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Updated for June 2015: Collision lists, and how to get a previously unreleased domain name


This post contains a lengthy explanation of collision lists and previously unreleased domain names. But if you’d like to just skip to finding out when previously unreleased domains will be released (grouped by date and TLD) go here.
The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Apple just released iOS 9, here’s how to download it


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During the WWDC 2015 keynote today, Apple announced the main features and updates to iOS 9. In addition to the massive amount of new features and functionality, Apple also announced that the first beta version of iOS 9 is available for download immediately.

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Be more awesome online with our forwarding tools


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If you’re looking for the best tools to be more awesome online, then look no further! We’ve streamlined our forwarding tools to help bring your domain names to life right away. The tools are FREE, and they make it so that you can easily connect your domain to any online presence that you already have. This means that, for example, if you had the domain alex.social, you could work some forwarding magic to make your domain automagically forward to your LinkedIn profile (see this example in action here: alex.social).

What are these tools?

URL Forwarding: this is exactly what we showed in our example above. You can take your domain and make it forward to any destination online. If you have a popular YouTube channel, existing website with a long URL, popular Twitter account, etc...

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Something Phishy: How to spot phishing scams


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One of the many reasons that our customers are the best in the world is that they contact us whenever something doesn’t seem right. That’s how we found out that a bunch of weasels (or perhaps a lone weasel) were sending fake Name.com emails to phish personal information. Not cool.

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Getting the most out of freelancing, your business and name.com | The Web Address New Years Re$olutions


In what could be the most comprehensive Web Address ever, we talk to three people about getting the most out of 2015. You have new goals and resolutions, and we think you’ll find information to help you with any endeavor you choose. We bring in Jon Liu, our intrepid icon of our user interface, to explain how you can get more out of Name.com. With our new, more responsive site you can buy and manage your domains wherever you go. And then there’s URL Forwarding. It’s the easiest way to get the most out of your web properties.

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How to Take Better Pictures | The Web Address Ep. 7


It’s all about the picture. It’s not that people don’t want to read (well, not always), it’s that people don’t have the time to read. Besides, what attracts you more: an intriguing photo or a huge clump of words? Right. That’s why I’ll keep this description to a minimum.

This week’s Web Address features Craig Walker, two-time Pulitzer Prize photographer from the Denver Post. He’s shared stories from around the world with pictures that have truly touched the lives of millions. He joins us to help you get a better photo.

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A new way to get discovered with Yelp and TripAdvisor


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The brand new domain name .REVIEWS is here, and it’s making it easier than ever for people to discover the Yelp or TripAdvisor reviews that are posted about your business.

We’ll use a restaurant across the street from the Name.com office, Cherry Cricket, as an example. Below are the current URLs to find reviews for Cherry Cricket:

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cherry-cricket-denver

TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33388-d379407-Reviews-Cherry_Cricket-Denver_Colorado.html

Those are pretty long URLs! Instead of having those long URLs, Cherry Cricket could hop onto Name.com and snag the domain name CherryCricket.reviews, and then use URL forwarding to redirect the domain to either their Yelp reviews page or TripAdvisor reviews page.

Or, Cherry Cricket could ...

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5 best content marketing ideas of all time to grow your business


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Getting your content to stand out online is one of the hardest marketing things to do. There are millions of websites and blog posts published each day, all vying for the attention of the billions of people browsing the Internet. We’ve done research into what makes people click to a website, stay on a website, and ultimately make a purchase. We’re not going to keep the tips and tricks we’ve learned a secret because our goal is to see your business thrive. Below are what we consider the 5 best content marketing ideas to grow your business:

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What is an elevator pitch? Why do you need a great one?


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An elevator pitch is a simple way of explaining what your product or service does. It’s called an elevator pitch because you’re supposed to imagine that you get into an elevator with another person, they ask what your company does, and you only have that brief moment in an elevator to give them a meaningful response.

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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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