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Subvert the System: Price Change coming to .TV Domain Names


The band Cinderella explains best our loss of cheap TV domains

It was the great American poets Cinderella that said “Don’t Know What You Got (Until It’s Gone).” Today we experience that very real pain as the long-time low price of .TV domain names is coming to an end. The fact is that .TV domains are short, memorable, have a ton of availability, and they’ve always sold for a higher price. Come 2015 TV domain name registrations will be $35.00. HOWEVER we do know a little trick that will make you the happiest person on the ‘net. Or the .TV. Because you can skip high renewal fees and keep your .TV domain at 10.99/yr for ten years. All you need to do is register for ten years. You can do that in your name.com shopping cart as seen below:

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Or for at least 10 years.

So before you’re forced to croon like a grief-stricken glam band, get your .TV now at name...

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Celebrate .DESI and win an iPad Mini


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We’re giving away an iPad Mini with our friends from .DESI. .DESI is the brand new domain name extension derived from Sanskrit and refers to the culture, people, and products originating from the Indian sub-continent (India, Pakastan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka).

Entering to win the iPad Mini is extremely easy. To enter, all you have to do is use the widget below and select to do just one, a few, or all of the giveaway entry methods. The methods of entry include: Tweeting about the giveaway, liking .DESI on Facebook, following .DESI on Twitter, liking name.com on Facebook, following name.com on Twitter, joining the mailing list, search for and tell us the .DESI domain name that you found.

One person will win an iPad Mini 16GB...

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Your Geek Gift Guide | The Web Address Episode 8


Buying gifts doesn’t have to be painful. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to get dressed. So pull up a chair or fall into a beanbag and be informed and entertained by our Geek Gift Guide.

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There’s no better time than a snowy day to watch a lot of video.


Photo by KUSA Channel 9, Colorado’s News Leader

At name.com we shoot a lot of video. Here’s what’s happened lately:

We went to GABF and asked this important question:

That same week we ended up in a taxi cab in NYC:

And then came home to Sparkly prattling about Potter:

But that was hardly as annoying as my attempt to show we don’t upsell:

Yet that was countered by Craig Walker from the Denver Post sharing tips on how you too can win a Pulitzer prize in photography:

And all the brilliance of name.com winning the Rigthside Hackathon…

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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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New Yorkers on New York City and .NYC


We dare you to watch this and not like New Yorkers. Go ahead. Who doesn’t need a heartwarming three minutes of Sinatra-inspired humanity?

Yes, there was some concern about stuffing a naive guy from Colorado in a cab in Queens and have him ambush people with a camera. From his boss’s boss it was relayed that he “just might get himself killed.” Well, there wasn’t any death. Only love. Love for New York City and for the opportunity to get their very own .NYC domain name. Here’s what we got from the video above: New Yorkers are fond of their city and .NYC is the 212 of New Domains.

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We’re giving away the brilliantly geeky premium domain name code.ninja


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There are a lot of geeks here at name.com, which probably has us a bit extra pumped up about our newest giveaway. This giveaway is for the brilliantly geeky premium domain name code.ninja! You’re psyched, we’re psyched, we’re high fiving each other all of the place, and it’s awesome.

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Speed up Your Website | The Web Address Ep. 6


We were perusing Entrepreneur Magazine (you may recall our appearance in the prestigious publication) and we came across a Boulder company sharing some dire news: If you’re a small or medium business and your website isn’t loading fast enough, then you’re going to have a hard time competing. The Amazons and Ebays of the world have entire teams dedicated to optimizing their websites. What they don’t have, however, is one Mr. Robert Shires. He’s part of the brilliant team behind Lagrange Systems, a company dedicated to turning your eCommerce up to the speed of mind-blowing astonishment. Shires isn’t only technically savvy, but also hilarious, so you get necessary information about improving your website speed (aka Application Delivery) without drowning in tech talk. And, as you’ll see, we’ve taken measures to make sure he stays away from mind-numbing buzzwords.

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Answering your questions and concerns about the Shellshock Bug


On Wednesday news broke that there’s a widespread, potentially harmful vulnerability that affects the computer systems that a lot of us use every day, including OSX and Linux. It’s called the Bash Shellshock Bug. Here’s a quick rundown of how the bug works, who it affects, and how we’re handling it at Name.com:

What is the Shellshock Bug?

It is vulnerability in Bash, which is the software used to control the command shell in many flavors of Unix, and it has been shown to be present in OS X. It allows an attacker to run a wide range of malicious code remotely.

Am I vulnerable?

Desktop users should not be vulnerable. However, if you allow allow SSH access from remote connections you are potentially vulnerable.

I use SSH for Mac OS X/Linux, what s...

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Name.com at Denver Startup Week: A taco truck and a t-shirt cannon


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Thank you Denver. Thank you everyone everywhere. We survived an amazing week thanks to you and your participation/encouragement/free beverages during Denver Startup Week. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the events that took place. First, we asked our in-house mechanical guru Jon Liu to build a t-shirt cannon.

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