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Flip for Name.com & Win A Flip UltraHD Camera


Name.com is giving one lucky winner a Flip UltraHD Video Camera.

Flip and .TV just go together. There’s no faster or easier way to get video online than with a Flip HD Camera. Just shoot, flip, plug and you’re on your way to having crystal clear high definition video up on the web.

Whether you want to share your own videos or have a place to share videos from others, .TV is the perfect place to do it. Start a video blog with your new .TV domain. Start your own YouTube Channel and point your .TV domain to it for some instant branding!

How to win? Just register a .TV domain name between now and May 30 for your chance to win*. Each registration equals one entry so the more you register the better your chance to win.

For more information and some fine print go read about the Flip UltraHD

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Is Tuvalu Sinking Or Is Godaddy Just Slinging Mud?


Godaddy recently made waves by taking their anti-.tv rhetoric to a new level by including a hover blurb stating “the island nation of Tuvalu is sinking” and recommending other extensions.

Is .TV going away? It’s possible, but unlikely.

I’m not worried about .TV going away. Tuvalu may very well be threatened by global warming, but smarter people than I will need to determine that for sure. According the the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition that “fact” is under debate:

A tide gauge to measure sea level has been in existence at Tuvalu since 1977, run by the University of Hawaii It showed a negligible increase of only 0.07 mm per year over two decades It fell three millimeters between 1995 and 1999. The complete record can still be seen on John Daly’s website: http://www.john-daly.com.

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.TEL Landrush closes today ’96 General Availability Opens Tomorrow


Today is your last chance to secure your .TEL domains under landrush. Today at 6pm MST we’ll close registration for .TEL while we prepare for the flood gates to be thrown open for general availability tomorrow.

Name.com will be offering .TEL registration at $8.95 for a limited time. This price is valid for new single year registrations only. Multiple year purchases will reflect the savings only for one year, second and subsequent years will be charged at our regular rate of $14.95/year.

.TEL hopes to revolutionize how people contact you. .TEL domains don’t require external hosting in order to work. Instead they are all hosted on the TelHosting Community. All you need to do is enter your contact information and snap! it’s on the web. No need for HTML, web design or anything else...

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Celebrate The launch of ccTLDs.com With Sales on .IN .ME and .US


ccTLDs.com, the latest in a string of domain related efforts from Rick Latona launched this month. To celebrate we’ve slashed prices on .IN domain registrations again! For a limited time .IN domains are just $5.99 for new one year regsitrations. This includes all of the third level registrations we offer.

We don’t stop at .IN. We’ve still got .ME domains at $13.49 and we’re wrapping up our sale on .US domains at $5.99.

If you haven’t stopped by ccTLDs.com you should spare a few moments and sign up. If you’re a domain investor and you haven’t looked into ccTLDs, you could be missing out. They have about fifty forums, most dedicated to an individual extension. There’s also a marketplace forum that’s seeing a lot of action at this stage. Go, learn’85 then come back and get buys with your ccTL...

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Domain Aftermarket Newsletter Launches Friday


Name.com is launching a daily domain aftermarket newsletter this week. Our clients have been asking us for this for months. Now we finally have a lineup of domain names at prices that we feel represents a broad enough range to entice everyone.

With a variety of price points starting at $20 for expiring names from the Name.com family of registrars to tens of thousands of dollars for names from our brokerage clients – there’s a little something for everyone.

Sign up now so you don’t miss a single domain: Aftermarket Domain Names

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Domain Transfer Pricing and Domain Regsitration Specials


Before I dig into all those great domain name specials, first let’s talk about domain name transfers. Lots of folks have been asking about domain transfer promo codes and specials. I want to be frank with you. We’ve got an everyday low rate of $7.99 for common gTLD transfers. Some other providers might lure folks with prices that are below cost and hope to make it up on renewal (when their real prices jump more than 30%). We’re not playing that game. $7.99 gets your name over to Name.com and $8.99 renews it a year later.

Do the math:
The other guys: $7 today + $10 next year = $17
Want email? Add another $14/year
How about some privacy? Another $9/year
Wow! $30 a year – it adds up quick!

With Name.com: $7.99 today + $8.99 next year = 16.98
Add email = FREE
Add private registration = FREE
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Name.com Launches Blog Hosting With Rapid Blog


We’ve been busy since the new year.

We’ve rolled out some new features:
– Improved exportable list of domains, including expire date
– Tracking of login attempts for added security
– Push button Adsense For Domains setup
– Payment profiles to make buying domain names at Name.com even faster

We’ve introduced some new products too:
– .TEL landrush with industry leading price – $295!
– NameSafe 2nd factor authentication to keep your account super secure

And now we’re excited to announce that we’ve just launched Rapid Blog, powered by the world’s most popular blogging software, WordPress.

Setting up a blog on your own domain name can leave many people confused and frustrated. We’ve taken the pain away...

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Name.com Launches New Level of Account Security


Domain Name Hijacking has been an issue for almost as long as domain names have been around. In 1995 sex.com was stolen from it’s registrant in a very high profile case. It was still happening in 2001. In 2003. 2008 was a rough year from Godaddy – they were hit hard twice, in February and again in November and December.

The December incident, arguably one of the most troubling domain thefts in history made us realize how lacking domain registrars have been in dealing with account security.

But a domain name doesn’t have to be stolen to be problematic. USA Today addressed cyber criminal attacks being on the rise today and highlights the recent CheckFree.com fiasco:

In another recent attack, someone acquired the user name and password for a system administrator at CheckFree...

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Name.com cuts 10% of staff, says goodbye to fantastic team members


Name.com has always been a close knit family. Even as we expanded last year we’d kept a very family oriented approach to business. We eat together, we play together, we take care of each other. This week our family is smaller as a result of cuts we’ve been forced to make.

As I sat with the individuals who cared for our customers, who made sure our services were the best they can be, I thought about some of the questions I get asked every day:

1. Why do you charge $8.99 for a domain?
2. Why did you raise your price from $5.99?
3. Can you match $6.99 that Registrar X is offering?
4. Can I have a discount code?

Let’s discuss domain economics for a minute:

Every business has a margin. The margins in the domain industry are often razor thin. The cost of a .com name is $7.06 at the moment...

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.TEL Landrush Pre-orders Now Being Accepted


We’ve begun accepting Landrush pre-orders for .tel domains. TEL is a very special type of domain name that allows both individuals and organizations the ability to have their contact information on the web without the need to build a website. By utilizing the telHosting Platform you can easily enter and format information in a clear and concise manner. You can find more information on how to use .tel on our .tel information page.

During Landrush the registration price is set at a premium and we’re charging $295 for the three year minimum term.

Landrush pre-orders will be processed on February 3, 2009 on a first come-first serve basis. Any domain names that are not successfully acquired for our customers will be eligible for a refund less a $10 processing fee.

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