support phones while we drank water and laughed. Here’s the longer version that features our tracking their progress on the phones.

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XXX at work


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A Preview of the Most Important Beer Friday Ever



When someone with a camera asks if you’d “like to play the role of the server in a simulated DDOS attack?” say “no.”

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Customer Support CS no BS Beer Friday Beer Taste Test


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