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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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How to Take Better Pictures | The Web Address Ep. 7


It’s all about the picture. It’s not that people don’t want to read (well, not always), it’s that people don’t have the time to read. Besides, what attracts you more: an intriguing photo or a huge clump of words? Right. That’s why I’ll keep this description to a minimum.

This week’s Web Address features Craig Walker, two-time Pulitzer Prize photographer from the Denver Post. He’s shared stories from around the world with pictures that have truly touched the lives of millions. He joins us to help you get a better photo.

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The November promo code wears its mustache proudly


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We’re big fans of Movember here at Name.com, and we’ll be having another Movember contest within our office. This year we’re keeping track of our progress at www.stache.ninja, which—not coincidentally at all!—is the inspiration for our November promo code. Use STACHENINJA through Nov. 30 for $10.25 registrations and renewals on .COM and .NET domains. The code is also good for 20% off new .NINJA registrations.

What else can you save on this month?

Glad you asked! There’s no promo code required for these sales (new registrations only):

  • .REVIEWS for $8.99
  • .SOCIAL for $11.99
  • .ROCKS for $6.99 when bundled with any other registration

Got it? Now go shave your face let out your inner Ron Swanson or Magnum P.I. And register a few domains.

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Get your new website started with $9.25 .COM and .NET domains


If you’ve got an idea for a new website, there’s no time like the present. Start a search, lock down the domain you’ve got in mind, and start building. And here’s a little extra incentive to help you get started: From now through Nov. 4, you can use the promo code GOFISH at checkout and the registrations (and renewal!) price for .COM and .NET domains will be just $9.25.

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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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New Yorkers on New York City and .NYC


We dare you to watch this and not like New Yorkers. Go ahead. Who doesn’t need a heartwarming three minutes of Sinatra-inspired humanity?

Yes, there was some concern about stuffing a naive guy from Colorado in a cab in Queens and have him ambush people with a camera. From his boss’s boss it was relayed that he “just might get himself killed.” Well, there wasn’t any death. Only love. Love for New York City and for the opportunity to get their very own .NYC domain name. Here’s what we got from the video above: New Yorkers are fond of their city and .NYC is the 212 of New Domains.

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A new way to get discovered with Yelp and TripAdvisor


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The brand new domain name .REVIEWS is here, and it’s making it easier than ever for people to discover the Yelp or TripAdvisor reviews that are posted about your business.

We’ll use a restaurant across the street from the Name.com office, Cherry Cricket, as an example. Below are the current URLs to find reviews for Cherry Cricket:

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cherry-cricket-denver

TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33388-d379407-Reviews-Cherry_Cricket-Denver_Colorado.html

Those are pretty long URLs! Instead of having those long URLs, Cherry Cricket could hop onto Name.com and snag the domain name CherryCricket.reviews, and then use URL forwarding to redirect the domain to either their Yelp reviews page or TripAdvisor reviews page.

Or, Cherry Cricket could ...

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We’re giving away the brilliantly geeky premium domain name code.ninja


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There are a lot of geeks here at name.com, which probably has us a bit extra pumped up about our newest giveaway. This giveaway is for the brilliantly geeky premium domain name code.ninja! You’re psyched, we’re psyched, we’re high fiving each other all of the place, and it’s awesome.

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.NYC has arrived. Get one today, New Yorkers.


If you’re in one of the Five Boroughs, the day has finally come. Starting today you can register your very own .NYC domain name, whether it’s for personal use, a business, or an organization. It’s your opportunity to show the online world that you’re a proud New Yorker.

As part of today’s .NYC launch, we’re joining up with Neustar (the .NYC registry) to sponsor a Name.com/.NYC-themed cab that will be giving complimentary rides throughout Queens. Name.com’s Jared Ewy will be there too, helping people register .NYC domain names and promoting all sorts of .NYC goodness.

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Speed up Your Website | The Web Address Ep. 6


We were perusing Entrepreneur Magazine (you may recall our appearance in the prestigious publication) and we came across a Boulder company sharing some dire news: If you’re a small or medium business and your website isn’t loading fast enough, then you’re going to have a hard time competing. The Amazons and Ebays of the world have entire teams dedicated to optimizing their websites. What they don’t have, however, is one Mr. Robert Shires. He’s part of the brilliant team behind Lagrange Systems, a company dedicated to turning your eCommerce up to the speed of mind-blowing astonishment. Shires isn’t only technically savvy, but also hilarious, so you get necessary information about improving your website speed (aka Application Delivery) without drowning in tech talk. And, as you’ll see, we’ve taken measures to make sure he stays away from mind-numbing buzzwords.

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