Humor

Jennifer Aniston, Shark Week and Miley Cyrus: TrenD Marries Domains and Trends


If it weren’t for the sharks this week would be pretty light fare. Yes, it’s great that Jennifer Aniston has found love, and it seems like this Justin Theroux guy is the real deal (writer, actor, break dancer), but when you take a look at what’s really going on in the world, the trends would starve anyone looking for substance. So what do we do? Add meat! And it’s not shark fin (you poaching weasels), but the comments and criticism that make something as one dimensional as Miley Cyrus cutting her hair actually matter. The even bigger benefit? We find available domains that match the news, because no matter what you think about Jennifer Aniston, she’s hot, and can drive traffic to more important things.

Rated PG for mention of crabs, large men in muumuus and drugs.

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If you’re not yet inspired by the London Olympics…


This should do it:

Dave McBreen, our director of core development, displays his athletic prowess.

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The Name.com Reality Show: Beer Run. Season 1, Episode 1.


This is The Dot: IT Happens, our little show about the office.

It all began with some tension. No one could agree on how to undertake a massive overhaul of name.com, so tempers flared and morale plummeted. The best we could do is get it on camera. That was the birth of this reality show trailer, part real and part tongue in cheek, but very necessary for people to vent. Here’s the trailer that helped get us through some tough times (or at least distract some of us from the real work.)

After a week or so of treachery around the office, things calmed down and, as per usual, drama was kind of hard to find around the group hug known as name.com. Oh, drama will come around again, and when it does, we’ll grab it...

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Our Blog Beloved by Spammers


We recently changed our WordPress blog location from blog.name.com to name.com/blog. In doing so we invited more spam than a fallout shelter. What I like about the recent trend in unwanted comments, is that these spammers are much more complimentary than in days past. After years of mocking my manhood and doubting my ability to pay the mortgage, these guys have a lot of nice things to say. For example, a person apparently peddling headphones who goes by “Dr. Dre Monster Beats” hoped for a comment to be approved on Amazon.com registers multiple domains defensively that says:

“I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You are amazing!”

How can you not be flattered by that? Sure, it’s a...

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Name.com Bro and Doe Code


I’m writing this in response to the Dev Bro Code post. Here at Name.com we developers DO adhere to a rather strict code of Broism and I have nothing but the utmost respect for it. However there are a few does up in the name.com haus and we have a few Doe Codes that should be taken into consideration. Does believe in the Bro Code, Burt Reynolds, Neil Diamond, unicorns, mustaches, tacos, anything awesomely 80’s and:

1) Be excellent to each other and party on dudes:

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill and Ted in front of their totally believable phone booth time machine.

Bill and Ted really had this one right.  As silly as the movie premise is, there is a golden nugget of philosophy to be uncovered. Gandhi said “We must be the change we want to see in the world...

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The Best Customer Service Can Find Humor Anywhere. Really, Anywhere.


Name.com customer service and support finds humor

Name.com customer service and support finds humor.

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Whacking the We: Tips for Improving the Office Environment


The other day I was in trouble. Ashley Forker, our Marketing Something or Other, was relying on me to brand and upload some web hosting tutorials. I was late in getting it done, and once I did I’d forgotten to upload one of the most necessary how-to videos. I received this email:

Jared, I thought we were going to do an outlookexpress.mp4?  Can we get it uploaded too please?

Now Ashley is 400 percent heart and all covered in hotness, so I hate to use her as an example. Especially since she’s responsible for what I call the “Forker Effect,” by which she is so rabidly positive she turns any Debbie or Danny Downer into an upper. Yet it is in this vein of empowering people that I propose we keep our coworkers happy by doing the following: Whack the WE.

The Royal Pain in the Ash.

I think it...

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Geeks vs. Nerds… Hilarious Infographic


All right, we admit… as a bunch of domain name developers, web hosting tech lovers, SEO number crunchers and website building internet lovers, we probably fall into this category. The question is… which one?

 

P.S. Yes, we got bitten by the infographic bug this weekend.

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A Great Infographic on The Effect of Multi-Tasking


Thought this was a great follow up to the “importance of Focus” blog post. Here a university professor shows the actual negative effect on the brain that multi-tasking has when compared to a singular focus. So remember, whether it’s buying a new domain name, setting up your web-hosting, building your website, or getting traffic via search engine optimization… focus!

(Thanks to Rasmussen University for the infographic!)

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Name.com Community Evangelist Loses Bet, feels awkward


Because Tim Tebow couldn’t hit the broadside of the sun during a supernova, and the Denver Bronco defense gave Tom Brady enough time to make footballs out of a live pig, I am wearing this jersey. Long, painful story short, I lost a bet with Name.com customer Mike Maddaloni, the owner of pro-Patroits website, GoPats.com.

 

For those of you not into into American football (kind of the direction I’m heading these days), Name.com is located in the town of the Denver Broncos. The Patriots beat the Broncos by a lot of points (I had to turn it off in the fourth quarter.) I’m wearing the jersey of Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots. It feels very, very wrong.

 

 

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