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Growing Your Business: Lessons from Uber on Fueling Growth


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Uber grew, fast. We looked at how the car service was able to grow so quickly, so that you can apply some of the things that they did to help grow your own business:

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Content Marketing to Drive Sales and Traffic


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At name.com, we’ve found that content marketing is a wildly successful way to drive traffic and increase website conversions. Content marketing can grow your business, too, but only if you’re creating quality content that’s easy to share. Even if you’re already creating quality content, it’s very likely that there are steps you can take to optimize your content marketing strategy to rank higher in search engines, get more social media referrals, and truly get the most out of the time and talent invested in content.

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Save on .CO registrations for the next seven days


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The headline says it all. We’ve got a big sale on .CO domain names from now through Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Use the promo code GOODCO at checkout and the registration price will be just $9.99 (regularly $12.99). Yup, that’s right: One of the best and most memorable domains out there, available at a $3.00 discount.

.CO is just as recognizable as .COM, it’s even shorter, and there’s great availability. It’s the perfect solution for your new website or startup idea. Start your search now.

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(If you’re a current Name.com customer you probably received an email with this promo code, but it mistakenly said that the expiration date was June 16, 2014. We’re sorry for the error and for any confusion it caused—the expiration is indeed July 16.)

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How to test your applications to make sure they work with new top-level domains


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Google recently announced a tool at the Google I/O conference called Domain Test. Domain Test is a way for developers to test if their applications are compatible with the new top-level (TLD) domains that are currently being released. The Domain Test product was launched as a partnership between Google Registry, Donuts, Uniregistry, and Ausregistry as an open source project available under the Apache 2 license, and is currently available to be used for free on 126 New TLDs.

Domain Test is a powerful resource for developers because the New TLDs contain new domain aspects such as long lengths and non-Latin characters that can cause software bugs. The tool is currently available on Github and the repository is filled with documentation and code for Domain Test so that developers can easily find and fix problems.

The service runs on AppEngine and any developer can use it. You can head over to GitHub and use Domain Test here.

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Google Sells Domain Names | The Web Address Ep. 3


It should be the most terrifying specter to anyone who sells domains: Google has opened a beta version of a registrar and is planning on retailing domain names. This could be a lot like when a Walmart opens next to a corner store, but we break it down into pros and cons; we dig beneath the surface of the largest company on the web and look for something positive about having Godzilla as our competition. Googlzilla?

Also, we discuss the Meme of the Week. It’s has World Cup written all over it.

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Name.com Promo Code for July 2014: Celebrating the beautiful game


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It’s the world’s most popular sport. Its signature event is taking place in Brazil right now. It’s a word that’s recognized all over the world, regardless of language. And on top of all that, it’s the Name.com promo code for July 2014: FUTBOL. Use it at checkout and .COM and .NET registrations and renewals will be just $10.25.

And did you know …

That you can register .FUTBOL domain names? If you want to blog about soccer/football/futbol, create a site for your team, or simply add futbol-specific branding to your existing site, a .FUTBOL domain is perfect for you.

Or how about .US domain?

With the 4th of July just a few days away, it’s a great time to register a .US domain name, especially if you have 4th of July-themed promotions and coupons for your customers. We’ve got ...

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The Name.com Website Builder is Here


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Many years ago the World Wide Web made a promise. It told people that they could build their own website and it would look sleek and pretty. Many websites were made, but many people were disappointed. Many websites have been abandoned, fading away as low-price, low-quality promises on the lonely outskirts of the Internet.

But today, we are here to fulfill that promise. Today … we introduce Name.com’s website builder.

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It’s happy hour for .PUB domains


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Are you thinking about a .PUB domain name for your pub or restaurant? If so you’ve got until July 9, 2014 to take an advantage of an awesome opportunity on .PUB domains.

The .PUB registry has decided that there will be no premium-priced .PUB domain names.* So even if you’re after a premium-quality .PUB—think of domains like cityname.pub, theme.pub, or lastnames.pub—you can secure it for the price of a Pre-Registration ($34.99) or Priority Pre-Registration ($199.99.)

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How an Apple product release fuels domain sales


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Apple recently announced their new programming language, Swift, at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. We think the language is pretty neat looking and it made us very curious about how the announcement of the new language may have triggered a flood of sales of domains containing the word “swift.”

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Nike vs. Adidas: The Brand Cup for Futbol Fans


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The Nike and Adidas rivalry heats up during the World Cup. Both brands are vying for eyeballs and engagement that they know will help fuel an enormous amount of sales for years to come. The lucrative prize of winning the “Brand Cup” is why Nike and Adidas come to the World Cup with all of their marketing firepower. The companies work on elaborate campaigns for months and years, knowing that the World Cup is one of the biggest marketing opportunities they have. The companies get the top players to talk about them in commercials, on social media, and in television interviews, in addition to sponsoring everything possible that has to do with the event.

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