Steve Jobs is not dead

Remember when we were all horrified when Obi Wan Kenobi was killed by Darth Vader? Well he only became more powerful. He was everywhere, omnipotent and ever present.

And now think about Steve Jobs. He created technology before we knew we even needed it. There was a time when a computer was loathsome. We couldn’t wait to leave it at work. Now we hold it and caress it. We name it, we love it and then stand in line for another one.

Steve JobsTo Infinity and Beyond.

If that isn’t enough for immortality, there are the people. The people who didn’t know they could make posters, graphic novels and insane animations. Bands that had no idea how good they were until they used a Mac to edit the pieces together...

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Domains on the Go

Convenience. It’s something we all take for granted until the power goes out or our phone dies. We all want our lives to be more convenient because the easier and quicker things get done, the more time we have for ourselves, and our families. This applies to all facets of life, from making a reservation at a restaurant, to registering a domain name – convenience is the name of the game. Software developers, like me, are constantly trying to find ways to make life easier on everyone, and the central tool for this is the same one that few of us could live without. Any guesses? Our cell phones, of course! Our smart phones are exactly that: damn smart...

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1 Week 1 Project: A Study in Accountability

How many of you have vowed to write a blog post once a week only to have an inactive blog staring back at you six months down the road? I will raise my hand as one of the blogging idealists that has a hard time turning ideas into a written reality. Now how many of you have had a weekly project turn into a monthly project and then into yet another dead project? I will raise my hand here as well, and if you did the same, right now you’re probably wondering the same thing as me — sheesh, what the heck do I do with my time??

Enter Mike, a Name.com customer and good buddy of mine, and his site 1 Week 1 Project. The idea is simple: he works on one project per week and he blogs about it (resulting in at least one blog post per week)...

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Podcast Episode #4: Name.com Beginnings

Length: 9:11

In this podcast we sit down with Name.com Founder and CEO, Bill Mushkin, to discuss his background and how Name.com came to be. It’s a great conversation and we look forward to future podcasts where we can share further insights from the man behind the curtain.

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Podcast Episode #3: Something Technical With Sean (DNSSEC)

Length: 9:44

This week our CTO, Sean Leach, joins the podcast to talk about a little thing called DNSSEC. The most basic explanation of DNSSEC is that it provides security for your DNS, but, as you will hear, there is oh so much more involved.

Non-tech folks, not to worry, Sean does a really good job of keeping the technobabble to a minimum. Even as I was politely smiling and nodding during recording, I was actually comprehending (most) of what was being said. :)

Speaking of DNS security, the .ORG registry is now running a campaign to practice safe DNS, and they’ve taken a clever angle with it. Check out the PSA-like video below:

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Podcast Episode #2: SEO Basics

Length: 14:23

Hey folks! For our second podcast we talk about a few basic SEO techniques you can use to optimize your website. As an example, we take a look at our very own BeerFridays.tv and discuss ways to get it seen by people who aren’t already in the Name.com network.

We also consider it a small victory that our second podcast attempt is 5 minutes shorter than our first. We’re getting better at this whole brevity thing. :)

Have any topics or specific questions you’d like us to cover in future episodes? Let us know in the comments or shoot us an email!

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Name.com Needs Your Help

We’re hiring a UI Designer, the video gives you a pretty good idea why.

More information about the position can be found here. Cheers!

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Podcast Episode #1: Support at Name.com

Length: 19:28

We’ve decided to take a stab at podcasting and we’re starting things off with an episode that gives an overview of what support is like here at Name.com. We had fun making it and it was a good learning experience. Mostly we learned that we need to keep it a little shorter, as 19 minutes even tests our own attention spans.

We hope you enjoy, and keep an eye out for more podcasts from us! They’ll be shorter, we promise. ;)

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This is a first in a series of posts where we’re going to highlight members of our community and the cool things they are doing. To kick things off we chose a site from one of our local customers, Rick Ramos, who has been registering his names solely with Name.com for five years. Rick has described UnseenDenver as a labor of love, and if you look at the about page on his site you’ll see that the first thing it’s described as is a “romance” — a romance between the great city of Denver and the people that live here.

UnseenDenver is not about posting grand pictures of the skyline, but more about the little details. The details that any number of us walk by without noticing, or the things that make some of us stop and say “huh” and then keep on walking without a second thought...

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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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