So it’s a little freaky to stand on a SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) box and proclaim one thing or another. However, there are two things we know:
1) No one likes piracy, but even more so
2) People love their FREEDOM!
Oh, and there’s a third thing:
3) How to Transfer from GoDaddy.
Now through the end of the year use the promo code, “NODADDY” for 10% off transfer ins (COM, NET, ORG, TV, INFO, IN, US, CO, ME & TEL) and also receive 40% off any of our hosting plans!
That’s what we know. You may think we don’t know counting, but we do. We know we can count on you to make the right decision. OK, that was cheesy. We also know BS and call it when we see it.
Name.com’s official stance: Name.com believes that at the heart of the internet as we know it lie two distinct values: freedom of expression and the ability to quickly and easily transfer ideas and information to a broad and diverse collection of individuals. Although these ideas and information do deserve protection, SOPA’s broad and sweeping reforms threaten the two fundamental pillars on which the internet thrives. Name.com opposes SOPA and calls on Congress to search for a new way to protect intellectual property rights, while maintaining the freedom from which we all enjoy and benefit.
What happened with David Walsh? His domain was stolen and we got it back. Sounds pretty mundane, but it’s such a crazy story it deserves its own promo code. As a matter of fact, it even made the evening news:
It’s true. We’re not making anything on these transfers but we’re just so darn excited. Use Promo Code “DAVIDWALSH” and transfer in any COM/NET for $7.25! Transfer in any .NAME for just $6.99! AND THAT INCLUDES A YEAR REGISTRATION! You also get all the cool freebies, the domain forwarding, the social URL forwarding and, most importantly, the free VIP Security to keep your domains safe.
THIS JUST IN…MORE INFORMATION: We’ve just received details from behind the scenes. When a domain is stolen, this is how the Name Ninja team handles the situation:
The David Walsh Incident
~ Zero Hour ~
A short dramatization by Owen Borseth
“Scott,” his wife was barely awake when she poked him in the side to rouse him. “It’s the phone.”
“The phone?” Scott looked at the clock with his eyes half opened. “Who the hell? At this hour? I’m not answering it.”
“I’m not answering it. Just go back to sleep.”
“It’s,” she paused. “It’s the red phone,” this time Scott sat up, fully awake.
The red phone could mean only one thing, there was a domain name emergency and Name.com operatives were springing into action. Scott rubbed his eyes and ran his fingers through his scruffy rust colored beard before picking up the handset, “this is Scott.”
“Scott,” the voice on the other end of the line greeted, “Paul here. We’ve got ourselves a situation. We need you in the war room, stat.”
The night air and the office temperature were not the only frigid things Scott felt when he stopped outside the war room’s door on that brisk early morn. The cold calculating eyes of Paul and the icy tight lipped expression on Bo’s face froze the room like a winter’s storm. The last time the red phone rang it had been summer, it was mid-afternoon, and the warmth of the day made the already heated situation that much more unbearable. Scott didn’t know which incident was worse, then with the heat or now with the cold. He removed his gloves so that he could type but left his coat zipped up, then stepped into the war room where his fellow operatives were waiting.
“It’s a dot name,” Bo’s eyes never left the monitor but the former marine was well aware of Scott’s arrival. “DavidWalsh.name”
Paul pushed his glasses up higher onto the bridge of his nose, “thirty seven tweets, one hundred ninety three re-tweets, and counting. It’s a real cluster…”
“Who are the players?” Scott interrupted.
“From GoDaddy to us and then from us to 1&1,” Paul replied.
“GoDaddy,” Scott’s voice seethed and his face reddened. “I don’t care what happens, we get David Walsh his domain back.”
Bo looked up from his monitor, “let’s round up our posse and get started then.”
“I’ll bring my laptop,” Scott declared before walking out of the room.
Happy Chrismanakwanzadan (yes, that’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Ramadan, and everything in between!)
As the year end approaches make sure you renew and register your domain names before the VeriSign price increase come January 2012 (sad, we know). Get on top of your game and take advantage of these deals to save even more:
Use the promotional code, ‘HOLIDAZE‘ at checkout and receive:
$8.75 .COM / .NET Registrations
We’re also running a special on .WS, the country-code top level domain for Somoa! .WS is great for domain hacks, brand protection, and expanding your business presence. No promo code required, our .WS promotion runs 12/1/2011 – 12/31/2011
As the long, hot days of August melt into the past, we step into the freshly minted month of Kleptember. This new and exciting era brings you deals on domains so good they’re a steal. Simply use the new Name.com Promo Code “KLEPTEMBER,” and you’re making off with these domain specials:
$8.99 .COM/.NET registrations & renewals
$8.25 .ORG renewals
$7.39 COM/NET transfer special continues!
50% off all first year .EU registrations!
We also have a special on .MX this month:
Register COM.MX for $12.99 (regularly $14.99)
Register .MX for $19.99 (regularly $54.95)
So pilfer, swipe and thieve away. It’s Kleptember, and ransacking has never been so easy 🙂
Bam! We are cruising right into Summer! And with that here are some red hot savings for you to take advantage of:
Use the promo code, ‘PICNIC‘ and receive:
…back by popular demand: $8.75 COM/NET registration and renewals
Transfer sale June only: Transfer in any com/net domain during the month of June for just $7.39! No hidden fees – $7.39 price includes ICANN fee!
We’ve got a lot going on behind the scenes here at Name.com. Get ready for a couple of new exciting products coming your way soon. We’re also going to be refreshing the current website look and feel, ooh la la!