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Domainfest – Day 3


Day three started off with another session of PITCHfest where Rapid Domain Builder ended up taking home the award this time. They were up against DevRich, Skinected, and Root Orange — who walked away with the People’s Choice Award, congratulations guys!

Fairmont Miramar Hotel

After another lovely lunch outside it was time for the Moniker Premium Live Auction. The auction lasted four hours and generated over $920,000 in sales — the big sellers being LoanCalculator.com for $215,000 and GolfLessons.com for $65,000.

Now that the business day was over it was time for the real fun to begin.

Girl Party at the Huntley Hotel

Before heading off to the Playboy Mansion for the DomainSponsor party, we stopped off at the Huntley Hotel for an awesome (and much needed) girl party — a tradition we hope to continue at future events. To quote Kate (missfaucher

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Domainfest – Day 2


The second day at DOMAINfest was a blast. We were very excited about the Keynote from Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Here at Name.com we share a lot of the same philosophies on company culture and using good customer service to help build your brand. It was an amazing keynote and so much of what Tony had to say really resonated with us, it was very inspiring. Below is a brief excerpt of his keynote (please excuse my camera repositioning at the beginning).

DOMAINfest Keynote from Name.com on Vimeo.

After a lovely lunch outside (yay for no rain) we sat in on a couple of interesting sessions on Turning Killer Domain Names Into Killer Websites and How Prime Internet Real Estate Builds SEO and SEM Success, but I must say the highlight of my afternoon was the massage I got courtesy of Elephant ...

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Domainfest – Day 1


The first day of DOMAINfest was exhausting, but super fun. We kicked off the day by visiting the exhibition tent and checking out all of the booths. Our favorite booth was probably The Water School, an organization that is working to provide clean drinking water to communities in need. If you haven’t heard of them, you should definitely check them out. Awesome stuff.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel

After that we hopped over to the PITCHfest session where four companies presented new ideas on domain monetization. Verisign, Elephant Traffic, AdMarketplace, and Tempesta Media presented to a panel of judges that included such distinguished names as Frank Schilling, Adam Rioux, Eric Liaw, and Ron Sheridan. Later in the day the honor was awarded to Adam Epstein of AdMarketplace.

Following lunch Jeff Kupietzky, CEO and Preside...

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Welcome to DOMAINfest!


We’re excited to be in Santa Monica this week for DOMAINfest! DOMAINfest has been around since 2006 and is now the biggest industry trade show out there. After just walking around for a couple of hours it has been a veritable who’s who of industry professionals. We’ve already met some great new people as well as old friends, and things are just getting started. :)

We are at the whim of available WiFi networks, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated on all the fun stuff going on this week.

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Change is a Comin'


We’re excited to announce that on Tuesday, February 9th our sister companies DomainSite.com and Name.net will have a brand new look! We will be upgrading the entire environment of these two sites to match Name.com.

What does this mean for Name.com customers? Well…not much. ;)

But for customers on DomainSite.com and Name.net, this means significant upgrades to the domain management tools and options, as well as a slew of other features to help improve the overall experience. The really exciting thing is this is just the first step in a series of upgrades, so there are more cool things to come!

We realize that big changes mean a lot of questions — we encourage you to post any questions, concerns, or feedback in the comments and we will do our best to help you through this transition.

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See what's happening behind the scenes at name.com!


Hi everyone! After being on board with Name.com for just three weeks, I can honestly say that I work with an awesome group of people. The energy, creativity, and enthusiasm that I see from our team on a daily basis is inspiring. That being said, I can’t help but share a little bit of the awesomeness with you.

Now you can keep up with the shenanigans going on behind the scenes here at Name.com by following some of our company accounts:

And there will probably even be a few more to come (yes, we love social media!).

If silliness, beer, and ping pong aren’t...

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.ORG Chinese IDN launch!


Starting on January 23 at around 19:00 UTC/GMT, you can register a .ORG Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) with Name.com!

Why go with a .ORG Chinese IDN?

For just $9.99 you can register a domain in the most widely spoken language in the world using one of the most established and recognized top level domains. This gives you the potential to reach literally billions of people and turn them into readers and customers.

You can read about the .ORG extension here and we have more details about .ORG Chinese IDNs here.

Please feel free to post any questions in the comments, or you can always contact us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Need a .ME for your ego?


.ME is about you! Yes you. If you have a personal website or blog and it needs that extra personal touch, then a .ME domain is a great choice!

Right now Name.com is offering .ME domains at the special rate of $9.95 for 1 year registrations. It’s a domain with a huge amount of potential and if you’re creative and original with the name that you choose, it can work wonders for your personal sites.

You can search for your very own .ME domain here and if you’d like to know a little bit more about the domain itself, you can check out our handy extension page here.

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We're hiring!


Hi folks! Name.com is looking to hire two customer support representatives to join our awesome support team. If you can tell us what DNS, ICANN, ISP, ccTLD, WTFBBQ (heh, just kidding), and ASCII mean then we’d like to talk to you! With an office in beautiful Denver, CO, Name.com offers a fun work environment, great perks, and a chance to be a part of a very special team of people. You can find more details in our job listing here, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Name has a Community Manager!


Hi, my name is Lesley and I’m happy to announce that I’m the new Community Manager here at Name.com! When you talk to us on Twitter, Facebook, or some random forum — that will most likely be me, nice to meet you. :)

Just a little about myself: I come to Name after acting as the community manager for Brightkite.com, a location-based social network. I was a film major, I’m an avid cyclist, I love baseball, and I’m a huge nerd. I’m also here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us, or even myself personally, if you have any questions or feedback.

I’m very excited to be working for a company like Name and you’ll be hearing a lot from me. I look forward to talking with you!

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