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Show the world your community service isn’t lip service. Get a .GIVES today.


Sure, there are companies and organizations that are perpetually doing good. For charities, foundations, and many non-profit organizations, that’s their purpose—to do good. For them, .GIVES domain names are obviously perfect.

But .GIVES is not only for the Crème de la crème of human goodness. It’s also for those companies selling siding or that have a room full of telemarketers struggling to make friends over the phone. No matter the main focus of your company or industry, you can improve its perception by being a bigger and better part of the community. Companies with .GIVES domains make it easy (and obvious) to show that they care about making positive change in the community.

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Something Phishy: How to spot phishing scams


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One of the many reasons that our customers are the best in the world is that they contact us whenever something doesn’t seem right. That’s how we found out that a bunch of weasels (or perhaps a lone weasel) were sending fake Name.com emails to phish personal information. Not cool.

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Name collisions in a nutshell, or: How to get a previously unreleased domain name


The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Keep your mitts up: How to protect against unauthorized domain transfers


This post is meant to give you recommendations on how to prevent a potential domain hijack before it happens, because once a domain transfers to another registrar it can be difficult to re-acquire, especially if the transfer was in compliance with ICANN policy. If the registrar is not willing to transfer the domain back into your control then your options for recovery become very limited.

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We’re going to Las Vegas for NamesCon, and we have a sweet giveaway


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We’re heading to Las Vegas on Jan. 11 -14 for NamesCon! It’s going to be four days of domain geekery, and we’d love to see you stop by the Rightside booth and give somebody from Name.com a high five. In addition to getting one of the most incredible high fives of your life, we’re going to be giving away an ultra-nerdy domainer premium domain: domain.ninja. But wait, there’s more! We’re going to bring a pile of name.com t-shirts and other swag with us, which means that we’re hooking you up with a giveaway, discounts, and making you look stylish (helping you achieve superfly-looking domainer status).

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Getting the most out of freelancing, your business and name.com | The Web Address New Years Re$olutions


In what could be the most comprehensive Web Address ever, we talk to three people about getting the most out of 2015. You have new goals and resolutions, and we think you’ll find information to help you with any endeavor you choose. We bring in Jon Liu, our intrepid icon of our user interface, to explain how you can get more out of Name.com. With our new, more responsive site you can buy and manage your domains wherever you go. And then there’s URL Forwarding. It’s the easiest way to get the most out of your web properties.

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We’ve updated URL forwarding, and it rocks!


URL forwarding is an incredible tool. You can use it to easily shorten cumbersome URLs for your existing sites. Why send someone to mysite12345.tumblr.com when they could go to yourname.rocks instead? Another great use is to brand your social media channels. While speaking at an event recently, I set up angeladaniels.ninja to forward to my LinkedIn profile. This was so much easier to put into my presentation than the full LinkedIn URL or a username that is easily forgettable. With URL forwarding, it was easy to connect with new professional contacts using a memorable domain name that made me stand out from the crowd.

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Start 2015 off right with RESOLVE


It’s a New Year, so it’s the time of the year for New Year’s Resolutions. Yeah we know, it’s a cliche. But it’s as good a time as any to try something new or accomplish a task you’ve been putting off. Learn a new skill! Visit a new place! Or maybe … start that website that you’ve been thinking about. The first step toward a new site is registering a domain, and with that in mind, your January 2015 promo code is RESOLVE. Use it at checkout to receive $10.25 .COM/.NET registrations and renewals.

And then get started on that new site. We recommend the Name.com website builder or RapidPress if you’re not the coding type. You can even check out our eBook for a full guide to getting your website off the ground...

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Celebrate .DESI and win an iPad Mini


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We’re giving away an iPad Mini with our friends from .DESI. .DESI is the brand new domain name extension derived from Sanskrit and refers to the culture, people, and products originating from the Indian sub-continent (India, Pakastan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka).

Entering to win the iPad Mini is extremely easy. To enter, all you have to do is use the widget below and select to do just one, a few, or all of the giveaway entry methods. The methods of entry include: Tweeting about the giveaway, liking .DESI on Facebook, following .DESI on Twitter, liking name.com on Facebook, following name.com on Twitter, joining the mailing list, search for and tell us the .DESI domain name that you found.

One person will win a black iPad Mini 16GB.

Giveaway starts on December 9th at 12:01AM mounta...

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Get $1.00 .NINJA domains on the most awesome ninja day of all


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Ninjas are awesome 365 days a year. They’re awesome 366 days in a leap year. But there’s one day when they’re particularly awesome in there sneakiness/efficiency/precision/etc. And that day is today: The International Day Of The Ninja.

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