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.TEL at Macworld!

.TEL booth at Macworld

Heard of .TEL? It’s pretty darn cool. It’s a low cost TLD that acts as a digital business card — a single point of contact that allows people to access all of your contact information on an easy to manage website. The best part is no hosting costs are required, everything is included in the cost of the domain, which Name.com happens to sell for just $9.99 $8.99!

Our friends from .TEL, Justin and Henri, were at Macworld to show off their two impressive (and open source!) iPhone apps that allow you to manage your .TEL domains and all of your .TEL contacts easily and quickly directly from your phone. My.TEL (app store link) is the domain management tool and Superbook (app store link) is the contact management tool. It’s pretty awesome to see how fast Superbook loads this information (even using the less than stellar 3G network in San Francisco), which is due to their clever use of DNS to transmit the data.

Check out this video to see just how fast the apps are and how easy it is to manage your sites.

.TEL demo at Macworld from Name.com on Vimeo.

Here at Name.com we’re big fans of .TEL and we take pride in the fact that we are the leading .TEL registrar. In addition to having the best prices, we offer extra management tools for your .TEL domain that you can’t find at any other registrar. Since .TEL can act also as a directory, Name.com allows you to add new accounts to your domain without giving them access to your main account, and that’s just one of the cool things you can do.

To take advantage of the $8.99 price, use the code MACWORLD when you checkout. We’ll be running that promo until the end of the month, so check it out and be sure to TEL us what you think. 😉

Domain Nabber Now Supports .CC and .TV!

Looking to snatch up an expiring domain? We’ve got you covered.

Domain Nabber is Name.com‘s beta service for back ordering domains, and at just $18.95 we try to provide the best and most affordable service we can. If you’d like to know a little bit more about Domain Nabber we have some details here.

Recently we just added support for .CC and .TV domains and we’re excited to say we’ll be adding even more in the near future. Now, it costs a bit more to nab .CC and .TV domains due to the higher costs of these domains, but we’ve done our best to keep the prices affordable.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback — if there’s anything you’d like to see in Domain Nabber please feel free to post your suggestions in the comments. It is in beta after all. 🙂

Name.com loves small business!

We really do! For the month of February we are running a promotion to show just how much we love small business. You can use the promo code CRUSHIT for the the following discounts:

  • $8.09 .COM/.NET registration
  • 15% off all hosting plans (monthly and yearly)

In addition, you can enter your business in our small business contest, where you’ll have a chance to win a combination of Name.com schwag, credit, and other goodies!

25 lucky winners will get:

We’ll also be giving away weekly prize packs that include:

  • subscriptions to FreshBooks (online invoicing software)
  • subscriptions to 37signals products Basecamp (project collaboration tool) and Backpack (small business organizer)
  • Name.com account credit
  • Free yearly hosting plans
  • Name.com schwag

To enter just follow us on Twitter, fill out this form, and share the love on Twitter by posting:

Name.com loves small business! Follow @namedotcom and enter your company info here http://bit.ly/dAqh2F for a chance to win!

Change is a Comin’

We’re excited to announce that on Tuesday, February 9th our sister companies DomainSite.com and Name.net will have a brand new look! We will be upgrading the entire environment of these two sites to match Name.com.

What does this mean for Name.com customers? Well…not much. 😉

But for customers on DomainSite.com and Name.net, this means significant upgrades to the domain management tools and options, as well as a slew of other features to help improve the overall experience. The really exciting thing is this is just the first step in a series of upgrades, so there are more cool things to come!

We realize that big changes mean a lot of questions — we encourage you to post any questions, concerns, or feedback in the comments and we will do our best to help you through this transition.

See what’s happening behind the scenes at name.com!

Hi everyone! After being on board with Name.com for just three weeks, I can honestly say that I work with an awesome group of people. The energy, creativity, and enthusiasm that I see from our team on a daily basis is inspiring. That being said, I can’t help but share a little bit of the awesomeness with you.

Now you can keep up with the shenanigans going on behind the scenes here at Name.com by following some of our company accounts:

And there will probably even be a few more to come (yes, we love social media!).

If silliness, beer, and ping pong aren’t your cup of tea — you can always follow our official company account on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook to keep up with the latest official news. Either way, don’t be a stranger. 🙂

Need a .ME for your ego?

.ME is about you! Yes you. If you have a personal website or blog and it needs that extra personal touch, then a .ME domain is a great choice!

Right now Name.com is offering .ME domains at the special rate of $9.95 for 1 year registrations. It’s a domain with a huge amount of potential and if you’re creative and original with the name that you choose, it can work wonders for your personal sites.

You can search for your very own .ME domain here and if you’d like to know a little bit more about the domain itself, you can check out our handy extension page here.

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!

Name has a Community Manager!

Hi, my name is Lesley and I’m happy to announce that I’m the new Community Manager here at Name.com! When you talk to us on Twitter, Facebook, or some random forum — that will most likely be me, nice to meet you. 🙂

Just a little about myself: I come to Name after acting as the community manager for Brightkite.com, a location-based social network. I was a film major, I’m an avid cyclist, I love baseball, and I’m a huge nerd. I’m also here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us, or even myself personally, if you have any questions or feedback.

I’m very excited to be working for a company like Name and you’ll be hearing a lot from me. I look forward to talking with you!