Happy New Year from Name.com!
Use the promotional code, ‘NEW‘ for $9.25 COM/NET registrations & renewals.
Cheers to a new year and a new you!
Now you know how powerful you are. GoDaddy has changed their position on SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). They were for it, and now, after you transferred your domains and voiced your opinion, they’re against it.
Illustrations and jokes aside, what’s important here is that a flawed piece of legislation has lost a major backer. So we’re not going to kick GoDaddy while they’re down. We’re moving forward (with your help, thank you) with our effort to get politicians to back away from this giant, stinking pustule of freedom-pinching poo. Our new promo code is ‘STOPSOPA’.
For those of you determined to transfer, now through the end of the year use the promo code, “STOPSOPA” 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!
For the sake of our support team…
Transfers are typically seamless. However, we understand that your domains aren’t just URLs, but ideas, enclaves of inspiration and money makers. The wait from one registrar to another can be stressful. Here are some things to keep in mind to make your transfer to Name.com go as smoothly as possible:
1. Make sure your domain is unlocked.
2. Turn off your Whois privacy.
3. Make sure your admin email is current (it’s best if it’s the one you use most regularly).
4. Ensure that your Auth (transfer) Code is valid.
5. Watch for the email that our world class customer support will be sending you.
6. Within your Name.com account you’ll see that you can monitor the transfer:
And you can view the status and result of your transfered domains.
Those are some things to look out for with your transfer. Now back to pounding SOPA into the dirt. The Internet is where ideas are born, opinions exchanged and innovation thrives. Name.com, your ICANN-accredited company o’ cool and customer support, is going to do all it can to keep it that way.
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.
Confused on what SOPA is? Check out more here.
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.
Bo stood up, “And I’ll bring my knife.”
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
$14.99 now just $7.50
.WS registrations are open to the general public.
November already?! Yikes! Use the promotional code, ‘ELEVEN‘ and receive:
$8.75 COM/NET first year registrations
$8.25 .ORG renewals
Be sure to check Name.com throughout the month for more promotions as we are cooking up some other great deals!
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It’s a new month and that means new promo codes! Use the promotional code, ‘WITCHESBREW‘ and receive:
$8.49 COM/NET registrations & renewals
$8.25 ORG renewals
*Brownie points to anyone who can reply in the comments with the name of the artist who released an album in 1970 with a similar title to ‘WITCHESBREW’ ….
$7.39 COM/NET transfer special continues!
50% off all first year .EU registrations!
So pilfer, swipe and thieve away. It’s Kleptember, and ransacking has never been so easy 🙂
Time flies, the dog days of summer are upon us! As summer winds down and we get ready for school to start up again, enjoy the following discounts to prevent any summertime blues!
Use the promotional code ‘COOLOFF‘ and receive:
$8.75 COM/NET registrations and renewals
$8.99 .TV registrations
$7.99 .US registrations and renewals
$8.99 .BIZ registrations and renewals
Our spectacular $7.39 COM/NET transfer special continues! No hidden fees, flat $7.39 price includes ICANN fee.
Stay tuned for more discounts to come including a sweet sale on .asia!
Thank you to everyone who has sent us your valuable input and feedback regarding our new brand and updated design. What better way to bring in the new green than with some promo codes?!
Use the promotional code, ‘GREENMACHINE‘ and receive:
$8.75 COM/NET registrations and renewals
Also, we’re going to continue our special transfer pricing through July! That’s $7.39 COM/NET transfers, no hidden fees, no games, just one low flat price! Bam!
Be sure to check the Name.com homepage often this month as we have a few more specials headed your way…