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Geo Domains


There is quite a bit of buzz surrounding domains for geographic locations as of late. They are pretty awesome. You can truly own a unique piece of virtual real estate by choosing the right domain. The days of owning domains like Argentina.com, Canada.com, etc are gone but there are still a lot of city/state, state/country, city/country, neighborhoods, and other locations on the Earth that are available in the form of a domain name. Lets head on over the new Name.com Geo Domains search tool shall we? I have a certain affection for Brazil, the city of Macei’f3 in the state of Alagoas to be more precise, so we will start our search there.

Before we do, please allow me to get on my soap box. If you happen to own, find, or acquire an awesome geo domain, domains like brazil.com and brasil...

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Domain Suggestions


Hello there. We apologize that this blog has been dead for quite some time but we are going to try and get back into the swing of things. My name is Owen Borseth, I am a software engineer at name.com, and I will be guest blogging this evening about our new domain suggestions tool. I think it’s pretty awesome. I even bought a domain or two using it, and I never buy domains.

Now lets say you’re a sweater knitter and you are chomping at the bit to sell your sweet sweaters online. Now lets say you’re an honest sweater knitter and you realize that your sweaters are not so sweet at all. As a matter of fact, they are downright ugly. So you wander on over to the best domain registrar out there and decide to find a domain name to hawk your wares...

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Domain Nabber Now In Public Beta


Name.com is now accepting back orders with our new Domain Nabber service. At just $18.95 per domain, Name.com is now the most affordable choice for professional backorder services.

Domain Nabber is the beta version of Name.com’s back order service. Domain Nabber is currently limited to .com and .net domain names which are set to drop from the registry.

THE TOOL
Domain Nabber presents up to ten days of daily drop lists (five past and five future) which we’ve analyzed using Verisign’s Data Analyzer as well as Yahoo! data.

Data Analyzer determines historic traffic to a domain name over various time periods using a scale from zero (absolute) to a high of ten (10). These are relative numbers and no guarantees can be made about future traffic based on these numbers. Only ...

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Domain Name Happy Hour!


Name.com is offering Happy Hour pricing on dropped domains every day starting at 3pm MST (GMT-7).

Do you scour the daily drop lists and find yourself saying “I’d buy that domain name if it were cheaper” or “I wish I could buy all of these domain names, but I just don’t have enough cash.”? Well, now you can!

For a limited time, every day starting at 3pm we’ll drop our prices on the days dropped domains (only the names from the main drop lists) until they are just $5.49 between 9 and 9:59pm MST. Once the clock ticks over the sale goes away and those domains are regular price again. If you see something you like, you better grab it quick cause if you snooze, you lose!

Time Frame – Price

3pm to 4:59 – $8.49

5pm to 6:59 – $7.49

7pm to 8:59 – $6.49

9pm to 9:59 – $5.49

You can get these savings o...

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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.

Fr...

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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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