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Be wrong as fast as you can: Failures are the best learning opportunities


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Most people don’t want to fail. But, if you fail fast and fail early, you’re going to learn quickly and ultimately be a better innovator. You become more innovative when you aren’t afraid of failure because failing is a direct result of bending the implications of what you thought you knew. Failure comes from taking risk and it changes your understanding of reality.

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You Can Win a .BIKE Domain Name | Ride with Adam Jensen Episode 2


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When we last left off, we were explaining how you can get a free .BIKE domain name. It all starts…and finishes…with Adam Jensen, name.com support legend and rapidly ascending road bike racer. Every weekend he races, and every weekend he gets closer and closer to victory. And here’s the deal: when he wins a race, the first 20 people to contact jared at name dot com (upon our announcement of the victory on YouTube and this blog) win a .BIKE domain for their website.*

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Name.com Sticker Contest: .NINJA is almost here!


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In less than two weeks, the much anticipated .NINJA becomes available! Yes, that’s right, you’ll be able to get yourname.ninja! That’s pretty sweet and we’re beyond excited about this. Why is everyone at name.com so thrilled about this you ask? We’re obviously excited because ninjas are awesome. We can prove the awesomeness of ninjas by sharing three of the best ninja facts we know:

  1. When ninjas eat a cheeseburger, it turns into a salad in their stomach.
  2. Ninjas carry crickets in their pocket.
  3. Ninjas are really good at telling time.

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Want to try a new domain? Here are the deals to do so.


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Is it me, or do you need a domain? What about a new New Domain (Mind = Blown)? That’s twice the new for the price of one! And now, we have discounted them even further! For a limited time we’ve been able to drop prices on the following domain names, including .GURU, .PHOTOGRAPHY and .LINK.

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This 80s video will get you pumped up for .DANCE


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The New Domain .DANCE is finally in general availability (GA)! That means that anyone who wants a .DANCE domain name can now get a .DANCE domain name. If you need a great website for your dance studio, or you’re a choreographer, or you’re anyone with rhythm and/or talent who needs some help getting your name out there, then find the .DANCE that is right for your business.

Also, in honor of this momentous occasion, we decided it would be a great idea to get you as pumped up about about this New Domain as we are.

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Net Neutrality: It’s a good thing


We’re proud to join a growing crowd of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter in supporting and restoring Net Neutrality.

What is Net Neutrality? To us, it’s what we’ve always assumed the Internet to be: a portal to an equal opportunity to be shared, enlightened and even paid. As Reuters reported, a collective of companies have asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “take the necessary steps to ensure that the Internet remains an open platform for speech and commerce,” and we have a limited window to influence the FCC before they likely vote on new rules on May 15.

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Customer Highlight: Meet Possible


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We love talking to name.com customers about the cool stuff that they’re building. We had the chance to meet one of our awesome customers, Possible, in New York City. Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that brings low-cost, high-quality healthcare to the world’s poor.

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Choose your own cupcake adventure: A journey with the New Domains


Does the world even know they have a choice? Do they know about the internet freedom granted by the New Domains? You walk up to people on the street and they think we must be confusing .NINJA with .INFO. But it can happen—you can get the domain name you want. You don’t have to settle for numbers or hyphens or awkward spellings of common words. YOU CAN GET THE DOMAIN NAME YOU WANT!

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Name.com Promo Code for May 2014: It’s a Yummy One!


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If there’s one thing everybody loves, it has to be cupcakes. Seriously, can you think of anyone who doesn’t like a cupcake? Besides cupcakes being absolutely delicious, they also possess other incredible features. Here are a handful of cupcake facts:

  1. Cupcakes aren’t mammals.
  2. Cupcakes taste totally awesome ALL of the time.
  3. The purpose of the cupcake is to be yummy and make people smile.

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Introducing our monthly video series: The Web Address


Welcome to our new video series. It’s called The Web Address, and it’ll be posted at the beginning of each month. And what, exactly, is The Web Address?  It’s an amazing double entendre that features comedy, Gingers, domain names, and interviews that will show you the path to online success.

Episode 1 guide:

The latest headlines, comedy fun, and the meme of the week: 0:00–2:55
Ginger on the street: 2:55–4:25
Interview with SEO expert Rick Ramos of Denver’s Inflow: 4:25–12:52

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